Dear GOSS Members and Colleagues,
On behalf of the Gulf Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (GOSS), it is my pleasure to welcome you to Oman, for the 6th Annual GOSS Conference which will be held from December 05 – 07, 2019.
Since this region is home to countries with the highest prevalence of obesity worldwide,type 2 diabetes and an increasing number of bariatric/metabolic procedures, this conference creates a premier opportunity to unite the leaders in the field and provide a platform to engage multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to tackle the growing burden of obesity from different perspectives and novel innovative approaches. It will reflect the mission of GOSS to unite and educate against adiposity and metabolic disorders. While obesity itself is considered as a debilitating condition, major studies have correlated obesity with the development of chronic metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea depression, impaired functional status, gastro-oesophagal reflux disorder and liver disease.
The Scientific Organizing Committee are assembling a scientific programme that will benefit all participants at our conference from around the world and our region. They have put together an excellent scientific meeting and we look forward to your abstracts. With a wide range of expertsactive in the field of bariatricand metabolicsurgery, we aim to create an opportunity that will bring to every participant unforgettable professional as well as personal experience.
Salman Al-Sabah, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FACS
President of the Gulf Obesity Surgery Society
The Gulf Obesity Surgery Society is proud to announce the 5th Annual Gulf Obesity Surgery Society Meeting (GOSS) to be hosted by the Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Annual GOSS Meeting has become the region’s premiere educational platform in the field of bariatric surgery where practitioners, researchers and allied health professionals come to learn and network. The event will take place from 7 - 9 Dec 2017 in Dubai, UAE.
The organizing and scientific committees of GOSS 2017 will once again unify their efforts to provide an excellent scientific program that will address all the major advancements and challenges within this field. Moreover world-renowned faculty and experts will speaking and moderating sessions that will broaden the knowledge and improve the skill sets of attendees.
The national societies from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates established GOSS in 2013 to unify their efforts in combating obesity in the gulf region. One of the activities that the regional society is undertaking to achieve this is to create a single educational platform for clinicians and allied health professionals by consolidating the national conferences into the annual GOSS meeting.
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