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Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand-OSSANZ

OSSANZ started in 1980 with a meeting in South Australia of health professionals from New Zealand and Australia interested in the surgical treatment of severe obesity and has continued to meet since to discuss developments in this type of surgery. OSSANZ now also has members from Singapore and the Philippines. OSSANZ welcomes as members any Health Professional working in the field of surgical treatment of obesity including physicians, dieticians and nurses. OSSANZ is a foundation member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity ( which now has 31 member countries. IFSO meets each year for 3-4 days in different countries with up to 1200 in attendance discussing the latest developments in obesity surgery. This website is to introduce you to surgery for severe obesity and the specialist society that has been formed to encourage research, education and communication into this surgical specialty. This is not about cosmetic surgery or liposuction but is about major surgery performed only when all other methods of weight loss have failed in those people whose health is threatened by their obesity. The obesity health information provided is to reinforce the advice and education you receive from your own surgeon and family doctor. The main objective of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand OSSANZ is to promote the advancement of knowledge, and maintain standards, in the clinical area of the diagnosis and the treatment of the disease of obesity, with particular emphasis on the use of surgical procedures; to promote and foster research in the basic and clinical sciences related to the disease of obesity and its treatment; to provide guidelines to relevant professional associations and colleges, as well as governments, on the training of clinicians and the practice of obesity surgery in Australasia; to facilitate contact between persons interested in this and allied fields; and to disseminate widely all information and new knowledge obtained, to form a closer association of the obesity surgeons of Australia & New Zealand for the advancement of the obesity surgery & management, it shall strive to maintain the character and standards of obesity surgery as outlined by The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity.

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Society conference, meetings and events acts as an excellent bridge between the researchers across the globe. These meetings are wonderful global platform for knowledge exchange, sharing, networking and collaboration. With the similar intention and motive PULSUS through is all set to explore series of Medical Conferences in USA, Europe, and Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions throughout the world during 2017-18. These conferences will focus on different topics such as Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Nutrition and  Food safety, Gastroenterology, Immunology, Nephrology, Neurology and Psychiatry, Nursing and Palliative care,  Oncology and  Pathology ,Ophthalmology ,Surgery,  Toxicology,  Paediatrics and many more.

There are numerous Obesity Surgery Societies worldwide, both national and international. However, IFSO offers obesity and bariatric surgery to treat obesity or metabolic disorders which stands out to be one of the most renowned societies both in Europe or worldwide.  Some of these societies are working on specific topics such as latest research, surgical and laparoscopic techniques, for treatment of massive obesity and metabolic disorders etc. Obesity Surgery societies in in different parts of the world are as follows:

American Obesity Surgery Societies: There are numerous societies working on different field of surgery, out of which almost 75 USA Obesity Societies and associations are present thus picturing USA the hub of research.  These societies and association are located in Maryland, Illinois, Washington, California and Florida.

European Obesity Surgery Societies: More than 72 Obesity Surgery Societies in Europe are contributing towards Obesity Surgery research activities through their annual congress, journal and newsletters. Majority of these European Obesity Surgery Societies and Associations are located in Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, UK and Italy.

Asia-Pacific Obesity Surgery Societies:  There are almost 32 Asian Obesity Surgery Societies working on human, animal as well as plant Obesity Surgery. These associations are situated mostly in Japan, Singapore, India and China. These societies were recognized in different time periods by eminent surgeons and scientists working in this field of obesity.

Middle East Obesity Surgery Societies: Almost 24 Obesity Surgery Associations are present. These societies and associations are organizing annual and biannual Obesity Surgery Annual Conferences in Middle East.

Obesity Surgery Societies Conferences: Nearly 150 Obesity Surgery Conferences and Meetings are scheduled by these societies for the respective years in different parts of the world. These International Obesity Surgery Conferences and Obesity Surgery Annual Meetings are anticipated to bring together all the recent researches, new innovations and findings in a global platform.