SOBA was the brainchild of John Cousins and Nick Kennedy. They met whilst trying to find some CEPD for bariatric anaesthesia!

Mike Margarson at Chichester had been running a local conference course aimed at the same result. A union of efforts was the obvious solution. 

In the following year we assisted with founding of ESPCOP and latterly the rebuilding of ISPCOP. 

Our future involves closer ties or union with these sister groups to keep our members up to date and coordinate World and European education in our field.

'Want to get involved' - in any part of SOBA, just email any one of the SOBA team.

Everyone is welcome.