Founded in feb 2009 in Bruges this society is intended for all European Anaesthesiologist active with obese patients. It is staying open also for Non European and non anesthetist physicians. 

  • SOBA Members receive a 50 Euro discount of ESPCOP courses
  • ESPCOP Members enjoy a £25 reduction on SOBA courses


To aim for the highest standards of practice and safety in anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine and pain treatment through education, research and professional development throughout Europe.

Berlin 2015 - May 30th - June 2nd 2015



The Mission of the International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient is to promote excellence in clinical management, education and research regarding the care of the morbidly obese patient during the perioperative period.


The mission statement of SASM is to advance standards of care for clinical problems shared by Anesthesiology and Sleep Medicine, including peri-operative management of sleep disordered breathing.

SASM 5th Annual Meeting in San Diego October 22-23rd

more details to follow


We are a professional society of surgeons involved in obesity management.

Membership of the society includes medical professionals and allied health professionals including specialist nurses, dieticians, psychologists and dieticians.

BOMSS aims to promote the development of high quality centres for obesity surgery, to educate and train future obesity surgeons and practitioners and to guide commissioning and policy for the use of obesity surgery in the UK.

Due in Cardiff January 2016


The International Federation for the Surgery of OBESITY AND METABOLIC DISORDERS (IFSO)

(IFSO) is a federation composed of national associations of bariatric surgeons. Currently, there are about 58 official member associations of IFSO.

The 20th IFSO World Congress to be held at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria, from August 26th – 29th, 2015.

In 2017 IFSO will be hosted in London