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Belgian Section of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

  • Category: BESOMS
  • Published: Sunday, 30 January 2011 10:03
  • Written by BESOMS Webmaster
  • 30 Jan

History

In 1996 the Benelux Association of Bariatric Surgeons was founded to unite specialists from the Netherlands, Belgiumand Luxembourg with a special interest in the surgical treatment of obesity. Due to the exponentially growing interest in the field of bariatric surgery, a Belgian organisation was founded in oktober 2005 under the name "Section of Obesity Surgery Belgium" or SOSB, and the BABS structure was kept as the liaison with the IFSO. The names of the original founders were J. Closset, A. De Roover, B. De Waele, A. D'Hoore, B. DIllemans, M. Legrand, L. Lemmens, L. Hendrickx, D. Herman, J. Himpens, G. Hubens, M. Miserez, G. Vander Velpen and E. Van Vyve. The first chairman was Piet Pattyn. 

Further evolution in the field of bariatric surgery revealed the important role of this type of surgery on the control of metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnoea and the name of the society was changed to "Belgian Section of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery" or BeSOMS. Meanwhile, the BeSOMS is a full section of the Belgian Royal Society of Surgery (RBSS) and has organised numerous congresse, symposia, workshops and other scientific meetings in Belgium and abroad.

Next Meeting

Belgian Surgical Week

Thursday 18/05: focused on ERAS

Friday 19/05: Videosession about bariatric emergencies for the general surgeon.

To be confirmed meetings 

  • Coöperation with BASO for the next “Update in Obesity” meeting in 2018.
  • “Belgian Sleeve Summit” or trainees about technical aspects during autumn 2017.
  • BeSoms postgraduate course.  Possible date for the course: oktober 13 2017, La Hulpe?

Documents

      Previous meetings

 

The BeSOMS Board

      Board composition


Scientific content and Video zone

 

The BeSOMS POMT



For more information, please contact Arlette Siebertz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 
 

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