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Belgian Section of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

  • Category: BESOMS
  • Published: Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00
  • Written by BESOMS Webmaster
  • 30 Jan

                         

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History

In 1996 the Benelux Association of Bariatric Surgeons was founded to unite specialists from the Netherlands, Belgium and 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.

 

 

The BeSOMS Board

 

Upcoming Meetings & News

 

Thank you so much for your participation at the BSW 2021.

It's was a great event with a lot of excellent presentations.

See you there next year.

 

Congratulations to our new board members: Dr Desmet, Dr Devroe and Dr Magema.

It was a real priviledge and a honor to work with Thierry Lafullarde, Jean Saey and Etienne van Vyve within the board.

We wish you all the best for the future.

Thank you so much.

 

See you all @ our Winter Meeting 2022: Bariatric Revisional Surgery .

Dolce La Hulpe on the february 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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