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Upcoming Events

OSSANZ Conference 2014
20-21 November 2014


International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – Asia Pacific Chapter
9-11 April 2015


7-9 October 2015


Put these important dates into your diary now!


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Bariatric Registry

The Bariatric Registry website is now up and running click here to go to the retistry or click here to find more about what is happening with the Bariatric Registry.



Post-fellowship Posts

OSSANZ Recognised Post-fellowship Posts Bariatric Surgery


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Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand

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 August newsletter has been published in the members area
  • Click here for a message from Wendy BROWN, OSSANZ President regarding the Private Health Campaign that OSSANZ is currently running.

OSSANZ 2014 Conference and Workshops, Wellington , New Zealand 

OSSANZ 2014 Conference and Workshops, 20-21 November 2014
Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand


We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of OSSANZ this year at The Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ.

The OSSANZ Conference in Wellington will consist of a series of workshop streams for surgeons and allied health, all focusing on finding solutions to problems we commonly encounter in our daily practices.  Recognising the need for a multi-disciplinary approach, the OSSANZ programme has been designed by a multidisciplinary committee which includes members from nursing, dietetics, psychology, bariatric physicians & surgeons.

About Wellington

Aptly referred to as the "coolest little capital", Wellington is a hub or quirky bars and funky restaurants, wonderful harbour view, great shopping, a launching place of adventures and things to do - and the best thing is that the city hot spots are all within easy walking distance.

Make sure you save the dates of the OSSANZ Conference 2014 in your diary and start planning your trip to Wellington, the "coolest little capital"!

For more information on the OSSANZ Conference and for program, registration and accommodation details, please go to



IFOS-APC 2015 Conference

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders - Asia Pacific Chapter, is delighted to announce their Congress will be held from 9th to 11th April 2014 in Seoul, Korea. PUT THESE DATES IN YOUR DIARY! Click here for more details.

OSSANZ & ANZGOSA Combined Conference 2015

OSSANZ is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a combined Conference with ANZGOSA from 7th to 9th October 2015. The meeting will be held on Hamilton Island, Queensland. Further details to come. Mark these dates in your diary!!