2nd Annual GOSS Meeting
organized by
Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group
including
The 2nd Annual Meeting of EOMSIG
The 6th SKMC Cleveland Clinic Obesity Symposium
3rd Kuwait Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Conference
The 2nd Annual Meeting for the Saudi Arabian Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
10-13 December 2014, Raffles Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
   

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Faculty

International Speakers

Antonio Torres
Professor of Surgery
Complutense University of Madrid
Chief of the General
Digestive and Thoracic Surgery Service
Clinico San Carlos Hospital
Past President (2011-2012), IFSO
Spain
Karl Miller
Associate Professor of Surgery
Head of the Surgical Department
Hallein Clinic
Austria
Bruno Dillemans
General and Bariatric Surgeon
Chief of Staff
Department of General
Pediatric and Vascular Surgery
Belgium
Luigi Angrisani
Director, General Laparoscopic and Mini-invasive Surgery Unit
San Giovanni Bosco Hospital
Italy
Gontrand Lopez-Nava
Director of the Bariatric Endoscopy Unit
Department of Madrid Sanchinarro University Hospital
Spain
Mathias "Mal" Fobi
Inventor of the Banded Gastric Bypass Operation (The Fobi-Pouch Operation for Obesity)
Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Past President, IFSO
USA
Henry Buchwald
University of Minnesota
USA
Nicola Scopinaro
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Genoa
Italy
Jean-Marc Chevallier
Professor of Surgery
Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou
Assistance Publique- Hopitaux de Paris
Chief of the Metabolic and Obesity Department
Service de Chirurgie Generale, Digestive et Oncologique France
Pradeep Chowbey
Executive Vice Chairman
Max Healthcare Institute Ltd
Director, Max Institute of Minimal Access
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MAMBS)
Max Super Speciality Hospital, India
Aayed Al Qahtani
Professor and Consultant of MIS and Obesity Surgery
King Saud University and King Fahad Medical City
KSA
Wei Jei Lee
Deputy Superintendent
Min-Sheng General Hospital
Chinese Taipei
Cristiano Giardiello
Head, Department of General, Emergency and Metabolic Surgery
Chief, Centre for the Treatment of Obesity
Unit of Coloproctology and Pelvic Floor Disease
Pineta Grande Hospital in Castel Volturno
Italy
Adnan Bakr Hussein Mofti
Senior Consultant General Surgery & Bariatric Surgery
Security Forces Hospital
KSA

Khaled Gawdat
Egyp
Evan P. Nadler
Attending Physician
Division of Paediatric Surgery
Children's National Medical Center
USA

Mohammed Al Jarallah
President, Gulf Obesity Surgery Society
Kuwait
Marco Anselmino
Director Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Unit
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana
Italy
Moussa Khorsheed
Associate Professor, Surgery,
Kuwait University, Kuwait

Osama Taha
Bariatric Chief
Surgery Department
Bariatric Center Cairo
Egypt
Salman Al Sabah
Director
Surgical Research and Academic Program
Al Amiri Hospital
Kuwait
Raad Al Mehdi
Head, Upper GI and Bariatric Unit
Department of General Surgery
Royal Hospital
Oman
Sultan Temyatt
Director, Bariatric Center
Badana Clinic at Mouwasat Hospital
KSA
Shaw Somers
Chief of Bariatric Surgery
BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital London
Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Hon. Reader in SurgeryAcademic Department of Surgery
Solent Centre for Digestive Diseases
Queen Alexandra Hospital
UK

Waleed Bukhari
Saudi Arabia

Ali Manea Al-Ahmary
Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Endo-Laparoscopic Surgeon
GNP Hospital, ABBA
KSA
Alfredo Genco
Associate Professor
General Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy Therapy
School of Medicine Sapienza University, Rome
Italy
Shashank S.Shah
Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon
Director-Laparo-Obeso Centre
President: Obesity Surgery Society of India,
President:International Excellence Federation, India
President :All India Advancing Research in Obesity
Member: ASMBS, IFSO, SAGES, IHPBA, APHS
Member:International Bariatric Surgery Review Committee
Hon. Laproscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon
Post graduate teacher for D.N.B.(Surgery)
India

Local Speakers

Abdulwahid Alwahedi
Consultant Surgeon
Al Qassimi Hospital
UAE
Abdel Rahman Nimeri
Chief of Division of General
Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) of Abu Dhabi
Surgeon Champion of ACS NSQIP
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
UAE
Ali El Houni
Consultant Endocrinologist
Special Interest in Endocrine Oncology
Tawam Johns Hopkins Medicine Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor, CMHS
University of U.A.E.
UAE
Ali Khammas
Co-Director of General Surgery Residency Program
Dubai Health Authority
UAE
Basim Al Khafaji
Chairman, Organizing Committee
GOSS 2014
UAE
Faruq Badiuddin
Specialist General Surgeon
General, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Mediclinic Dubai Mall
UAE
Fawaz Torab
Associate Professor Surgery
College of Medicine & Health Sciences
UAE University
Consultant General Surgeon
Tawam Hospital
UAE
Girish Juneja
Director
Bariatric Centre and Head of Surgery
International Modern Hospital
UAE
Hayder A. Hasan
Lecturer, College of Health Sciences
University of Sharjah
UAE

Mazen Taha
Chief of Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Chairman of Medicine
Tawam Hospital
UAE
M. Yasser Kayyal
Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon
Vice President of EOMSIG
Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
UAE.
Mohammed Al Hadad
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute of Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Managed by Cleveland Clinic
UAE
Natarajan Nallasivam
Head of Anaesthesia
Medcare Hospital
UAE
Omar Hallak
Chief of interventional Cardiology
Department of Cardiology
American Hospital
UAE

Safwan A. Taha
Medical Director & Chief Surgeon
Al Noor Hospital
UAE
Veena Luthra
Consultant Phychiatrist
UAE
Zain Gulzar
Endocrinologist
Mediclinic Dubai Mall
UAE
 

Allied Health Speakers

Allison Thompson
Nutritionist & Senior Product Specialist
Babirus LLC, Biotech Dubai
UAE
Colleen Cook
President
Bariatric Support Centers International
USA
Deema Badarneh
Head Dietician
Innovative Care Co.
KSA
Emilie Hartmann
Clinical Dietician
UAE
Haig Balekian
Licensed Exercise Therapist
MedCare Medical Centre and Health Matters FZ LLC
UAE
Lena Nasih
Clinical Dietician
Mediclinic City Hospital
UAE
Marina Mastrostefano
Research Supervisor
Advisor on Student Project Publication at Centre for Nutrition Education (CNELM)
Policy and Economic Analyst
Centre for Nutrition Education
UK
Melanie Schlatter
Consultant, Health Psychologist
Well Woman Clinic
UAE
Nour Al Mehairih
Clinical Dietician
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
UAE
Randa Reda Mabrouk
Professor of Immunology & Clinical Pathology
Faculty of Medicine
Ain Shams University
Egypt
Stephanie Karl
Nutritionist
JTS Medical Centre
UAE