2nd Annual GOSS Meeting
organized by
Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group
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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Welcome Message from the President, GOSS 2014

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the 2nd Annual GOSS Meeting (GOSS 2014) scheduled from 11-13 December 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. GOSS 2014 is hosted by the Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group (EOMSIG) under the auspices of the Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS).

The organizing and scientific committees of GOSS 2014 are hard at work to provide an excellent scientific program and an impressive social program. World-renowned faculty and up-and-coming experts from the Middle East will be invited to facilitate sessions that will broaden the knowledge and improve the skill sets of attendees. The conference also welcomes and encourages young researchers to submit their research for inclusion in the scientific program and to qualify for travel grant awards.

The national societies from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates established GOSS in 2013 to unify their efforts in combating obesity in the gulf region. One of the activities that the regional society is undertaking to achieve this is to create a single educational platform for clinicians and allied health professionals by consolidating the national conferences into the annual GOSS meeting.

The host city Dubai is one of contrasts with the modern juxtaposed against a traditional Arabic landscape. This vibrant city offers visitors a diverse set of attractions from majestic rugged mountain ranges, arid desert, lush green parks, sprawling shopping malls and idyllic beaches. With two international airports that serve 125 airlines flying to more than 260 destinations across six continents, it is highly accessible. The emirate’s public transportation system connects the city’s population through a network of rail, tram and bus systems.

I truly hope that you will join us in Dubai for the 2nd Annual GOSS Meeting. See you in December.


Dr. Faruq M.Badiuddin
President, GOSS 2014
Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group