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Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ)
The Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ) originated in 1980 with a meeting in South Australia of health professionals from New Zealand and Australia interested in the surgical treatment of severe obesity.
The objectives of OSSANZ include:
- to promote the advancement of knowledge, and maintain standards, in the clinical area of the diagnosis and the treatment of the disease of obesity, with particular emphasis on the use of surgical procedures
- to promote and foster research in the basic and clinical sciences related to the disease of obesity and its treatment; to provide guidelines to relevant professional associations and colleges, as well as governments, on the training of clinicians and the practice of obesity surgery in Australasia
- to facilitate contact between persons interested in this and allied fields
- to disseminate widely all information and new knowledge obtained.
OSSANZ welcomes as members any health professional working in the field of surgical treatment of obesity including physicians, dietitians and nurses.
Abstract adapted from Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand
PO Box 334
Ph: 1800 OSSANZ