WELCOME MESSAGE BY ORGANISING CHAIRS
Welcome to the 6th OBES Congress 2021!
Our theme this year of "Journey of Obesity through the COVID-19 Pandemic” shall focus on people living with obesity in these troubled times. The year of 2020 started us on a harrowing journey through the global pandemic, and 2021 has shown us that our destination may be farther than we thought. Life is off-kilter; change comes swiftly and without warning. We invite you to be travel companions to people living with obesity, to navigate the COVID-19 landscape together – adjusting, adapting and acclimatizing to the ever-evolving challenges faced.
Our unwavering commitment to advocate for people living with obesity holds strong. We are humbled and grateful to see like-minded comrades come together at this year's OBES to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and continue to support people living with obesity through a better understanding of the multitude of challenges they constantly face.
Unity is strength. We are glad to be on this Journey of Obesity through the COVID-19 Pandemic with you. On behalf of the organizing committee, we sincerely hope you will enjoy the program we have planned for you!
Tham Kwang Wei
Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
Society of Singapore OMSSS
Singapore Association for the
Study of Obesity SASO
Endocrine and Metabolic
Society of Singapore EMSS