WELCOME MESSAGE BY ORGANISING CHAIRS
Welcome to the Obesity, Bariatric and Endocrine Societies (OBES) Congress 2023 website!
We are delighted to announce that the 8th OBES Congress will be held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore from 10 – 11 November 2023.
As some of you may recall, the OBES Congress had traditionally been held over 2 days before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a very successful face-to-face 1-day meeting in November 2022, the annual OBES Congress in 2023 will pivot to our 2-day meeting to enable us to bring together more key opinion leaders in Singapore and in the region in the area of research, public health and clinical practice to discuss the rising challenge of obesity in the region.
The theme of this year’s Congress, "Obesity through the Asian Lens", will focus on the unique pathophysiology, clinical phenotypes and treatment challenges in obesity posed by the Asian ethnicity. We will explore, in addition to genetic factors, how cultural, economic, and social factors contribute to the challenges of obesity prevalence and management, and how these factors can be addressed in the Asian region.
We look forward to meeting you at the 8th OBES Congress !
Dr Tan Chun Hai
Dr Kek Peng Chin
Dr 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)