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AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting,

Cork, Ireland

21 – 22 September, 2017

The 20th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, Ireland, 21 – 22 September.


Bariatric, HPB and Upper GI speakers for AUGIS 2017 include:
Professor Richard Van Hillegersberg  – University Medical Center
Mr Marc Besselink –  Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam
Professor John Hyland  – President of the RCSI
Professor Derek Alderson – President of the RCSEng
Mr Shaw Somers –  President of BOMSS
Professor John Reynolds – Professor of Clinical Surgery, St. James’s Hospital & Trinity College
Professor Nigel Heaton  – Head of Liver Transplantation, King’s College Hospital
Mr Colm O’Boyle –  Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon, Ireland

Guest Lecture: 
Mr Trevor Ringland  – former British and Irish Lions Rugby International

The AUGIS Gala Dinner is a ticketed event and will take place at the Old Cork Women’s Jail on Thurdsay 21st September, so if you would like to attend please book your ticket now as places are limited.
Find out more by visiting: www.augis.org/2017conference

President’s Message

IFSO 2017 & AUGIS 2017


Dear Reader,

Welcome to the AUGIS website, home to the Oesophago-gastric, HPB and Metabolic surgical community in the UK & Ireland.

There are two important meetings coming up; the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) being hosted by BOMSS in London 29th August – 2nd September (www.ifso2017.com) and the AUGIS Annual Scientific meeting being held in Cork, Ireland on the 21st – 22nd September (www.augis.org/2017conference)

Both programmes promise to educate, stimulate and entertain attendees. There will be an important session in London on the restrictions to access for metabolic surgery being imposed by policy makers. There have been some IT issues with the registration process for the Cork meeting so if you are having problems please contact the AUGIS office directly on nichola@augis.org or sarvjit@augis.org. A round-up of both meetings will be posted on this website in October.