Update: Conference now VIRTUAL

The ANZMOSS 2020 Conference scheduled for 14 – 16 October 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand will no longer be going ahead as planned. The Conference will now be a virtual conference and will take place 15 – 16 October 2020.

ANZMOSS and Think Business Events have been monitoring the developments with COVID-19, including the Government’s continuing response and the advice provided. Due to the current circumstances, it was decided to change this year’s conference to an online format.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the New Zealand Ministry of Health or Australian Department of Health websites:



Further details regarding the conference will be made available through this website as the information comes to hand.

Alternatively, please email anzmoss@thinkbusinessevents.com.au for assistance.


The Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) invites you to attend the ANZMOSS 2020 Virtual Conference, 15-16 October 2020.

2020. Hmm…20 years since we, keen to improve the results of our bariatric surgery, took the road less travelled and started doing laparoscopic gastric bypasses. Currently, when motivating patients to exercise, I tell them that my motto is: “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly until you get good at it.” Then I say “Except surgery..!”  They laugh, but the reality is that, looking back over those 20 years, we did do the whole care package pretty badly back then. We have progressed so far in the last 20 years: better operations, excellent anaesthetic care, ERAS, a much more holistic approach, and so much more science. And when I look back at the major changes in my practice, most were stimulated by ideas presented at conferences, both local and international.

Yes, we have come a long way. But can we do better? I invite you to join us at this year’s ANZMOSS meeting to challenge yourself: how can we maximise results for our patients? This year we want to bring together the local Australian and New Zealand bariatric teams to share what they have learnt in our communities and what has worked best. We will have stimulating presenters and a vibrant environment of enquiry and discovery. Bariatric surgery requires a team approach, and we intend to cater for the whole team.

Join us online this year!

David Schroeder, Co-convenor, ANZMOSS 2020



ANZMOSS is a foundation member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity which now has 31 member countries. IFSO meets each year for 3-4 days in different countries with up to 1200 in attendance discussing the latest developments in obesity surgery.

Website: anzmoss.com.au

Conference Committee

  • Michael Booth
  • Andrea Schroeder
  • David Schroeder
  • Michael Talbot
  • Leanne Rogers

Conference Awards

ANZMOSS 2020 Virtual Conference Awards on offer:

  • Jamieson Best Paper Award, Integrated Health – Prize $1,000
  • Jamieson Best Paper Award, Surgical – Prize $1,000
  • Best E-poster Award, Integrated Health and Surgical (Fellow or Trainee)
  • Early Career Researcher – Surgical and Non-surgical

Tiaki – Care for New Zealand

Tiaki means to care for people and place. New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand.

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