The British Columbia Obesity Society (BCOS), formerly BC Obesity Network, is a registered not-for-profit society dedicated to the treatment of the disease of obesity. This Society serves to educate the population as well as healthcare practitioners in B.C. about the disease. We are also tasked with advocating on behalf of our patients for access to medical care without weight bias or discrimination.
Help Advocate for More Bariatric Surgery Funding : The Province of British Columbia has done an admirable job reducing wait times for almost every form of surgery. An exception is bariatric surgery procedures which the province has limited to 400 procedures annually for many years, without additional funding. Continue reading Help Advocate for More Bariatric Surgery Funding
2019 BC Obesity Summit : The BC Obesity Summit was be held on April 6, 2019 at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver with great success. There were 120 attendees with great representation from family physicians, specialists, dietitians, students, and other allied Continue reading 2019 BC Obesity Summit