XVI NATIONAL Congress Obestity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India - OSSI 2018 Chennai, India Date : 22 - 24 Feb 2018 Venue : ITC Grand Chola, Chennai OSSICON today facilitates a rare confluence of India’s best bariatric talent at one place. OSSI is a not for profit, member based body of bariatric surgeons in India. As a scientific organization, it brings together other clinical experts such as Anaesthesiologists, Endocrinologists, Psychiatrists, Dieticians, Nurses etc. also within its ambit for the cause of treating morbidly obese patients. OSSI aims to support its members in aspects directly related to their profession, tooptimize outcomes of treatments offered to severely obese patients. OSSI activities are focused on skill enhancement, information exchange and knowledge sharing on surgical treatments for severely obese patients. It helps present new techniques, research, concepts to its members, who are experts in the field. OSSI today organizes member meetings twice a year to facilitate networking, learning and knowledge sharing amongst its members.