Emeritus Professor Paul O’Brien AO MD FRACS
He founded the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Monash University in 2004 and is now the Emeritus Director. His current principal areas of clinical and research interest are in the morbidity of obesity and the health benefits of weight loss.
He has published more than 300 papers in the medical literature and has been actively involved in conducting postgraduate courses and workshops on obesity and its treatments in Australia, Europe, USA, Asia-Pacific countries, South America and Canada for the past 20 years.
He is a Life member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) and of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ).
Mr Harry Frydenberg AM MBBS FRACS
He was involved in the early organisation of Bariatric Surgeons in Australia (OSSANZ) and is a Past President and Honorary Life Member of the organisation. He is also involved in the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), as a Past President and Past Secretary/Treasurer and is the Founding President of the IFSO-Asia Pacific Chapter.