13 November

EACCME Certificate

You can download your "EACCME Certificate of Attendance" in the USER ZONE

To download the certificate please use same log-in as for the registration zone. Click the link "EACCME Certificate of Attendance" on the homepage of your User zone and you will be  automatically directed to the EACCME evaluation form. It is necessary to complete EACCME evaluation form before downloading the certificate. To claim CME credits to obtain a participation record and a CME certificate, complete the online evaluation form for the activity that you have followed on IFSO-EC 2021.

6 November

We would like to thank to all participants (onsite and online) for their participation. Thank you that we were able to make this 9th IFSO-EC Congress happen.

2 November


(for registered virtual participants, please note the platform will be accessible from Wednesday, November 3)

1 November

Please know that we have arranged to have a local COVID-19 testing site available for all participants for free. The testing site can be found opposite the cloackroom on the ground floor.
We would like to ask all participants to have a respirator without an exhalation valve of min. class FFP2 (KN95/N95) on at all times and prove that one of the following conditions are met:
  • have a negative RT-PCR test not more than 3 days old
  • have a negative RAT antigen test up to 24 hours old,
  • pass a self-test on the spot with a negative result,
  • have laboratory confirmation of having recovered from covid-19 disease in the period not longer than 180 days before the day of the IFSO-EC 2021,
  • have proof of covid-19 vaccination, with at least 14 days since the last vaccine dose (second for two-dose vaccines, first for the single-dose vaccine)

31 October


24 Ocotber

CME Credits

We are pleased to inform you that the 9th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders - European Chapter (IFSO-EC) was granted 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).


20 October

Find the Scientific Programme HERE

31 August

Early registration deadline extended
The Early registration deadline for the IFSO-EC 2021 has been extended to 14 September 2021.

12 August

The deadline for Abstract Submission has been extended until 22 August.  We encourage all authors to submit an Abstract for IFSO-EC 2021.

3 May 2021

Registration to IFSO-EC 2021 is open.




Martin Fried
IFSO-EC Executive Director
President of IFSO-EC Congress 2021

Gerhard Prager
Associate Professor of Surgery
President IFSO-EC



Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It´s my great pleasure and honour to welcome you to the postponed 9th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – European Chapter (IFSO-EC), which is going to be held in Prague, Czech Republic on 4-6 November 2021.

However, due to the current unpredictable worldwide situation and ongoing travel restrictions, the IFSO-EC Executive Council decided to hold the Congress in a hybrid format (participants who will be unable to attend the congress in person will have an option to watch the lectures online).

European Congresses of IFSO-EC are the major European meetings of bariatric and metabolic surgeons and scientists from diverse fields in obesity research, prevention and treatment, as well as Allied Health attendees.

IFSO-EC European Congress in Prague is going to be a very special event to commemorate the First IFSO World Congress held in Prague in 1996, only a year after IFSO was officially established by a small international group of bariatric surgeons in Stockholm in 1995.

The Prague 2021 Congress will also celebrate official foundation of IFSO-EC, which was inaugurated at the occasion of EASO Congress in Prague in 2004. This Congress was in fact the first joint Meeting of IFSO-EC and EASO and the tradition of joint meetings successfully continues.

The IFSO-EC International Scientific Committee and the Executive Council are preparing a comprehensive programme of talks which covers diverse and interesting aspects of obesity, as well as post-graduate courses, live transmissions in video sessions, oral talks, posters and invited lectures.

Moreover, the 9th IFSO-EC Congress offers a platform for exchanging ideas among Young IFSO/IFSO-EC investigators and other attendees.

IFSO-EC is convinced that the Prague Congress will provide participants with a unique opportunity to intensify collaboration, establish new connections among attendees and to absorb cultural atmosphere of Prague, its hospitality and friendliness.

We are sure that you will gain several benefits from your participation in the Congress not only from a scientific point of view but also by meeting old friends and new colleagues in person again!

Looking forward to meet all of you in Prague in 2021!

Martin Fried
IFSO-EC Executive Director
President of IFSO-EC Congress 2021


3 May 2021

Registration Opens

4 May 2021

Abstract Submisson Opens

22 August 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline

by the end of September 2021

Notification to Authors of Submitted Abstracts

4–6 November 2021

IFSO-EC Congress

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