NEWS


           

4 May 2021

We encourage all authors to submit an Abstract for IFSO-EC 2021
 

3 May 2021

Registration to IFSO-EC 2021 is open

 

 

WELCOME ADDRESS



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

IMPORTANT DATES



3 May 2021

Registration Opens

4 May 2021

Abstract Submisson Opens

1 August 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline

August/September 2021

Notification to Authors of Submitted Abstracts

4–6 November 2021

IFSO-EC Congress

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