Scientific Programme

The Scientific Programme will offer wide range of topics. In addition to State of the Art and Plenary Sessions, topics will cover all possible aspects including COVID-19 related presentations. As in previous years, parallel sessions will consist of diverse and stimulating symposia, oral and video abstract presentations and Young IFSO/New investigators lectures. An e-poster session will provide attendees with the opportunity to view and discuss latest results.


  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric bypass
  • Modifications of standard procedures
  • Innovations and new approaches
  • e-health and social media
  • Endoluminal & Percutaneous approaches/ procedures
  • Basic/pre-clinical research
  • Long-term results/complications
  • Psychological issues and bariatric surgery
  • Nutrition and integrated health
  • Pharmacotherapy in obesity care
  • Predictors of outcomes after bariatric/metabolic surgery
  • Liver and bariatric/metabolic surgery
  • Type 2 diabetes and metabolic surgery
  • Interdisciplinary management of the bariatric patient
  • Robotic bariatric surgery
  • Fertility, pregnancy and bariatric surgery
  • Weight regain
  • Surgery and strategies for low BMI
  • New technologies and bariatric surgery
  • Impact of COVID-19 on metabolic surgery


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