23RD WORLD CONGRESS
International federation for the surgery of
obesity and metabolic disorders

26th - 29th September 2018.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Abstract Submission Now Open


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Dear IFSO Members, Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to invite you to the 2018 World IFSO Congress to be held in Dubai from September 26th to 29th.

Dubai is the tourism and commercial capital of the Arabian Gulf states, a fantastic fusion between East and West that combines ancient heritage and modern living. The beautiful city is continuously gaining importance as a touristic, economic and scientific top location and will host World Expo 2020. Many sources consider Dubai one of the best places to live in the Middle East.

In addition, Dubai airport is an important hub for many airlines uniting destinations in East and West.

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Why Attend

  • Pre-congress courses including the 6th International Conference on Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Video and operating sessions discussing technical aspects and management of complications
  • Sessions about established operative, endoscopic as well as novel procedures for weight loss and type 2 diabetes
  • Multidisciplinary symposia with physicians, psychologists, anaesthetists, plastic surgeons, dieticians and primary care doctors
  • Symposia about special patient groups including adolescents and young adults, pregnant women who have had surgery and older patients
  • Innovative sessions including the use of technology in obesity and bariatric surgery, medicolegal issues and the impact of bariatric tourism
  • Networking lunches for Integrated Health Professionals, Young IFSO members and Women in Bariatric Surgery
  • 'Meet the Expert' lunchtime sessions
  • European, Latin American, Asia Pacific, North American and Pan-Arab Symposia
  • Patient engagement session

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission opens
    Now Open
  • Registration opens
    January 2018
  • Abstract submission ends
    1st April 2018
  • End of early bird registration
    1st June 2018

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