23rd World Congress International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Dubai World Trade CentreDUBAI, UAE Visit the Venue to read more
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. As a consequence, the 2018 world IFSO Congress venue is swiftly reachable from most cities across the globe.
Participants to the congress will enjoy a superb scientific programme focusing on the widest array of topics in the field of adiposity based chronic diseases, through postgraduate courses, symposia, expert talks and video and pre-recorded operations.
The aim of the Congress is to educate but just as well to unite across country borders health care professionals from different specialisms, in their fight against the adiposity epidemic.
I believe that all ingredients are present to make from the 2018 IFSO World Congress an enjoyable, fruitful and unforgettable experience.
I look forward to meeting you there!
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm
Distance to World Trade Center: 1.4 km.
Approx. 20 minutes' walk or 5 minutes by car
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Abstract submission deadline 2018-04-01
Adjustable gastric banding
Integrated Health/Multidisciplinary care*
Anesthesia and bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery in children, adolescents and young adults
Bariatric surgery in the over 65’s
Bariatric surgery tourism
Basic science and research in bariatric surgery*
Endoscopic and Percutaneous Interventional Procedures
Enhanced recovery in bariatric surgery
Exercise and bariatric surgery*
Fertility, pregnancy and bariatric surgery*
Gastric bypass procedures including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and One Anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB)/MGB
Gastric Stimulation and Nerve Blockade
Hernia surgery in the bariatric patient
Malabsorptive bariatric operations
Medical management of bariatric patients*
Nutrition after bariatric surgery*
Plastic surgery after weight loss
Primary care and the bariatric surgery patient*
Psychology and bariatric surgery - pre and post-op challenges*
Quality in Bariatric Surgery
Robotic bariatric surgery
Management of weight regain after surgery
New (Non Standard) Surgical Techniques
Surgery and strategies for low BMI
Technology and bariatric surgery
Type 2 diabetes and metabolic surgery
Young IFSO session
All abstracts must be submitted in English using the online submission form on IFSO2018 website.
NOTE: Abstracts submitted by email, fax or post will NOT be accepted. The Scientific Committee will not accept responsibility for any abstracts that have not been properly submitted according to the instructions.
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