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23rd World Congress International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

Dubai World Trade Centre | Dubai, UAE
From 250 to 850 USD
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Title: 23rd World Congress International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Sep, 26, 2018 to Sep, 29, 2018
Location: Dubai, UAE
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 250 to 850 USD
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Event Venue:

Dubai World Trade Centre

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Event Overview
Welcome message:

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!

Jacques Himpens

IFSO President

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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2018-03-28 To: 0--
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Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
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Letter of confirmation:
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Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

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

Enjoy unparalleled hospitality at Fairmont Dubai, one of the finest hotels in the city. Featuring a world of cosmopolitan pleasures and gracious service, our downtown Dubai hotel is an ideal retreat in the heart of the city centre.

Fairmont Dubai embodies the rich culture of its surroundings, evident in its distinctive architecture modeled after an Arabic wind tunnel to select guestrooms appointed in traditional style.

As a truly prominent business address, located opposite the Dubai International Convention Centre and ideally situated in the heart of downtown Dubai, discerning guests will appreciate our state of the art business and leisure facilities, including a spa and health club, complete with two rooftop swimming pools and offering unfettered views of both the sunrise and sunset over a dotted skyline.

Eight contemporary dining and entertainment venues offer an array of gastronomic delights to amuse the palate

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Submission Info
Abstract submission deadline 2018-04-01
Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Adjustable gastric banding 

Integrated Health/Multidisciplinary care* 

Anesthesia and bariatric surgery 

Banded procedures 

Bariatric registries* 

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* 

Emergent technology 

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 Plication 

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 

Pre-operative management* 

Post-operative care* 

Post-operative complications 

Primary care and the bariatric surgery patient* 

Psychology and bariatric surgery - pre and post-op challenges* 

Quality in Bariatric Surgery 

Revisional surgery 

Robotic bariatric surgery 

Management of weight regain after surgery 

New (Non Standard) Surgical Techniques 

Sleeve gastrectomy 

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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Panther Healthcare, founded in 2002, is a high and new technology company combining R&D, manufacturing and sales.

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Panther is dedicated to providing professional and systematic surgical solutions platform for patients' needs, standing at the forefront of the international market.

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