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International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders – European Chapter (IFSO-EC) 2018

MAICC – Megaron Athens International Conference Centre | Athens, GREECE
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Title: International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders - European Chapter (IFSO-EC) 2018
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Dates: From May, 17, 2018 to May, 19, 2018
Location: Athens, GREECE
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 150 to 760 EUR
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MAICC – Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Athens, GREECE Visit the Venue to read more
Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am excited and honored to officially invite you to Athens-Greece and the 8th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – European Chapter (IFSO-EC), which will be held May 17-19, 2018.

The Local Organizing Committee together with IFSO-EC’s Executive Board and Scientific Committee are putting all their effort into creating an attractive scientific programme that will benefit all professionals visiting our congress from across the world. Our main goal is to provide a platform where established knowledge could be shared and new ideas openly approached.

With a wide range of experts (surgeons, endocrinologists, internists, dieticians, phycologists and many more) active in the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery, we aim to create an opportunity that will bring to every participant unforgettable professional as well as personal experience.

Athens, a vibrant & modern European capital, situated at the foothills of the Acropolis and next to the sea, is a perfect location for international congresses & conventions. Easily accessible from every part of the world, it is considered to be one of the safest cities, providing abundant modern hotel accommodation and great opportunities for sightseeing, excursions and technical visits. Greece has always been at the crossroads of civilizations. This has left not only a rich inheritance of monuments and artifacts of unparalleled beauty, but also the capacity to understand and appreciate the value of this country.

Having a unique natural environment, surrounded by the “deep blue” Aegean Sea, it presents perfect conditions for recreation. May is probably the best season to visit Greece. While there are not too many tourists, the climate is warm enough to allow a visitor to combine business with pleasure in a very welcoming environment.

We envision a robust participation to a Congress of high standards that will provide a memorable occasion for scientific and cultural interface in what has been better known as the traditional “Greek Hospitality”. We are inviting you to experience “Breathtaking Athens” and ensure you that the 8th IFSO-EC Meeting, will leave its mark in IFSO history.

Harry Pappis

President of the IFSO-EC Congress


Dear colleagues, Dear friends,

As the current president of the IFSO-EC, it is my privilege and honour to invite you all to the next bi-annual IFSO-EC congress in Athens / Greece, May 17-19, 2018, under the local presidency of Prof Harris Pappis. The local organizing committee, together with IFSO-EC’s Executive Board and Scientific Committee, is working hard to put up exciting and interesting, but also interactive sessions where the latest developments in bariatric and metabolic surgery will be discussed, and more conventional knowledge will be deepened, but also challenged. IFSO-EC 2018 should be a congress where every European active in the bariatric field should be presenting their latest research. This meeting will bring together most European leaders and experts in the field and will bring the opportunity for social networking, exchange and friendship. Athens, a fascinating city that was already the heart of the antique Greek civilisation, with unique historical sites to visit, is also a good starting point for a pre-or post-congress tour across the country. And last but not least, Greek cuisine is reknown as tasty and particularly healthy. Come and join us in Athens in May 2018!

Michel Suter

President of the IFSO European Chapter

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GUARANT International (further referred to also as the Congress Secretariat) has been appointed as the official hotel accommodation agent for the 8th Congress of the International Federation for the surgery of obesity and metabolic disorders – European Chapter (IFSO - EC 2018) and will handle all related arrangements.

GUARANT International strongly advises all not to work with any unauthorized vendors/companies who may offer you hotel reservation services by phone / e-mail with "discounted congress  rates" and try to obtain your personal data including credit card details.

Accommodation Options and Cost

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Western llisia Hotel
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Western Candia Hotel
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Further Details:

Please inform GUARANT International about any amendments or cancellations in writing by e-mail or fax +420 284 001 448. Telephone amendments will not be accepted.

Date of delivery of your written cancellation to the Congress Secretariat will be considered as the date of cancellation.

Please do not contact the hotel directly for any reservation changes or cancellations. The appropriate refunds will be made after the congress.

Congress Secretariat will process all reservation requests by May 15, 2018 or at the registration desk on site.

Please note that for any refund we reserve the right to charge 30 EUR handling fee.

Cancellation and payment conditions

Please for Best Western Ilisia Hotel click HERE

Please for Best Western Candia Hotel click HERE /the cancellation and payment conditions will be avilable soon/

Please for Novotel Athens click HERE /the cancellation and payment conditions will be avilable soon/

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01.Sleeve: Good, bad or ugly?

02.Which By-pass is the best?

03.New and experimental procedures

04.Endoluminal approaches

05.The science of metabolic surgery

06.Hypoglycemia after bariatric surgery

07.Long-term results

08.Managing complications

09.Psychological issues after bariatric surgery

10.Interdisciplinarity: fact or fiction?

11.Legal aspects of bariatric surgery

12.Bariatric anesthesia

13.Drugs in treatment of obesity

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