IFSO 2017

IFSO 2017

BOMSS hosted the 2017 IFSO Annual Conference, (August 29 – September 2, 2017).

Conference highlights

  • Video and operating sessions which discussed technical aspects and management of complications
  • Pre-congress courses including the 6th International Conference on Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • 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
  • ‘Dragon’s Den meets Shark Tank’ – participants pitched their ideas for randomised controlled trials to a panel of experts
  • 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

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