IFSO 2017 – London


IFSO 2017 Annual Congress, London, 29 August – 2 September 2017

BOMSS hosted the 2017 IFSO Annual Congress at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in the heart of London and in the shadow of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey

Conference highlights

• Video and operating sessions discussed technical aspects and management of complications
• Pre-congress courses included 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