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Welcome Message

IFSO - Welcome Message

A Message from Dr Kelvin D. Higa, MD, FACS, FASMBS, President IFSO

I am delighted to invite you to IFSO 2017 in London bringing together world leaders in metabolic and bariatric surgery to educate, discuss and collaborate. Our hosts, the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society is planning a superb scientific programme that promises a unique opportunity for all those interested in obesity and metabolic surgery to share their experiences, expertise and knowledge and seek practical solutions in their search to eradicate and manage this epidemic. With an emphasis on integrated health and on surgical treatment strategies, participants can look forward to more than 8 postgraduate courses, multiple symposia and numerous oral, video and live operating sessions. This is set to be a great meeting.

Please join me and our hosts in London for the IFSO 2017 Annual Congress.

A Message from Richard Welbourn, MD, FRCS, Congress President, LOC, Scientific Co-Chair IFSO 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to the 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, to be held in the QEII Centre, London from 29 August – 2 September 2017.

London is a fantastic destination! The conference centre is located at the heart of the Westminster area directly adjacent to the Houses of Parliament. The Meeting promises to be the largest ever IFSO Congress and we look forward to welcoming professionals with an interest in the surgical treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

We are focusing on all aspects of multidisciplinary care. We will be demonstrating live operating from around the world with the latest techniques, as well as state-of-the-art lectures from invited world leaders.

We look forward to seeing you in London.