International federation for the surgery of
obesity and metabolic disorders

26th - 29th September 2018.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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