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Meeting announcement

8th Frankfurter Meeting

The Frankfurter Meeting takes place every second year and since 1999 has become one of the most famous international meetings in the field of bariatric surgery. Organized by the president elect of IFSO, Prof Rudolf Weiner, and his daughter and surgeon Sylvia Weiner, MD, the meeting will again take place in a historic atmosphere in the very city centre of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

This year, the historical Palais of the worldwide known Frankfurt Zoo has been chosen as the venue. During the two-day meeting there will be a number of sessions held in the main congress area especially regarding new developing fields, but also standards and complication management in bariatric surgery.

Additionally, there will be live-surgeries performed on both days, transmitted from Prof Rudolf Weiner´s hospital: Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen. International Experts from Central Europe, as well as from the US will perform different procedures and discuss them with the audience. As far as the Frankfurter Meeting is an officially IFSO-endorsed congress and the official annual meeting congress of the German Society for Bariatric Surgery, there will be political meetings within the congress and a press conference of the expert group on metabolic surgery. Moreover, the congress will again offer the possibility for a bariatric skills course for young surgeons to train their abilities within the Vet Training Course.

The main programme will be proceed In the official congress language in English, Prof. Weiner and his daughter will offer extra course to the German members of their society in German especially regarding national requirements, insurance problems and the set-up of certified centres.

Despite the high level scientific value of the meeting, the Frankfurter Meeting will again be a place for hospitality, friendship, exchange and meeting the experts. In 2012 the last eight IFSO presidents were present and active within this meeting. The Frankfurter Meeting is well-known as very intimate meeting with high-quality catering in a lovely atmosphere.