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IFSO June 2014 newsletter now online

The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders has published its June 2014 newsletter, which is now available to download from the IFSO website.

Highlights in the latest issue include a message from IFSO’s president, Luigi Angrisani, who welcomes the Canadian, Azerbaijan, Norwegian Society and Iranian societies for the obesity and metabolic surgery.

In an update from the European Chapter of IFSO, and new Chapter president, Mr Alberic Fiennes and EC-Congress President, Luc Lemmens, report from a successful European Chapter meeting in Bruxelles, Belgium, which was attended by more than 800 delegates from 48 countries.

Professor Wej-Jei Lee, President of the Asian-Pacific Chapter, reports from Thailand and the 2014 APMBSS Conference, as well as the 7th edition of the Asian Consensus meeting on Metabolic Surgery (ACMOMS) held in the Indian city of Udaipur.

Dr Jaime Ponce, President of the North American Chapter, looks back on the ASMBS Spring Event in Miami, “a thought-provoking educational event” that included Advanced Bariatric Life Support and Fundamentals, an Obesity Medicine Course (hosted by the American Society for Bariatric Physicians), CBN certification, roundtables, videos, labs, and hot topics and debates. He also looks forward to the second Obesity Week meeting to be held in Boston, in November 2014.

Drs Estuardo J Behrens (Executive Director IFSO Latin American Chapter) and Natan Zundel (President of the Latin American Chapter) report from the Intermedial Congress of IFSO LAC, held in Mendoza, Argentina, from May 21-24, as well as the creation of a new website of the Chapter,

There is also an update on the forthcoming IFSO World Congress meeting from Michel Gagner President of the IXX IFSO Congress, which has had over 1,000 abstracts submitted and will have live surgeries from three continents, nine different Postgraduate Courses, 16 symposia and 23 sessions.

There is also congress updates from Karl Miller, President of the XX IFSO Congress, and Ricardo Cohen, President of the XXI IFSO Congress.

Click here to access the newsletter from the IFSO website.