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European Obesity Summit

IFSO EC and EASO to host European Obesity Summit

Inaugural meeting to take place in Gothenberg, Sweden, June 1-14 2016

The European Chapter of IFSO and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) will unite their 2016 congresses to create the inaugural European Obesity Summit. Hosted at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre (Svenska Mässan), in Gothenburg, Sweden, 1-4 June 2016. Concurrent sessions will bring together world renowned experts in obesity, bariatric and metabolic surgery, childhood obesity, pharmacological intervention, public health and policy, management, nutrition and many more.

Hermann Toplak

“We have decided to host the inaugural European Obesity Summit to bring together colleagues from every area of obesity research, prevention and management,” said Dr Hermann Toplak (Austria), president of EASO. “We will develop parallel programmes and joint sessions to ensure that delegates are given the opportunity to increase their knowledge and network with a diverse range of colleagues.”

In addition to pre-congress workshops, industry symposia, joint sessions, there will be specific EASO and IFSO-EC sessions, awards, guest lectures and workshops – the inaugural European Obesity Summit promises to be one of the largest and premier obesity conference in 2016.

Alberic Fiennes

“IFSO-EC has partnered with EASO in  in several successful Medical-Surgical Symposia (Liverpool 2013, Brussels 2014, Prague 2015) and we believe strongly that our collaboration should be strengthened and developed,” said Mr Alberic Fiennes (UK), President IFSO European Chapter. “IFSO-EC and EASO have partnered to twin our congresses in this exciting new initiative and we hope the new ‘brand’ will prove a great success. The IFSO-EC congress will hosted by the Swedish Association for Bariatric Surgery and a joint Scientific Committee has been working hard on a programme comprising both surgical sessions and joint sessions that will interdigitate in agreed topic areas with the EASO programme.”

To find out more about ESO 2016 – including how to register, exhibit, submit an abstract, please click here to visit the ESO website.

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