|17. 01. 2019||Preliminary version of the Programme at a Glance has been released|
|07. 01. 2019||The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until January 21, 2019|
|01. 11. 2018||Abstract submission deadline is January 7, 2019|
|28. 10. 2018||Abstract submission form has been opened|
A warm welcome to all participants to our NON-INVA meeting and 2nd IFSO-EC Symposium in Lyon. Some of you remember the second IFSO-EC meeting we had in Lyon in 2006, others the regular NON INVA meeting, that we host for 8 years, and has also been combined with Karl Miller's Expert Meeting (formerly in Saalfelden, Austria).
As carried out a regular basis, the core of the meeting will still be the “NON INVA spirit”, i.e. new technologies in general (but pertaining to obesity one way or another), and more specifically the endoscopic bariatric techniques (EBTs).
The alternative part of the meeting will deal with “controversies”.
“State of the art”, consensus, or panel discussions regarding “how one should do or not do a given procedure”, etc., are dealt with during the IFSO world meeting in Madrid later this year, and we will not repeat that.
Lyon has a tradition of friendly and casual interactions for a very long time, having played this role since the Roman times, later on during the Renaissance between France and Italy mostly, and above all it is the world capital of gastronomy, more than you need to enjoy your stay here! So go on a strict diet 2 weeks before the meeting... and start again immediately after, you will not be disappointed.
IFSO-EC 2019 Symposium President
It is my great pleasure to invite you to participate actively in the 2nd IFSO-EC Symposium, taking place in Lyon, May 2nd to 4th 2019.
This IFSO EC symposium will be held on top of the existing, very successful, NON-INVA meeting, organized by Jerome Dargent.
Therefore, one main topic will be new technologies, further minimization of the surgical access and advanced endoscopic procedures.
Our scientific committee, run by Rachel Batterham and Ralph Peterli, is working on a vibrant program including “controversies” and “optimizing outcome after bariatric/metabolic surgery”. It is planned to deal with some of the “hottest topics” in bariatric surgery in an Oxford style discussion manner. Touchy subjects like “revisional procedures for weight regain” and “bariatric/metabolic surgery in patients with low BMI” also will be covered.
Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to participate in a fantastic congress and meet friends in one of the most history-charged and beautiful cities of Europe!
IFSO European Chapter President
|October 15, 2018||On-line Registration Form Opens|
|November 1, 2018||Abstract Submission Opens|
|Deadline for Abstract Submission|
|February 4, 2019||Deadline for Early Bird Registration Fee|
|February 5 – April 22, 2019||Standard Registration Fee|
|from April 23, 2019||Late and On-site Registration Fee|