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Welcome Message

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.

Jérôme Dargent
IFSO-EC 2019 Symposium President



Important dates

October 15, 2018     On-line Registration Form Opens
November 1, 2018   Abstract Submission Opens
December 3, 2018   Deadline for Abstract Submission
February 4, 2019   Deadline for Early Bid Registration Fee
February 5 – April 22, 2019   Standard Registration Fee
from April 23, 2019   Late and On-site Registration Fee


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