G’day, join us in Melbourne for IFSO 2024
XXVII IFSO World Congress in 2024.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Set in the lands of traditional owners – the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin, Melbourne is a thriving modern city known for its laneways and cafes, vibrant entertainment and arts scene, sporting events and eclectic multicultural melting pot, creating a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere in the world’s “most liveable city”. Set against the meandering Yarra River and the expanse of Port Philip Bay, the city skyline will delight you as the rich tapestry of culture, coastal beaches and countryside of wonderous beauty beckons just beyond, inviting your exploration.
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Our mission is to unify the global scientific, surgical, and integrated health communities, for the purpose of dissemination of knowledge, collaboration and establishing universal standards of care for the treatment of individuals with adiposity-based chronic disease.
The theme for the congress is “Integration” – the integration of science and art of surgery, of technology and technique, of bench research and clinical care, of patient experience and shifting treatment goals with emerging therapies and integrated multidisciplinary care.
We are excited to highlight program features of thought provoking plenaries and bring focus to interdisciplinary sessions with our integrated health providers.
Together we will integrate what we have understood from the past, the best of the now, and what the future will bring from every direction.
future patients team science world surgery people
5 November 2023
Call for abstracts open
15 January 2024
Call for abstracts close
15 March 2024
30 April 2024
Notification of acceptance
1 June 2024
Early bird close
5 November 2023Call for abstracts open
15 January 2024Registration open
15 March 2024Call for abstracts close
30 April 2024Notification of acceptance
1 June 2024Early bird close
This may be your once in a lifetime chance to visit the magical place that is Australia and all those things you’d never thought you’d see. Come meet a kangaroo, cuddle a koala, smile at a crocodile and see natural wonders you never thought were real – from the wild untouched beaches of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road or the Penguin Parade at Melbourne’s Phillip Island to the stunning Sydney Harbour and its famous Bridge and Opera House. From the lush green tropical rainforests of Queensland to the stunning red outback of Central Australia and the magnificent Uluru. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or fish for the great Barramundi or wine and dine in the finest restaurants with worldwide cuisines. There is something for everyone and you are personally invited!
Plan now, don’t miss out. We look forward to hosting you with Melbourne’s traditional warm hospitality and gateway to discover Australia.