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Melbourne for IFSO 2024
We are excited and honoured to invite you “down under” for the XXVII IFSO World Congress in 2024.
3-6 September 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)
IFSO is a scientific organisation that brings together surgeons and integrated health professionals, such as nurse, practitioners, dieticians, nutritionists, psychologists, internists, and anesthesiologists, involved in the treatment of morbidly obese patients.
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.
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Plan now, don’t miss out. We look forward to hosting you with Melbourne’s traditional warm hospitality and gateway to discover Australia.
6 November 2023
Call for abstracts open
15 January 2024
Call for abstracts close
15 March 2024
30 April 2024
Notification of acceptance
3 June 2024
Early bird close
6 November 2023Call for abstracts open
15 January 2024Registration open
15 March 2024Call for abstracts close
30 April 2024Notification of acceptance
3 June 2024Early bird close
Call for Abstracts Now Open!
IFSO’s 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.
It focuses on Worldwide bariatric activities such as bariatric congresses, international meetings, coordination of scientific collaboration among various internal bariatric surgical organizations, collaboration with national governmental organizations and other international organizations such as the WHO.
We welcome submissions from surgeons and researchers working across all areas of Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders.