IFSO 2016: 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • September 28–October 1, 2016
by Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Manuela Mazzarella
Manuela Mazzarella, IFSO Executive Secretary, Naples, Italy. Natan Zundel, MD, FACS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, Florida; President, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders.
Bariatric Times. 2016;13(5):26–27
A Message IFSO President, Natan Zundel, MD
Dear Readers of Bariatric Times:
It is a great pleasure for me to invite you the XXI World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO), which will be held September 28 to October, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under Congress President Dr. Ricardo Cohen, an experts in the field of obesity and metabolic surgery.
As IFSO President, and on behalf of the Executive Board, it will be my honor and privilege to welcome members from all over the world to attend this very special scientific event. Dr. Cohen, the Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, the IFSO Scientific Committee, and the Program Committee have planned an outstanding program.
I hope to see you there!
Dr. Natan Zundel, President of IFSO
We would like to invite you to participate of 21st World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders, which will be held from September, 28th through October, 1st, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Access http://www.ifso2016.com for more information.
Date: September 28, 2016
• Bariatric Endoscopy (BE). Objectives: To offer comprehensive coverage of bariatric endoscopy and its interfaces by means of broadcasted live cases and edited videos. Course will cover different procedures, discussion of real cases, and didactic lessons given by worldwide experts in the field, integrating the surgical procedure anatomy, surgical approach, and therapeutic endoscopic options. This course will provide a multi-dimensional picture of this complex matter.
• Difficult Hernias in Morbidly Obese Patients
Objectives: Following this activity, participants should be able to:
• Identify the general principles of abdominal wall reconstruction in patients with obesity
• Recognize and discuss the indications, techniques, and error prevention in abdominal wall hernia repair in patients with morbid obesity
• Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic surgery for abdominal wall reconstruction
• Discuss the principles of closure of complex abdominal wall defects
• Hands On in Endo Suturing
• How to Get Your Paper Published
• Integrative Bariatric/Metabolic Care
• To provide current knowledge in different specialties involved in bariatric surgery.
• To share the experiences of each bariatric clinic in different countries
• To discuss tools for the best management of the bariatric patient
• To discuss the importance of considering the management in the pre and postoperative period as well as complications.
• Metabolic Surgery: The Science that will Inform Your Clinical Practice for Metabolic Surgery
• To bring those new to the field quickly up to speed with important background information and recent breakthroughs.
• To give busy clinicians take-home messages about metabolic surgery that they can implement to improve their clinical practice.
• To update experts with the latest state-of-the-art science in the field.
• Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass or One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass—The Former Mini-gastric Bypass. Exploring the role of the single anastomosis bariatric surgery. Is the roux limb a critical component of bariatric procedures? A balanced view
• To understand the concepts and physiology of the procedures
• Learn how to perform procedures using different techniques
• How to treat early and late complications, and excess or inadequate weight loss
• To promote familiarity with variations of techniques
• To discuss the diet, supplements, and follow-up of the bariatric patient
• Compare available data with other bariatric operations
• Postoperative Complications
Objectives: Bariatric/metabolic surgery has numerous, potentially unique complications, metabolic as well as technical. This course will discuss the importance of managing complications after surgery as well as techniques.
• Revisional Bariatric/Metabolic Interventions
• Define RBMI—Revisional Bariatric/ Metabolic Interventions
• Discuss standardization of primary procedures
• Identify individuals who might benefit from RBMI
• Develop a rational approach for treatment failures for common bariatric/metabolic procedures
• Review non-surgical options to accomplish the same goals as surgery.
The Sick Patient: Pre, Trans and Postoperative Care
Date: September 29, 2016
• Video Festival Session. Bad situations and complications
• IFSO Latin American Symposium
• Video Presentation Discussion
• How to Treat Complications in Bariatric Surgery
• The Weight Regain Dilemma
• Metabolic Surgery—Holding the Concept
• Integrated Bariatric/Metabolic Care
• Sleep Troubles, Metabolic Syndrome and Bariatric Surgery
Date: September 30, 2016
• IFSO/ASMBS Symposium
• IFSO Middle East Symposium
• EAES—European Association for Endoscopic Surgery Symposium
• Problems, Mix-ups and Solutions in Bariatric Surgery
• Brazilian Society of Diabetes (SBD)/ IFSO Symposium
• Metabolic Surgery—From the Preparation to the Follow up—What Do You Have to Know?
• IFSO/Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM) Symposium
• Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery in Adolescents—Why, When and How? Dissecting the Problem
Date: October 1, 2016
• Enjoy a full day of live surgeries performed around the world.
Visit http://www.ifso2016.com for more information and to register.
FUNDING: No funding was provided.
DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.