IFSO-EC 2020
Thank You Letter

Dear participants,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thanks to all of you for your participation at the very first virtual IFSO-EC 2020 Conference. We hope you have enjoyed all sessions within one day of excellent presentations.

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  • 8 sessions (including Opening and Closing Session, 3 Plenary Sessions and 3 Parallel Sessions)
  • 29 lectures
  • 69 E-posters
  • 14 Video-Presentations
  • 3 Industry Symposia

Many thanks to all presenters of the conference for their willingness to run through our test sessions, doing pre-recordings – most important – thank you for your excellent contributions, you made the conference!

Also special thanks to our partners and exhibitors who enabled to run the conference during difficult times.

Even though we were having around 150 followers at the peak time we understand that not all of you were able to attend all presentations. The recorded presentations for which we received authors’ consent are now available at the Virtual IFSO-EC 2020 conference website under the Scientific Programme folder (find them once clicking to individual presentations, please note you must be logged in) until the end of January 2021.

Thank you again to all of you and we wish you all the best for 2021.

Stay safe and healthy
Conference Secretariat


Dear Partners, Colleagues and Friends,

We hope that you, your family, colleagues and friends are safe during these challenging times.

In light of the continuing global health concerns, the IFSO-EC 2020 Executive Council have taken a difficult decision to postpone the 9th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – European Chapter (IFSO-EC) to a later date (autumn 2021).

While we cannot meet in person this year, IFSO-EC Executive Council is preparing the virtual IFSO-EC 2020 conference that will be held on 11 December 2020. The virtual format will combine live streams, exhibitions and Q&A sessions during short and manageable time slots to facilitate real time exchange with and within the international audience. As soon as the virtual IFSO-EC 2020 conference concept is finalised, we will inform all concerned parties (selected speakers, delegates, invitees, …) and publish details on the website.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused. The congress secretariat GUARANT International will contact you with regard to registration changes and all logistics. You may also contact ifso-ec2020@guarant.cz for urgent assistance.

Finally, we wish to thank all of you for your continued great support, active participation and we look forward to meeting you online.

Martin Fried
IFSO-EC Executive Director
President of IFSO-EC Congress 2020


25. 10. 2020 IFSO-EC Conference 2020 will go virtual
10. 02. 2020 Notifications about abstract acceptance for ORAL/POSTER presentations will be sent out by February/March, 2020
31. 12. 2019 We wish you all the best for 2020.

11 November, 2020
Registration for Virtual Conference Opens
11 December, 2020
IFSO - EC Virtual Conference