You will find the photo gallery of the 1st IFSO-EC 2017 Symposium when you click on the picture below.


28. 4. 2017
The Instructions for Oral and E-poster presentations has been posted at the official symposium website

28. 3. 2017
1st IFSO-EC 2017 Symposium, II Mediterranean Obesity Surgery Summit (MOSS), and the Bariatric and Metabolic Live Surgery Symposium was granted 14 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

27. 3. 2017
The Scientific Programme has been released

7. 2. 2017
Over 140 abstracts have been submitted! Thanks to all authors for their contributions.


Participant's Toolkit


Registration includes attending the full symposium and scientific sessions. Refreshment during the official breaks is included.

On-Site Registration Desk (Opening hours)

The Registration Desk on site will be located at the Ground Floor (by the main entrance), and will be open as follows:

Thursday, May 11, 2017  08:00–18:30
Friday, May 12, 2017 08:30–19:00
Saturday, May 13, 2017 08:30–12:30


All delegates will receive a badge. Participants are kindly requested to wear their badges throughout the Symposium, even at the social events. The replacement of lost or forgotten badges carries a € 25 charge. In order to facilitate the duplication of the badge, please present a copy of your registration confirmation as proof.


Venue Floor plan

Auditorium is the main hall of the IFSO-EC 2017 Symposium, located on the ground floor, in part Continental, of the Royal Continental Hotel. Parallel sessions are the rooms Vesuvio and Posillipo located on the 10th floor in part Royal of the Royal Continental Hotel. The exhibition and refreshments will be served in the Hall Continental. Please see the disposition plan below:

Official Language

All sessions will be held in English only. No translation will be provided.


Instructions for Oral and E-poster presentations

We have prepared the Instructions for Oral and E-poster presentations. Please read them carefully.



Find all the relevant information on Exhibition floorplan, Exhibitors and Exhibition opening hours under the folder EXHIBITION


Important Dates

October 31, 2016 Abstract submission opening
January 15, 2017 February 6, 2017 Abstract submission deadline
first week in March Notitification about abstract acceptance / rejection
March 31, 2017 Early registration deadline
May 11 – 13, 2017 IFSO-EC 2017 Symposium & II MOSS


Welcome message from the Symposium President

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

In spring 2017, for the first time in conjunction with the IFSO European Chapter, I will host, in Naples, the 2nd Mediterranean Obesity Surgery Summit (MOSS) combined, as a tradition, with the Bariatric and Metabolic Live Surgery Symposium, on May 11–13, 2017.

More here.

Welcome message from the IFSO-EC President

As current president of the IFSO-EC, it is my privilege to announce and invite you to the first IFSO European Chapter Symposium, which will be held together with the 2nd Mediterranean Obesity surgery summit and the Bariatric and Metabolic Live Surgery symposium in Naples, May 11–13, 2017 under the Presidency of Prof. Luigi Angrisani.

More here.