Letter from the president

Dear Visitor,

Thank you for visiting the website of the IFSO-European Chapter. We wish you a warm welcome.

As you will notice, our website is currently in development in order to provide visitors with information and knowledge about important matters concerning the Chapter, scientific development and technical issues in bariatric and metabolic surgery. Our website currently provides:

  • Information about the structure of the Chapter, its organization and its different committees.
  • The list of member organizations with their respective presidents
  • Direct links to both our official Journals: Obesity Surgery and Obesity Facts
  • The Chapter’s bylaws
  • Unreserved minutes of the Chapter’s Executive Committee meetings
  • News about forthcoming IFSO-EC and IFSO events and other endorsed meetings in Europe and the rest of the world with direct links to their website when available
  • Information and photo galleries of past events and congresses
  • In the future, we plan to also provide
  • Practice recommendations and guidelines
  • A quarterly digest of scientific literature on bariatric/metabolic surgery prepared by our Scientific Committee
  • A video library for demonstration of various surgical techniques (information about video submission will be posted shortly

Our website is intended as a resource for all bariatric teams across Europe including in countries not yet members of IFSO-EC. We welcome suggestions for further development of the website, which should be directed to communication@ifso-ec.com, who will feed them back to our Executive council for consideration. WE sincerely hope for your active participation

With my very best wishes

Prof Michel Suter

IFSO-European Chapter President 2016-2018