Medico Surgical Workshop

The 2nd EASO/IFSO-EC Medico Surgical Workshop will take place at the ACC Liverpool as an official satellite of ECO2013, from 1400 hrs on Saturday 11th May until 1200 hrs on Sunday 12th May.  The final programme can be viewed here.

THE TOPIC:

This European workshop will address key current challenges in the medical and surgical care of severe obesity and metabolic diseases.

THE ORGANISERS:

The event is jointly organised by EASO, the European Association for the Study of Obesity, and IFSO-EC, the European Chapter of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.

THE AMBITION:

The aim of the workshop is to provide a unique forum for education and discussion of interdisciplinary management and research issues related to the medico-surgical care of severe obesity and metabolic diseases.

AN INTERACTIVE FORMAT:

The workshop will combine keynote lectures by international experts and smaller group sessions on practical issues. The group sessions, each moderated by a physician and a surgeon with expertise in the field, will provide the material for statements/recommendations on “what is known, what is not known, what is done in practice, where should research efforts be directed to”. The outcomes will be used to develop a European guideline on Metabolic Surgery.

THE PROGRAMME:

Keynote Lectures will address diverse topics including ‘economics of metabolic surgery’; ‘mechanisms underlying the resolution of type 2 diabetes’; ‘personalized surgery: can genetic profiling help in finding reliable predictors?’; ‘patient selection – what are the predictors of success and failure?’; and ‘the shift from bariatric to metabolic surgery – what does it mean?’. Workshops will address more practical topics, including ‘‘indications/contraindications for metabolic surgery’; ‘what new clinical variables should be included in the preoperative evaluation?’; ‘relevance of psychological and family support’; and ‘redefining success and how to deal with failed treatment’.

View the workshop programme

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

The programme of the workshop will be relevant to both experienced and junior physicians specializing in internal medicine, diabetology, endocrinology, clinical nutrition, gastroenterology, anaesthesiology, intensive care…and surgeons together, willing to learn and exchange questions and experiences in this rapidly evolving field of obesity management.

REGISTRATION

Pre-Registration is now closed.  For further information, contact us at conferences@easo.org.

2011 Edition

The inaugural EASO/IFSO-EC Medico-Surgical Workshop took place in Munich in December 2011.  The workshop addressed key current challenges in the medical and surgical care of severe obesity and metabolic diseases, combining keynote lectures by international experts and smaller group sessions on practical issues. It provided a unique forum for education and discussion of interdisciplinary management and research issues related to the medico-surgical care of severe obesity and metabolic diseases. Participants represented 23 different countries and many areas of expertise.

View the Final Programme