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IFSO Endorsement

IFSO Endorsement of Meetings/Symposiums/ Conferences/
Congresses/Courses in the field of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Endorsement requests must be sent to IFSO Secretariat (info@ifso.com) together with the scientific program of the Course. IFSO-Communication Committee will carefully review the concepts and objectives of the course as well as the faculty, the structure and content of the course, in deciding about the endorsement.

“Endorsement” does not in any way offer credentialing of grant approval to the participant regarding future skills and outcomes.

Single Event Endorsement

  • Single Endorsement is only available for one event.
  • The complete application has to be received at latest 3 weeks prior to the event. Applications received less than 3 weeks before will be automatically rejected.
  • The event must be directed or coordinated by an IFSO member, or have as its primary faculty, at least one IFSO member
  • Endorsed events should offer CME credits (if not, an explanation must be provided)
  • The Director must ensure that disclosure of conflict of interest are enforced
  • The Director must ensure the use of the Case Mix Disclosure slide
  • Reduced registration fees must be granted to IFSO Members

The fee for single endorsement is $400,00

Multiple Event Endorsement

Multiple endorsement is meant for two or more events held per year at the same institution.
The events must be directed or coordinated by an IFSO member, or have as
its primary faculty, at least one IFSO member

  • Multiple endorsement is meant for two or more events held per year at the same institution
  • The complete application has to be received at latest 3 weeks prior to the event. Applications received less than 3 weeks before will be automatically rejected.
  • The events must be directed or coordinated by an IFSO member, or have as
    its primary faculty, at least one IFSO member
  • All brochures and faculty lists must be submitted to the IFSO-Communication Committee for annual review
  • The institution/centre must be equipped with adequate facilities
  • Endorsed events should offer CME credits (if not, an explanation must be provided).
  • The Director must ensure that disclosure of conflict of interest are enforced
  • The Director must ensure the use of the Case Mix Disclosure slide
  • Reduced registration fees must be granted to IFSO Members

The fee for multiple endorsement is $1.200,00/year

EVENT WITH LIVE SURGERIES

As you can read on IFSO Position Statement on Live Surgery IFSO recommends that pre-recorded procedures provide a superior alternative to transmitting live surgery and allows interaction with the operator without distraction. Appropriately edited recordings will also save the time of the audience. For live transmission of surgery to be appropriate, the IFSO position is that the 13 questions listed on the Statement have to be completed by the operator(s) and by the organizer(s) of the meeting.

IFSO endorsement will be given if the answer to all points is affirmative for both the operator and the organizers.

Benefits:

Endorsed events will be:

  • Listed on IFSO’s Website on the “Endorsed meetings” page, with a link to the congress website
  • Included on IFSO’s E-newsletter
  • Mailed twice to IFSO Members
  • Advertised once on IFSO Facebook page
  • The Director may include IFSO’s Endorsement statement and IFSO Logo
  • On promotional materials among the endorsing institutions, exclusively with the following text: “Endorsed by” before the logo of IFSO

If you think your event fulfils the above mentioned requirements, please send your request to info@ifso.com together with a PDF file of the scientific program.