News & Events
IFSO VIRTUAL WORLD CONGRESS
12-13 SEPTEMBER 2020
How are We Going to Restart Elective Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery after the Peak of Covid-19 Pandemic?
The pandemic pattern of COVID-19 in some countries appears to have started a deceleration stage. It is recommended to restart as soon as the situation is under control and some tools exist for interpreting the ICU capacity under conditions of health system stress. However, there are no clear guidelines or a strategy to restart Bariatric and Metabolic (B&M) surgery.
IFSO Recommendations for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan City and rapidly spread throughout China and around the world since December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on 11th March 2020.
Patients with metabolic disorders like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity may face a greater risk of infection of COVID-19 and it can also greatly affect the development and prognosis of pneumonia.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) has issued recommendations to our global healthcare providers aimed at keeping all our patients and practice staff in an as safe an environment as possible.
The recommendations have been published on our official Journal: OBESITY SURGERY (April 2020).
Click here to read and download the recommendations.
Wah Yang, Cunchuan Wang, Scott Shikora, Lilian Kow.
Joint international consensus statement for ending stigma of obesity
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Summary of Recommendations and Guidelines from the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II)
UNITING THE WORLD THANKS TO OUR ALLIANCE WITH AIS CHANNEL
Dear IFSO Members,
We are glad to inform you that IFSO has entered a partnership with AIS Channel, the leading global online platform in surgical education, with the goal of digitalizing our organization and introducing it in the online world.
The purpose of this alliance is to make global the valuable IFSO brand and we think AIS CHANNEL is the perfect partner to reach this aim.
Thanks to this partnership, the contents of IFSO World Congress and IFSO Chapters’ Meetings will be available to the entire world on aischannel.com in a specific IFSO section.
We will also inform you about AIS World Events on bariatric surgery that will be endorsed by IFSO.
The promotion of education worldwide is part of our mission and we do hope you will enjoy and benefit from this new project.
Welcome to era of Digital Learning!
In Memory of Prof. Dr. Manuel Garcia Caballero