It is a great honor and privilege for me to host the XXVI World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in Naples twenty-three years after the last edition chaired in Genoa by our mentor Prof. Nicola Scopinaro.
The scientific program will be very comprehensive and focused on updating, investigating and better understanding the widest array of topics in the field of the growing adiposity based chronic diseases, through postgraduate courses; symposia; expert talks; discussion panels; hands on skill labs; video sessions; paper and poster presentations; emerging, endoscopic and new technology sessions. The aim of the Congress is to educate on all the bariatric and metabolic surgery topics as well as to unite across country borders health care professionals from different specialties, in our fight against the adiposity epidemic.
In conjunction with the XXVI IFSO World Congress, the XXXI Annual Congress of the Italian Society of bariatric and metabolic surgery (SICOB), chaired by Prof. Mario Musella, will take place.
You will be welcomed with the famous Italian warmth and with the art of hospitality that our city always offers to its guests.
We look forward to a great Congress in a magic atmosphere!