This Congress is not being held in Brazil by chance. Around 90,000 bariatric pr ocedures are performed in Brazil every year and it has held its own successful national bariatric surgery conference for over two decades, the number of research studies and pr ocedures has grown over the years and it has a solid and very act ive scientific society. Today, bariatr ic surgery is recognized as a sp ecialty. Brazil has been one of the world leaders in Bariatric and pioneer in metabolic procedures having achieved great pr ogress both in quality and volume.
We count on your participation so that we can have a successful 21st IFSO in Rio de Janeiro.
Dr. Ricardo Cohen
President of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation
for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders – IFSO 2016