Abstract Submission

Select to review or update your abstract submission from 2021.
Select to review or update your abstract submission for 2022.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 25, 2022 

2021 Abstract Submissions


2021 submitting authors will have the opportunity to update their abstracts until April 25, 2022. Click on the link above to bring you to the 2021 abstract management site. You will need to use the user name and password you created to enter the site and make any necessary changes.


Presenters will be notified of their abstract status beginning June 2022. Authors will have a week from their notification date to withdraw their abstract from the proceedings. After this date, no withdrawals will be accepted.


If you would like to withdraw your 2021 Abstract, please email your abstract title and presenting author name to the abstract email: abstracts@meetingadvice.com. Deadline to withdraw is April 25, 2022.


What happens once I submit my abstract?


Abstracts will be reviewed using strict guidelines.

Presenters will be notified of their abstract status beginning 1 June 2022.

Authors will have a week from the notification date to withdraw abstracts from the proceedings. After this date no withdrawals will be accepted.

Please note that all abstract presenters are required to register to attend the meeting.

Further information on your presentation (presentation time for oral presenters, set up details for poster presenters) will be sent to authors in July 2022.

Abstracts will be published in “Obesity Surgery” which will be available in electronic format at the conference.

In case of a no-show without written justification to Congress after the approval of the abstract, the Scientific Committee will contact the author to ask the reason. If they don’t receive adequate justification, the author will receive a suspension from participation in the next two IFSO congresses.

Originality Disclosure

By submitting your work to the IFSO 2022, you consent to have authors’ names, affiliations and biographical

the material used in connection with the publication of your work.

Submitted abstracts/cases should not have been published in any other journals and/or online publications nor presented at any previous international congress.

A submitter, presenter or co-author submitting or presenting published work will lead to:

-Withdrawal of their presentation from the Press Conference and/or Scientific Session
-Prohibition of submitting abstracts/cases to any IFSO Congress for one year


Submitted abstracts/cases must report new information not previously published or presented at a national or international scientific meeting prior to the Congress. Note that abstracts/cases previously presented at meetings will not be accepted unless there is a substantial update of data.

Identified duplicates will be retracted from all related IFSO publications.

The content belongs to the author(s). However, if the abstract/case is accepted, the submitter agrees, on behalf of all co-authors, to transfer and assign to IFSO the rights to reformat, publish, reproduce, distribute and prepare derivative works such as press releases and/or educational products directly or with partners. This includes use in indexes or search databases in print, electronic, or other media.

Author(s) retain the right, after presentation at the Congress, to subsequently include the work in articles, books, or derivative works that he/she authors or edits, provided said use does not imply the endorsement of IFSO.

The submitter signs for all co-authors. He/she accepts responsibility for the present rules for submission and presentation on behalf of all co-authors.

I also grant and assign to IFSO2022 the rights to the film, record, reproduce, reprint, and otherwise make use of the works, or any presentation of the works, in any media or format, and authorize the IFSO2022 to use my name, likeness, photograph, and biographical data in connection with its use and promotion of the works in connection with education works related to the Congress.

The top 10 oral abstracts will have to be mandatorily submitted to OBSU for publication.

Only if the author of one of these 10 oral abstracts wishes to submit the article to a different higher quality journal, he/she has to inform in writing the Editor-in-Chief of OBSU, to inform him and give evidence of the other submission to the other journal, in order to be excused. If the abstract is rejected from the other journal then it has to be submitted to OBSU mandatorily.

* If you have any problem submitting your abstract through the online system, please contact the Abstract Submission Team at abstracts@meetingadvice.com.

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