13th  International

Expert Meeting for the Surgery Obesity

and Metabolic Disorders (ALPINE) & 2nd New Technologies and Expert International Meeting (NONINVA) :

Saalfelden, AUSTRIA  March 11 - 12, 2016


IFSO Endorsed - 18 CME Credits


Dear Colleague,

It is our special honor to invite you to participate in the 13th  International Obesity Surgery Expert Meeting to be held in Saalfelden, Austria from the 11th  to 12th  of March 2016. We have indeed decided to merge the annual meetings, which will be held every other year in Lyon and Saalfelden alternatively.


In line with the tradition of the Expert Meeting, we will continue to focus on the newly growing discipline of metabolic surgery, endoluminal and mini invasive approaches as well as the concept of team management. We will develop a scientific program of the highest level covering global perspectives of this ever-evolving discipline that attends to our modern world epidemic that Obesity and Metabolic Disorders have come to represent.

Leading experts will build the frame work of this conference. By learning from our experience, we will place major emphasis on the availability of sufficient discussion times during scientific sessions.


The Meeting will take place in the Conference Hotel Brandlhof, Saalfelden, Austria. We will do our best to follow the Eucomed Guidelines on Interactions with participant sponsored Healthcare Professionals (www.eucomed.com).


We are looking forward very much to welcome you in Saalfelden, Austria

Jerome Dargent & Karl Miller

Jérôme DargentGiovanni Dapri

Preliminary Scientific Program 2016 – Main Topics weiter - forward

Al-Qahtani A (Saudi Arabia)
Angrisani L (Italy)
Anselmino M (Italy)
Bammer T (Austria)
Beckerhinn P (Austria)
Bukhari W (Saudi Arabia)
Chevallier JM (France)
Chowbey P (India)
Copaescu C (Romania)
Dargent J (France)
Deitel M (Canada)
Formiga A (Italy)
Fried M (Czech Republic)
Gawdat K (Egypt)
Greve JW (Netherlands)
Himpens J (Belgium)
Horbach T (Germany)
Kramer M (Germany)
Kular KS (India)
Laktawala M (India)
Lantsberg L (Israel)
Lemmens L (Belgium)
Lötsch B (Austria)
Melissas J (Greece)
Miller K (Austria / UAE)
Nimeri A (Abu Dhabi)
Olbers T (Sweden)
Prager G (Austria)
Pollock D (USA)
Pujol Rafols J (Spain)
Reza Eghtedari A (UAE)
Stier C (Germany)
Suter M (Switzerland)
Torres Garcia A (Spain)
Turró R (Spain)
Weiner R (Germany)
Yashkov Y (Russia)