Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware, metabolic and bariatric surgery has become the rising trend in general surgery both in our country and worldwide. We are honored to invite all of our colleagues who have been interested in bariatric surgery to the 7th National Congress for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders to be held on October 22-25, 2021 at Ela Quality Resort Belek. This congress will also host the 6th Mediterranean Obesity Surgery Summit and the 2nd Bariatric and Metabolic Dietitians Congress, it is a congress with an international identity and wide participation.

We would like to thank the valuable scientific committee members who worked with great devotion during the preparation of the program, which lasted about two months. We have prepared a rich congress program in line with their support and your suggestions. We have also planned social activities to alleviate the difficulties and our longing during the pandemic. We thought about the main problems and trends in our country, as each method of bariatric surgery will be handled in separate sessions. We have endeavored to prepare a scientific program that the Young Bariatric Surgery Society can represent itself.
2nd Bariatric and Metabolic Dietitians Congress will be a congress of scientific sessions in which metabolic and bariatric pre and post-surgical nutrition methods will be explained with real facts, emphasizing the importance of multidisciplinary team work, addressing current issues in the field and interactively discussing a bariatric kitchen with experts.

We think that the scientific sharing of the leading names that give the heart to the surgical treatment of obesity and metabolic diseases will contribute to the professional development of all of us and that we need to do good work together so that we can grow as a bariatric surgical community. For this reason, we hope to see each of you among us to become a bigger and stronger family together. After a long time with wearing mask and a social distance, we respectfully greet you all in the desire to come together in a congress face to face and invite you to our congress on behalf of the Turkish Obesity Surgery Association and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Dietitian Association.

on behalf of the Local Organizing Board Members

Halit Eren Taşkın
Congress Academic Secretariat

Cüneyt Kırkıl
7th National and 6th Mediterranean Congress for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders President

Nihal Zekiye Erdem
2nd Bariatric and Metabolic Dietitians Congress