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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 14th Panhellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and the 12th Panhellenic Congress of Obesity Surgery that will take place in co-organization for the second consecutive time, on September 10-12, 2021, in the city of Larissa, Greece.

The prevailing uncertain situation in international level due to the pandemic and the inability to predict the epidemiologic status in the long term, imposes the need to design our Conference in a Hybrid form. However the ambitious goals of both Co-Organizing Scientific Societies will be granted, by all means.

Although coronavirus has been in the centre of the picture of medical sciences for several months, life does not stop and surgery together with its laparoscopic version are still evolving.

At the same time, bariatric surgery, transformed into metabolic surgery, expands its field of “action” by analyzing its effects and its techniques’ effectiveness on obese persons and exploring new techniques for optimal results.

The main aim of the Conference is to highlight this development of laparoendoscopic techniques for the whole spectrum of surgical specialty, through targeted thematic round tables, lectures, controversies and video projections delivered by distinguished foreign and greek speakers, as well as the young surgeons and surgeons of the province to take the floor, while the Congress will take place in the province for the first time in its history.

Taking in consideration that your active participation will significantly contribute to reaching our goals, we thank you all and we look forward to welcoming you in Larissa.

George A. Tzovaras
Chairperson of the 14th Congress
of Laparoendoscopic Surgery

Konstantinos Albanopoulos
Chairperson of the 12th Congress
of Obesity Surgery