It is a great honour to welcome you to the 9th Central European Congress on Obesity to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 13–14 October 2023.
The Central European region possesses a special geographical position in the largest inland countries of the continent with several unique and common cultural, social, and economic needs. We believe that the regional congress is supportive in that line of necessities.
9th CECON also gives us a great pleasure to invite you to come to the capital of the Czech Republic, the magnificent city of Prague built around the Vltava River and to admire the historical monuments and also to visit the great variety of cultural and social events.
The obesity pandemic has reached gigantic proportions worldwide. Obesity is a chronic disease that requires multidisciplinary treatment. This also corresponds to the rapid development in the field of both pharmacotherapy and metabolic-bariatric surgery in obesity management recently. Education of healthcare professionals and mutual exchange of the best knowledge and procedures in the treatment of obesity and related diseases such as diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, prothrombotic state, ventilation insufficiency with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, obesity-related hepatopathy, depressive syndrome, degenerative joint damage, sarcopenia, lymphedema, cardiovascular and some cancer diseases and many others.
In the history of the CECONs, the original idea leading to the foundation of the Central European Regional Congresses was initiated by Professor László Halmy at the 15th European Congress on Obesity in 2007 in Budapest and was supported by the Czech colleagues, who took the lead by organizing the 1st Central European Congress on Obesity in Karlovy Vary in 2008.
Following the first event, Budapest gave home to the 2nd CECON entitled ’Quo Vadis, Obesitology?’ in 2009. Continuing the tradition, the 3rd CECON took place in Olsztyn, Poland in 2011. The 4th CECON was organized by the Romanian colleagues in Cluj Napoca in 2013, the 5th was hosted again in Budapest in 2015, and followed by the Slovakian colleagues’ activity in 2017 in Bratislava. The 7th was held by the Polish Society in Kliczkow, Poland 2019 and the latest event was our first virtual experience. Now we decided to bring the event back as the CECON tradition started in the Czech Republic, and invite you to Prague.
We believe you will not miss this unique occasion to strengthen your business relations and support the CECON CONGRESS 2023.
We look forward to meeting you in Prague!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee