It is an honor and pleasure for us to invite you to the 6th Annual Consensus Conference of the MGB-OAGB International Club.
Please note that this 2019 event will take place in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday June 20th and Friday June 21st.

MGB and OAGB have become internationally accepted bariatric and metabolic operations – the fastest growing procedures, now in 3rd place among surgical options against severe obesity and associated diseases. There are many questions and controversies which we want to discuss together with you during this consensus meeting.For the first time in the history of this conference, we will integrate live operations alongside the traditional lectures, poster presentations, panel discussions and industrial exhibitions.

Cologne is the largest city of Germany‘s most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and its more than 1 million inhabitants make it the fourth most populous city in Germany. The Gothic cathedral (World Heritage Site since 1998) with its characteristic spires is Cologne‘s most important landmark. You will find a growing and lively city, rich in historical buildings, museums and cultural events (such as the famous carnival), film and media production, trade, beer brewing and education (including two medical schools).

The venue is only 10 minutes away from the international airport cologne bonn. Within walking distance is the Rhine, the city centre and the Cologne cathedral with its highest twin spires.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cologne!


Dr. med. Karl Peter Rheinwalt
Congress-President MGB-OAGB Club 2019
MGB-OAGB-Club-President 2019
Prof. Mervyn Deitel
Director MGB-OAGB Club
Founding President of IFSO
Founding editor-in-chief „Obesity Surgery“  

Important Dates

    • June 20th - 21st, 2019
      MGB-OAGB Congress




Franziskus Hospital St. Franziskus-Hospital
Schönsteinstraße 63
50825 Köln

Dr. med. Karl P. Rheinwalt

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