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See below a list of upcoming ISDE congresses and virtual events. If you have any inquiries please contact us at info@isde.net.

Upcoming ISDE Events

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online

    Approach to management of achalasia has been streamlined, but management of non-achalasia motility disorders including opioid induced esophageal dysfunction has been challenging.

    Join us for a live virtual presentation covering such topics as opioid induced esophageal dysfunction, non-achalasia spastic disorders (jackhammer, distal esophageal spasm), and hypomotility disorders (ineffective esophageal motility and esophageal aperistalsis).

    If you are working in gastroenterology, surgery, nursing, research, or have an interest in diseases of the esophagus then this is the presentation for you.

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 15:00 – 16:00 GMT or:

    Beijing 23:00 CST
    New Delhi 20:30 IST
    Moscow 18:00 MSK
    Rome / Amsterdam 17:00 CEST
    London 16:00 BST
    New York / Toronto 11:00 EDT
    Sao Paulo 12:00 BRT
    Chicago 10:00 CDT
    Seattle / Vancouver 08:00 PDT

    Register for free here

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    Michael Vaezi, Clinical Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA

    Dr. Vaezi is currently a Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He is the Associate Chief and Clinical Director of the Division and Director of Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and Director of Clinical Research. He is immediate past Chair of the EGD Section of the AGA and is currently Associate Editor for Gastroenterology and member of the AGA research Council.

    Dr. Vaezi received a B.S. degree in Chemistry at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. He then went to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received his Ph.D. in Bio-Organic Chemistry. From there, Dr. Vaezi went to the University of Alabama School of Medicine were he received his MD degree in 1992. He completed a four-year academic residency in internal medicine in program focused on clinical research at the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham Alabama. Subsequently, he completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was elected as the Chief Fellow. He also received a Master’s in Epidemiology and Clinical Research from Case Western Reserve University.

    Dr. Vaezi is an associate member of the American Gastroenterological Association, and a Fellow member of the American College of Gastroenterology.


    Dhyanesh (Dan) Patel
    , Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA

    Dr. Patel is an esophageal specialist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Center for Esophageal Disorders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2018. His research has focused on improving diagnosis and management of esophageal diseases, specifically, GERD, extra-esophageal reflux, achalasia, and opioid induced esophageal dysfunction. He has numerous publications, including original articles and book chapters. He is the editor for textbook titled “Evaluation and Management of Dysphagia: An Evidence Based Approach,” and is also the editor for upcoming textbook evaluating impact of obesity on esophageal disorders. Dr. Patel has and continues to publish in several high-profile national and international journals, including Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and American Journal of Gastroenterology. He serves on the AGA digestive disease week (DDW) committee on GERD: complications and extra-esophageal presentations, International foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) junior academicians program, and International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) communications committee.

    Arjan Bredenoord, Professor, Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands

    Albert J (Arjan) Bredenoord (1977), MD is Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Amsterdam University Medical Center and professor of Neurogastroenterology & Motility at the University of Amsterdam.

    After his Medicine studies in Antwerp, Belgium he worked on several clinical research projects on GI motility at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands resulting in a PhD thesis on gastroesophageal reflux disease in 2006. His clinical training was performed in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands and at the Royal London Hospital in London, UK. He currently works as a consultant Gastroenterologist at the Amsterdam University Medical Center where he is dedicated to patients care, scientific research and education in the field of benign esophageal diseases.

    Dr Bredenoord’s main focus is on achalasia, reflux disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is one of the pioneers of high-resolution manometry and impedance monitoring of the esophagus. The esophageal clinic in the AMC Amsterdam hosts the largest population of benign esophageal diseases in the Netherlands. Dr Bredenoord is an author of over 250 papers, books and book chapters and organizes regular courses in Europe, North America and Asia. Dr Bredenoord is President of the European Society of Eosinophilic Esophagitis EUREOS, member of the UEG Scientific Committee and co-founder of the International HRM working group.


    • 27 Sep 2021
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    • 30 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online
    • 26 Sep 2022
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    • 28 Sep 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Tokyo, Japan

    The International Society for Disease of the Esophagus (ISDE) is pleased to announce the 2022 World Congress for Esophageal Diseases will be held in Tokyo, Japan from September 26-28, 2022.

    In order to serve the esophageal community better the ISDE is working closely with the Japan Esophageal Society (JES), who will be hosting their annual meeting just before the ISDE World Congress at the same venue. The programs for both society meetings will be independent and delegates may choose to attend one meeting or both.

    ISDE President, Prateek Sharma was quoted as saying “Japan is known for their cutting-edge treatments in the field of endoscopy and surgical procedures. This is a great opportunity for members and attendees from around the world and from Japan to observe, learn and share information on the esophagus.”

    ISDE Executive Director, Mark Ferguson commented that “the 2022 Congress in Tokyo, Japan marks the 4th time this meeting has been held in this country and honors a longstanding relationship between ISDE and the Japanese Esophageal Society (JES). We anticipate this meeting will have the highest attendance numbers of any of our congresses to date.”

    Save the date and join us in Tokyo for the 18th World Congress on Esophageal Diseases.

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