By Moishe Liberman MD, PhD
Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Montreal, Gosselin Chair in Thoracic Surgical Oncology, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
During his term as ISDE President, Dr. André Duranceau played a major role in the structural transformation of the administration of the society from Japan to Los Angeles. He encouraged the creation of a member supported endowment fund to guarantee the funding for the Annual Meeting. Dr. Duranceau also pushed for the integration of gastroenterologists into the ISDE, giving them equal opportunities and responsibilities throughout the administrative organization of the society and annual meeting.
Find out more about Dr. Duranceau and the significant impact he had on the society in Diseases of the Esophagus, Volume 33, Issue 2, February 2020 or download his biography here.
About the Presidential Biography Series
The Presidential Biography Series is being published as part of the celebration for the 40th anniversary of the first ISDE Congress, visit our Celebrating 40 Years page to find out more. We hope you find the series an informative look at the history of the ISDE over the past 40 years.
Giovanni Zaninotto and Neil Gupta
Editors in Chief, Diseases of the Esophagus (DOTE)