By Cesare Hassan and Philip W.Y. Chiu
Guidelines committees chairs are pleased to present another virtual roundtable on the COVID-19 in follow-up to the launch of the ISDE Guidance Statement and first roundtable discussion on managing upper-GI endoscopy and surgery during the outbreak. ISDE Guidelines Committee Chair, Cesare Hassan, was joined by an international panel from Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Russia sharing their experiences and perspectives on practicing minimally invasive surgery during COVID 19 (ELSA Guidelines), restarting clinical services for endoscopy and upper GI surgery, and evidence of upper GI endoscopy as Aerosol Generating Procedure.
ISDE wishes to recognize and thank the following individuals for their contributions to this roundtable discussion.
Sergey Kashin, Yaroslavl Regional Cancer Hospital Yaroslavl (Russia)
CS Pramesh, Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai (India)
Asim Shabbir, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Shannon Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Moderated by Cesare Hassan, Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital, Rome, Italy