Achalasia is a relatively rare esophageal motility disorder that is mainly characterized by a lack of peristalsis of the esophageal body and absence or incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. Its symptons, frequently heard from patients’ stories, produce a huge impact on their lives.
The ISDE (International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus) held its first live virtual presentation and discussion regarding achalasia of the esophagus through its types, how to diagnose and what is the most appropriate achalasia treatment. Discussion also included the role of achalasia surgery and common questions such as, what is the role of POEM in achalasia treatment.
This virtual presentation was moderated by Education Committee Co-Chairs, Simon Law and Lawrence Ho, this virtual event included didactic lectures covering updates in diagnostic assessments, endoscopic approaches, and surgery. This interactive session explored multidisciplinary approaches to tailor treatments and is presented in five segments below.
Updates on pathophysiology and work for Achalasia presented by Vani Konda from Baylor University Medical Center (USA)
Update on endoscopic treatment for Achalasia presented by Haruhiro Inoue, Showa University (Japan)
Surgical treatment for Achalasia presented by Marco Patti, University of North Carolina (USA)
Effects of Post Myotomy GER in Achalasic Patients: Data from a 65 Years Long Follow-up Program presented by Sandro Mattioli, University of Bologna (Italy)
Achalasia Case Discussion lead by Vani Konda from Baylor University Medical Center (USA)
ISDE wishes to recognize and thank the following individuals for their contributions to this virtual presentation:
- Vani Konda, Baylor University Medical Center (USA)
- Haruhiro Inoue, Showa University (Japan)
- Marco Patti, University of North Carolina (USA)
- Sandro Mattioli, University of Bologna (Italy)
- André Brandalise, University of Campinas (Brazil)
Join us for the next virtual presentation titled Esophageal Cancer Virtual Tumour Board on August 20, 2020.
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