The latest Journal Citation Reports (Source Clarivate, 2020) have recently been released and we are delighted to reveal that the latest Impact Factor for Diseases of the Esophagus has risen to 2.386*.
In recognition of this achievement, we have curated a reading list of the top ten cited articles from recent years. Please enjoy the collection and make sure you're up to date on the research making the largest impact in the field.
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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE) Roundtable Discussion
Find out what you need to know about EOE on our new EOE page: This includes a list of resources and a roundtable discussion video lead by Arjan Redenoord during the ISDE 2016 Congress in Singapore.
New ISDE Guidelines Page
Looking for guidelines on Management of upper-GI Endoscopy & Surgery during COVID-19 or Esophageal Achalasia? You can find these and others on our new Guidelines page.
Table of Contents
Checkout the latest DOTE issue for articles on Benign Esophageal and Malignant Esophageal Diseases; Find the full table of contents here...
Relevant issues in tumor regression grading of histopathological response to neoadjuvant treatment in adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction
DOTE Volume 33, Issue 6 | Editor's Choice
Multimodality treatment combining surgery and oncologic treatment has become widely applied in curative treatment of esophageal and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. There is a need for a standardized tumor regression grade scoring system for clinically relevant effects of neoadjuvant treatment effects. Read the full Relevant issues in tumor regression grading of histopathological response to neoadjuvant treatment in adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction article here.
Nationwide Estimate of Emergency Department Visits in the U.S. Related to Caustic Ingestion
DOTE Volume 33, Issue 6| Editor's Choice
Caustic ingestion, whether intentional or unintentional, may result in significant morbidity. Our aim was to provide an estimate of the incidence and outcomes of caustic ingestion among emergency department (ED) visits across the United States. Read the Nationwide Estimate of Emergency Department Visits in the U.S. Related to Caustic Ingestion article for free.
Long term oncological outcomes following completely minimally invasive esophagectomy versus open esophagectomy
DOTE Volume 33, Issue 6| Featured Article
In the last 20 years, the minimally invasive esophagectomy has gained more space in the treatment of esophageal cancer due to its benefits in the short-term evolution. However, the oncological long-term outcomes still remain unclear.
This great systematic review and meta-analyses compares groups of patients submitted to open surgery and minimally invasive resection with follow-up over 5 years and tries to bring that answer.
Find the Long term oncological outcomes following completely minimally invasive esophagectomy versus open esophagectomy article here.
ISDE leaders and members are celebrating 40 years of contributing to the development and dissemination of information about the esophagus. Join us in commemorating the success and impact of past Presidents in the ISDE Presidential Biography Series.
ISDE Presidential Biography Series:
Mark K. Ferguson, MD - ISDE President 2008 - 2010
Dr. Ferguson has served many years of active participation and leadership in the organization. He has presented original material from his own clinical experiences at several meetings and led and participated in many panel discussions. Through these activities he has fulfilled the ISDE’s mission to inform and guide international surgeons in our care of patients with both benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus.
Find out more about Dr. Ferguson in his Presidential Biography.
New Website Page - Celebrating 40 Years
Learn about the development of ISDE and the evolution of its world congresses on our new 40 year anniversary page. This new page includes vintage ISDE logos, a photo gallery, videos and more.
The 2020 ISDE Board of Directors Elections will open on July 6, 2020. Candidates for the following positions will soon be announced: President (2020-2021), President-Elect (2020-2021), Vice President (2020-2021), Secretary (2020-2022), Treasurer (2020-2022) and six Directors (2020-2022).
Voting will be conducted online from July 6-August 9, 2020. ISDE members will receive an email containing a unique election ID link. Electors will simply click on the link to cast their anonymous votes.
Stay tuned for the official list of candidates announcement.
Looking to participate in the elections? Join or renew your ISDE membership here.
In place of the rescheduled ISDE 2020 World Congress (new dates: August 19 to 21, 2021), ISDE will hold a series of educational webinars, to ensure that you don’t miss out on the latest developments in the field of diseases of the esophagus.
We can reveal that the topics of the webinars will be as follows:
- Surgery for esophageal cancer – improving outcomes
- Multimodal therapy for esophageal cancer
- Benign esophageal diseases, and endoscopic management of neoplasia
Stay tuned for more information. We can’t wait to share more details with you soon!
After close monitoring of the global risk assessment by the World Health Organization of the COVID-19 pandemic, on behalf of the ISDE Executive Committee, we wish to share with you that the 17th ISDE World Congress for Esophageal Diseases (ISDE 2020), originally scheduled on September 21 to 23, 2020 in Toronto, Canada will be postponed to August 19 to 21, 2021 in Toronto, Canada.
The postponement was based on multiple factors, including but not limited to, the current travel restrictions put in place and, importantly, the toll currently being placed on our health care community. These restrictions significantly affect the ability of delegates, speakers, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors to participate safely at ISDE 2020. This decision also underlines our commitment to containing the virus and preventing further sickness and loss of life, as per WHO recommendations.
Given the postponement, we can automatically transfer your participation to the event in August 2021, at no cost. For those who prefer, participation fees can be fully refunded. Any travel and accommodation not directly booked through the Congress Secretariat will be at the discretion of the individual provider's policy. For information on hotel rooms booked via the Congress Secretariat, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Congress website.
Although the decision to postpone our event was not an easy one to make, this serves as an opportunity for us to become more innovative and to stay connected. Our team is excited to announce the first-ever international ISDE virtual experience! We will be providing a series of virtual educational meetings in the summer and fall of 2020 with more information available shortly.
Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic, we invite all delegates and industry partners to read our FAQs and monitor your emails, as well as our website, for specific information on the new Congress timeline.
In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.
By Alex Little
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Dr. Ferguson, served as the 10th President of the ISDE, this culminated many years of active participation and leadership in the organization. He has presented original material from his own clinical experiences at several meetings and led and participated in many panel discussions. Through these activities he has fulfilled the ISDE’s mission to inform and guide international surgeons in our care of patients with both benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus. Mark was not idle during the years between meetings. He was active, presenting his expe-riences at other society meetings and publishing them in several journals, including the ISDE’s Diseases of the Esophagus (DOTE).
Read on about Dr. Ferguson and his ongoing contributions to the ISDE in Diseases of the Esophagus, Volume 33, Issue 4, April 2020 or download the 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)
By John Pandolfino, MD MSCI
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
During his presidency Prof. Kahrilas opened up ISDE's membership for all healthcare providers focused on esophageal diseases, and one of his primary goals during his presidency was to improve the diversity of the membership; Prof. Kahrilas was able to help smooth this transition because of the tremendous respect he had for the history of the organization.
Find out more about Prof. Kahrilas and the impact he had on ISDE's membership diversity transition in Diseases of the Esophagus, Volume 33, Issue 3, March 2020 or download the biography here.
By Philip W.Y. Chiu, Cesare Hassan, Hon Chi Yip, Prateek Sharma
A roundtable webinar was recorded on April 15, 2020 following the release of the ISDE Guidance Statement on the Management of Upper-GI Endoscopy & Surgery in the COVID-19 outbreak. The ISDE Guidelines Committee Chairs, Philip W.Y. Chiu and Cesare Hassan, were joined by panelists from Hong Kong, Italy, Japan and Taiwan sharing their experiences and perspectives on this topic.
ISDE wishes to recognize and thank the following individuals for their contributions to this roundtable discussion:
Introduction to ISDE Guideline Statement on COVID-19
Hon Chi Yip, The Chinese University of Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong
Comments on the experience in Italy during COVID-19
Cesare Hassan, Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital, Rome, Italy
Managing esophageal cancer during COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan
Ying Kai Chao, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Perspectives on the ISDE guidelines from different regions
Alessandro Repici, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy
Haruhiro Inoue, President of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, Japan
Noriya Uedo, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Japan
Philip W.Y. Chiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Innovations and techniques to reduce infection
Restarting endoscopy and surgery after COVID-19
The effect of treatment delays on patients with upper-GI cancers
Ying Kai Chao, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Linko, Taoyuan, Taiwan
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