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  • 16 Apr 2020 4:40 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month Collection

    Diseases of the Esophagus has curated a reading list of recent esophageal cancer articles from the journal in recognition of Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Check out the new collection freely through June 30, 2020 to explore the relationship between cancer and the esophagus.

    Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis

    Perioperative immunonutrition in esophageal cancer patients undergoing esophagectomy: the first meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
    Wang Mingliang ; Ke Zhangyan; Fan Fangfang; Wang Huizhen; Li Yongxiang

    Read free article here...

    Benign Esophageal Disease
    Clinical outcome after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in patients with GERD and PPI refractory heartburn
    Katrin Schwameis; Daniel Oh; Kyle M Green ; Brenda Lin; Jörg Zehetner ...

    Read article here...

    Liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy-based multimodal endoscopic management of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus and early esophageal neoplasia: retrospective review and long-term follow-up at an academic tertiary care referral center
    Vivek Kaul ; Krystle Bittner; Asad Ullah; Shivangi Kothari

    Read article here...

    Better view by detachable string magnetically controlled capsule endoscopy for esophageal observation: a retrospective comparative study
    J Song; T Bai; L Zhang ; X-L Xiang; X-P Xie ...

    Read article here...

    Malignant Esophageal Disease

    Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) compared to conventional minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) for esophageal cancer: a propensity-matched analysis
    E Tagkalos; L Goense; M Hoppe-Lotichius ; J P Ruurda; B Babic ...

    Read article here...

    Post-treatment mortality after definitive chemoradiotherapy versus resection for esophageal cancer
    W Jiang; V Verma; W Haque ; A C Moreno; M Koshy ...

    Read article here...

    Routine use of feeding jejunostomy in oesophageal cancer resections: results of a survey in England
    J C Tham; G Dovell; R G Berrisford ; M L Humphreys; T J Wheatley ...

    Read article here...

    Diagnostic criteria and symptom grading for delayed gastric conduit emptying after esophagectomy for cancer: international expert consensus based on a modified Delphi process
    M Konradsson ; M I van Berge Henegouwen; C Bruns; M A Chaudry; E Cheong ...

    Read article here...

    The effect of scissor-type versus non-scissor-type knives on the technical outcomes in endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial esophageal cancer: a multi-center retrospective study
    Mitsuru Esaki; Yasuyo Hayashi; Hisatomo Ikehara ; Eikichi Ihara; Toshiki Horii ...

    Read article here...

  • 16 Apr 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Editors for the Diseases of the Esophagus Journal are pleased to invite submissions for the top original research manuscript by a junior faculty or trainee author accepted for publication in the Journal. To qualify the first author of the manuscript must be a trainee physician or a junior faculty physician and the manuscript must have been accepted for publication between January 1 – December 31, 2019. The winner will receive complimentary registration to the 17th World Congress for Esophageal Diseases, 2 nights accommodation and travel grant of USD $750 to attend the congress.

    Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020 by email to DiseasesoftheEsophagus@oup.com.

    For additional information including criteria visit the 2019 Best Junior Faculty/Trainee Manuscript Award Letter online.

  • 08 Apr 2020 7:11 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    Optimizing outcomes for patients is central to the work of ISDE members and their colleagues. This session will include six different topics covered by speakers from around the world, including:

    • John Reynolds, St. James's Hospital, Ireland - Metrics and measuring outcomes – in 2020 what should we be achieving?
    • Don Low, Virginia Mason Medical Center, USA - Enhanced recovery programs (ERAS) – do they make a difference?
    • Franco Carli, Mcgill University, Canada - Prehabilitation – avoiding deconditioning during neoadjuvant therapy.
    • Magnus Nilsson, Karolinska Institute, Sweden - Which patients? – Picking the winners
    • Gail Darling, University of Toronto, Canada - Selecting the surgeon – who should be operating for esophageal cancer?
    • Peter Slinger, University of Toronto, Canada - Selecting the anesthetist – Who should be gassing for esophageal cancer?

    This session is scheduled on Wednesday, September 23, 2020  at 10:30 am EST in the Plenary Room. Further details will soon be available online at the ISDE 2020 congress website.

  • 08 Apr 2020 4:20 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    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)

  • 01 Apr 2020 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus has prepared a guidance statement on the management of GI-endoscopy and surgery during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    There is an immediate need for ISDE members and the community at large to be fully informed about the indications and protections that may need to be taken. This is not intended to be a clinical guideline due to lack of current evidence, and this statement may be updated from time-to-time, as required.

    Find out more at:

    Full Guidance Statement on Management of upper GI-Endoscopy & Surgery in COVID-19 outbreak


    Prateek Sharma, President
    International Society for Disease of the Esophagus

  • 06 Mar 2020 2:09 AM | Anonymous

    Meet the “Diseases of the Esophagus” Editors

    Back by popular demand, this session is intended for those who have, or wish to have, their manuscripts published in the Disease of the Esophagus Journal.

    Meet with and hear directly from the Editors Giovanni Zaninotto and Neil Gupta on such topics as my manuscript was rejected: why? And what now?; my manuscript was considered by needed major revisions. What now?; and the impact of manuscripts – what is it and why do journals care? This practical session will offer helpful tips for getting published.

    Further session details will soon be available online at the ISDE 2020 congress website.

    The Journal for Diseases of the Esophagus is the official journal of the ISDE and is the only journal where Gastroenterologists, Surgeons, Pediatric Surgeons, Pathologists, Radiologists, and Oncologists share their experiences and publish their research on esophageal diseases. The Impact Factor of the journal continues to increase and the journal receives more than 500 manuscripts each year. 

  • 06 Mar 2020 1:33 AM | Anonymous

    By Philippe Nafteux, MD PhD

    Clinical Head Department of Thoracic Surgery, Director Esophageal Cancer Care program, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    Prof. Lerut's presidency can be described as a key period for ISDE, introducing a number of important changes focusing on the society's evolvement and further establishment as a multidisciplinary society.

    Based on his experience in Leuven but also of his fellowships with David Skinner and Tom DeMeester at the University of Chicago, USA, he quickly understood that multidisciplinary approach was the cornerstone for understanding and treating esophageal diseases and furthermore that international collaboration and networking would become increasingly important in the future. Both ideas would remain the beacons defining the way for his long and successful career. Professor Lerut has been awarded honorary fellowships in 14 prestigious organizations.

    Explore the life and contributions of Antoon (Toni) Lerut, ISDE President from 2001-2004, a key period in which the goals of the society were clearly defined in Diseases of the Esophagus, Volume 33, Issue 1, January 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)

  • 03 Mar 2020 8:05 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to Prof S M Chandramohan, President, APGCC and Founder and President, ESOINDIA for submitting this academic meeting report.

    The 8th Asia Pacific Gastroesophageal Cancer Congress and ESOINDIA 2020 was organised in Chennai, India, February 6th to 8th, 2020. The host was ESOINDIA (www.esoindia.org) and the institutional support was from SRIHER. It was organised by Prof S M Chandramohan, President APGCC and Founder & President of ESOINDIA.

    The theme of the congress was “Global Convergence” – convergence of all specialists managing diseases of esophagus and stomach from all over the world. There were 13 international faculties from 8 countries and 70 national faculties of international repute. The congress benefited around 300 delegates which included faculty members from all specialities, post graduates and medical students.

    The International Faculty included:

    • Kulwinder S Dua, USA
    • Sridhar Rathinam, UK
    • Mark Smithers, Australia
    • Inian Samarasam, Australia
    • Cuong Duong, Australia
    • Long Duy Vo, Vietnam
    • Simon Law (Tele Lecture), Hong Kong
    • Ramesh Gurunathan, Malaysia
    • Mahadevan D Tata, Malaysia
    • Jimmy So, Singapore
    • HK Yang, Korea
    • Masanori Tereshima, Japan
    • Takeshi Sano, Japan
    The sessions covered every aspect of both benign and malignant diseases with contributions from Gastroenterologists, GI Surgeons, General Surgeons, Pathologists and Medical Oncologists.

    On Day 1, all the experts delivered video-lectures on “How I do it”- teaching the tips and tricks. Day 2 and 3 had Orations, Invited lectures, Symposia on Surgery, endoscopy, current trials, recent advances and complications.

    The conference had few unique sessions:

    Special Orations

    • Prof N Rangabashyam Oration delivered by Prof Takeshi Sano, Japan on “Gastric Cancer Treatment: Current situation and perspective in Japan”.
    • Dr K S Krishnagopal endowment oration delivered by Prof HK Yang, Korea on “The vision of Precision Surgery”.
    • A special session where survivor volunteers interacted with experts.
    • A session where students interacted with experts on opportunities on training abroad for career development.

    We have introduced a special session named “SYMP-PANEL” which had the components of symposium.  Presentations were made with power point and an interactive panel discussion was added as an extension of the symposium with experts in the field as panelists to answer questions and clear any doubts of delegates.

    The sessions will soon be uploaded on the ESOINDIA YouTube Channel after obtaining consent from faculty members and survivor volunteers.

    Link to meeting photographs: http://www.esoindia.org/8thapgcc


  • 19 Feb 2020 7:21 PM | Anonymous

    The ISDE Executive Committee is pleased to announce the introduction of a new service available only to members. Starting February 2020, the society will begin distributing research surveys or questionnaire studies to members from members.

    The ISDE is committed to promoting the exchange of scientific and medical knowledge of the esophagus among specialists in the field and this is one more way in which ISDE can achieve this. The majority of surveys we accept are research based and have passed a formal vetting process. Only surveys’ that seek to investigate or expand on scientific or medical knowledge of the esophagus will be shared. A fee of USD 500 will apply per request.

    Find out more in the Members Area online or contact info@isde.net for more information.

  • 18 Feb 2020 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Showcase your Expertise to 1,000+ Industry Experts and submit your abstract today

    We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to submit your oral, poster or video presentations to the 17th ISDE World Congress on Esophageal Diseases, taking place in Toronto, Canada, September 21-23, 2020.

    Let's work together to exchange scientific and medical knowledge of the esophagus.

    Abstract submission deadline has been extended and now closes on February 28, 2020 (23:59 EST)

    Also review the detailed scientific program online.

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