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  • 03 Feb 2020 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    Prof. S.M. Chandramohan, President of APGCC 2020 and Founder and President of ESOINDIA invites you all to the 8th Asia Pacific Gastroesophageal Cancer Congress taking place this February 6-8, 2020 in Chennai, India.

    The theme of  APGCC & ESOINDIA 2020 is “Global Convergence”.

    You will be able to share your work and experience, exchange views and network with ‘who’s who’ in managing both benign and malignant diseases of Esophagus and Stomach from all specialties.

    Find the detailed congress information, including a list of the international and national faculty as well as the the full scientific program online at: http://www.apgccindia2020.org/

  • 27 Jan 2020 7:57 AM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to host the 2023 World Congress for Esophageal Diseases from any convention bureau within the European region.

    The ISDE is an international, multispecialty society founded in 1979 for the study of the esophagus in disease and in health. The goal of the congress is to promote the exchange of scientific and medical knowledge among specialists in the field, to maintain interchange with organizations and industries, and to encourage basic and clinical research in fields related to the esophagus.

    The last European congress was held during September 2018 in Vienna, Austria, exceeding all previous records for abstracts and attendance, and we look forward to returning to the region in 2023.

    Any convention bureau within the European region is invited to submit a letter of intent to host. ISDE member support is not required for the Letter of Intent stage.

    We are pleased to announce that leaders of the European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus will be participating in the review and selection process, representing the views of our European members. The final selection will be approved by the ISDE Executive Committee.

    Letters of intent are due by April 16, 2020.

    Visit the Bid Guidelines for more information and to download the Request For Proposal document.
  • 08 Jan 2020 8:38 AM | Anonymous

    ISDE President Prateek Sharma wishes you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2020 and invites you all to meet at the ISDE 2020 World Congress in Toronto, Canada, September 21 - 22, 2020.

    If you have not yet renewed your ISDE membership, Dr. Sharma invites you to do so and stay connected with the ISDE in 2020 and thereafter.

    If you are not a member yet, be cordially invited to join the society today to receive great benefits and be part of an international, multi-disciplinary community. 

  • 03 Jan 2020 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    Don't miss out on this great opportunity to present your research at the 17th ISDE World Congress for Esophageal Diseases (ISDE 2020), to be held in Toronto, Canada from September 21 to 23, 2020.

    Contribute to the scientific program of this outstanding global event by submitting your research today.

    Also review the detailed scientific program online.

  • 24 Dec 2019 5:51 AM | Anonymous

    Dear colleagues,

    As we approach the end of 2019, I would like to take this opportunity to send my sincere thanks to all of you who enabled the ISDE to support the society’s mission to promote the exchange of scientific and medical knowledge of the esophagus among specialists in the field.

    In 2020, we will be hosting the World Congress for Esophageal Diseases in Toronto, Canada from September 21-23. This is a fantastic opportunity for us all to join and share our experiences, knowledge and research.

    I really hope to see you there joining us all to further advance the clinical management and research of patients with esophageal diseases and to connect with peers.

    Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2020!

    On behalf of the ISDE Executive Committee

    Prateek Sharma,
    ISDE President 

  • 23 Dec 2019 6:51 AM | Anonymous

    Join us in Toronto, Canada, September 21-23, 2020 for the ISDE World Congress!

    The ISDE 2020 program committee prepared a highly engaging program including experts video sessions, mini-debates, pro-con sessions, case presentations and panel discussions, encouraging an active participation from the audience.

    Take a look at the ISDE2020 Preliminary Program featuring the following topics:

    • Management of Early Esophageal Cancer
    • Plenary Video Session on a How I Do It Theme - Endoscopic & Surgical Topics
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux
    • Barrett’s Esophagus - Screening and Surveillance
    • Barrett’s Esophagus – Endoscopic and Surgical Therapy
    • Surgical Techniques in Esophageal Cancer
    • Complications of Surgical and Endoscopic Interventions for Esophageal Disease
    • Staging, Workup and Decision Making for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer
    • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    • Treatment of Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer - Neoadjuvant Therapy
    • Esophageal Motility Disorders (Non-achalasia)
    • Other Topics in Advanced Esophageal Cancer
    • Large Hiatus Hernia / Paraesophageal Hernia
    • Management of Esophageal Emergencies (Encourage Videos)
    • Optimizing Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer - the Surgical Encounter – Winning at Both Ends?
    • Achalasia
    Make sure to be part of this highly engaging program and join us in Toronto, Canada, September 21-23, 2020.

    Abstract submission will open early January 2020!

  • 17 Dec 2019 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    By Manuel Pera

    Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hospital Universitario del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

    Dr. Enrique Moreno-Gonzalez, the 5th President of the ISDE, is well-known for his wide experience in general and digestive surgery with particular expertise in complex upper gastrointestinal procedures. He was one of the pioneers of esophageal surgery in Spain and one of the first leaders of liver and multivisceral transplantation in the 1980's.

    For a long time he served in various ISDE committees as well as in the Editorial Board of Diseases of the Esophagus and was president of the ISDE from 1995-1998. During his presidency, he introduced a number of new initiatives and hosted the 9th ISDE World Congress in Madrid in 2004.

    Read Dr. Moreno-Gonzalez' full presidential biography online.

    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 during the upcoming 2020 ISDE Congress in Toronto. 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)

  • 12 Dec 2019 9:09 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to Prof. Theodore Liakakos, ESDE 2019 congress president, and the ESDE board for submitting this meeting review.

    The ESDE 2019 congress was sucessfully held in Athens November 20-22, 2019.

    Two pre-congress courses on minimally invasive esophagectomy and on endoscopy as well as the opening ceremony featuring the welcome addresses from Prof. Magnus Nilsson and Prof. Theodore Liakakos were held on the first day.

    Updates on many “hot topics” were given by some of the most well-known international esophagologists.   Prof. John Reynolds, recently elected as ESDE General Secretary, gave the first “Christophe Mariette” lecture on “Multimodality Treatment in Esophageal Cancer”.

    The congress official dinner was a unique experience at the Acropolis Museum. 

    A joint session with the IGCA brought together different experiences to achieve our common tasks on adenocarcinoma of upper GI tract.

    Updates of multicentric studies and a young investigator meeting together with the activity of the educational committee were also part of the program.

    Abstracts from this meeting were published in Volume 32, Issue Supplement_2 in the Journal for Diseases of the Esophagus.*

    We had the opportunity to receive an update on the society journal DOTE from the editor, Giovanni Zaninotto, who presented the latest news from our journal.

    An invitation to the next meeting to be held in Milan, Italy, November 19-21, 2020 has been extended. In addition, the settings of future events (Leuven 2021 and Cologne 2022) have also been decided.  

    During the general assembly the new board has been elected: Magnus Nilsson became Past President, Riccardo Rosati President, John Reynolds General Secretary, Philippe Nafteux Treasurer, Peter Siersema and Edoardo Savarino as Councilors, and Richard Van Hillegesberg has been confirmed as chair of the educational committee.   Among the youngest, Jessie Elliott is chairman of the trainee chapter and Lucas Goense vice-chairman.


    The European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus is a valued Affiliated Society of ISDE. Due to this special partnership, abstracts presented at the meeting were published as a supplement of the ISDE society journal Diseases of the Esophagus, and are accessible to ISDE Members and DOTE subscribers.

  • 03 Dec 2019 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    Watch the Discussion on Endoscopic Therapy in Barrett's Esophagus

    Roundtable 4. Episode 3.

    Barrett’s Esophagus is associated with long-term gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Current practice is to screen select patients who have multiple risk factors for esophageal cancer and monitor those patients diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus for development of precancerous change (dysplasia). Patients who are at higher risk of progressing to esophageal cancer may benefit from endoscopic therapy. 

    An expert roundtable discussion on the management of Barrett’s Esophagus was recorded in three episodes during the 16th World Congress for Esophageal Diseases in Vienna, Austria. In Episode 3 our panelists discuss who should be treated, tools and skills required in endoscopic therapy, alternative therapies, the role of RFA, challenges, techniques and practices, other modalities and surveillance after treatment.

    Thanks to our international panelists:

    • Vani Konda, Baylor University Medical Center, USA
    • Gary Falk, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Philadelphia, USA
    • Prateek Sharma, University of Kansas School of Medicine and VA Medical Center, USA
    • Peter Siersema, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
    • Kenneth Wang, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA

    Visit isde.net/barrett-esophagus for more information, resources and earlier episodes. 

  • 28 Nov 2019 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    EACSGE (Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Study Group Europe) Symposium

    February 13-14, 2020 in Bologna, Italy

    The first EACSGE (Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Study Group Europe) Symposium that will be held on February 13-14, 2020 at the Royal Hotel Carlton in Bologna, Italy, is a joined effort of the Universities of Bologna, Genova, Helsinki, of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, and the National Oncologic IRST/IRCCS (Scientific Institute for Treatment and Research) of Meldola ( FC), Italy.

    This first EACSGE Symposium will have a clear focus on the outcomes of disease biology and evolution; in addition, innovative study protocols, translational and early clinical studies on esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s esophagus will be presented.  Advanced Program.

    The aim of the meeting is that discussion among eminent biologists, oncologists, pathologists, gastroenterologists and surgeons, will produce research programs aimed to identify new therapeutic strategies based on the identification of case by case biological patterns by means of bio-molecular prognostic and progression markers.

    This multi-disciplinary meeting is offered to clinicians and scientists in the field of genomic medicine, pathology, gastroenterology, oncology and surgery with special interest in esophageal diseases.

    Registration and information on abstract submission and deadline are available online. 

    For detailed information, please visit: www.EACSGE.org

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