by Mark K. Ferguson
Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Dr. David Skinner, the 4th President of the ISDE, was a world-renowned surgeon, educator, scholar, and leader. He participated in the formation of the ISDE, hosted two international congresses in 1983 and 1989, and made important advances in the ISDE during his presidential tenure 1992-1995.
Find out more about David Skinner's profile and research in Diseases of the Esophagus, Volume 32, Issue 10, October 2019.
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)
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:
Abstract submission will open in December 2019!
4th International Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
March 24-29 in Adelaide Australia
On behalf of the Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANGMA), it is my pleasure to invite you to FNM 2020 which will take place in Adelaide, Australia March 24-29, 2020. We are delighted that ISDE has agreed to endorse this meeting.
FNM is the umbrella organization of international multidisciplinary societies dedicated to the study of motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, neurogastroenterology and functional gut disorders. ANGMA is delighted to be hosting the first such meeting held in the Southern Hemisphere.
This meeting will showcase research from surgeons, physicians and bench scientists and we have prepared an extensive multidisciplinary program which we hope you will find very interesting and informative.
Preceding the formal Scientific Program, there will be a strong Postgraduate Course which will provide a update of our field and will prove invaluable to our trainees. A masterclass in the POEM procedure will be held, and various satellite meetings will round off an exceptional week of science.
Adelaide is famous for its outstanding wine, food and arts culture. The Convention Centre is in close proximity to many pristine beaches. FNM2020 will be held at the end of the Australian summer, providing the ideal climate to enjoy the meeting and the attractions that Adelaide and surrounding areas have to offer.
With the Australian dollar currently at a relatively low level, flights, accommodation and tourism can be remarkably inexpensive. We hope to be able to welcome you to Adelaide for FNM 2020. Please visit our web page for further information: www.fnm2020.org.au
Dr Geoff Kohn MBBS, MSurg, FRACS, FACS
Nick Spencer, PhD
Chair, Local Organizing Committee
Stuart Brierley, PhD
Co-Chair, Local Organizing Committee
Watch the Discussion on Assessment in Barrett’s Esophagus and Risks for Progression to Cancer
Roundtable 4. Episode 2.
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 2 our panelists discuss high quality exams and biopsy protocols, risks for progression to cancer, endoscopic enhanced imaging technologies, and more.
Thanks to our international panelists:
Visit isde.net/barrett-esophagus for more information, resources and earlier episodes.
Listen to ISDE President, Prateek Sharma, discuss our latest achievements in the September/October Esophagram.
Watch the Discussion on Screening and Diagnosis for Barrett’s Esophagus
Roundtable 4. Episode 1.
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 1 our panelists discuss current challenges on screening for Barrett’s Esophagus, screening methods that are costly and not always accessible, standardization of endoscopic findings, effect of alternative and disruptive technologies, thoughts on improving screening criteria and methodologies.
Visit isde.net/barrett-esophagus for more information and resources.
by Arnulf Hoelscher
JR Siewert’s clinical focus was oncological surgery, especially of the upper gastrointestinal tract but also functional, benign diseases of the esophagus and stomach. These were also the main subjects of his clinical research: refinements of the technique for esophageal and gastric surgery, prognostic factors of esophageal and gastric cancer, neoadjuvant therapy, and response prediction. The classification of adenocarcinomas of the esophagogastric junction in Type I, II, and III is combined with his name.
by Hideaki Shimada
Dr. Kiyoshi Inokuchi can be considered a pioneer among Japanese surgeons with his development and modification of a number of techniques related to esophageal varices, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology.
Dr. Inokuchi played an important role in the establishment of the ISDE. He became first vice-President of ISDE in 1984, and President in 1986.
Find out more about Dr. Inokuchi's profile and research in his presidential biography.
ESDE 2019 Congress President Theodore Liakakos invites you to attend this year's ESDE Annual Meeting in Athens, Greece on November 20-22, 2019.
The goal of this meeting is to present advances in the field of esophageal diseases and the scientific program features a range of multidisciplinary topics including:
Two (2) Pre-Courses
The “Christophe Mariette” Lecture on Multimodality Treatment in esophageal cancer
The Preliminary Scientific Program can be found online.
See here for the list of confirmed Invited Speakers.
Reduced registration fees are available to ESDE Members.
The ISDE was pleasantly surprised to be the recipient of a Facebook Fundraiser initiated by Shania Singleton in the USA earlier this year.
Shania chose the society because the ISDE mission meant a lot to her and 100% of the proceeds will be put into the ISDE Reserve Fund.
Patients, friends and families can be great ambassadors for our profession and are happy to show this in a number of ways including fundraising. Facebook fundraisers are easy to setup and individuals can select a non-profit organization like ISDE to receive donations directly.
Next time a patient or someone they know asks you what they can do to raise awareness and support, we hope you will consider telling them about this.
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