President's Message: Kenneth K. Wang, MD
It is truly an honor and privilege to become the next president of the International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus. I am coming after there have been many significant and important changes to the organization that have been instituted by the previous president, Dr. Jeffrey Peters and the executive director Dr. Mark Ferguson. They have truly worked very hard to further evolve this society operationally into an international collaboration of physicians who are dedicated to esophageal diseases. The World Congress in Vancouver is a testament to the hard work of its current leadership. It is a daunting task to take over from such accomplished leaders in the field.
I owe a great debt of gratitude to Professors Andre Duranceau and Tom DeMeester who first introduced me to this society in Montreal at it Seventh World Congress in 1998...