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  • 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 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)

  • 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


  • 25 Feb 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 April 1, 2020 by email to DiseasesoftheEsophagus@oup.com.

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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