Go through the ISDE 2021 Congress Supplement. Abstracts submitted to the 17th ISDE World Congress for Esophageal Diseases are now available online.
See the full table of contents here.
Congratulations to the DOTE Award winners who were recognized during today's DOTE Awards ceremony, at the ISDE World Congress. The Diseases of the Esophagus Journal awards were created in 2018 to recognize outstanding junior faculty members and help promote professional and educational interest in the esophagus and related diseases. Since last year's Congress was cancelled due to Covid-19, the winners were recognized today for both 2020 and 2021. Well done to the following winners and thank you for your support of the Diseases of the Esophagus journal.
Best Junior Faculty/Trainee Manuscript Award
2021 - Evangelos Tagkalos
University of Mainz, Department of General Surgery and Transplants, Germany
Evangelos is a Junior Consultant at the University of Mainz. His main interests are esophageal cancer surgery and robotic surgery. The title of his awarded article is: Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) compared to conventional minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) for esophageal cancer: a propensity-matched analysis.
2020 - Katrin Schwameis
University of Vienna/ Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, Austria/USA
Katrin is a Consultant at the Vienna School of Medicine Department of General Surgery (Division of Visceral Surgery). She spent two years as a fellow in minimally invasive and foregut surgery at the Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Her main interests are esophageal motility disorders, esophageal functioning testing, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The title of her awarded article is: Clinical outcome after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in patients with GERD and PPI refractory heartburn.
Outstanding Junior Faculty Peer Reviewer Award
2021 - Fredrik Klevebro
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Digestive Diseases, Stockholm, Sweden
Fredrik Klevebro works at Karolinska Institutet. His main interests are Esophageal and Gastric cancer, Mini-invasive surgery, and Epidemiology.
2020 – Joonas Kauppila
University of Oulu, Finland, Sweden
Joonas Kauppila, Assistant Professor of Surgery, received his M.D. in 2013 and Ph.D. in 2014 from Oulu, Finland. He became a lecturer in Cancer Biology in 2015, at the age of 27 years, as one of the youngest faculty members in medical sciences ever in Finland. Joonas worked as a Research Fellow at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, from 2016 until 2019.
October 12, 2021 13:00-14:30 GMT
Join a global panel of speakers at a webinar devoted to registries and audits in esophagogastric cancer surgery. The importance of registries in monitoring quality of care is discussed. Furthermore, a series of registries from all around the world are presented with their set-up, results and effect on national or regional outcomes, and the way research is incorporated into these registries. Also, patient reported outcomes and audit-based research is discussed. Registration is free. To find out more details, click here.
Check out the latest DOTE issue for articles on Benign Esophageal and Malignant Esophageal Diseases.
See the full table of contents here.
As part of our ISDE 40th Anniversary celebration, you’ll read in upcoming months about each of the ISDE Congresses. This article summarizes the 15th and 16th ISDE World Congresses.
The 15th ISDE World Congress was held in Singapore in 2016 (Figure 1) in close conjunction with the Formula 1 autoracing competition (Figure 2). This overlap in events attracted a number of registrants who came for the F-1 race and stayed for the Congress. This was the ISDE’s first meeting in East Asia outside of Japan, and was hailed as a big success. The Congress was presided over by the ISDE President, Prof. Ken Wang (Figure 3). The city provided a very relaxed multicultural experience, as exemplified by the Congress Dinner venue in the Singapore Gardens (Figure 4). Casual exploration of the wide variety of foods and cultures was a frequent pastime of attendees (Figures 5A, 5B).
The 16th ISDE World Congress took place in Vienna, Austria, in September 2018, with a notable opening ceremony featuring local classical music and dancing (Figure 6), and the venue was the University of Vienna (Figure 7), a venerated institution famous for graduates such as Freud, Mahler, Gödel, Paracelsus, and Schrödinger. The ISDE President was Professor Yuko Kitagawa (Figure 8). The attendance was the largest recorded for an ISDE World Congress (Figure 9), the scientific program was diverse and interesting, and the weather was excellent, permitting outdoor display of the scientific posters (Figure 10). The venue for the gala dinner featured the spectacular Vienna City Hall (Figure 11).
Figure 2. Formula 1 race in Singapore in 2016.
Figure 3. ISDE President, Prof. Ken Wang, opening the 15th World Congress.
Figure 4. Singapore Gardens.
Figures 5A and 5B. Trying out ethnic cuisine, including Singapore chili crab.
Figure 6. Opening ceremony for the 16th World Congress in Vienna, Austria.
Figure 7. University of Vienna, site of the 16th World Congress.
Figure 8. Professor Kitagawa, ISDE President during the 16th World Congress.
Figure 9. Networking during the 16th World Congress.
Figure 10. Poster viewing during the 16th World Congress.
Figure 11. The gala dinner in Vienna City Hall.
Check out Virtual NeuroGastro 2021, an industry event that may be of interest to you.
This year’s biennial NeuroGASTRO Meeting will take place in virtual fashion for the very first time. Between September 2nd to 4th, 2021, they will deliver topics such as:
For the programme and registration details, click here.
The approach to managing achalasia has been streamlined, but management of non-achalasia motility disorders remains challenging. The ISDE (International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus) hosted a virtual presentation focused on the evaluation and management of non-achalasia motility disorders moderated by Michael Vaezi, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA.
During this 60-minute presentation panelists discussed opioid induced esophageal dysfunction, non-achalasia spastic disorders (jackhammer, distal esophageal spasm), and hypomotility disorders (ineffective esophageal motility and esophageal aperistalsis).
The ISDE wishes to sincerely thank the following individuals for their contributions to this presentation:
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Learn more and network with others around the world at the upcoming 17th ISDE Virtual World Congress for Esophageal Diseases from September 27-30, 2021.
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Welcome to our new Associate Editor for Social Media, Dr. Jessie Elliott. Jessie is a young, brilliant researcher at Trinity College and the Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute in Dublin, Ireland, and she chairs the Young Investigator Group of the European Society of Esophageal Diseases. She will be responsible for expanding our journal's visibility among virtual communities and social media platforms. We are thrilled to welcome Jessie as a member of the Diseases of the Esophagus editorial board.
Quality of Life and symptom assessment in para esophageal hernias a systematic literature review of reporting standards
Treatment with compounded fluticasone suspension improves the clinical, endoscopic, and histologic features of eosinophilic esophagitis
The ISDE (International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus) hosted a virtual presentation on functional heartburn and reflux hypersensitivity, commonly encountered but often overlooked. During this 60-minute presentation Ronnie Fass presented two functional esophageal disorders that are common, yet often overlooked, and play an important role in diagnosing and managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Joan Chen followed up with two cases to help illustrate these disorders and questions were answered from a live audience. This live presentation was recorded on July 29, 2021, moderated by Bradley Kendall.
Checkout other presentations on the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Playlist
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