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Young ISDE Dragon's Den at 2023 World Congress in Toronto, Canada

04 Oct 2023 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Young ISDE Dragon’s Den took place during the 19thISDE Congress and was aimed to encourage and enable young researchers to execute their research ideas. After initial review of submitted research projects, the highest scoring projects were pitched to an international panel of experts during the Dragon’s Den live event. The dragons provided the projects with feedback that can be used to further improve the research projects. The winner(s) of the Dragon’s Den received a USD $500 incentive prize to aid starting up her/his project, and the winning project(s) will be supported by Young ISDE and the Research & Database Committee. How will Young ISDE support the winning project? They will be assisting with setting up contacts for multicenter studies &creating attention and awareness via international networks. The Young ISDE committee aims to promote education; the exchange of scientific and medical knowledge of the esophagus among a community of trainees and young investigators from medical, surgical, associate health groups, and to facilitate the establishment of scientific connections between trainees, early career clinicians, and young investigators in the field. 

At the announcement of the winning project, the dragons declared that all Research Projects were Phenomenal, and they would be extending the prize money to all the projects pitched. 

We want to congratulate our first Winners of the Dragon's Den 

Winning project:  

Dr. Xuefeng Leng -Development of a Predictive Model for Prognostic and Recurrent Risk Factors in Esophageal Cancer: Integrating Modern Treatment Approaches  

Runner up: 

Dr. Hidde Overtoom - Centralization of esophageal cancer surgery - an international Delphi consensus study 

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