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ESDE 2019 Annual Meeting: Program Highlights

30 Aug 2019 6:20 AM | Anonymous

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

  • Surgical course – live videos (MIE-abdominal, MIE-thoracic, Robotics)
  • Endoscopy-hands on

The “Christophe Mariette” Lecture on Multimodality Treatment in esophageal cancer

Hot topics

  • Is esophageal cancer the next malignancy that should be considered for screening: what is the evidence
  • New technology, AI and robotics in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Robotic esophageal surgery: State-of-the-art
  • Results from the International Oesophagogastric Anastomosis Audit (OGAA)
  • Immunotherapy: a panacea for the future?

Main topics

  • Staging in esophageal cancer: Where are we heading
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • GERD – Refractory GERD
  • Optimizing outcomes in multimodality treatment of esophageal cancer
  • Surgical strategies for esophageal cancer
  • Joint session with IGCA
  • Facing Achalasia
  • Difficult cases and a step forward?
  • Paraesophageal hernias
  • Complications post esophagectomy

Challenging cases

  • Management of refractory esophageal strictures
  • Boerhaave syndrome
  • Hiatal hernia with motility disorders
  • Esophageal foreign bodies
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis

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


Affiliated Societies



International  Interdisciplinary  Everything Esophageal


The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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