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  • 30 Oct 2020 7:08 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    All three 120 minute webinars from Virtually the Best of ISDE 2020 are now available on-demand on our virtual library. Visit the ISDE Virtual Library for more details. ISDE members receive free access!

  • 30 Oct 2020 7:07 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    The new ISDE Challenging Cases Facebook group provides a platform for discussing cases and challenges on diseases of the esophagus. It is a case study driven, multidisciplinary discussion group. All posts follow HIPAA compliance rules. A multitude of topics is covered including but not limited to unique presentations of invasive lymphoma in the esophagus, dermatologic esophageal interactions, and surgical treatment of esophageal scleroderma.

  • 30 Oct 2020 7:04 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    Checkout the latest DOTE issue for articles on Benign Esophageal and Malignant Esophageal Diseases; See the full table of contents.

    Review a collection of the top ten articles from recent years in a reading list.

    Proton pump inhibitors do not increase the risk of dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies 

    DOTE Volume 33, Issue 10 | Editor's Choice

    Free Article

    Published studies have reported variable results on the association between duration of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use and the risk of dementia. An extensive literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar, and Cochrane for studies examining the risk of cognitive decline and dementia among PPI users versus non-PPI users in prospective studies. Retrospective database linkage studies, case reports, case series, editorials, uncontrolled cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, and review articles were excluded. Read the full Proton pump inhibitors article for free.

    Gastric ischemic preconditioning may reduce the incidence and severity of anastomotic leakage after οesophagectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    DOTE Volume 33, Issue 10| Editor's Choice

    Free Article

    Anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy is a severe and life-threatening complication. Gastric ischemic preconditioning is a strategy for the improvement of anastomotic healing. Aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to investigate the impact of gastric ischemic preconditioning on postoperative morbidity. A systematic literature search was performed to identify studies comparing patients undergoing gastric ischemic preconditioning before esophagectomy with nonpreconditioned patients. Continue to read the Gastric ischemic preconditioning article for free.

  • 30 Oct 2020 7:03 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    It's almost the end of the year which means it may be time to renew your ISDE membership. New memberships or renewals submitted from now until the end of the year are carried over to January 1, 2022.

  • 30 Oct 2020 7:02 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce the newly elected Officers and Executive Committee of the 2020 - 2021 ISDE Board of Directors. See who they are on the Board of Directors page.

  • 13 Oct 2020 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    As an international society the ISDE has strived for diversity through its leadership, membership, education and research initiatives by becoming more multidisciplinary in its makeup. We recognize that being more diverse can mean more than this and can also change from time-to-time. With that in mind we felt it was time to put this commitment into words, tell you how we will work towards being more diverse and how you can help.

    The Board of Directors for the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) is pleased to introduce the ISDE Position Statement on Diversity and Inclusion. We recognize the strength in diversity and promote a culture of equity, where all individuals are given access to the same opportunities. We will welcome and encourage diversity throughout the ISDE membership, educational events, committees, and community engagements, both individually and collectively among members.

    Open Position Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

    How can you help?

    • Recommend diverse committee members, speakers or experts to committee chairs and/or ISDE leaders
    • Forward our calls for volunteers, proposals, and/or awards to relevant affinity groups with the message that we are looking for diverse candidates
    • Circulate our calls for abstracts, papers and other submissions widely amongst colleagues including those from marginalized groups, and encourage students from underrepresented groups to participate
    • Speak up when you see marginalization and intimidation, and offer feedback on ISDE’s ongoing strategies for creating an environment that values and respects diversity
    • Share your ideas and best practices for how we can realize our vision
  • 30 Sep 2020 7:20 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    The vision of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) is to be a leader in the development and dissemination of information about the esophagus. It achieves this through its official journal Diseases of the Esophagus covering all aspects of the esophagus – etiology, investigation and diagnosis, the World Congress, maintaining a network of specialist around the world through membership, virtual presentations on key topics such as esophageal cancer, barrett’s esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), and more.

    Professor Prateek Sharma, Gastroenterologist at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and VA Medical Center, served as President of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) from 2018-2020. A leader in the field of upper gastrointestinal diseases including Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, Professor Sharma brought a wealth of experience and insight to this key leadership role. In this video Professor Sharma reflects on his term as President of ISDE including some of the society’s achievements.

    Learn more:

    ISDE Guidelines 
    Diseases of the Esophagus Journal (DOTE) 
    Literature Updates
    World Congress
    ISDE News 

    Interested in joining our community? Find out more about becoming a member at www.isde.net/membership

  • 29 Sep 2020 8:22 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    Checkout the latest DOTE issue for articles on Benign Esophageal and Malignant Esophageal Diseases; See the full table of contents.

    Persistent indefinite for dysplasia in Barrett’s esophagus is a risk factor for dysplastic progression to low-grade dysplasia

    DOTE Volume 33, Issue 9 | Editor's Choice

    Free Article

    Patients with Barrett’s esophagus (BE) are at increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). The risk is largely based on the degree of dysplasia. Dysplasia cannot always be differentiated from inflammatory changes, and therefore may be classified as indefinite for dysplasia (IND). The risk of progressive dysplasia in patients with IND is unclear. Our aim is to characterize the risk of progression in US veterans with BE-IND. Read the full Persistent indefinite for dysplasia article for free.

    Delivering esophago-gastric cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom: a surgical perspective


    DOTE Volume 33, Issue 9| Editor's Choice

    Free Article

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the provision of medical care. Planning to ensure there is capability to treat those that become ill with the virus has led to an almost complete moratorium on elective work. This study evaluates the impact of COVID-19 on cancer, in particular surgical intervention, in patients with esophago-gastric cancer at a high-volume tertiary center. Read the Delivering esophago-gastric cancer care article for free.

  • 29 Sep 2020 8:20 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    ISDE 2020 Abstract Supplement Abstracts submitted to the 17th ISDE World Congress are now available online. See the full table of contents.

  • 29 Sep 2020 12:52 PM | ISDE Office (Administrator)

    Dr. Kitagawa served as the 14th ISDE President: During Presidency he helped the society become the premier multidisciplinary international organization focused on esophageal diseases. At that time, its biennial congress aimed to gather all specialties involved in the clinical management and research of patients with esophageal diseases.

    Find out more about Dr. Kitagawa and the various societies he has made an impact in throughout his career in Diseases of the Esophagus, Volume 33 Issue 8, August 2020.

    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, visit our Celebrating 40 Years page to find out more. 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) 

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