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Multidisciplinary Approaches to Early Barrett's Cancer | Virtual Presentation

  • 18 Nov 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Online

Barrett’s Esophagus is associated with long-term gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Current practice is to screen select patients who have multiple risk factors for esophageal cancer and monitor those patients diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus for development of precancerous change (dysplasia).

This live presentation and discussion on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Early Barrett’s Cancer will cover advanced endoscopic imaging, endoscopic resection, the role of surgery and, surveillance and follow-up. Join us online on Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 - 13:30 GMT.

  • 07:00 - 08:30 EST New York
  • 13:00 - 14:30 CET Amsterdam
  • 21:00 - 22:30 JST Tokyo

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Sheila Krishnadath

Amsterdam University Medical Center (Netherlands)

Sheila Krishnadath obtained her PhD at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, where she completed her doctor's training and the preliminary specialisation in gastroenterology. She has been working as a researcher and gastrointestinal fellow at the AMC-UvA's Gastroenterology and Hepatology department since 2002. In 2005, Krishnadath was appointed to the medical staff as a gastroenterologist and in 2006 as principal investigator for research into translational gastrointestinal oncology.

Krishnadath's research is conducted in close collaboration with the Mayo Foundation (Minnesota, USA). As a postdoc she also worked at the renowned Mayo Clinic, where she began building the foundation of her ongoing research into biomarkers. In addition to these areas of research, her work has also played a key role in our understanding of the development of oesophageal tumours. Krishnadath has received various research grants for her work, including the European Research Council's (ERC) prestigious Starting Grant in 2011.

Prateek Sharma

University of Kansas Medical Center (USA)

moderator and speaker

Professor Prateek Sharma completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Professor Sharma’s research has focused on upper gastrointestinal diseases including Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer gastroesophageal reflux disease and evaluating novel imaging techniques for upper and lower gastrointestinal diseases. He has over 300 publications including original articles and book chapters related to these topics and has presented at major national and international meetings. Dr. Sharma has recently written an invited review article on Barrett’s esophagus in the New England Journal of Medicine. He recently co-edited a book entitled “Barrett’s Esophagus & Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.”

Professor Sharma has had publications in high impact journal including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Gut. He serves as a reviewer for most of the major medicine and gastroenterology subspecialty journals.

Expert Panel

Seiichiro Abe

National Cancer Center Hospital (Japan)

Dr. Seiichiro Abe M.D., Ph.D., FASGE graduated from Sapporo Medical University in 2002. He completed his short-term and chief residency training at Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Tokyo, Japan. He is now working as an attending endoscopist there.

Dr. Abe specializes in the endoscopic diagnosis of early gastrointestinal cancer in addition to advanced endoscopic therapy, including endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for esophageal, gastric, and colorectal cancers. His role at National Cancer Centre involves managing patients both in the outpatient and in-patient setting in addition to being an attending doctor in the endoscopy center performing many complex EMR/ ESD procedures.

Dr. Abe is an international educator in advanced endoscopy. In addition to training Japanese endoscopy trainees, he also teaches advanced endoscopic techniques to overseas endoscopists through international hands-on training and live demonstration. Furthermore, he is a member of the international editorial board in Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy performing many peer reviews. He contributed to scientific journals and congresses and received many best oral presentation awards, such as the first prize of the World Cup of Endoscopy in DDW2017 and many best reviewer awards in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, VideoGIE, Endoscopy, Digestive Endoscopy, and Digestion. In addition, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recognized him as the most awarded reviewer in 2020, having 7 awards in the past 4 years.

George Hanna

Imperial College (UK)

Professor George Hanna is head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College and Consultant Upper Gastro-intestinal surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust. He was trained in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland and obtained PhD (University of Dundee) in 1997, and FRCSEd (Gen Surg) in 2003. He joined Imperial College as Clinical Senior Lecturer and Upper Gastrointestinal Consultant Surgeon in 2003. His clinical work is based at Hammersmith Hospital and includes oesophageal and gastric cancer and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Professor Hanna leads NIHR programme for point of care diagnostics in cancer and gastrointestinal diseases (NIHR London IVD). The current interests of his laboratory revolve around volatile organic compounds analysis for biomarker discovery and understanding the molecular drivers of volatile compounds in an attempt to develop non-invasive breath test to diagnose gastrointestinal cancers. His educational research aims to develop competency assessment tools for training and quality assurance of surgical performance in randomised controlled trials.

Kenneth Wang

Mayo Clinic Rochester (USA)

Kenneth Wang is the Kathy and Russ Van Cleve Professor of Gastroenterology Research at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. He is the Director of the Barrett’s Esophagus Unit which specializes in translational research for diagnosis and therapy of esophageal neoplasia. He has been funded by the NIH for the past 26 consecutive years as a principal investigator on multiple grants. He is a past president of the ISDE and of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has received the Schindler Award from the ASGE, as well as the MASGE. He is a Fellow of the Japanese Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Society, AGA, ACG, and ACP. He has been an editor of Diseases of the Esophagus, associate editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has published over 300 manuscripts and 25 book chapters.

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