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ERAS and Perioperative Care in esophagectomy

  • 23 Jun 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online

Please join us for this live virtual presentation on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in Esophagectomy and hear from an international panel of speakers covering Prehabilitation and ERAS in MIE, Recommendations and Guidelines from the ERAS Society for esophagectomy, Early feeding post esophagectomy (Nutrient Trial), and Multimodal analgesia for minimally invasive esophagectomy, and case studies. 

Join us online on Wednesday, June 23rd at 17:00 GMT or:

New York 13:00-14:30 EDT
Los Angeles 10:00-11:30 PDT
London 18:00-19:30 BST
São Paulo 14:00-15:30 BRT
Amsterdam 19:00-20:30 CET
India 22:00-23:30 IST
Hong Kong +1 day 01:00-02:30 HKT

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 Edward Cheong, Norfolk and Norwich University   Hospital, United Kingdom

Edward is a Consultant Oesophagogastric Cancer and Laparoscopic Surgeon. He is also the Upper GI cancer Lead for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital 2010 to 2020 and introducing ERAS and MIE at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Achieving the shortest Length of Stay post MIE in UK for 10 years in a row! He did his specialist registrar Upper GI surgical training at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, and senior fellowship training in minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA with Professor J Luketich who pioneered the MIE. He has also trained in Barrett’s surveillance, Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for early oesophageal cancer by Professor B Jobe in Pittsburgh, USA. 



Shiv Rajan, King George Medical University, India

Shiv is a Surgical Oncologist and currently working as an Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology at the King George's Medical University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. After his post graduation, he completed his specialist training in Surgical Oncology at King George's Medical University and later joined the department as a consultant. He joined as a fellow in Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital. Shiv trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery at IRCAD institute in Taiwan and India.

He is an active clinical researcher in the field of oncology, and has a keen interest in Thoracic oncology and a special interest in Minimally invasive esophageal cancer surgery. Shiv is an active member of the ISDE and an Education committee member of this society to support its purpose. Also, he is an active member of other international societies, including ESTS, ESSO, ESDE, ASCO, and IASO. Shiv is Faculty Incharge of the Hospital Base Cancer Registry Programme of the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), India at the University hospital. He is the Principal Investigator in various departmental Intramural projects, Cancer Drug trial and International collaborative studies with NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery and the University of Birmingham.



 Suzanne Gisbertz, University of Amsterdam, The   Netherlands

Suzanne Gisbertz finished medical school at the AMC, University of Amsterdam in 2002. She did her surgical training at UMCU, Utrecht University and St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein until 2010 and her advanced gastro-intestinal and minimally invasive surgical training at VUmc, Amsterdam until 2012. She got her doctorate in 2009. She is currently a consultant upper-GI surgeon and principal investigator at the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam. She has been proctoring minimally invasive esophagectomies and gastrectomies at different centers in the Netherlands and abroad. Her main research topics are lymph node metastases and extent of lymphadenectomy in esophageal and gastric cancer, minimally invasive upper GI surgery and postoperative outcome, quality of life following upper GI surgery and surgical techniques (e.g. omentectomy vs omentumpreservation in gastrectomy, transhiatal versus transthoracic esophagectomy). She was recently appointed principal investigator at the University of Amsterdam.



Jonathon Francis, Anaesthetist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, United Kingdom

Jon Francis graduated from Sheffield University in 2000. He started his anaesthetic training in 2005 and took up his Consultant post in Norwich in 2013. During his training he worked in large teaching centres in Sheffield, Cambridge, Melbourne (Australia) and Norwich. His clinical areas of special interest are anaesthesia for upper GI surgery, thoracic surgery and obstetrics. He has a keen interest in teaching, and lectures regularly at the University of East Anglia Medical School on the subject of perioperative care for high-risk surgical patients. He also delivers teaching to anaesthetic trainees within the East Anglia region on thoracic anaesthesia and analgesia.


Donald Low, Surgeon, Virginia Mason Medical Center, USA

Donald Low, MD is the Director of the Esophageal Center of Excellence at the Digestive Disease Institute, President of the Ryan Hill Research Foundation, and Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Dr. Low’s clinical interests include all aspects of general Thoracic Surgery but are focused on the treatment of Esophageal Cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, benign tumors of the esophagus, primary and revisional antireflux surgery, paraesophageal hernia and achalasia.

Dr. Low is a Board Certified General Thoracic Surgeon, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He has received Honorary Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His research interests have focused on the improvement in pathways of care associated with esophagectomy and he is responsible for the ERAS Society Guidelines associated with esophagectomy. His other major research interests include assessing the importance of body composition on outcomes in patients with esophageal cancer and in standardizing outcome reporting and definitions associated with the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer. He is responsible for the formation of the Esophageal Complications Consensus Group (ECCG) and the International Online Esodata database and is President of the International Esodata Study Group (IESG).


Misha Luyer, Surgeon, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Misha Luyer was born in 1974 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. After Medical School at the University of Nijmegen he performed a research project at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester USA for approximately 1 year, after which he started his PhD at the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC) investigating the role of nutrition in modulating the inflammatory response following surgery. After his surgical training, he started as a fellow at the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven. In 2012 he was appointed consultant at the Catharina Hospital for Upper GI (+bariatric surgery) and pancreatic surgery with a special focus on the minimal invasive technique.

Since then he has been involved in the national training course for Upper GI surgery in Utrecht, is a proctor for the totally MIE and is chair of the Dutch Upper GI registry. His research focusses on optimizing recovering following minimal invasive Upper GI procedures. This involves all aspects of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery protocols and prehabilitation. In a recent trial was shown that early start of oral intake was feasible and safe and resulted in reduced hospital stay.

Jurgens Nortje, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, United Kingdom

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