Vol. 7 Issue 1 - January 2020
Registration for the ISDE World Congress 2020 is now open!

ISDE President, Prateek Sharma, invites you all to Toronto, Canada, where this year's ISDE world congress will take place, gathering together all specialties involved in the clinical management and research of patients with esophageal diseases.
Come to Toronto, September 21-23, 2020 and enjoy this vibrant and multicultural city which perfectly suits the ISDE's international makeup and provides an excellent platform for a great congress, where the latest clinical and scientific knowledge can be shared. Toronto is one of the fastest growing cities and enjoys a very modern image in today’s world by combining easy accessibility from all over the world with great infrastructure.
Register early to maximize savings and secure your spot!


Prateek Sharma
ISDE President
Abstract submissions for the ISDE World Congress 2020 closes on February 20, 2020

We are currently seeking abstract submissions for oral, poster and video presentations for the 17th ISDE World Congress for Esophageal Diseases (ISDE 2020).

Submit your research today to be a part of this fantastic global event!
Efficacy of cryotherapy as first line therapy in patients with Barrett's neoplasia: a systematic review and pooled analysis

DOTE Volume 32, Issue 11 | Featured Article
Cryotherapy has been used as salvage therapy; however, its efficacy as first line treatment in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) neoplasia has not been well studied. The aim of this paper was to perform a systematic review to look at the efficacy of cryotherapy as the primary treatment of BE.  Read the full review and analysis online.

Eosinophil granule major basic protein 1 deposition in eosinophilic esophagitis correlates with symptoms independent of eosinophil counts

DOTE Volume 32, Issue 11| Featured Article

In patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), symptoms often do not correlate with peak eosinophil counts (PEC) determined on histopathological examination of biopsy specimens. This may be because eosinophils degranulate during active disease and lose their morphological identity as intact cells and, therefore, are not enumerated on microscopic examination.
The study sought to determine whether symptoms in patients with EoE more closely relate to eosinophil granule protein deposition than to eosinophil enumeration , especially in patients with fewer than 15 eosinophils per high power field (HPF).
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ISDE Member - It's Not Too Late to Renew for 2020
The secretariat office is working on some exciting updates this year and we can’t wait to tell you more. We hope you will stay connected and renew your membership for 2020. Please visit our website for more information on membership benefits and to renew.

Please be advised automatic renewals were turned off for this year and we apologize for any inconvenience t his change has caused. Should you have questions or require assistance with your membership please contact membership@isde.net .
ISDE is endorsing the 8th APGCC & ESOINDIA Congress, February 6-8, 2020.
Prof. S.M. Chandramohan, President of APGCC 2020 and Founder and President of ESOINDIA invites you all to the 8th Asia Pacific Gastroesophageal Cancer Congress, themed "Global Convergence", taking place this week, February 6-8, 2020 in Chennai, India.
ISDE is endorsing the first EACSGE Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Study Group Europe) Symposium, February 13-14, 2020.
The meeting, taking place in Bologna, Italy, focuses on the outcomes of disease biology and evolution. In addition, innovative study protocols, translational and early clinical studies on esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s esophagus will be presented.

ISDE Accepting Applications to Host the 2023 World Congress in the European Region
ISDE is now accepting applications to host the 2023 World Congress for Esophageal Diseases from any convention bureau within the European region.

The last European congress was held during September 2018 in Vienna, Austria, exceeding all previous records for abstracts and attendance.

Any convention bureau within the European region is invited to submit a letter of intent to host. ISDE member support is not required for the Letter of Intent stage.

Letters of intent are due by April 16, 2020 .

Visit the Bid Guidelines for more information and to download the Request For Proposal document.
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