Vol. 5 Issue 11 - November 2018
17th World Congress on Esophageal Diseases
September 20-23, 2020 | Toronto Canada

Save the date for the next ISDE Biennial World Congress in Toronto, Canada. This meeting brings together multiple specialties focused on the clinical management and research of patients with esophageal diseases including physicians, surgeons, basic scientists, other health professionals and members of related industries.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city and world leader in such areas as business, finance, technology, entertainment and culture. The city has been a centre for medical breakthroughs in the past which improved the lives of many in Canada and beyond. Toronto is one of the most vibrant, multicultural cities in the world and we think it’s a great place to visit. Hear what Dr. Gail Darling, Director, Thoracic Surgery Clinical Research, UHN, has to say about the city.
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ISDE2018 World Congress In Review
Thank you to everyone that attended the 2018 ISDE World Congress in Vienna. The scientific content was engaging and sparked much discussion during breaks and networking events. The halls lining the courtyard of the University of Vienna were filled with poster presentations, exhibits and participants taking in the scientific content and enjoying the great weather.
We are pleased to share some of our favourite memories of ISDE 2018 in the congress image gallery.
In case you missed it, the 2018 World Congress abstracts were published in a Disease of the Esophagus supplement at the start of the congress.
8 Reasons You Should Become An ISDE Member
  1. Complimentary subscription to the society journal Diseases of the Esophagus
  2. Receive regular Literature Updates and News Updates
  3. Reduced registration rates to all ISDE World Congresses
  4. Access to educational content in our video library
  5. Opportunity to participate on ISDE committees that encourage basic and clinical research in fields related to the esophagus
  6. Access to previous World Congress material
  7. Networking opportunities with ISDE members around the world
  8. Being a part of the international esophageal community
Did you know? ISDE has partnered with the European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ESDE) and Chinese Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (CSDE) to provide joint membership to both societies. Individuals located in Europe and China can take advantage of this special arrangement and become a member of both societies at the same time.
Comparison of endoscopic vacuum therapy versus endoscopic stenting for esophageal leaks: systematic review and meta-analysis
DOTE Volume 31, Issue 11 | Featured Article

Esophageal leaks remain a life-threatening postoperative complication of esophagectomy. Currently, self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) represent the endoscopic mainstay of treatment. Recently, endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) has emerged and shown promising results in these patients. We conducted an electronic systematic search using MEDLINE databases (PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science) looking for studies comparing EVT and SEMS for the treatment of esophageal leak and/or perforation. Read more.
ISDE Membership Renewal
Thank you to all our members who took the path with the Society in 2018. As we would like to encourage you to stay connected with the ISDE community, we would be very happy to welcome you as one of our members in 2019 again. The renewal reminders have already been sent out. You can also renew your membership by logging into your membership profile.
Literature Updates

  • Impact of Extracapsular Lymph Node Involvement After Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy Followed by Surgery in Carcinoma of the Esophagus - Full article here.
  • The Dynamic and Transient Immune Microenvironment in Locally Advanced Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Post Chemoradiation - Full article here.
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