Vol. 6 Issue 11 - November 2019
Watch the Discussion on Assessment in Barrett’s Esophagus and Risks for Progression to Cancer
RTD 4. Episode 2

Listen to our expert roundtable discussion on the management of Barrett’s Esophagus. This series is presented in three episodes covering screening and diagnosis, assessment, and endoscopic therapy.
Watch the second video in the series and find out what the multi-disciplinary specialists panelists have to say including high quality exams and biopsy protocols, risks for progression to cancer, endoscopic enhanced imaging technologies, and more.
ISDE Presidential Biography Series
On behalf of the ISDE, Diseases of the Esophagus invites you to read the ISDE presidential biography of David B. Skinner written by Mark K. Ferguson. 
These biographies are being published as part of the celebration for the 40th anniversary of the first ISDE Congress during the upcoming 2020 ISDE Congress in Toronto. 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)
David B. Skinner
ISDE president 1992-1995
Dr. David Skinner, the 4th President of the ISDE, was a world-renowned surgeon, educator, scholar, and leader. He participated in the formation of the ISDE, hosted two international congresses in 1983 and 1989, and made important advances in the ISDE during his presidential tenure 1992-1995

Continue reading David Skinner's presidential biography for more on his achievements.
Laparoscopic magnetic sphincter augmentation versus fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease: systematic review and pooled analysis

DOTE Volume 32, Issue 9 | Featured Article
Magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) has been proposed as a less invasive, more appealing alternative intervention to fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes following MSA for GERD control in comparison with laparoscopic fundoplication.

Perioperative prehabilitation and rehabilitation in esophagogastric malignancies: a systematic review

DOTE Volume 32, Issue 9| Featured Article

Cancers of the esophagus and stomach are challenging to treat. With the advent of neoadjuvant therapies, patients frequently have a preoperative window with potential to optimize their status before major resectional surgery. Read the systematic review here.

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ISDE 2020 - 17th World Congress for Esophageal Diseases
Join us in Toronto, Canada, from September 21-23, 2020

Additional updates have been made to the 2020 World Congress program since we last wrote to you. See the latest Program Highlights online and stay tuned for Abstract Submissions opening next month in December.

8 Reasons You Should Become An ISDE Member

  1. As a member you will receive reduced registration rates to the 17th World Congress for Esophageal Diseases in Toronto, Canada.
  2. Complimentary subscription to the society journal Diseases of the Esophagus
  3. Receive regular Literature Updates and News Updates
  4. Access to educational content in our video library
  5. Opportunity to serve on ISDE standing 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. Be 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.
Invitation to the first EACSGE Symposium 2020
Save the date for the first EACSGE (Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Study Group Europe) Symposium on February 13-14, 2020 in Bologna, Italy.

Be quick: Deadline for Early Registration is December 10, 2019.
Invitation to the 4th International Meeting of the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (FNM 2020)
Dr Geoff Kohn, President of Australasian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANGMA),  cordially invites you to this first meeting of the FNM held in the Southern Hemisphere , showcasing an extensive multidisciplinary program, a postgraduate course and a masterclass in the POEM procedure.

Mark your calendars: The meeting will take place in Adelaide, Australia, March 24-29, 2020.
FNM is the umbrella organization of international multidisciplinary societies dedicated to the study of motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, neurogastroenterology and functional gut disorders.
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