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14th World Congress Of The Inernational Society For Diseases Of The Esophagus 2014 (ISDE 2014)

Vancouver Convention Centre * | Vancouver , CANADA
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Title: 14th World Congress Of The Inernational Society For Diseases Of The Esophagus 2014 (ISDE 2014)
Specialty: , Gastroenterology
Dates: From Sep, 22, 2014 to Sep, 24, 2014
Location: Vancouver , CANADA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 250 to 1100 CAD
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With our harbourfront location and breathtaking views, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The addition of our new West Building has tripled our capacity, for a combined total of 466,500 square feet of meeting, exhibition, ballroom, and plenary theatre space. Both the East and West Buildings are designed as a series of modules to offer the highest degree of flexibility. This new combination also allows us to hold simultaneous events, each with their own separate access and function space. Add first class cuisine, the most advanced technology and an exceptional sustainability mandate and your event is sure to be nothing less than remarkable.
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Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleague and Friends,



On behalf of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE), it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 14th World Congress of the ISDE to be held in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, in September 2014.



The Congress promises to offer a ground breaking scientific program that covers a wide variety of topics illustrating the latest scientific and clinical developments in the field of esophagology.  The World Congress has become the premier platform not only for the presentation of new science, but also for unique networking opportunities. With more than 800 delegates from around the world attending this meeting, it provides the ideal forum to discuss the latest findings, put them into context and really understand how it can affect your practice day to day.



We have developed a stimulating program that includes Keynote Lectures, Symposia, and Video, Oral and Poster Abstract Presentations. Pre-Congress Postgraduate Workshops are also organized on “Diagnostics for Esophageal Pathologies”, and “Surgery and Endoscopy Master Class”.



We encourage you to participate actively in the discussions and hope the meeting helps in the exchange of information and development of new collaborations. Take advantage of the various networking opportunities the Congress offers. Join us for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner for opportunities to mix and mingle with exhibitors, friends and colleagues.



Vancouver offers some of the most scenic landscapes in North America.  On the edge of the Pacific Ocean nestled on an inlet surrounded by soaring mountains, it has large urban parks suitable for a bike ride, stroll or an early morning jog.  Vancouver has beaches, top notch celebrity restaurants, and world renowned shopping.  You must leave time in your stay to explore this jewel of Canada.



We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring, educational, and enjoyable program in vibrant and beautiful Vancouver!


Best regards,




Dr. Simon Law               Dr. John Pandolfino


ISDE 2014 Scientific Program Chairs


Invited Faculty Confirmed to Date (last updated: March 5, 2014)


 Nobutoshi Ando, Japan   Ravinder Mittal, United States
 Stephen Attwood, United Kingdom   Hiroto Miwa, Japan
 Jacques JGHM Bergman, Netherlands   Shoji Natsugoe, Japan
 Ashley Blackshaw, Australia   Harushi Osugi, Japan
 Guy Boeckxstaens, Belgium   John Pandolfino, United States
 Luigi Bonavina, Italy   Marco Giuseppe Patti, United States
 AJ Bredenoord, Netherlands   Manuel Pera, Spain
 M. Servarayan Chandramohan, India   Jeffrey H. Peters, United States
 Gail E. Darling, Canada   JV Reynolds, Ireland
 Giovanni de Manzoni, Italy   Thomas William Rice, United States
 Steven DeMeester, United States   Angela Riddell, United Kingdom
 Tom DeMeester, United States   Sabine Roman, France
 Yuichiro Doki, Japan   Edoardo Savarino, Italy
 André Duranceau, Canada   Paul Schneider, Switzerland
 Mark Ferguson, United States   Yasuyuki Seto, Japan
 Lorenzo E. Ferri, Canada   Nicholas Shaheen, United States
 Mark Fox, United Kingdom   Prateek Sharma, United States
 Michael S. Griffin, United Kingdom   Hideaki Shimada, Japan
 Prakash Gyawali, United States   PD Siersema, Netherlands
 Ikuo Hirano, United States   Daniel Sifrim, United Kingdom
 Lawrence Ho, Singapore   Andreas Smout, Netherlands
 Arnulf Hoelscher, Germany   Nathaniel Soper, United States
 Wayne Hofstetter, United States   Stuart Spechler, United States
 John G. Hunter, United States   Yuji Tachimori, Japan
 Haruhiro Inoue, Japan   Jan Tack, Belgium
 Janusz Jankowski, United Kingdom   Akira Tangoku, Japan
 Peter James Kahrilas, United States   Yasushi Toh, Japan
 Ken Kato, Japan   Harushi Udagawa, Japan
 David A. Katzka, United States   Richard Van Hillegersberg, Netherlands
 Yoshiaki Kajiyama, Japan   JJB van Lanschot, Netherlands
 Yuko Kitagawa, Japan   Marcelo Vela, United States
 Srinadh Komanduri, United States   Kenneth Wang, United States
 Simon Law, Hong Kong   David Watson, Australia
 Toni Lerut, Belgium   Justin Wu, China
 Donald E Low, United States   Naohisa Yahagi, Japan
 Hisahiro Matsubara, Japan   Giovanni Zaninotto, UK
 Dott. Sandro Mattioli, Italy   Frank Zerbib, France
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The official hotel and Congress venue of the 14th World Congress of the ISDE is the Westin Bayshore Hotel nestled on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver that offers guests the best of both worlds: the activities and cultural events of the city, as well as a relaxing Vancouver resort experience.

The Congress Secretariat (International Conference Services) is the official housing bureau for the 14th World Congress of the ISDE and will offer assistance with the coordination of housing requirements for the Congress. Special room rates have been negotiated and will be available to Congress delegates only.
You will be able to reserve a guest room at the Westin Bayshore at the same time as you complete your online congress registration.

Standard Room
$199 CAD per night (Single/Double Occupancy)

- All Rooms are Non-Smoking
- Highspeed Internet Included

Rates are subject to 16.5% tax.

If you are interested in upgrading your room type or require dates that are not available, please email


Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info

The first round of abstract submissions has closed. Abstracts submitted during the first round were considered for oral, video and poster presentation. The results of the first round of abstracts were communicated to the presenting authors on May 26. It is the presenting author's responsibility to confirm the presentation by June 13, 2014. If you are a presenting author and have not yet confirmed your presentation, please check your email for the abstract notification letter and visit your unique link to view the final disposition of your abstract(s). If your abstract(s) has been accepted for presentation, you must CONFIRM the presentation by clicking on the "CONFIRM PRESENTATION" button. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the Speaker Manager, Kelsey Mackay-Smith, at

Important Dates & Deadlines

 Abstract Submission  CLOSED
 Abstract Submission Deadline  March 21, 2014 (23:59 Pacific Standard Time)
 Extended: March 28, 2014
 (23:59 Pacific Standard Time)
 Author Notification  May 26, 2014
 Early Bird Rate Registration Deadline  June 13, 2014
 Abstract Presentation Confirmation Deadline  June 13, 2014
 Author and Abstract Title Changes Deadline  June 13, 2014
 Presenting Author Registration Deadline  July 1, 2014

Submission Guidelines

  • Research work should be original and innovative. Work can be presented prior to the 14th World Congress of the ISDE, but MUST include new information
  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the online submission system
  • Abstracts will be accepted in English only
  • Abstracts should not exceed 500 words in length (author names and abstract title do not count towards word limit, the word limit applies to the abstract body only)
  • A maximum of 2 tables may be included and each will count as 100 words
  • A maximum of 2 images may be included and each will count as 100 words. Acceptable image file formats include: gif, jpeg, jpg, jpn, png, and tif. Please ensure that your image files are saved in one of these acceptable file formats before uploading.
  • The abstract must be structured as follows. Each section must be completed. If one section is not applicable, please put 'not applicable' in the text box
    • Background
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
  • The following information is mandatory for each co-author. Information highlighted in bold is only mandatory for presenting and submitting authors.
    • First Name
    • Family Name
    • Salutation
    • ISDE Membership Status
    • Institution
    • City
    • Country
    • Email Address
    • Disclosure
  • The author indicated as the presenting author must be registered for the meeting. The presenting author is also the main contact person and will receive all correspondence such as notification of acceptance, presentation details and guidelines, etc. It is the presenting author's responsibility to provide this information to his/her co-authors.
  • There is no limit to the number of co-authors per abstract
  • There is no fee for submitting an abstract
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit
  • An international panel of reviewers will review all abstracts anonymously
  • All abstracts accepted by the Scientific Committee will be published in the journal Diseases of the Esophagus and on the Conference website prior to the meeting. It is mandatory to agree to this at the time of submission
  • CME disclosure information needs to be completed for EACH co-author at the time of submission through the online abstract submission form; however, information can be provided by the submitting author

Submission Categories


  1. Benign Disease:
     a.  Barrett’s Esophagus: Pathology and Pathophysiology
     b.  Barrett’s Esophagus: Noninvasive Neoplasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
     c.  Eosinophilic Esophagitis
     d.  Esophageal Function Testing
     e.  Esophageal Motility Disorders
     f.  Esophageal Sensitivity and Hypersensitivity
     g.  Esophageal Surgery
     h.  Endoscopic Therapies
     i.  Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease
     j.  Genetics of Esophageal Disease
     k.  Hiatal Hernia
     l.  Iatrogenic Esophageal Disease, Perforation and Postsurgical Complications
     m.  New Technologies
     n.  Pediatric Esophageal Disorders
     o.  Benign Disease Other

  2. Esophageal Cancer:
     a.  Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
     b.  Esophageal Carcinogenesis
     c.  Role of Stem Cell in Esophageal Cancer
     d.  New Diagnostic Modalities (Including PET, PET-CT, New Tracers)
     e.  Barrett's Esophagus: High-Grade Dysplasia
     f.  Management of Early Invasive Cancer
     g.  Adjuvant and Neo-Adjuvant Therapies
     h.  Palliative Treatments
     i.  Re-do Surgery for Local Recurrences
     j.  Salvage Esophagectomy
     k.  Difficult Cases
     l.  Esophageal Cancer Other

Abstract Presentation Types

  • Oral - abstracts selected for oral presentation will be assigned a specific day, time and duration for presentation. The presenting author is required to prepare PowerPoint slides for the presentation and for inclusion in the ISDE online library. Following the presentation, there will be a few minutes available for questions and answers with the audience.
  • Poster - abstracts selected for poster presentation will be assigned a specific day for display at the congress as a printed poster. It is the presenting author's responsibility to print the poster, bring it onsite to the conference and mount it onto the designated poster board. Presenting authors are also required to stand by their poster during the networking breaks to discuss their poster with congress delegates. An electronic copy of the poster will also be required for inclusion in the ISDE online library.
  • Video - abstracts selected for video presentation will be assigned a specific day, time and duration for presentation. The presenting author is required to prepare a video or series of videos for the presentation and for inclusion in the ISDE online library. The presenter will describe the video as it plays and may opt to prepare a few PowerPoint slides as well, but the main focus of the presentation will be the video. Following the presentation, there will be a few minutes available for questions and answers with the audience.
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International Conference Services Ltd.
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Congress Manager

Jessica Ng
Phone: +1 604 681 2153

Speaker and Abstract Manager

Kelsey Mackay-Smith
Telephone: +1 604 681 2153

Registration & Housing Manager
Tina Lobo-Hardick
Telephone: +1 604 681 2153

Sponsorship & Exhibit Sales Manager
Richard Carlisle
Telephone: +1 604 681 2153 

Medical Education Grants Manager
Monica Sayers
Telephone: +1 604 681 2153

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