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Title: 14th World Congress of the ISDE
Specialty: , Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Dates: From Sep, 22, 2014 to Sep, 24, 2014
Location: Vancouver, CANADA
Type: Congress
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Dear Colleague and Friends,



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



The congress promises to offer ground breaking scientific program will cover a wide variety of topics that illustrate the latest scientific and clinical developments in the field of esophagology.  The 14th World Congress of the International Society for the Disease of the Esophagus 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 look forward to a stimulating program that includes Keynote lectures, Symposia, Videos, Oral Free Paper and Poster presentations. Pre-congress postgraduate courses 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 Gala Dinner on Tuesday evening or opening and closing ceremonies for an opportunity 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 an inspiring, educational, and enjoyable program in vibrant and beautiful Vancouver – We Look Forward to Welcoming You!




Dr. Simon Law               Dr. John Pandolfino


ISDE 2014 Program Committee 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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Registration for the 14th World Congress of the ISDE will be opening in March 2014. 

Adopt A Delegate Program

ISDE is proud to introduce the 'Adopt A Delegate' initiative, giving prospective delegates from a developed world setting the opportunity to adopt or part finance the registration and accommodation costs of a peer from an emerging economy. Delegates can support other delegates by donating any amount they feel appropriate during their own online registration process. Sponsored delegates will carry financial responsibility for travel expenses related to the Congress, while the donated money will be used to help offset costs for registration and accommodation.

ISDE recognizes that most people from emerging countries do not have the financial resources to attend meetings outside their country. With this initiative, ISDE hopes to provide additional opportunities for those researchers and physicians to attend the ISDE World Congress, exchange information and set up a network with researchers and physicians from all over the world attempting to help the sponsored delegate's research both now and in the future.

ISDE hopes that many delegates will participate as 'sponsors' and would like to thank everyone for their consideration and support. All 'sponsors' will be acknowledged on the Congress website and in the Onsite Program. In addition to that, we would be happy to arrange for face-to-face meetings between sponsors and sponsored delegates.

Those individuals who would like to apply to receive funding support from the Adopt A Delegate Program are required to submit a cover letter to the ISDE explaining the need for funding assistance. Letters can be submitted by email


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 Conference 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.


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Submission Info

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.


For general inquiries regarding abstracts, please contact

For technical support with using the online abstract submission system, please contact

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