ISDE continues its series presenting the best of the best free papers submitted for ISDE 2020. In this edition, we will consider papers that deal with benign conditions of the esophagus, as well as endoscopic treatment of dysplasia. After the presentation of 6 free papers, Professor Kenneth Wang from Mayo Clinic will give a state of the art lecture on management of dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus. This 2-hour session will showcase novel work, and provide the practitioner with a framework for management of these complicated patients.
After attending this event, the participant should be able to state the correct use of endoscopic therapies for precancerous and cancerous conditions of the esophagus.
October 7, 2020 at 8am in New York / 1pm in London / 2 pm in Paris / 9pm in Tokyo / 11pm in Sydney
Duration: 120 minutes
Chair: Nicholas Shaheen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Co-chair/Moderator: Prateek Sharma, University of Kansas School of Medicine, USA
Co-chair/Moderator: Kenneth Wang, Mayo Clinic, USA
Dr. Lisa O' Byrne is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 2017. Since she has developed a keen interest in research and has been involved in the Barrett's Esophagus research group at St. James Hospital, Dublin. She is currently in her second year of Core Surgical Training in Dublin, Ireland.
Andrea Costantini was born in 1991. He graduated (cum laude) in Medicine and Surgery in 2018 at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy, discussing a thesis on "Poem vs Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy in the Treatment of Esophageal Achalasia: A case-control study from two high volume Centers using the propensity score”. This study was presented at DDW 2019 in San Diego, being awarded as one of the three “Best presentations” at the 34th SSAT Annual Residents and Fellows Research Conference, and published on J Gastrointestinal Surg 2020 Mar;24(3):505-515.
At present, he is 1st-year Resident in General Surgery at the University of Padua, Italy.
Mohamad Dbouk earned his MD degree from the American University of Beirut medical school in 2018. He moved to the US to gain more experience in academic research before continuing his medical training. Mohamad is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Michael Goggins’ Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection laboratory. He also works with Dr. Mimi Canto on other gastrointestinal cancers such as esophageal cancer, focusing on new methods and techniques that can help eradicate Barrett’s Esophagus.
Jessie Elliott is a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery in Ireland, with a specific interest in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin and completed a PhD at University College Dublin and the National Esophagogastric Centre at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, studying changes in eating behavior and gut function among patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery. In 2015, was awarded a Health Research Board fellowship to support her work. The primary focus of her research is to develop interventions to improve nutrition and quality-of-life among patients with gastrointestinal disease. To this end, gut hormone physiology and the gut microbiome are current areas of interest.
Sivesh Kamarajah is currently an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in General Surgery at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust. He is currently steering committee member for the Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) National Collaborative, the International, multicentre prospective cohort study, Oesophagogastric Anastomosis Audit (OGAA), and the CovidSurg Collaborative.
Dr. Victoria Rudolph-Stringer is from Adelaide, Australia. She first began her research in fundoplication procedures as a medical student under the supervision of Professor David Watson and Dr. Tim Bright. Victoria is now completing her internship at Flinders Medical Centre and has a strong interest in general surgery.
Kenneth Wang is the Kathy and Russ Van Cleve Professor of Gastroenterology Research at the Mayo Clinic Rochester. He is the Director of the Barrett’s Esophagus Unit which specializes in translational research for diagnosis and therapy of esophageal neoplasia. He has been funded by the NIH for the past 26 consecutive years as a principal investigator on multiple grants. He is a past president of the ISDE and of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has received the Schindler Award from the ASGE, as well as the MASGE. He is a Fellow of the Japanese Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Society, AGA, ACG, and ACP. He has been an editor of Diseases of the Esophagus, associate editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has published over 300 manuscripts and 25 book chapters