Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 4


Sunday, September 3
8:00 – 10:00 am

Room 4



Young investigators

Current and future perspectives in the management of esophageal disorders


Chair: Junichi Akiyama (Japan)

Discussants: Edoardo Savarino (Italy) – Sergei Domrachev (Russia)



  • Current status of GERD in East Asia, comparison with the West. Myong Ki Baeg (Korea)
  • Pathophysiology of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux. Shiko  Kuribayashi (Japan)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux in patients with cystic fibrosis. Elen Valitova (Russia)
  • Efficacy of Vonoprazan, a novel P-CAB, in refractory GERD. Junichi  Akiyama (Japan)


  • Relationship between gastroparesis and esophageal motility disorders. Katerina P. Shetler (USA)
  • The role of esophago-gastric junction contractile strength in assessing GERD and in verifying surgical outcomes. Salvatore Tolone (Italy)
  • TBD. Elen Stein (USA)
  • TBD. Edoardo Savarino (Italy)

Surgery / Endoscopy

  • Totally laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction: indications, technical aspects and results compared to open access. Takeda (Brazil)
  • Esophageal anastomotic techniques after esophagectomy for cancer. Luca Goense (Netherlands)
  • The rising use of stents for benign esophageal perforations. Farhood Farjah (USA)
  • TBD. Sergei  Domrachev (Russia)     

Key Note Lecture

  • TBD. John O. Clarke (USA)







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