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 18



Young investigators Special Session

Current and future perspectives in the management of esophageal disorders


Chairs: Junichi Akiyama (Japan) – Ellen Stein (USA)

Discussants: Edoardo V. 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)
  • The role of functional disorders in GERD. Nicola De Bortoli (Italy)
  • 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)
  • How HRM may help to identify GERD patients. Edoardo V. Savarino (Italy)
  • Tertiary experience with pharyngeal manometry – the role of pharynx in esophageal dysmotility.
    Ellen Stein (USA)


Surgery / Endoscopy

  • The rising use of stents for benign esophageal perforations. Farhood Farjah (USA)
  • Totally laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction: indications, technical aspects and results compared to open access. Flavio R. Takeda (Brazil)
  • Esophageal anastomotic techniques after esophagectomy for cancer. Lucas Goense (Netherlands)
  • Esophageal replacement method in patients with previous operations on stomach.
    Mikhail Koshkin (Russia)
  • The surgical anatomy of the thoracic duct at the diaphragm level.
    Alicia Borggreve (Netherlands)


Key Note Lecture

  • The changing fields of esophagology: key updates from the past decades and speculations as to the future. John O. Clarke (USA)




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