“Esophagology has become a science, multi-disciplinary in its essence.

OESO and Stanford Medicine propose to the scientific community

an innovative tool,

a major joint training and educational project:

The OESO-SEMPIRE Platform of Excellence in Esophagology







Virtual Educational Channel

OESO and the OESO-SEMPIRE Platform of Excellence in Esophagology

continue to be a trail blazer

in all fields of Esophagology.


A new model of Education has come forward

with the OESO-SEMPIRE Virtual Educational Channel.


Indeed, going beyond the traditional series of presentations one after the other,

the clinical case of a patient becomes the focal point of interest: it becomes
the starting point of a two hour intense educational interaction between top experts,

punctuated by comments and questions by a worldwide floor

26th meeting


Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital,

and VA Boston Health Care


 Hosted by

Walter W. Chan and Hiroshi Mashimo


Thursday, March 23, 2023 

  • North America – Eastern time: 3 – 5 pm


  • Europe CET: Paris: 8 – 10 pm / UK: 7 – 9 pm
  • North America: West Coast: 12 noon – 2 pm / East Coast: 3 – 5 pm
  • South America: São Paulo: 4 – 6 pm
  • Africa: Bomet, Kenya, 10 pm – 12 midnight
  • Asia: Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: 3 – 5 am (Mar. 24) / Beijing: 3 – 5 am (Mar. 24)
  • Australia: Melbourne: 6 – 8 am (Mar. 24)


Zoom technology applied

Registration is free, but mandatory:

Free registration


Gist of the case:

Presenter: Mayssan Muftah (BWH/Harvard)


A 68 year-old woman with history of celiac disease and oral lichen planus presents with chronic dysphagia. We will be focusing on the evaluation and management of patients with esophageal lichen planus.



Topics for discussion:

  • Clinical presentation and diagnosis
  • Topical and systemic immunosuppression
  • Surveillance upper endoscopy and screening for squamous dysplasia
  • Management of squamous dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma
  • Endoscopic therapy for esophageal pre-malignant/malignant lesions



Panel for discussion:

  • Walter W. Chan (BWH/Harvard)
  • Hiroshi Mashimo (VA Boston/BWH/Harvard)
  • Wai-Kit Lo (VA Boston/BWH/Harvard)
  • Hiroyuki Aihara (BWH/Harvard)
  • Joshua Sloan (University of Minnesota)
  • Daniela Jodorkovsky (Mount Sinai)


Date and details of the April clinical case discussion will be announced on the OESO website and in upcoming Newsletters.






In the framework of its cooperation with the New York Academy of Sciences, OESO is pleased to announce to the international scientific community the publication (Wiley Publ.) of the 15th and 16th volumes of its Encyclopedia of Esophagology.


These two books, which follow the 15th OESO World Congress in Beijing, contain 39 Review Articles in two consecutive special issues of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.


These 39 papers, like the congress they follow, cover topics related to the various disciplines represented in OESO, and each of them is the result of the work of teams of international specialists of the highest level in their fields.



These 2 volumes are available on the 2 links provided here below:






multi-disciplinary, updated information of the highest interest.



These two issues of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (Volumes 1481 and 1482) further the mission of the OESO (World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus): dissemination of knowledge and the sharing of information in the field of the foregut.


The work of the OESO is in line with the UNESCO Constitution and directed toward state-of-the art clinical evaluations of patients from worldwide teams of experts in the nineteen disciplines represented in its scientific committees.


Since its founding, the OESO has fostered a close relationship with Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences that has resulted in several special issues published over the past decade.

The newly created OESO-Stanford SEMPIRE Platform of Excellence in Esophagology, in cooperation with Stanford Medicine, plans to initiate a multidisciplinary educational program that includes discussions of clinical cases and access to second opinion.


Robert Giuli, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

OESO Founder and Deputy Executive Director




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