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




20th meeting:

From the Gut-Brain Pilot Center of Kota Bharu,

University Sains Malaysia, USM Hospital, Kota Bharu


Hosted by Prof. Justin Yeong Yeh Lee


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Asia: Malaysia Kota Bharu 6 – 8 pm


  • Europe CET, 12 noon – 2 pm
  • North America: West Coast: 3 – 5 am / East Coast: 6 – 8 am
  • South America: São Paulo, 7 – 9 am
  • Africa: Bomet, Kenya, 1 – 3 pm
  • Australia: Melbourne, 8 – 10 pm



Refractory GERD in Systemic Sclerosis with CREST syndrome.
Can we do more, or nothing more?


Presentation of the case: Prof. Yeong Yeh Lee


Case: A 60 year old lady with diffuse systemic sclerosis and CREST syndrome, suffering from refractory dysphagia. Surgery is considered.


  • Upper endoscopy performed in 2017 showed erosive esophagitis and hiatal hernia. Similar findings at endoscopy performed in 2022.
  • High Resolution Manometry in 2017 showed hypotensive LES hincter with aperistaltic esophagus. Similar findings at manometry performed in 2022.
  • Recent worsening of symptoms despite Esomeprazole 40 mg BID and Itppride 50 mg TID.
  • Fundoplication is considered for this patient.


Discussion points:

  • Are symptoms attributed to GERD or dysmotility associated with CREST?
  • Is there any role for medical therapy to slow down progression or to treat refractory symptoms
  • What are the indications for surgery?


Panel for discussion:

  • Yeong Yeh Lee, Kota Bharu
  • Naveen Ramasami, Kota Bharu
  • Gew Lai Teck, Kuala Lumpur
  • Reynu Rajan, Kuala Lumpur
  • Yinglian Xiao, Guangzhou
  • Hiroshi Mashimo, Boston

Registration is free, but mandatory:


Free registration


The next clinical case coming up for discussion will be proposed on September 19 by Prof. Nikki Johnston from the Department of Oto-Laryngology – Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College

of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI, USA.




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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