Saturday, August 28, 2010

The OESO Foundation: UNESCO Chair for distance learning
Free entry – Preliminary registration required.

The Congress will begin with 2 CME multi-disciplinary courses.

Course 1 (8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) will be made up of 18 ten-minute “How I…” presentations given by recognized specialists, each followed by a 5 minute discussion.

"How I…"

Course Directors: R.K. Goyal (Boston) - R.P. Tatum (Seattle)
G. Triadafilopoulos (Stanford)
Waterfront I-II



Understand the sequence of physio-pathologic events occurring in gastroesophageal reflux.
J.G. Brasseur (University Park)


Evaluate the results of the diverse esophageal pH-metry procedures available.
P. Pucciani (Florence)

3 Read and interpret esophageal high-resolution manometry tracings.
J.E. Pandolfino (Chicago)

4 Read and interpret esophageal impedance tracings.               
R. Tutuian (Baden)

5 Evaluate patients suspected of suffering from pharyngeal reflux.
I.F. Herrmann (Rome)

6 Choose among the new techniques of enhanced upper endoscopy for routine practice.                                                       

7 Endoscopically recognize the non-dysplastic aspect of intestinal metaplasia at the lower esophagus.                                   
R.E. Sampliner  (Tucson)

8 Interpret the pathologist's conclusions on grading of esophageal dysplasia.
H.D. Appelman (Ann Arbor)

9 Assess the efficacy of the diverse bio-markers now available for the follow-up of Barrett's esophagus. R.K. Goyal (Boston)
10 Interpret the results of flow-cytometry in esophageal disease.
Qin Huang (Boston)

11 Select among the various techniques of endoscopic ablation of BE or decide the referral to a surgeon.
G. Triadafilopoulos (Stanford)

12 Choose the best surgical technique to treat shortened esophagus.
B.A. Jobe (Pittsburgh)

13 Select the best strategy to treat T1 esophageal adenocarcinoma.
B.P. Wijnhoven (Rotterdam)

14 Propose a safe method of surveillance to a Barrett patient.
G.W. Falk (Cleveland)

15 Interpret variations of esophageal carcinoma incidence in the literature.
Y. Romero (Rochester, MN)

16 Classify the molecular events interacting in malignant Barrett mucosa.
J.S. Wang (St Louis)

17 Evaluate TNM classification in Barrett carcinoma. J.M. Collard (Brussels)

18 Evaluate the quality of life of Barrett patients and the cost-effectiveness of the various treatments applied.

Course 2 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Pathology CME Course
Pathology of the Esophagus: Cases we have known and loved

Course Organizers: M. Upton (Seattle) - R. Odze (Boston)
Waterfront III
Case 1 - BE pseudodiverticulosis of esophagus. B. McKenna (Ann Arbor)
Case 2 - HPV disorders of esophagus. J. Goldsmith (Boston)
Case 3 - Eosinophilic esophagitis. J. Parfitt (Toronto)
Case 4 - GIST of esophagus. J. Hornick (Boston)
Case 5 - Crohn esophagitis. A. Bennett (Cleveland)
Case 6 - Pemphigus vulgaris + bullous disease (including dessicans).
Case 8 - Squamous dysplasia of the esophagus.
Case 9 - Verrucous carcinoma of the esophagus. M. Upton (Seattle)

In the afternoon of the same day, a one hour and 15 min. session (2:00 - 3:15 p.m.) will be devoted to the multi-disciplinary discussion of a chosen clinical case, which will benefit from direct interaction among specialists from various disciplines.
This session will be a solid illustration of one of the most stimulating parts of the OESO program for Continuing Medical Education, in the framework of the UNESCO Chair for distance learning.
- G. Triadafilopoulos (Stanford)
- H.B. El Serag (Houston)
- B. Gayet (Paris)
- G.Y. Lauwers (Boston)
- R.E. Sampliner (Tucson)
- N.J. Shaheen (Chapel Hill)
- W.R. Weinstein (Los Angeles)
- M. Younes (Houston)


To maintain the flow of new and youthful ideas throughout the OESO and its undertakings, and to provide young researchers with a chance to begin a research project or even a career, the OESO is offering an addition to the scientific Conference:
The "Fellow and Young Investigator Award".
Committee Chair: S.J. Sontag (Chicago)

Through OESO, industrial firms involved with related pharmaceuticals, instrumentations or basic research will have the opportunity to offer a number of grants to Fellows and Young Investigators involved in research pertaining to the upper GI tract.

The GI Fellows and young investigators from international academic centers are asked to submit to OESO, before May 31, 2010 a non elaborated outline of a research proposal involving any discipline relating to the upper digestive tract.

- A multi-disciplinary OESO Committee will review the submissions and select a first group of 8 proposals.
- These selected proposals will be presented by their authors to the entire OESO audience in a 5 minute talk during the special Fellow and Young Investigator session of the Congress scheduled on Saturday, August 28, 2010 Sunday, before the Opening Ceremony of the Congress.
- The winners will be honored during the Opening Ceremony, as well as during the Gala evening.

The OESO protocol research competition organized in April 2008 at the time of the Monaco Conference was highly successful and received entries of high scientific level.

The 3 winners of that competition will be OESO's special guests in Boston and will present the progress reports of the studies they have led.