Given the field of your professional activity, we respectfully invite you to become a member of OESO:

• You will be among an enthusiastic, international community whose members, coming from 85 countries, closely follow the stages of OESO's multi-disciplinary work and contribute their innovative ideas and constructive suggestions to the Permanent Scientific Committee as well as the Executive committee of the OESO Foundation.           

• You will benefit from a discounted fee (reduction of 100 Euros) for the biennial OESO Congresses. The next Congress "Barrett's esophagus - A multi-disciplinary approach to the unmet clinical needs in esophageal reflux disease", to be held in Boston, promises to be THE event in the field of esophagology for 2010.
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In addition, if one or more of your abstracts were accepted for presentation at the Congress, they would then be published in the "Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology" (Lippincott-Williams-Wilkins), the official journal of OESO.

• You will benefit from a special subscription rate to this journal (Impact Factor
2.93), and in addition, as a member of its Editorial Board, I will see that any article
you, as a member of OESO, submit, will receive priority review.

• You will receive the "Current Topics in Esophagology" that will be published
regularly beginning next year.

• You will have permanent access, by password, to the OESO Knowledge Interactive Information System of the OESO Foundation.

Four of the 6 books published by OESO under the original format of Questions and Answers
          "Primary motility disorders of the esophagus", 450 Questions
          "The esophageal mucosa", 300 Questions
          "The esophago-gastric junction", 420 Questions
          "Barrett's esophagus", 250 Questions
are accessible under the form of one single interactive database, comprising over 1,400 questions and answers on more than 4,000 pages, with 1,500 illustrations.
The texts will be regularly updated by the authors, using a new, original procedure developed by OESO in cooperation with the Health on the Net Foundation.

The yearly dues for 2010 amount to 100 Euros.    
The savings on your rate for registration to the 10th World OESO Conference is equivalent to the amount of your membership fee for 1 year.

In addition, this year, we propose the purchase at special price of an exceptional tool:

    • a DVD containing 61 hours of presentations given at the time of the       
      9th World Conference of OESO in Monaco (6-9 April, 2008):
      "Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, from reflux to inflammation to       adenocarcinoma"
      All the slides and videos are available on this DVD, plus the user can
      access any slide in any session of the meeting with the speaker's audio
      commentary by simply using a "key word search" procedure. 

You can thus,

    • hear a brief opinion of one of the world's leading specialists on a very
      specific point of his/her expertise,
    • View any part of the Conference, be it the 9 Plenary Sessions, 6 Symposia,
      6 Topic Fora, 8 Workshops or 6 Special Sessions, to reinforce or broaden your
      own knowledge,
    • or rapidly pick out of this extensive 61 hour program elements to strengthen       your own papers or back up your personal presentations.

The special price for this item, whose technical quality is matched by the scientific level of its contributors, is 130 Euros.
The DVD will be forwarded to you by return mail after payment.

• Similarly, you will be able to order the DVD from the 8th OESO World Conference in Avignon, on "The Foregut, Function-Dysfunction", at the rate of 100 Euros.

In becoming a Member of OESO, you demonstrate that you adhere to the original idea at the basis of the conception of the OESO, and that your personal scientific reputation upholds this distinctive society which has steadily continued over the years to successfully serve the advancement of the discipline of esophagology.

The enclosed bulletin indicates how to join OESO as a member and to acquire an incomparable tool, in the form of DVDs to bring your scientific knowledge up to date.
We hope you will take advantage of this offer, and that you will strive to broaden the reach of OESO's achievements amongst the other national and international organizations to which you belong.