The Congress Organizing Committee

Congress Presidents
R.K. GOYAL
(Boston)
R.H. HUNT (Hamilton)

Guest of Honor
R. Lambert (Lyons)

Secretaries
M. MEIYUN KE
(Beijing)
R.P. TATUM (Seattle)
R. TUTUIAN (Bern)

Steering Committee
G. TRIADAFILOPOULOS
(Standford)

H.D. Appelman (Pathology)
L.H. Bernstein (Epidemiology)
N.S. Buttar (Basic Sc.)
C.L. Canon (Radiology)
A.G. Casson (Surgery)
X. Chen (Basic Sc.)
I.J.S. Cook (GE)
H. Gregersen (Physiology)

B.C. Jacobson (Endoscopy)
M. Ke (GE)
M.S. Levine (Radiology)
R.W. McCallum (GE)
J.R. Malagelada (GE)
S.J. Meltzer (Basic Sc.)
R.K. Mittal (Physiology)
R.D. Odze (Pathology)
R.C. Orlando (GE)
R. Penagini (GE)
C. Scarpignato (Basic Sc)
R. Shaker (GE)
R. Tutuian (GE)
M. Upton (Pathology)
J.J.B. Van Lanschot (Surgery)
R.K. Wong (GE).

Executive Director
Robert GIULI
(Paris)


OESO Executive Board

Past-Presidents
H.D. APPELMAN (USA)
Basic Sciences


J.R. SIEWERT (Germany)
Surgery


President
S.J. SONTAG (USA)
Gastroenterology


President-Elect
C.A. PELLEGRINI (USA)
Surgery


Vice-President
R.K. MITTAL (USA)
Basic Sciences


Secretary General
C. SCARPIGNATO (Italy)
Pharmacology


Treasurer
C. SCHUHMACHER (Germany)
Surgery

Executive Director
Robert GIULI (France)
Surgery

Board of Scientific Direction

Chair: R.K. GOYAL (USA)
Basic Sciences
B. GAYET (France)
Surgery

C. SCARPIGNATO (Italy) Pharmacology

G. TRIADAFILOPOULOS (USA) Gastroenterology-Endoscopy

Permanent Scientific Committee

Physiology- Biomechanics
J.G. Brasseur
(USA)
H. Gregersen
(Denmark)
J.E. Richter
(USA)
Y. Taché (USA)

Radiology
C. Canon
(USA)
P. Pokieser (Austria)

Endoscopy
H.W. Boyce
(USA)
H. Inoue
(Japan)
B.C. Jacobson (USA)
R. Lambert
(France)
C.J. Lightdale
(USA)
P.D. Siersema (Netherlands)

Gastroenterology
Q. Aziz
(UK)
D.O. Castell
(USA)
I.J.S. Cook
(Australia)
G.W. Falk
(USA)
J.P. Galmiche
(France)
M. Hongo
(Japan)
R.H. Hunt
(Canada)
L.F. Johnson
(USA)
P.J. Kahrilas
(USA)
R.W. McCallum
(USA)
R.C. Orlando
(USA)
J.E. Pandolfino (USA)
H.P. Parkman (USA)
E. Quigley
(Ireland)
R.E. Sampliner
(USA)
J. Sarosiek (USA)
P. Sharma
(USA)
R. Shaker
(USA)
D. Sifrim
(Belgium)
S.J. Spechler
(USA)
J. Tack (Belgium)
G. Tougas
(Canada)
R. Tutuian (Switzerland)
W.M. Weinstein
(USA)
R.K. Wong
(USA)
Nutrition
E. Riboli
(Italy)

Pharmacology
C. Scarpignato
(Italy)

Biochemistry
P. Biancani
(USA)

Anesthesiology
H. Bartels
(Germany)

Surgery
T. Aikou
(Japan)
P. Bechi
(Italy)
B.L. Brücher (Germany)
A.G. Casson (Canada)
J.M. Collard
(Belgium)
T.C.B. Dehn (UK)
A.H. Hölscher (Germany)
B.A. Jobe (USA)
T. Lerut
(Belgium)
J. Marescaux
(France)
D. Nocca
(France)
J.A. Salo (Finland)
J.R. Siewert (Germany)
H.J. Stein
(Austria)
H.W. Tilanus
(Netherlands)
J.J.B. Van Lanschot
(Netherlands)
B. Zilberstein
(Brazil)

Endoscopic Surgery
B.K. Oelschlager (USA)
J.H. Peters
(USA)
L. Swanström
(USA)
R.P. Tatum (USA)
Oto-Laryngology
B. Martin-Harris (USA)
Ph. Monnier
(Switzerland)
I.F. Herrmann
(Italy)

Pediatrics
S. Jadcherla (USA)


Pathology
K. Geboes (Belgium)
J.R. Goldblum
(USA)
R.D. Odze (USA)
R.H. Riddell
(Canada)
M. Upton (USA)

Basic Sciences and Molecular Biology
N.S. Buttar
(USA)
X. Chen (USA)
K. Dvorakova
(USA)
R. Fitzgerald
(UK)
H.S. Garewal
(USA)
J. Jankowski
(UK)

Oncology
H.S. Garewal
(USA)
D.P. Kelsen
(USA)

Health Economics
D. Provenzale
(USA)

Epidemiology and Statistical Evaluation
L.H. Bernstein (USA)

Assistant secretary: Michèle Liégeon (France)