The Congress Organizing Committee

Congress Presidents
C.A. PELLEGRINI
(Seattle)
P. RAMPAL (Monaco)

Secretary
C. SCHUHMACHER
(Munich)

Executive Director
Robert GIULI
(Paris)

Board of Scientific Direction
Chair: R.K. GOYAL
(USA)
Basic Sciences

B. GAYET
(France)
Surgery

C. SCARPIGNATO (Italy) Pharmacology

G. TRIADAFILOPOULOS (USA) Gastroenterology-Endoscopy
Steering Committee

President: R. SHAKER
(Milwaukee)

Physiology
R.K. Mittal
(USA)

Biomechanics
J.G. Brasseur
(USA)
H. Gregersen
(Denmark)

Basic Sciences
P. Biancani
(USA)
Y. Taché
(USA)

Gastroenterology
I.J.S. Cook
(Australia)
R.O. Dantas
(Brazil)
M. Kusano
(Japan)
R.W. McCallum
(USA)
K.E.L. Mc Coll
(UK)
J. Pandolfino
(USA)
A. Straumann
(Switzerland)
P. Xie
(China)

Endoscopy & Functional investigations
E. Bardan
(Israel)
T. Ponchon
(France)
P.D. Siersema
(Netherlands)
S. Seewald
(Germany)

ENT & Swallowing
P.C. Belafsky
(USA)
I.F. Herrmann
(Italy)
B. Martin-Harris
(USA)
G.N. Postma
(USA)


Imaging
Q. Aziz
(UK)
C. Canon
(USA)

Surgery
T. Aikou
(Japan)
J.M. Collard
(Belgium)
K.H. Fuchs
(Germany)
B.A. Jobe
(USA)
C. Palanivelu
(India)
J. Salo
(Finland)
L.L. Swanström
(USA)

Pediatrics
S. Jadcherla
(USA)
C. Rudolph
(USA)

Pharmacology
A. Lehmann
(Sweden)
G. Tougas
(Switzerland)

Pathology
G. Chejfec
(USA)
K. Takubo
(Japan)

Oncology
H.S. Garewal
(USA)

Epidemiology
G. Singh
(USA)

Lung
A. Ing
(Australia)

OESO Executive Board

Past-President
J.R. SIEWERT
(Germany)
Surgery

President
H.D. APPELMAN
(USA)
Pathology

President-Elect
S.J. SONTAG
(USA)
Gastroenterology

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

Secretary General
C. SCARPIGNATO
(Italy)
Pharmacology

Treasurer
T.H. GOUGE
(USA)
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
RJ.G. Brasseur
(USA)
H. Gregersen
(Denmark)
R.K. Mittal
(USA)
J.E. Richter
(USA)
Y. Taché
(USA)

Radiology
C. Canon
(USA)

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

Gastroenterology
Q. Aziz
(UK)
D.O. Castell
(USA)
R.E. Clouse
(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)
E. Quigley
(Ireland)
R.E. Sampliner
(USA)
J. Sarosiek
(USA
P. Sharma
(USA)
R. Shaker
(USA)
D. Sifrim
(Belgium)
S.J. Spechler
(USA)
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)
A.G. Casson
(Canada)
J.M. Collard
(Belgium)
A. Del Genio
(Italy)
T.R. DeMeester
(USA)
R.J. Finley
(Canada)
J. Harmon
(USA)
A.H. Hölscher
(Germany)
T. Lerut
(Belgium)
J. Marescaux
(France)
D. Nocca
(France)
M.B. Orringer
(USA)
H.J. Stein
(Austria)
H.W. Tilanus
(Netherlands)
J.J.B. Van Lanschot
(Netherlands)
J. Wong
(China)
B. Zilberstein
(Brazil)

Endoscopic Surgery
B.K. Oelschlager
(USA
J.H. Peters
(USA)
L. Swanström
(USA)
R.P. Tatum
(USA

Oto-Laryngology
Ph. Monnier
(Switzerland)
I.F. Herrmann
(Italy)

Pediatrics
S. Jadcherla
(USA)
S.R. Orenstein
(USA)
V. Tolia
(USA)

Pathology
G. Chejfec
(USA)
K. Geboes
(Belgium)
J.R. Goldblum
(USA)
R.H. Riddell
(Canada)

Basic Sciences and Molecular Biology
N.S. Buttar
(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)