The congress organizing committee

Presidents of the Congress
C.J. LIGHTDALE
(New York)
C. SCARPIGNATO (Parma)

Guests of Honor
C.G. BREMNER
(Los Angeles)
F.H. ELLIS
(Boston)

Secretaries
C. SCHUHMACHER
(Munich)
R.E. CLOUSE
(St Louis)
H.S. GAREWAL (Tucson)

Invited Lecturers
R.K. GOYAL
(Boston)
H. GREGERSEN (Aalborg)
C. PELLEGRINI (Seattle)
J.R. SIEWERT (Münich)
STEERING COMMITTEE
President: R.K. MITTAL
(San Diego)
Scientific Director: R. GIULI (Paris)

GASTROENTEROLOGY
R.E. Clouse
(St Louis)
I.J.S. Cook (Sydney)
R.W. McCallum (Kansas City)
J.P. Galmiche (Nantes)
R.C. Orlando (New Orleans)
R. Shaker (Milwaukee)
S.J. Sontag (Chicago)
S.J. Spechler (Dallas)
G. Triadafilopoulos (Stanford)

ENDOSCOPY
H. Inoue
(Yokohama)

BASIC SCIENCES
R.K. Goyal
(Boston)

ENT
I.F. Herrmann
(Rome)

SURGERY
J.M. Collard
(Brussels)
H.J. Stein (Salzburg)

NUTRITION
M. Roulet
(Lausanne)

PATHOLOGY
G. Chejfec
(Chicago)

The OESO 8th World Congress: Front line involvement for Fellows and young investigators
For the first time in an international congress, a large part of the scientific program will be entrusted to "Fellows", backed by the presence of their Mentors, as well as to young emerging leaders.
They will be given the responsibility of organizing some of the sessions, or to address some of the questions that make up the plenary sessions of the Congress.

Moreover, "Fellows" and young emerging leaders will also be asked to submit a protocol on a research project, to be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary OESO Committee: the projects accepted will be presented by their authors during a special session of the Conference. The winners will be honored during the Gala evening.




President
J.R. SIEWERT
(Munich)
Surgery

President-Elect
H.D. APPELMAN
(Ann Arbor)
Pathology
Vice-President
S.J. SONTAG
(Chicago)
Gastroenterology

Secretary
J.M. COLLARD
(Brussels)
Surgery
Treasurer
T.H. GOUGE
(New York)
Surgery

Scientific Director
Robert GIULI
(Paris)
Surgery

PERMANENT SCIENTIFIC
COMMITTEE

PHYSIOLOGY
R.K. Goyal
(USA)
R.K. Mittal (USA)
J.E. Richter (USA)
H.J. Stein (Germany)

RADIOLOGY
D.J. Ott
(USA)

ENDOSCOPY
H.W. Boyce
(USA)
H. Inoue (Japan)
R. Lambert (France)
C.J. Lightdale (USA)
Y. Murata (Japan)

GASTROENTEROLOGY
N. Amrani
(Morocco)
D.O. Castell (USA)
J.C. Chiocca (Argentina)
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)
R. Shaker (USA)
P. Sharma (USA)
S.J. Spechler (USA)
G. Tougas (Canada)
G. Triadafilopoulos (USA)
R.K. Wong (USA)

NUTRITION
E. Riboli
(Italy)

PHARMACOLOGY
C. Scarpignato
(Italy)

BIOCHEMISTRY
P. Biancani
(USA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY

H. Bartels
(Germany)

SURGERY
P. Bechi
(Italy)
A. Del Genio (Italy)
T.R. DeMeester (USA)
M. Endo (Japan)
R.J. Finley (Canada)
B. Gayet (France)
J. Harmon (USA)
A.H. Hölscher (Germany)
T. Lerut (Belgium)
J. Marescaux (France)
H. Obertop (Netherlands)
M.B. Orringer (USA)
H.W. Tilanus (Netherlands)
J.J.B. Van Lanschot (Netherlands)
A. Watson (UK)
J. Wong (China)
B. Zilberstein (Brazil)

ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY
C.A. Pellegrini
(USA)
J.H. Peters (USA)
L. Swanström (USA)

OTO-LARYNGOLOGY
I.F. Hermann
(Italy)
Ph. Monnier (Switzerland)

PEDIATRICS
S. Cucchiara
(Italy)
E. Hassall (Canada)
S.R. Orenstein (USA)
V. Tolia (USA)

PATHOLOGY
D.O. Antonioli
(USA)
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)
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)