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The OESO World Congresses











Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

The OESO World Congresses occurred every 3 years then, from 2006, every 2 years, each dealing with a very focused topic of esophagology on which an international update was provided, following a unique format:

Since the first one, the program of these meetings has always been composed of several hundred pithy questions whose sequence attempted to cover in all the disciplines, by a sort of dissection of the selected topic, the persisting areas of controversy or doubt.


To answer each question, "the" expert from any part of the world is then contacted, who, through a concise summary of his or her personal experience, seems best able to provide a comprehensive answer in but a few minutes.


At the same time, topic fora, parallel symposia and workshops, involving world renown experts in their respective fields, brought the scientific exchanges taking place in the OESO Congresses to a particularly high level.


Up until the year 2010, 10 OESO Congresses, lasting 3 to 6 days and bringing together 600 to 1,500 attendees, dealt with:

1984 (May 17-19): Cancers of the Esophagus, 135 Questions.
1987 (June 24-27): Benign Lesions of the Esophagus and Cancer, 210 Questions.
1990 (June 19-23): Primary Motility Disorders of the Esophagus, 450 Questions.
1993 (September 1-4): The Esophageal Mucosa, 300 Questions.
1996 (September 3-7): The Esophagogastric  Junction, 420 Questions.
2000 (September 1-6): Barrett's Esophagus, 250 Questions.
2003 (Aug. 31- Sept.4): The duodeno-gastro-esophageal reflux, 125 Questions.
2006 (September 3-6): The foregut, function-dysfunction, 100 Questions.
2008 (April 6-9): GERD: from reflux to inflammation to adenocarcinoma, 180 Questions.
2010 (August 28-31):
Barrett’s esophagus, a multi-disciplinary approach to unmet clinical
needs in esophageal disease, 340 Questions.
2012 (September 1-4):
The 11th world Conference will be held in Como, Italy.

Four Congresses (1993, 1996, 2000, 2003)

took place in the emblematic setting of UNESCO in Paris. The 5th and 6th were also granted the personal patronage of the President of France, Mr Jacques CHIRAC.