Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

The following extracts are from letters received after the Boston Conference in 2010 and were chosen, among many, because of the varied status of their senders:

  • The first is from H.D. Appelman, a member of OESO almost since its founding.
  • The second is from Dr Lund-Krarup, a PhD who served in the new post of "Secretary" for one of the Plenary Sessions.
  • The third is from Dr H. Shields, from the Harvard School of Medicine, who participated in an OESO Conference for the first time.
 She publicly gave this message before her presentation.
  • And three more, from the Sloan Kettering Center in New York, the University of Vienna, and the University of California

There are no better means to make our daily efforts to carry the OESO Conferences through, under our original format, completely worthwhile.

Robert Giuli


As usual, you put together a spectacular scientific program for Boston.
You got a lot of the giants of the esophagus to participate, and they do it because it is important to them, as it is to me.

Every OESO Congress I have attended, I have taken home with me a big bunch of new and important information which I have incorporated into my practice and into my teaching.
There is no venue like OESO that mixes so many people from so many disciplines and makes them feel welcome and important.

As a pathologist, I can tell you that I know of no other organization that achieves this multidisciplinary approach as does the OESO.

Thanks for all you have done for me and for all of us.

Henry D. Appelman, M.D.
Department of Pathology
University Hospitals
Ann Arbor, Michigan

I want to express my gratitude for the tremendous work you and your organizing team have done in creating the OESO conference in Boston. It was impressive.

It was a really nice conference and my knowledge of Barrett's oesophagus improved greatly.
Especially the panel discussions where the 20 questions were answered were fantastic.
By granting only 5 minutes you force us to focus on a short precise review with no room for unimportant details.
Challenging for a relatively inexperienced researcher as myself but very rewarding.
As a physician, these were also the sessions where the discussions provided the most direct link to the clinical realities.
Your decisions of inviting young scientists to be secretaries were for me a novel and inspiring action.
Having tried it myself it was possibly the session that provided me with most knowledge.
Also it enables younger participants to meet some of the experts in a nice friendly atmosphere.
I hope you will keep that idea for the next conference.

Anne Lund Krarup MD, PhD
Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology 
Aalborg Hospital

"I wanted to start my presentation as a new comment on this conference.
I applaud and appreciate the unique educational structure of our exchanges.
It makes for a vibrant, rich, and highly worthwhile dialogue."

Helen Shields,
Associate Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center
The Harvard School of Medicine

(Presentation in Plenary Session 10)

Having the premium surgical oncologists that treat this disease from around the world made the meeting particularly interesting and informative.

David Ilson
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York

The style and culture, the warm atmosphere and spirit that you and your family have given to the OESO community was a great experience for me.
My thankful greetings.

Univ. Prof. Dr Peter Pokieser 
Medical University of Vienna


It was one of the most gratifying experiences of my career.
Thank you.

Peter Belafsky, MD, PhD 
Professor of Otolaryngology
University of California Davis Health System