Grand Forum 4











Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

4 Tuesday, September 4, 11:35 am – 1:20 pm
Defining a true inter-disciplinary approach to esophageal disease
The OESO specific format

Chairs: J.G. Brasseur (University Park) – P. Pokieser (Vienna) – M. Ke (Beijing)
and multi-disciplinary panels

The Forum is designed and to be executed with the following characteristics:

  1. As an integrated mixing of disciplines (interdisciplinary), rather than as a serial grouping of presentations and events from different disciplines (multidisciplinary).
  2. Involve strong interaction among the participants.
  3. Include strong interaction between the participants and the audience.
  4. Contain major elements of pedagogy.
  5. Both the audience and the participants leave with higher levels of understanding (a) of the interdisciplinary nature of upper GI function, (b) of the value of an interdisciplinary approach to clinical diagnostics, and (c) with the recognition that interdisciplinary medicine requires continual effort on all sides to learn enough from the other discipline(s) to use multiple approaches to work and learn at a more advanced and effective level in clinical medicine.

Part I: Pedagogical interdisciplinary discussion on Reflux and Cellular Response:
K. Dvorak (Tucson) - J.G. Brasseur (University Park)  -  M. Kollarik ( Baltimore) – D. Sifrim (London)

  • The basic and clinical sciences
  • Macro and micro scale processes.
    (macroscale muscle physiology and mechanics – microscale cellular/molecular processes)


Part II: Treatment of a clinical case study

The medical benefits of interdisciplinary evaluation                                                     
A.M. Drewes (Aalborg) – J.G. Brasseur (University Park)
Case Discussants: M. Kollarik (Baltimore) - J. Lenglinger (Vienna)  -  R.P. Tatum (Seattle) – D. Sifrim (London)


Part III:  Multidisciplinary teams in clinical science
Transition to interdisciplinary diagnostics and therapeutics.
S.J. Sontag (Chicago)- J. Zacherl (Vienna)

  • Collaborative clinical evaluation
  • Resources
  • Organization, and potential for improved diagnostics and higher levels of medical insight