International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
The ISDE is an international, multispecialty society devoted to the study of the esophagus in disease and in health that was founded in 1979.
The aims of the ISDE are to promote the exchange of scientific and medical knowledge among specialists in the field, to maintain interchange with organizations and industries, and to encourage basic and clinical research in fields related to the esophagus. In order to promote the professional and educational development of individuals interested in the esophagus, the ISDE sponsors its own journal, international congresses, and other educational programs.
The ISDE Secretariat was in Tokyo, Japan, from 1979 to 2004, and then resided in Los Angeles, California, from 2004 through 2010. Since 2010 the Secretariat has been in Vancouver, British Columbia, under the auspices of International Conferences Service, Ltd.
The ISDE welcomes participation by existing members and encourages individuals who are professionally interested in the esophagus to become members. Benefits include reduced registration fees at our congresses and other educational offerings, restricted access to website content and member search capability, access to webcasts, reduced subscription rates for our journal, and the opportunity to help lead this organization into a position of leadership in the worldwide medical community.
ISDE Executive Committee
David Watson, President
Simon Law, Vice-President
Hong Kong, China
Gail Darling, Secretary
Gary Falk, Treasurer
Prateek Sharma, Past President
Mark Ferguson, Executive Director
ISDE Society Directors
Vani Konda, USA Edoardo Savarino, Italy Michael Vaezi, USA Manuel Pera, Spain John Reynolds (ESDE), Ireland Hideaki Shimada (JES), Japan
ISDE 2021 Scientific Program Committee
Nicholas Shaheen, USA
Lorenzo Ferri, Canada
David Watson, Australia
(ISDE President, Co-Chair)
Sheila K. Krishnadath, The Netherlands
(ISDE President-Elect, Co-Chair)
Gail E. Darling, Canada Chris Teshima, Canada Michael Vaezi, USA David Armstrong, Canada Ikuo Hirano, USA Jan Martinek, Czech Republic Sumeet Mittal, USA Philip Chiu, China Yuko Kitagawa, Japan Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Portugal Ulysses Ribeiro, Brazil Peter Siersema, The Netherlands Prateek Sharma, USA (President)
Suite 710, 1201 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6E 2V2