Oesophagus conference: from malformation to motor dysfunction
October 03-04, 2019
Wednesday 2 October
19:00 Arrival and registration
20:00 Welcome Dinner
Thursday 3 October
10:00-10:30 Molecular Embryology of the esophagus (Pascal de Santa Barbara, Montpellier, France)
10:30-11:00 Pathophysiology and genetics of esophageal motility disorders
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Long-term outcome of children operated at birth for Esophageal atresia
12:30-13:00 Achalasia in children, symptomatology, diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow up? (Marc Benninga, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
14:00-14:30 How to explore esophageal function? (Michiel van Wijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
15:00-15:30 What is new in Gastroesophageal reflux disease
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 New endoscopic techniques for treating esophageal diseases (Luigi Dall' Oglio. Rome, Italy)
16:30-17:00 Esophageal surgery, cure or harmful?
18:00 Visit of old city of Lille
Friday 4 October
09:00-09:30 New insights in eosinophilic esophagitis (Alexandra Papadopoulou, Athens, Greece)
09:30-10:00 Mechanism of early esophageal cancer development: are children a high risk population?
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Hiccups, belching and rumination, new therapeutic approaches (Andrea Smout, the Netherland)
11:00-11:30 How practically to deal with a feeding difficulties in children?
11:30-12:00 Tissue engineering of the esophagus (Paolo De Coppi, London, UK)
13:00-13:30 Sensations in the esophagus and the brain (fMRI) (Qasim Aziz, UK)
13:30-14:00 Reflux and feeding in the neurologically impaired patient
14:00-14:30 Diseases of the Upper esophageal sphincter: videography and vomiting in healthy and neurologically impaired children
14:30-15:00 Respiration problems and reflux are they associated?
15:00-15:15 Concluding remarks, end of the conference