Esophageal Diseases Congress to return to Tokyo

Tokyo has secured the World Congress for Esophageal Diseases in 2022, marking a homecoming for the event which was first held there in 1979.

The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE) 2022 is expected to be bigger than ever when it returns, in recognition of the important role that Japan plays in research and treatment of the esophagus.

“Japan is known for their cutting-edge treatments in the field of endoscopy and surgical procedures,” ISDE President Prateek Sharma said.

“This is a great opportunity for members and attendees from around the world and from Japan to observe, learn and share information on the esophagus.”

The ISDE 2022 World Congress is expected to attract 1100 delegates from more than 40 countries, and will take place in September at the Keio Plaza Hotel.

The event will be co-hosted by the Japan Esophageal Society, which will also hold its JES Annual Meeting just prior to the World Congress at the same venue. The JES currently has over 2000 members of which about 1200 usually attend the Annual Meeting.

“The 2022 Congress in Tokyo, Japan marks the 4th time this meeting has been held in this country and honours a longstanding relationship between ISDE and the Japanese Esophageal Society,” ISDE executive director Mark Ferguson said.

“We anticipate this meeting will have the highest attendance numbers of any of our congresses to date.”