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The Inter-University, Multidisciplinary Platform
Aim: to implement, in a worldwide network of Centers of Excellence in Esophagology,
the founding principle of multidisciplinarity OESO has nurtured since its founding.
A fundamental step for Esophagology, with an innovative multidisciplinary platform fostering the exchange of data, knowledge, expertise and best practices between global Pilot Centers of the OESO network. It harnesses the newest technologies available, along with coordinating efforts to bring knowledge outside the network through exchange of Fellows and Trainees, conferences, training courses, and other means of Continuing Medical Education.
Since 1993, a special cooperation has been in action between UNESCO, OESO and the OESO Foundation, the achievements of which have been distinguished by,
The basic objective of OESO is an effective contribution to Education in the field of Health by seizing the current opportunities now available in the world of digital transformation. Its multidisciplinary activities are aimed at digital strengthening of medical-care capacities in different countries.
The contribution of OESO to the organization of health systems in different countries of the world is based on the continuation of its action to coordinate an International Multidisciplinary Inter-University Network, generating both efficiency and equity, in line with one of the missions of UNESCO.
The innovative setting up of an Inter-University, Multidisciplinary Platform of Esophagology anchored at the University of Geneva represents the latest endeavor for OESO.
The OESO Foundation, domiciled at the University of Geneva, is the funding body of the project.
The provision of a state-of-the-art training infrastructure with the application of Telematics and reinforcement of multidisciplinary courses corresponds to the goals of OESO and of the Stanford Medicine SEMPIRE. The program will be proposed to the SFITS (Swiss Foundation for Innovation and Training in Surgery), a Training Center created by the University Hospitals of Geneva, including simulators and last generation robots, in addition to the integration of imaging and augmented reality.
The accelerating current turnover of technical acquisition of medical information requires an evolutionary approach of system design and of development now available, to cope with the expansion of the technologies of information without loss of performance.
This is the invaluable key to success of the OESO – Stanford Medicine SEMPIRE project, which benefits at the outset from state of the art structures allowing for efficient training on new devices, with teams committed to controlling and updating knowledge bases and equipment, in order to contribute to innovation in daily practice, and participate in a multidisciplinary network of second opinion.
Such objectives are in line with two guiding principles in all countries for the improvement of medical practice as well as for the reduction of health costs:
These objectives integrate into those of OESO, the University of Stanford, the University of Geneva, and their traditions of excellence.
The focus on Esophagology has led OESO, since its founding, to set a standard of innovation that goes far beyond the esophagus, and the concept developed by OESO can be applicable to other areas of Medicine.
The primary interest of what is being built in this international, multi-disciplinary platform lies in its innovative approach to expand knowledge across the disciplines related to one organ, and to share this knowledge in a way that will ultimately benefit patients.
Criteria for Centers to be OESO certified
- Clinical practice
- Basic sciences
Role of the OESO Centers of Excellence in Esophagology (OCEE)
integrated in the OESO network
- Providing one yearly didactic clinical case, to be proposed for discussion on the
- Participation in the network of second opinion.
The fellowships can be of two sorts:
- Basic Fellowship, with a 2 week rotation in the various departments of the Center,
- Advanced Fellowship for a one year duration, to generate sub-specialists in
The maximum number of Fellows in each category will be 2.
- The OESO Foundation – SFITS Center in Geneva,
- The Stanford Medicine SEMPIRE in Palo Alto.
These programs will be made up from the proposals for topics/speakers sent by the Pilot
Centers, and selected by OESO – Stanford Medicine SEMPIRE.
Advantages given to the OCEE (OESO Centers of Excellence)
OESO certified Institutes
The OESO – Stanford Medicine SEMPIRE Platform of Excellence will be of a unique scope, considering the soundness of its basic structure, the scientific level of its Inter-University partnership, the prestige of UNESCO, the cooperation of the New York Academy of Sciences and, above all, the shared enthusiasm of those already on board.
The primary interest of what is being built within the OESO – Stanford Medicine SEMPIRE Platform of CME lies in its innovative approach to expand knowledge across the disciplines related to one organ. Exchange of Fellows or Trainees and sharing of Knowledge among the Pilot Centers of the Network will illustrate the valuable contribution of this Platform to innovation in daily practice, and to the provision of an efficient inter-disciplinary network of second opinion and capacity building in Esophagology.