Role of the OESO Centers of Excellence in Esophagology

integrated in the OESO-Stanford network

 Continuing Medical Education – Exchange of Fellows/Trainees – Sharing of Knowledge – Second opinion

  • To participate (on-site or at a distance), in the meetings of the Platform devoted to,

– the organization of the scientific programs,

– the prospects offered by new technologies for the expansion of multi-disciplinary

Esophagology in the fields  of diagnosis and treatments.


  • To contribute to the activities of OESO,

– Providing one yearly didactic clinical case, to be discussed on the OESO website,

– Participating in the network of second opinion,

– Promoting expansion of multidisciplinary Esophagology in the country of the Pilot Center

(Guidelines, Registries, Evidence generation).


  • To accept Fellows, integrated in the activity of the Center, encouraging exchanges of Fellows /

Trainees with other Pilot Centers.

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 esophageal disease.

The maximum number of Fellows in each category will be 2.


  • To organize training courses each year in the Pilot Center, with a multidisciplinary,
    two-day program, left up to the initiative of each team.

These training courses are intended for a small number of participants (# 5), coming either

from the Pilot Center country, or from any other country of the network.

The fee will be decided by the Center.

The level of the yearly training courses will be determined by each Pilot Center, at Trainee or

Fellow level.

– A particular emphasis will be however given, among all specialties considered in

the training course, to "the" previously agreed upon area as the one characteristic of the Center.

– Several possible dates for these courses should be submitted to OESO by each



  • To contribute once a year, with one or several members of the Pilot Center,  to a two-day multidisciplinary OESO – STANFORD educational program organized by:

   – OESO -The OESO Foundation 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.


The activities of the Pilot Centers will be coordinated by the Advisory Board


Courses Calendar  




Multidisciplinary Platform of Esophagology


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