On November 21, 2020, the “Chinese Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (CSDE) Working Conference” was successfully held in Shenzhen, China. It brings together multiple specialties focused on the clinical management and research of patients with esophageal diseases. Given that the fight against COVID-19 is still at a critical stage worldwide, more than half of the delegates chose to attend the conference online.
Since its inception, CSDE has been playing as an excellent platform for the academic exchange of clinical and scientific knowledge on the latest developments. At the conference, Prof. Luhua Wang, Dean of the Shenzhen Branch of the Cancer Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, was elected as the President of CSDE. Prof. Yin Li, from the Cancer Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, was elected as President-Elect.
Prof. Yousheng Mao, the Past President of CSDE, made a summary report on the work of CSDE during his presidency. He emphasized that with the exchanges with ISDE in recent years, more and more Chinese specialists have gone abroad and stepped onto the international stage, demonstrating Chinese research results in esophageal industry.
Prof. Yousheng Mao
After that, Prof. Luhua Wang, the newly-elected president, delivered a speech. He expressed the thanks to every member for their trust. He believed that CSDE would play a bigger role in Chinese esophageal industry under the support of ISDE, and more creative and influential academic activities would be held in the year of 2021.
Prof. Luhua Wang
In the end, Prof. Longqi Chen, Director of the Executive Committee of ISDE, Director of the Department of Thoracic Surgery of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Executive Director of CSDE delivered a speech. He congratulated the newly elected President and ministers. He mentioned that it was great that more and more esophageal experts in China have joined CSDE, and the influence of CSDE in the world is increasing. By working together with specialists both home and abroad, CSDE will serve the esophageal community better and benefit more patients.
Prof. Longqi Chen
Through this annual work conference, the past work of CSDE was profoundly summarized, and future plans were comprehensively deployed. We will always bear in mind and practice the mission:
To promote the exchange of scientific and medical knowledge of the esophagus among specialists in the field.
To maintain interchange with organizations and industries interested in esophageal and related diseases.
To encourage basic and clinical research in fields related to the esophagus.
To promote the professional and educational development of individuals interested in the esophagus and related diseases and to encourage, represent, and sponsor individuals who have entered this field.