Abstract Submission

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for the 16th World Congress of the ISDE (ISDE 2018) is now closed. Please contact isde2018-speakers at icsevents.com if you did not receive your letter of acceptance/rejection.

Abstract Submission Opens October 9, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline February 19, 2018 (23:59 PST)
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline February 28, 2018 (11:59 PST)
Author Notification May 7, 2018

Submission Categories

The Program Committee for the 16th World Congress of the ISDE is inviting the submission of scientific abstracts. Authors are asked to submit abstracts under one of the following categories:

Benign Disease:
Barrett’s Esophagus: Pathology and Pathophysiology
Barrett’s Esophagus: Noninvasive Neoplasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Function Testing
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Esophageal Sensitivity and Hypersensitivity
Esophageal Surgery
Endoscopic Therapies
Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease
Genetics of Esophageal Disease
Hiatal Hernia
Iatrogenic Esophageal Disease, Perforation and Postsurgical Complications
New Technologies
Pediatric Esophageal Disorders
Benign Disease Other

Esophageal Cancer:
Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Non-Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Carcinogenesis
Role of Stem Cells in Esophageal Cancer
New Diagnostic Modalities (Including PET, PET-CT, New Tracers)
(Re-) Staging before and after Neoadjuvant Therapy
Barrett‘s Esophagus: High-Grade Dysplasia
Management of Early Invasive Cancer
Adjuvant and Neo-Adjuvant Therapies
Management of Oligo-Metastatic Organ Diseases
Management of Distant Lymphatic Diseases
Palliative Treatments
Re-do Surgery for Local Recurrence
Salvage Esophagectomy
Difficult Cases
Esophageal Cancer Other

Submission Guidelines


  • Abstracts will be accepted in English only
  • An international panel of reviewers will review all abstracts anonymously
  • There is no fee for submitting an abstract
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit (however an individual may not be offered more than 2 oral presentations)
  • All Abstracts accepted by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Journal of Diseases of the Esophagus (DOTE) and the Conference website prior to the meeting and it is mandatory to agree to this at the time of submission
  • ISDE 2018 also accepts short videos (maximum 3 minutes) to be reviewed for a video presentation at the congress. Please see below for video submission guidelines
  • Start your abstract submission by creating an account for the ISDE 2018 abstract submission system. Please note that the abstract submission system account is different from your ISDE membership account.

Step 1. Title & Topic

  • The abstract title must not exceed 150 characters in length; this includes spaces.

Step 2. Authors

  • The presenting author of an accepted abstract must be registered for the ISDE Congress by August 20, 2018
  • There is no limit to the number of co-authors per abstract
  • Financial Disclosure information needs to be completed for EACH co-author at the time of submission through the online abstract submission form; however, information can be provided by the submitting author
  • The submitter can view the status of co-author disclosures by clicking on ‘Authors’ sections of the abstract. Those with incomplete disclosures are denoted in red
  • If you would like an assistant or other person to receive notifications regarding the status of an abstract, please enter their email address on the text field provided below the list of co-authors
  • Please note your preferred presentation format. If you would not be comfortable giving an oral presentation, please select Poster Only. NOTE: Selecting Poster/Oral does not guarantee you will be assigned an oral abstract presentation upon acceptance; the final presentation type is determined by the International Scientific Abstract Review Committee
  • Author and institution information must NOT be included in the body of the abstract.  The inclusion of either of these in the body of the abstract will result in rejection of the abstract

Step 3. Disclosure

ALL abstract co-authors are expected to disclose to the program audience any/all relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentation. Kindly note that all disclosures can be submitted by the submitter on behalf of the co-authors. The submitter will NOT be able to finish the abstract submission process without the disclosures of all co-authors. Please see below list of disclosure questions that will be asked during the abstract submission process.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per CME guidelines, industry employees cannot present an abstract if the content of the abstract relates to business lines or products of their employer.

Step 4. Abstract Text

  • Do not include title or author data in the body of your abstract as there are specific places for title and author (steps 1 & 2)
  • Author and institution information must NOT be included in the body of the abstract.  The inclusion of either of these will result in rejection of the abstract.
  • Abstracts may be entered directly into the site or copied and pasted
  • Research work should be original and innovative. Work can be presented prior to ISDE 2018, but MUST include new information/data
  • Abstracts must not exceed 350 words in length (not including title and authors)
  • A maximum of 1 table may be included and will count as 100 words
  • A maximum of 1 image may be included and will count as 100 words
  • Tables, images and graphs must be uploaded in JPG or TIFF format at 300 dpi and 100% size. Any higher resolution is acceptable.

Abstract Submission

  • Abstract submissions must be structured with the following:
    • Background
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Video Submission

  • Video submissions must be structured with the following:
    • Description – what is in the video; why this video is unique or important for the congress
    • File Upload (avi, mpg, mpeg, mov, wmv – max. 250 MB)

Step 5. Preview & Submit

  • Please proofread your submission prior to submitting
  • Once submitted, you will no longer be able to make edits to the abstract. If you need to make changes prior to the submission deadline, please contact us at isde2018-speakers at icsevents.com
  • Please carefully review the affiliation of all your co-authors as this is how it will appear in the DOTE and as well as the ISDE 2018 Scientific Program


For any inquiries, please contact isde2018-speakers at icsevents.com. If your inquiry is regarding a particular draft or submission, please include the abstract ID in your email.

Conference Newsletter


Subscribe to the Newsletter to receive important information about the upcoming Conference.