We are excited to announce that the Sixth Open Endoscopy Forum (OEF) will be held in Cambridge, MA, on September 22-24, 2023, after a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19. Please visit the OEF website for more information (updated often). Registration information will be available there soon.
It wasn’t a coincidence that we selected today, #WomensHealthResearchDay, to announce the OEF event. January 25 is a day to celebrate all the innovative research that is happening as we seek further understanding of sex and gender differences in health, immunity, and diseases. It’s the anniversary of a landmark sex-inclusion policy by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requiring sex to be included as a variable in all grant submissions. Just as scientists record variables such as time, temperature, and dose, sex is now an important part of the scientific equation.
OEF Conference, Sept. 22-24
The following speakers are confirmed to give TED-style talks this year, and we will announce others soon.
Cheryl Iglesia, MDWashington, D.C.
Javier Magrina, MDPhoenix, Arizona
Samar Nahas, MDRiverside, California
Mark Noar, MDTowson, Maryland
Peter O’Donovan, MDWest Yorkshire, United Kingdom
William (Bill) Parker, MDSan Diego, California
Selma ProdanovicVienna, Austria
Ajay Rane, MDQueensland, Australia
Frank Tu, MDChicago, Illinois
Antoine Waltrelot, MDLyon, France
Pierre Waltrelot, JDLyon, France
Mark Woodland, MDWest Reading, Pennsylvania
Kelly Wright, MDLos Angeles, California
NEW Pre-Conference Workshop, Sept. 21-22
OEF’s new Research Workshop will bring interested surgeons together with engineers to build community. Sessions are not meant to be definitive, but rather a carefully curated set of investigators and clinicians who provide examples and tutorials – people who are established leaders or at early career stages and truly committed to learning. Details will be available soon.
Program Committee (Sixth OEF)
Ellis Downes, MDAmy Garcia, MD Linda Griffith, PhD Grace Janik, MD
Keith Isaacson, MDCeana Nezhat, MD Resad Paya Pasic, MD Peter Rosenblatt, MD