How to establish endoscopic submucosal dissection in Western countries
Tsuneo Oyama, Department of Endoscopy, Saku Central Hospital Advanced Care Center, Nagano 3850051, Japan
Naohisa Yahagi, Cancer Center, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan
Thierry Ponchon, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Specialités Digestives, Pavillon H, Place, d’Arsonval, 69437 Lyon, France
Tobias Kiesslich, Frieder Berr, Department of Medicine I, University Hospital Salzburg and Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Author contributions: Oyama T, Yahagi N, Ponchon T and Berr F contributed equally to the endoscopic submucosal dissection Training and to the proposed Learning Strategy (Phase I-IV); Ponchon T has been program deputy of ESGE; and Kiesslich T local organizer in this project; all authors have contributed equally to concept and writing of the manuscript and have read an approved the final version of the manuscript.
Supported by Leonie-Wild Charitable Foundation, Heidelberg-Eppelheim.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to report.
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Correspondence to: Frieder Berr, MD, Department of Medicine I, University Hospital Salzburg, Paracelsus Medical University, Muellner Hauptstr. 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 5, 2015
Peer-review started: June 8, 2015
First decision: July 20, 2015
Revised: August 6, 2015
Accepted: September 28, 2015
Article in press: September 30, 2015
Published online: October 28, 2015