Hosted by the Esophageal Atresia Care Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, this comprehensive virtual program, recorded in October 2022, covers current advanced in the EA/TEF field for a wide ranging audience, including medical practitioners, medical educators, patients, and caregivers.
Learn from EA/TEF experts about:
Endoscopic management of recurrent fistula
Long term respiratory risks
Transitions to adult care
Genetic basis of EA/TEF
Orthopedic management of associated skeletal anomalies
Standardization of care
To increase familiarity with this rare condition, highlighting advances and novel treatments.
This symposium is designed for health care professionals, educators, patients, parents and caregivers.
This year's event was presented in a live, virtual format via Zoom. Upon registration, you will automatically be sent a link to the recording.
About the REACH Initiative
The Researching Esophageal Atresia for Children’s Health (REACH) Clinic at Columbia/NYP Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital was founded with the following goals in mind:
Provide coordinated multidisciplinary care that addresses all facets of a child’s conditions
Determine how to safely and effectively treat silent reflux and other complications associated with EA
Help older patients transition to practitioners caring for adults who are well versed in the special needs associated with EA
Conduct research to identify genetic abnormalities underlying EA and related anomalies
Conduct longitudinal clinical research in order to develop best-practice treatment protocols.
Current Research Projects
To identify gene mutations that will help us better understand development of EA/TEF and its associated defects and serve as a target for future therapeutic modality.
To identify the best practice guidelines for this patient population
To identify the best treatment and surveillance plan that will optimize esophageal function, minimize esophageal injury and avoid unnecessary treatment using a multidisciplinary care approach.