EAT Events

A medical glossary for esophageal atresia

28 September 2020

The French Association of Esophageal Atresia (AFAO) is proud to publish its 1st medical glossary of esophageal atresia in French, produced by Emma Giraudier under the direction of Ms. Pascaline Dury, professor of universities . The result is this small […] LEARN MORE

Fanny-Selena Prize 2020

26 August 2020

Due to the rare nature of esophageal pathologies, research project that aim to improve awareness and the treatment of these pathologies are few and far between. Since 2007, the French Association for esophageal atresia (AFAO – Association Francaise de l’Atresie […] LEARN MORE

Oral feeding difficulties : a notebook to support the families

06 June 2020

To support parents in their child’s oral feeding difficulties,  The French Association of Esophageal Atresia (AFAO) and Alice Avart – therapist specializing in oral feeding difficulties, developed a notebook in 2020, available here: A year of sensory challenges around food […] LEARN MORE

AFAO Family days every year, on the last week-end of June…

02 January 2020

Meet and exchange with others, hear personal accounts, attend and participate in workshops, receive and share information and enjoy the entertainment for all in order to learn about, reassure and amuse the younger participants! The weekend program consists of: conferences, […] LEARN MORE

5th International Conference on Esophageal Atresia, INoEA-FATE

02 January 2020

Thank you to Christophe Faure, MD, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montréal, Canada for submitting this meeting review. Esophageal atresia (EA) is among the most common congenital digestive malformations, affecting 1 in 3,000 infants at birth. Since the first […] LEARN MORE

Comète : a symbolic Yule log to finance research on esophageal atresia.

01 January 2020

It’s been 10 years since the pastry chef Jérôme De Oliveira joined the French families support group AFAO of which he is the godfather. A recognized association of general interest accredited by the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health that […] LEARN MORE

Esophageal atresia patient journey workshop

01 January 2020

Further progress was made on the esophageal atresia ‘Patient Journey’ project at a workshop held in Berlin on November 15, 2019. This project has a multidisciplinary team with its membership drawn from surgery, nursing and patient representatives. The project has […] LEARN MORE

2nd ERNICA consensus conference: “Long-gap Esophageal Atresia: Perioperative, Surgical and Long-term Management”

01 January 2020

The 2nd ERNICA consensus conference on the Perioperative, Surgical and Long-term Management of Patients with Long-gap Esophageal Atresia took place in Berlin on the 13th and 14th November 2019. After an extensive literature search and preparation, relevant aspects regarding the […] LEARN MORE

The sixth international conference on EA will be held in Cincinnati, USA, in 2022.