A series of AGA Postgraduate Course breakout sessions on Saturday, June 2, at DDW® 2018 featured case-based discussions covering a variety of common, as well as some uncommon, clinical scenarios. Guy Weiss, MD, tackled the case of a 45-year-old woman who presented with iron deficiency anemia.
On Tuesday, June 5, at DDW® 2018, a panel of tech experts, including Simon Mathews, MD, discussed some the challenges created and opportunities afforded by technology. The AGA Institute Practice Management and Economics Committee-sponsored symposium was titled Technology Opportunities in Gastroenterology Practice: How to Make Technology Work for You.
In a DDW Daily News video exclusive, DDW Council Chair Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, discusses four notable abstracts from DDW 2018 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Elta highlights one abstract from each of the four DDW-sponsoring societies.
During Monday’s AGA Presidential Plenary, AGA President Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF, said AGA is boosting its continuing efforts to advance GI research, clinical care and clinical practice. She addressed the association’s efforts in maintenance of certification reform, improvements to the Medicare Quality Payments program and the AGA Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
Successful careers are made by individuals who take charge and build their own success. That was the key message in Strategies for a Successful Career: Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Resilience on Monday.
It has long been clear that “we are what we eat.” But a growing body of experimental data suggests it is not just what we eat, but how our individual gut microbiomes interact with diet that affects health. Federico Rey, PhD, explained this data during an AGA Symposium on Sunday.
Gastroenterologists can play an important role in the opioid epidemic, according to Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD. She weighs in on how GIs can help their patients as she previews Monday’s AGA Clinical Symposium Impact of America’s Opioid Epidemic on the Practice of Gastroenterology.
Joanne A.P. Wilson, MD, FACP, AGAF, has attended every DDW conference since 1978, except 1980.
DDW Daily News Video Exclusive: Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, AGAF, discusses the topics for Sunday’s AGA Clinical Symposium How to Manage Difficult Gastroenterology Consultations.
Clinicians who want to improve treatment for IBS and IBD have a simple charge: Improve their patient communication skills. That was the key message from Douglas Drossman, MD, during Saturday’s AGA Postgraduate Course Luncheon Breakout Session Maximizing the Patient-Provider Relationship Using Effective Communication Skills for IBD and/or IBS.