Tuesday’s eighth annual ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy features nine of the best endoscopic videos from around the globe. After surviving a rigorous review process to make it to DDW®, the videos will be scored by a panel of international judges to see which three will take home gold, silver and bronze medals for their respective countries.
Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE, will present “Most Advanced Endoscopy Trainees (AETS) Meet Quality Indicator (QI) Thresholds in the First Year of Independent Practice: The Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES2) Study” during Tuesday’s ASGE Topic Forum Quality Improvement for Trainees and Colonoscopy.
Suresh Chari, MD, examined the medical and nutritional therapies for pain management in an ASGE Clinical Symposium on Sunday morning. “Pain is processed in some of the same areas of the brain as thoughts and emotions — structural damage or inflammation are not essential to experience pain,” Dr. Chari said.
Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, will co-moderate Monday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium Pancreatic Duct Endotherapy: Caution or Full Steam Ahead, which will review the current science and best practices for endotherapy in pancreatitis treatment.
Outgoing ASGE President Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE, addressed hot button issues as part of her year-in-review during Saturday’s Presidential Plenary. Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, also was inaugurated as ASGE’s next president.
The goal of Sunday morning’s ASGE Clinical Symposium EUS: Doing the Basics Better is to offer a solid foundational outline of the spectrum of endoscopic ultrasound applications for people who are new to the technology, according to Ferga Gleeson, MD, FASGE, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
First time at DDW®? Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH, shares her favorite meeting hack, the area of digestive disease research she finds the most fascinating and more.
As obesity continues to strain the nation’s health care system, the promise of minimally invasive weight-loss interventions is drawing more attention. The implications of such therapies are the subject of Saturday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium The Skinny on Bariatric Endoscopy, which will be moderated by Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH.
Welcome to Washington, D.C. and Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018! Read on to learn information you’ll need to make your first day go smoothly.
ASGE President Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE, invites DDW® attendees to this year’s ASGE Presidential Plenary, which will feature coffee and crullers served up with spirited debates on controversial topics, endowed lectures from world-renowned luminaries and the rapid-fire presentation of ASGE’s top-rated abstracts.