The deadline to claim your Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016 CME credit is right around the corner. In order to claim your credit online, be sure to visit the CME claim site before Nov. 30, 2016.
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is always excited to offer scientists the opportunity to submit an abstract because of the important contributions that scientists and their research make to the GI field. One such scientist, Claudia Andl, has shared both her science and her history of abstract submission with us.
Did you attend Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016? If so, DDW On Demand was included with your registration and you have two years to take advantage of your complimentary online access.
Mark you calendar with these important DDW 2017 dates.
More than 15,000 GI professionals gathered in San Diego, CA, for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016. Of course, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead to DDW 2017, which will be held May 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, one of the meeting’s most popular host cities.
Hepatitis C (HCV) therapy has never been better. The latest data show sustained viral response rates (SVR) of 96 percent across the general population, while tweaks to existing regimens and new agents promise to bring SVRs closer to 100 percent. A panel of experts discussed the prospects for new HCV treatments during an AASLD symposium at DDW 2016.
A shift has occurred in the treatment costs of inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. Historically, the highest costs associated with treatment were related to hospitalizations. Today, much of the cost can be attributed to the increased expense of prescription drugs, said Akbar K. Waljee, MD, one of four speakers to discuss the cost and cost-effectiveness of various GI drugs during an AGA symposium at DDW 2016.
ASGE and the ASGE Foundation honored several outstanding gastroenterologists who have contributed to the advancement of GI endoscopy during the 12th Annual Crystal Awards Dinner on Sunday, May 22, at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego. M. Brian Fennerty, MD, FASGE, received the Rudolf V. Schindler Award, ASGE’s top honor.