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.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was intended to improve access to health coverage and the way care is delivered and paid for in the U.S. President Obama’s signature legislation has already driven the uninsured rate below 10 percent, but changes in care delivery and payment are just beginning.
As the millennial generation enters the GI profession, its 20-somethings bring with them a unique set of characteristics that will drive new paradigms in medical training and education, and impact the workplace, according to Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, who participated in an AGA panel discussion about millennial GIs at Digestive Disease Week® 2016.
Master endoscopists will come together for the ASGE Postgraduate Course at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017 to share tips for perfecting various endoscopic procedures. The two-day course, titled Best Tips/Worst Mistakes: Lessons from the Masters, will take place May 7 and 8, 2017, in Chicago, IL.