Digestive Disease Week® 2018 was one for the books. More than 14,000 GI professionals gathered in Washington, D.C., for the world’s premier GI meeting. The four-day conference featured 4,110 posters, 981 presentations by invited speakers and 1,100 oral abstracts.
Alcoholic liver disease is getting a new name, alcohol-associated liver disease, or AALD. The disease is also getting new treatment approaches and new attention from researchers, clinicians and industry, according to Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, FAASLD.
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.
ASGE honored several outstanding gastroenterologists who have contributed to the advancement of GI endoscopy during the Annual Crystal Awards Dinner on Sunday, June 3, at DDW® 2018. Grace H. Elta, MD, FASGE, was presented with ASGE’s highest honor, the Rudolf V. Schindler Award.
The management of cirrhosis has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years. During a case-based AASLD symposium on the final day of DDW® 2018, three experts reviewed the most recent developments in diuretic resistant/refractory ascites, recurrent/refractory hepatic encephalopathy and recurrent/refractory variceal bleeding. The panel was co-moderated by Catherine Frenette, MD, FAST, AGAF.
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.