Experts will help reconcile conflicting guidelines for pancreatic cysts

Conflicting guidelines for the management of pancreatic cysts identified as incidental findings on CT and MRI scans are causing confusion. A special DDW Combined Clinical Symposium Monday afternoon jointly sponsored by ASGE, AGA and SSAT will offer gastroenterologists more concrete guidance. Anne Marie Lennon, MBBCh, MD, PhD, will co-moderate the symposium and provides a preview.

Video Plenary Session will showcase top GI educational videos from around the world

The best educational videos submitted for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) will be presented at the 20th Annual ASGE Video Plenary Session Tuesday morning. The session features peer-reviewed videos demonstrating the most innovative endoscopic techniques and unusual cases from around the world, according to Gottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE, who co-chaired the video selection committee.

AGA launching obesity intervention guide

AGA is putting the final touches on its first comprehensive guide for obesity and weight management. The objective is to provide gastroenterologists with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary process to guide innovative obesity care for safe and effective weight management, said Andres Acosta, MD, PhD, who previewed the guide during an AGA symposium Sunday morning.

Breakfast symposium will examine effects of chronic inflammation in GI oncology

During a two-hour breakfast symposium on Tuesday, jointly sponsored by SSAT and the International Society of Digestive Surgery (ISDS), seven experts will examine the relationship between chronic inflammation and the risk of developing malignant tumors in the digestive system. Symposium co-moderator Alessandro Fichera, MD, FACS, FASCRS, provides a preview of the session.