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.
A panel of experts will discuss the latest surveillance options, liver transplantation rules and immunotherapy guidelines for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during an AASLD Clinical Symposium Tuesday morning titled ‘Hepatocellular Cancer.’ The session’s moderators, including Lewis R. Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD, offer a preview.
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 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.
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.
Tauseef Ali, MD, FACP, FACG – Clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma; staff physician and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialist at Saint Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.
Monday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium ‘Basics of EUS’ will help experienced practitioners and newcomers to endocopic ultrasound (EUS) hone their skills. The symposium will address challenges frequently encountered when performing EUS and strategies for improving routine EUS procedures, said symposium moderator Vanessa Shami, MD, FASGE.
In May 2015, leaders at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, and the University of Michigan Health System announced a “Take the Volume Pledge” campaign to limit certain surgical procedures at their institutions to high-volume surgeons specializing in those procedures.
Last April, President Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) — also known as the “doc fix” legislation — into law. Among other things, the law repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule.
The emergence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as the most common liver disorder in the U.S. and many other countries has set the stage for a potential increase in liver cancer.