Digestive Disease Week® is the most important GI meeting in the world. It offers the best science and the best clinical updates gastroenterologists will find anywhere. Welcome to San Diego and welcome to DDW, where great opportunities and connections await.
The 2016 AGA Presidential Plenary features a mix of abstract presentations and invited lectures on topics ranging from the role of gastroenterology in obesity management to the ongoing effort to engineer a living, functional intestinal tract. AGA Institute President Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, provides a preview of the Monday morning session.
Hepatitis C (HCV) therapy offers high cure rates, but there is still work to be done, according to Norah Terrault, MD, MPH. Dr. Terrault will review the latest advances in HCV therapy during an AASLD State-of-the-Art Lecture on Sunday titled ‘Hepatitis C: Update 2016.’
Four experts will discuss the latest colorectal cancer (CRC) screening evidence and recommendations Saturday afternoon during the ASGE Clinical Symposium, ‘2016 State-of-the-Art CRC Screening.’ Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE, will moderate and offers a preview of the session’s topics.
The SSAT International Relations Committee is sponsoring two international programs Saturday afternoon. The first session will address tumors of the biliary system and gallbladder, and the second session will examine specialization among gastrointestinal surgeons internationally, according to International Relations Committee Chair Ernst Klar, MD, FACS.
The gut microbiome has moved from a topic of curiosity to one of cutting-edge therapy in just over a decade. This swift evolution has catapulted the microbiome into the spotlight as one of 15 programming tracks introduced this year by AGA at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW).
Stephen Kim, MD – Clinical instructor of medicine in the division of digestive diseases at the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
AASLD PUBLISHED updated guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis B (HBV) in the January issue of ‘Hepatology.’ Perhaps the most important change to the guidelines, which were last updated in 2009, is the new recommendation for the use of tenofovir or another antiviral in women who are pregnant and have a high viral load.
Sunday morning four experts will review the latest colonoscopy quality measures recommended by ASGE and other organizations during the ASGE Clinical Symposium, ‘Quality in Colonoscopy.’
At the SSAT Surgical Fellowship Fair on Saturday, May 21, representatives from major surgical societies will discuss their specialties and answer questions about their fellowship programs.