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.
Rectal cancer requires a multidisciplinary care team because it is such a complex disease, according to Evie H. Carchman, MD, a member of the SSAT Research Committee. In this DDW Daily News video exclusive, Dr. Carchman discusses variables affecting patient care, several ongoing treatment debates and future treatment directions for rectal cancer.
During the annual Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT and SAGES Luncheon Symposium on Tuesday, a panel of experts will discuss strategies to limit bile duct injuries that result from laparoscopic cholecystectomies.
First-time DDW® attendee Mauricio Pasten, MD, is looking forward to meeting new people and learning more about gastrointestinal diseases at DDW.
During the SSAT Presidential Plenary on Sunday, SSAT President Stanley W. Ashley, MD, said the society is preparing for a new strategic plan that will re-evaluate the society’s role as well as its financial future and ongoing relationship with DDW®. “We are at the right time to start planning the next 10 years,” he said.
If you were asked to make a list of words describing a surgeon, you may include words like skilled and intelligent. But odds are the word “altruistic” didn’t make your list, and American Board of Surgery Executive Director Jo Buyske, MD, FACS, thinks that’s a shame. Her SSAT Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture on Monday will challenge surgeons to leverage their skills to give back.
Kristen Seiler, MD, provides insight behind her poster “Induced Endodermal Progenitor Cells Assume Epithelial Gene Expression Profiles when Cultured on Acellular Intestinal Scaffolds without the Addition of Exogenous Growth Factors” (Su1300), which she will present Sunday.
Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, an expert on improving the quality and safety of surgical care, will present the annual Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration on Sunday. Her 45-minute presentation is titled The Role of Professional Societies in Continuing Professional Development.
Andrew Stong, MD, will present “Per-Oral Pyloromyotomy (POP) for Medically Refractory Post-Surgical Gastroparesis” during Saturday’s SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference and Sunday’s SSAT Presidential Plenary II.
Welcome to Washington, D.C. and Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018! Read on to learn information you’ll need to make your first day go smoothly.