Lunch symposium will highlight advances in diagnosis, treatment of Barrett’s esophagus and early esophageal cancer

Representatives from SSAT and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) will gather Tuesday for the annual Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT/SAGES Luncheon Symposium. The 2016 symposium, ‘Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus and Early Esophageal Cancer,’ will highlight new technologies and differing treatment recommendations from the major gastrointestinal societies.

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.