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.
Whether you have an evening free after DDW® sessions or you’re staying a couple extra days after the meeting, Washington, D.C., offers a variety of activities and capital sights to see this spring.
You probably learned in grade school that Washington, D.C., is home to the White House and runs along the Potomac River, but did you know the nation’s capital was built on a swamp?
DDW Daily News Video Exclusive: Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, AGAF, discusses the topics for Sunday’s AGA Clinical Symposium How to Manage Difficult Gastroenterology Consultations.
Outgoing ASGE President Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE, addressed hot button issues as part of her year-in-review during Saturday’s Presidential Plenary. Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, also was inaugurated as ASGE’s next president.
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.
Clinicians who want to improve treatment for IBS and IBD have a simple charge: Improve their patient communication skills. That was the key message from Douglas Drossman, MD, during Saturday’s AGA Postgraduate Course Luncheon Breakout Session Maximizing the Patient-Provider Relationship Using Effective Communication Skills for IBD and/or IBS.
During Sunday’s AASLD State-of-the-Art Lecture Evolving Management of Cholestatic Liver Diseases, Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD, will discuss the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis, the two most common causes of chronic cholestatic liver disease in adults.
Special session and reception will highlight strategies to promote diversity in GI, address health care disparities
Diversity issues among gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons as they relate to academia and various clinical practice settings are the subject of the Sunday afternoon session Ensuring Diversity in Gastroenterology: Practical Approaches for GI Societies, Institutions and Practices. “Diverse organizations ensure a broad range of perspectives and skills that stem from the experiences of individuals that make up organizations,” said AGA Diversity Committee Chair Rotonya Carr, MD.
The goal of Sunday morning’s ASGE Clinical Symposium EUS: Doing the Basics Better is to offer a solid foundational outline of the spectrum of endoscopic ultrasound applications for people who are new to the technology, according to Ferga Gleeson, MD, FASGE, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.