Despite advances, CRC screening can still improve

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is a major victory for gastroenterology. But the job is only half done, according to Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, who will explore the latest data on techniques to improve adenoma detection rate and better visualize difficult polyps during Sunday’s DDW Combined Clinical Symposium ‘Colorectal Cancer Screening.’ The symposium is jointly sponsored by AGA, ASGE and SSAT.

Presidential Plenary packed with innovative abstracts, lectures

Some of the most important novel endoscopic research from around the world will be discussed Monday afternoon during the ASGE Presidential Plenary session, which will feature 10 innovative abstract presentations and four distinguished lectures. ASGE President Douglas O. Faigel, MD, FASGE, will moderate the 90-minute session and also deliver his presidential address, titled “Professionalism and the Professional Endoscopist: Words Matter.”

Experts to review latest advances in liver surgery

Sunday’s SSAT state-of-the-art conference ‘New Frontiers in Liver Surgery’ will highlight the latest research advances and surgical techniques, and examine how these advances are being shared with practitioners in developing countries to improve liver surgery outcomes worldwide, according to session co-moderator Amanda K. Arrington, MD. The 90-minute session is sponsored by the SSAT Research Committee.