Catch the best of DDW in one session

Representatives from each of the four participating DDW® societies will summarize the most important findings presented at this year’s meeting during Tuesday’s ‘Best of DDW 2016’ session. The session’s moderators, including DDW Council Treasurer Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, provide a preview of the session.

‘Explosion’ of research set to yield new agents for cholestatic liver diseases

A new wave of research into the pathogenesis and natural history of cholestatic liver diseases is beginning to produce clinical results, according to Elizabeth J. Carey, MD, who will co-moderate Tuesday’s AASLD Clinical Symposium ‘Update on Cholestatic Liver Disease.’ Dr. Carey and co-moderator Christopher L. Bowlus, MD, provide a preview of the session.

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.

GIs face evolving ethical, clinical challenges of genetic testing

While the advent of next-generation, high-throughput genetic sequencing is propelling genomic science forward, it has also created ethical and medical challenges for gastroenterologists, according to C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF, one of three medical professionals to discuss these pitfalls during an AGA symposium Sunday afternoon at Digestive Disease Week®.