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.
Half of medical students show signs of burnout by their second year and three-quarters of residents show similar signs, according to SSAT President Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, who discussed strategies for avoiding professional burnout Sunday morning at Digestive Disease Week®.
There will be a new champion in the annual ‘ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy’ this year, which will take place Tuesday. The popular competition features some of the best educational videos submitted to Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016.
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.
The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a game changer for most GIs. Joel Brill, MD, AGAF, lead physician for the AGA Bundled Payment Project, discussed MACRA and the new era of value and quality measurement during an AGA symposium Monday afternoon.
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.
For the second consecutive year, ASGE is jointly sponsoring an international symposium with the Sociedade Brasileira De Endoscopia Digestiva (SOBED). During the Tuesday afternoon session, five SOBED representatives will discuss several challenges in endoscopy.
AASLD and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) are co-sponsoring a special clinical symposium on Tuesday afternoon titled ‘The Intestinal Microbiome and Pediatric Liver Disease.’
As a procedure-intensive specialty that addresses a wide range of diseases, gastroenterology provides ample opportunities for physicians to identify where services and procedures can be improved and where new inventions might enhance care. But how do physicians enter the unknown territory of medical innovation?
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®.