Obesity, access to colorectal cancer screening and HCV therapy, and NAFLD are evolving public health issues that will be tackled this year with your help. Access to care and cost will also be hot topics this year — you will not want to miss these important sessions. At DDW®, join your colleagues to discuss these topics and more.

Here is a sample of public health sessions for DDW 2015.

Interval Colon Cancer: Problem We Can Solve or Achilles Heel? (ASGE, AGA)
Sunday, May 17, 8-9:30 a.m.

Gastric Cancer: Epidemiology, Prevention, Diagnosis and Management (AGA, ASGE, SSAT)
Monday, May 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

Combined Translational Symposium: Models that Drive Obesity and Its Complications
Monday, May 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

Issues in Hepatitis C: Identification, Access to Care and Cost
Monday, May 18, 4-5 p.m.

Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Liver Disease
Tuesday, May 19, 10-11:30 a.m.

Diagnosing and Treating Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children and Adolescents
Monday, May 18, 2-3:30 p.m.

How Far Do We Go to Eradicate Hepatitis C?
Monday, May 18, 8-9:30 a.m.

Value of Screening for Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
Monday, May 18, 4-5:30 p.m.

AGA Institute Council Global Topic Sessions (Diet (High Fat) Obesity and GI Disease; Microbiome, Inflammation and Disease; Transition from Pediatrics to Adult)
Saturday, May 16, Monday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19

State-of-the-Art Conference, The Present and Future of Metabolic Surgery
Sunday, May 17, 2–3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the SSAT Research Committee)

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) offers new and exciting programs and data that cross a variety of disciplines in gastroenterology and hepatology. Based on feedback from the societies, several topics have emerged that attendees might find of interest. A blog post relating to each theme will be posted on Mondays on the DDW Blog. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email when the next article is posted. This is post three of five in the series. Read about current GI controversies (1/5), new treatments (2/5) and policy (3/5) also on the blog.