Dec. 1: DDW® Abstract Submission Deadline

Don’t forget that the deadline to submit an abstract for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018 is Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET.
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Important Information for DDW® 2018 Abstract Co-authors

Even if you are not the main or submitting author of an abstract submitted for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018, you still must play a part in abstract submission.
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Your Questions Answered: Call for Abstracts FAQs

To help you meet the Dec. 1 abstract submission deadline, we compiled a list of some FAQs.
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Washington, D.C.: The Culinary Capital

The DDW® 2018 host city is a can’t-miss culinary destination.
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Caution: Beware of Housing Scam Sites

Avoid fraudulent sites claiming to be affiliated with DDW®.
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Deadline to Claim Your DDW® 2017 CME is Oct. 31

Claim your DDW® 2017 CME online today.
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Continue Your Liver Education at DDW® 2018

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018 offers a variety of programming on liver education.
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DDW® 2018 Abstract Submission Site Now Open

Share your capital research.
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Drum Roll, Please … We Have a New DDW Photo Policy!

Over the past few years, we have heard lively discussions about the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) photography policy. The DDW Council has been listening, and recognizing that DDW is a large meeting with diverse audiences, has approved changes to the DDW photo policy.
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Don’t Forget About Your Complimentary Access to DDW On Demand

Access the most comprehensive CME accredited program in GI.
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Texting can be good for your health

Studies have shown that success in losing weight is affected by how often patients see a health-care professional. Patients benefit from the doctor’s advice and reminders on nutrition, exercise, stress management, time management and tips on finding healthy,...

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Fight for fair reimbursement will continue, AGA president says

“In his presidential address on Monday at DDW®, AGA President Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF, reviewed AGA’s accomplishments and priorities under his leadership over the past year, highlighting several new tools that help AGA members address changes to the GI practice environment.

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Hear the ‘Best of DDW’ in one session

Representatives from each of the four participating DDW® societies will highlight the top research abstracts presented over the course of this year’s meeting during Tuesday’s Best of DDW session. DDW Council Chair Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, and DDW Council Treasurer Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, will moderate the two-hour session, a perennial favorite for meeting attendees.

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World Cup competition features top endoscopy videos from around the globe

The best endoscopic videos from around the world will be showcased during Tuesday’s seventh annual ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy. Each video will be presented and scored by an international panel of 10 judges. One winner will be declared at the end of the session and the top three countries will receive gold, silver and bronze medals.

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Society presidents gather at Women in GI Luncheon

The gastroenterology community welcomes female presidents of four GI societies (left to right): Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE, ASGE president-elect; Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF, AGA president-elect; Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, ACG president; and Anna S. Lok, MD, FAASLD, AASLD president.

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Hospitalized cirrhotic patients present multiple treatment challenges

Patients who are hospitalized with cirrhosis are in trouble. They may have hepatic encephalopathy leading to impaired mentation and possible coma. They may have acute kidney injury that requires a liver transplant. They may have portal hypertension leading to ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. And they may have potentially fatal variceal bleeding.

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Newly approved obesity treatments will be reviewed during lunch symposium

Eight experts will discuss novel endoscopic approaches for the treatment of obesity during Tuesday’s Kelly and Carlos Pelligrini SSAT and SAGES Luncheon Symposium. The annual symposium, which qualifies for up to three hours of CME credit and does not require a ticket, is co-sponsored by SSAT and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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Symposium to explore divergent global CRC screening guidelines

CRC screening guidelines vary around the world. The U.S. is one of the only countries, for example, that relies heavily on colonoscopies for CRC screening in average-risk populations. Other countries tend to rely on less expensive and less invasive screening technologies for average-risk screening.

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Speaker Spotlight: Andrew P. Keaveny, MD, FRCPI, FAASLD

Andrew P. Keaveny, MD, FRCPI, FAASLD

Consultant Hepatologist and Medical Director of Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida; Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science; Chair, AASLD Annual Meeting Education Committee; Member of the AASLD Maintenance of Certification and Scientific Planning Committees

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Claim CME credits at onsite kiosks

DDW® 2017 offers attendees the chance to earn up to 40.25 continuing medical education (CME) credits by participating in designated sessions. Each of the four sponsoring societies — AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT — issue credits based on the sessions attended. In general,...

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From Hog to Human — How Pigs Can Help Fight Superbugs

The ongoing fight against deadly “superbugs” is aimed at an elusive goal — finding a way to allow antibiotics to do their crucial work, while simultaneously preventing side-effects that damage our natural disease-fighting gut microbiome, whose “good bacteria” are...

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Heartburn Medications Do Not Promote Bone Loss

GERD is extremely common, with up to one in four American adults experiencing symptoms at least once a month. The mainstay of treatment is proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which reduce stomach acid and relieve heartburn. In recent years, several observational studies...

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SSAT president prescribes passion as the antidote to burnout

‘Your life’s work should be fun. If it’s nothing more than a job, it’s time to find your passion.

That was the message from SSAT President Nathaniel J. Soper, MD, who recounted his professional journey Sunday morning at DDW® during the annual SSAT Presidential Address.

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Physician innovators must be determined, entrepreneurial to get a medical device or technology to market

Have an idea for a new medical device, technology or service? Getting it to market is a complex, time-consuming process that requires analytical and management skills, great communication, collaboration and leadership, according to Virender Sharma, MD, AGAF, who shared lessons he’s learned as a physician innovator on Saturday at DDW® during a session sponsored by the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology.

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