DDW® 2018 Abstract Submission Site Now Open

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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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A Monumental City

Explore Washington, D.C.'s world-renowned memorials and monuments during Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018.
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Take Note of These Important Dates for DDW® 2018

Mark your calendar with these upcoming DDW 2018 dates.
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Washington, D.C., Awaits

After a successful Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) in Chicago, we are excited to help you explore the DDW 2018 host city: Washington, DC.
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Showcase Your Company During DDW 2018

Showcase your company to over 14,000 attendees by exhibiting at DDW 2018.
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DDW 2018: Monumental Developments in Science & Medicine

Join us in Washington, D.C., June 2-8 for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018. Recognized as a top 50 medical meeting, this is your opportunity to learn cutting-edge medical advances, network with thought leaders and view the latest research in the field. Watch the...
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Catch up on the best of DDW® 2017 and make plans for DDW 2018

Digestive Disease Week® 2017 was one for the books. More than 14,000 GI professionals gathered in Chicago for the world’s premier GI meeting. The four-day conference featured 4,251 posters, 954 presentations by invited speakers and 1,080 oral abstracts. Even though...
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Reminders for DDW®

Welcome to Chicago, IL and Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017! Here you will attend the first and foremost GI event in the world over the next four days. Included below is some information you’ll need to make the meeting go smoothly. Registration and Materials...
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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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Public policy panel will address health care uncertainties

An SSAT Panel Session on Monday will feature expert perspectives on several areas of uncertainty in the medical profession. The session, Health Policy in the United States: The View from Different Angles, is sponsored by the SSAT Public Policy & Advocacy Committee and the Health Care & Quality Outcomes Committee.

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