DDW® Reflections

Leading up to DDW® 2019, we will be featuring some of our longstanding attendees and their memorable experiences from DDW over the years.
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Continue Your Liver Education At DDW® 2019

The annual Liver Meeting® concluded last month, but your exploration of the liver didn’t have to end there. Continue your liver education at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019.
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The Deadline is Quickly Approaching

Don’t forget that the deadline to submit an abstract for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019 is Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET.
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Start Planning Your Exploration of San Diego

Start planning how you'll spend your free time in between DDW® 2019 sessions.
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Answers to Your Abstract Submission Questions

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding abstract submission.
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Take Advantage of Your Complimentary Access to DDW On Demand

Were you an attendee of Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018? If you were, remember that DDW On Demand was complimentary with your DDW registration and you have two years to take advantage of your free online access. Watch 450 hours of non-ticketed presentations from...
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The Deadline to Claim DDW® 2018 CME Online Is Tomorrow

To claim your credit online, visit the CME claim site before tomorrow, Oct. 31.
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Introducing the DDW® 2019 Host City: San Diego

San Diego is a major city in Southern California and one of America’s most popular tourist destinations for good reason. As this year’s host city, it opens the door to discovering 70 miles of beautiful beaches, earning it the name “California’s Beach City”. As if the...
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Celebrating 50 Years of Digestive Disease Week®

What better way to celebrate the DDW legacy than to dive into major GI breakthroughs on the California coastline?
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Jot It Down! Important Dates for DDW® 2019

Abstract Submission Abstract submission will open on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. and the abstract submission period will close on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. All abstracts must be submitted online on the abstract submission site by that time. Check the Digestive...
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Nine countries will vie for gold at World Cup of Endoscopy

Tuesday’s eighth annual ASGE World Cup of Endoscopy features nine of the best endoscopic videos from around the globe. After surviving a rigorous review process to make it to DDW®, the videos will be scored by a panel of international judges to see which three will take home gold, silver and bronze medals for their respective countries.

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ASGE Speaker Spotlight: Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE

Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE, will present “Most Advanced Endoscopy Trainees (AETS) Meet Quality Indicator (QI) Thresholds in the First Year of Independent Practice: The Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES2) Study” during Tuesday’s ASGE Topic Forum Quality Improvement for Trainees and Colonoscopy.

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DDW On Demand is free to all attendees

DDW® attendees unable to attend every session on their wish list can access nearly 500 hours of non-ticketed course presentations through DDW’s online-only digital library, DDW On Demand. Register at watch.ondemand.org/ddwlogin to get started.

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Is an HCV cure rate of 100 percent realistic?

Although antiviral therapy has led to a cure rate of more than 90 percent of hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases, David E. Bernstein, MD, FAASLD, thinks more can be done to increase the cure rate. In this DDW Daily News video exclusive, Dr. Bernstein discusses several obstacles preventing patients’ access to curative therapies. He also addresses the benefits of HCV therapy and whether it’s possible to eradicate HCV and achieve 100 percent cure rate.

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Experts review challenges in chronic pancreatitis pain management

Suresh Chari, MD, examined the medical and nutritional therapies for pain management in an ASGE Clinical Symposium on Sunday morning. “Pain is processed in some of the same areas of the brain as thoughts and emotions — structural damage or inflammation are not essential to experience pain,” Dr. Chari said.

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Sights to see in Washington, D.C.

Whether you have an evening free after DDW® sessions or you’re staying a couple extra days after the meeting, Washington, D.C., offers a variety of activities and capital sights to see this spring.

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Gastroenterologists can help combat opioid abuse

Gastroenterologists can play an important role in the opioid epidemic, according to Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD. She weighs in on how GIs can help their patients as she previews Monday’s AGA Clinical Symposium Impact of America’s Opioid Epidemic on the Practice of Gastroenterology.

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Experts will review pancreatic duct endotherapy

Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, will co-moderate Monday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium Pancreatic Duct Endotherapy: Caution or Full Steam Ahead, which will review the current science and best practices for endotherapy in pancreatitis treatment.

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Lecturer advocates for volunteerism, leads by example

If you were asked to make a list of words describing a surgeon, you may include words like skilled and intelligent. But odds are the word “altruistic” didn’t make your list, and American Board of Surgery Executive Director Jo Buyske, MD, FACS, thinks that’s a shame. Her SSAT Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture on Monday will challenge surgeons to leverage their skills to give back.

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Better communication can improve provider-patient relationships

Clinicians who want to improve treatment for IBS and IBD have a simple charge: Improve their patient communication skills. That was the key message from Douglas Drossman, MD, during Saturday’s AGA Postgraduate Course Luncheon Breakout Session Maximizing the Patient-Provider Relationship Using Effective Communication Skills for IBD and/or IBS.

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Special session and reception will highlight strategies to promote diversity in GI, address health care disparities

Diversity issues among gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons as they relate to academia and various clinical practice settings are the subject of the Sunday afternoon session Ensuring Diversity in Gastroenterology: Practical Approaches for GI Societies, Institutions and Practices. “Diverse organizations ensure a broad range of perspectives and skills that stem from the experiences of individuals that make up organizations,” said AGA Diversity Committee Chair Rotonya Carr, MD.

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Brush up on EUS basics at Sunday symposium

The goal of Sunday morning’s ASGE Clinical Symposium EUS: Doing the Basics Better is to offer a solid foundational outline of the spectrum of endoscopic ultrasound applications for people who are new to the technology, according to Ferga Gleeson, MD, FASGE, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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SSAT Poster Spotlight: Kristen Seiler, MD

Kristen Seiler, MD, provides insight behind her poster “Induced Endodermal Progenitor Cells Assume Epithelial Gene Expression Profiles when Cultured on Acellular Intestinal Scaffolds without the Addition of Exogenous Growth Factors” (Su1300), which she will present Sunday.

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Welcome to DDW® 2018!

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the most comprehensive GI meeting in the world. It features top-tier research and high-quality sessions from four societies, making it the best place for gastroenterologists to find cutting-edge science and clinical updates, according to DDW Council Chair Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE.

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AASLD plenaries highlight clinical applications of liver disease research

AASLD will feature the most innovative research in its two plenary sessions at DDW®, according to AASLD President Ronald J. Sokol, MD, FAASLD. The Basic Science Plenary Session will be held Sunday morning and the Clinical Science Plenary Session will be held Monday morning. Each will offer something for all AASLD members and DDW attendees.

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Bariatric endoscopy ‘a big part’ of profession’s future

As obesity continues to strain the nation’s health care system, the promise of minimally invasive weight-loss interventions is drawing more attention. The implications of such therapies are the subject of Saturday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium The Skinny on Bariatric Endoscopy, which will be moderated by Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH.

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A Video Message from the DDW Council Chair

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