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, DC 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 video...
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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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2017 Mobile App Now Available

The DDW® 2017 mobile planner is live! Consisting of the online planner and mobile app, these comprehensive tools place the meeting in an easy to navigate, centralized location. They help attendees navigate the meeting's science, exhibitors, and events from their...
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DDW® 2017 Exhibit Hall Preview

With Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017 less than one month away, it’s a good idea to start planning how and where your time will be spent. The Exhibit Hall is most definitely worth your time. Open May 7-9 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, South Hall A from 9:30 a.m. to 4...
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GI Technologies and Procedural Innovations

Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to new medical technology is exceedingly important for GI professionals, and DDW helps you to do just that.
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Learn About Pediatric GI Advances During DDW® 2017

Come to Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017 to stay current on advances in pediatric gastroenterology that will ultimately help you improve your young patients’ care throughout the year. Use the Pediatric GI Track to locate sessions from this topic area and add them to...
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The Online Planner Is Now Available

The Online Planner is here to make all your session scheduling a breeze while in the windy city for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017.
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Obesity and Nutrition at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017

In an era when rates of obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases are dominant, it is important for both current and future health professionals to stay updated on advances in the field.
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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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Guidelines vary around the globe on whether, when to biopsy in celiac disease

Gastroenterologists treating patients with celiac disease face a difficult choice when deciding whether to biopsy. New European guidelines for pediatric patients suggest that serum markers and genetics are sufficient to confirm a diagnosis in many patients. U.S. guidelines still generally call for a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

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Generational differences challenge educators, millennial learners

Technology has changed the way we learn, and millennials are a prime example of that. Using information, not just learning it, has become a key to success, according to Ryan Madanick, MD, moderator of Tuesday’s AGA Academy of Educators Plenary Session Integrating Education Technology in the Era of Millennial Learners.

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AGA expands foreign-language programming for international attendees

About 15,000 GI professionals attend DDW® each year and about half of those attendees come from outside the U.S.
With that in mind, AGA has organized several sessions for international attendees, including summary presentations from the recent United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week, as well as sessions in Spanish and Mandarin.

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