Complimentary Access to DDW On Demand Included for 2018 Attendees

Want a CME accredited digital library with approximately 500 hours of non-ticketed presentations* from this year’s meeting? Register for DDW 2018.
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Apply for DDW® 2018 Travel Awards

Apply for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018 Basic Science Travel Awards by Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. ET.
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DDW® 2018 Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Now Open

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is now accepting late-breaking abstracts for DDW 2018.
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Plan Ahead with the 2018 Preliminary Program

The 2018 DDW Preliminary Program is now available online.
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Register for DDW® 2018

General registration and housing for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018 is now open.
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More IBD at DDW® 2018

Build on your IBD education at DDW® 2018.
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DDW® 2018 Registration Now Open for Sponsoring Society Members

Sponsoring society members can take advantage of advance DDW® 2018 registration.
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Some of the Best Things in Life Are Free

Learn more about fun, free activities in the DDW® 2018 host city.
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New Exhibitors: Stand Out at DDW® 2018

Come to DDW® 2018 to ensure that your company gets the shine it needs.
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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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GI vets offer tips to land on your feet after fellowship

GI fellows have decisions to make. What kind of career track do they want, academic or private practice? And in what setting? Private practice and academic institutions offer various settings with a mix of advantages and disadvantages. For instance, there are two...

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If One Pill Cures All, Why Aren’t All Patients Cured?

DDW TV spoke with speaker Michael W. Fried, MD, FAASLD, about the incredible strides made in the treatment of hepatitis C – and how to address the small percentage of patients who don’t respond immediately to the new therapeutics. Watch...

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Health Policy in the US: Where are we now?

DDW TV spoke to session speaker, Ross F. Goldberg, MD, FACS, about the updates in MACRA and MIPS, the update in quality metrics, and we ask how academic centers are functioning within the new payment models. Watch...

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A Clinician’s Guide to FMT

DDW TV covered this important session, which focused on practical advances and challenges with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). One of the session speakers, Colleen Kelly, MD, FACG, talked about the best ways to perform FMT for the treatment of recurrent C....

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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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