During Monday’s AGA Presidential Plenary, AGA President Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF, said AGA is boosting its continuing efforts to advance GI research, clinical care and clinical practice. She addressed the association’s efforts in maintenance of certification reform, improvements to the Medicare Quality Payments program and the AGA Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
The AASLD Clinical Symposium HCV Treatment: Gastroenterologists Role in Eradicating HCV featured a panel of experts who discussed strategies to maximize the number of individuals who are treated for chronic HCV. “Despite recommendations and, in some states, mandates, we are falling behind on HCV screening,” said Robert S. Brown Jr., MD, MPH, AGAF.
DDW® 2018 offers attendees the chance to earn up to 32.75 continuing medical education (CME) credits by participating in designated sessions. Track CME hours through the DDW Mobile App, claim them at a CME kiosk or go to www.ddw.org/cme.
Successful careers are made by individuals who take charge and build their own success. That was the key message in Strategies for a Successful Career: Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Resilience on Monday.
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.
During the annual Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT and SAGES Luncheon Symposium on Tuesday, a panel of experts will discuss strategies to limit bile duct injuries that result from laparoscopic cholecystectomies.
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.
First-time DDW® attendee Mauricio Pasten, MD, is looking forward to meeting new people and learning more about gastrointestinal diseases at DDW.
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.
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.