2017-04-03 17:34:06 UTC

Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Must-See Sessions at DDW® 2017

April 3, 2017

AGA Council leadership hand-picked a preview of sessions for you to add to your DDW itinerary.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is only a few short weeks away. This year, you can use the AGA Institute Council Highlights at DDW 2017 booklet to find out about section programming, committee sponsored and joint society sessions, as well as a plethora of basic science and clinical practitioner offerings. With so many options, you can see why the AGA Institute Council Chair, Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF, says that DDW is Disneyland for gastroenterologists.

The Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders section — chaired by Michael Frederick Vaezi, MD, PhD, and John Kao, MD, AGAF — has outlined its must-see sessions this year. Look at the preview below and use the DDW Mobile App for the most up-to-date information to plan your itinerary (launching in early April).

Session Title: Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders Distinguished Abstract Plenary: The Best of Barrett's, EOE, GERD, H. Pylori 
Session Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Session Time: 8 a.m.
Why You Should Attend: The section’s top-scoring abstracts will be presented. The session will also include the presentation of the 2017 EGD Section Research Mentor Award to Prateek Sharma, MD, at the beginning of this session.

Session Title: Kristin and David Peura, MD, Lecture: Help! I Can't Get Rid of H. Pylori 
Session Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Session Time: 4 p.m.
Why You Should Attend: Come hear how experts maximize their success in treating H. pylori infection especially patients that have failed multiple courses of H. pylori regimen. A panel discussion will follow to encourage participants to dialogue with experts regarding current guidelines and controversies in treating patient with H. pylori infection. 

Session Title: Cough, Laryngitis and Post-Lung Transplant Rejection: Is it GERD? What is the Role of a Gastroenterologist in Diagnosis and Management?
Session Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Session Time: 10 a.m.
Why You Should Attend: To review the role of esophageal physiologic testing in patients with extraesophageal manifestations of GERD and discuss varied presentations of GERD including cough, asthma and laryngitis. The session will also include evaluating the evidence on how best to manage patients with extraesophageal GERD.

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