DDW News


June 4, 2018

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.