DDW News


June 5, 2018

Private practice GIs share strategies for growing practice

John Petrini, MD, FASGE, and Colleen Schmitt, MD, FACG, FASGE, discuss ways to grow your GI practice and make it stand out from the crowd in this DDW Daily News video exclusive. The duo will moderate Tuesday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium Distinguishing Yourself in Practice: Simple Tricks for Your Practice.


Treatment strategies for rectal cancer continue to evolve

Rectal cancer requires a multidisciplinary care team because it is such a complex disease, according to Evie H. Carchman, MD, a member of the SSAT Research Committee. In this DDW Daily News video exclusive, Dr. Carchman discusses variables affecting patient care, several ongoing treatment debates and future treatment directions for rectal cancer.


AGA continues to ‘push the envelope,’ president says

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.


Panel examines evolving strategies for treating, eliminating HCV

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.


Claim CME credits on-site

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.


Nine countries will vie for gold at World Cup of Endoscopy

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.


ASGE Speaker Spotlight: Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE

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.