DDW News


May 28, 2019

See #DDW19 in photos and start planning for #DDW20

At Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019 in San Diego, CA, DDW commemorated its 50th year as the premier meeting in gastroenterology, hepatology and surgery. Nearly 14,000 attendees helped us celebrate over four days of networking and world-class education that featured 813 original sessions (oral and poster), 4,229 posters and 291 exhibitor booths.


ASGE honors leaders in GI endoscopy at Crystal Awards

ASGE and the ASGE Foundation honored several outstanding gastroenterologists who have contributed to the advancement of GI endoscopy during the annual Crystal Awards dinner on Sunday, May 19, at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego. Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, won the Rudolf V. Schindler Award, ASGE’s highest honor.


SSAT/ISDS joint symposium offers updates in hernia repair

An SSAT joint symposium with the International Society of Digestive Surgery (ISDS) at DDW on Tuesday, May 21, featured a series of presentations covering the latest evidence-based updates on paraesophageal, inguinal, ventral and parastomal hernia repairs. Garth R. Jacobsen, MD, FACS, opened the symposium with a discussion of inguinal hernia repair.


DDW News video: Managing HBV and HCV in pregnancy

Although there are incredibly effective therapies for viral hepatitis, disruption of maternal to child transmission remains an important aspect of prevention. In this DDW News video, Nancy S. Reau, MD, FAASLD, discusses some of the challenges of treating expectant mothers with hepatitis B and C.