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Download the Best of SSAT 2019 Podcast

The Best of SSAT is part of our signature two-hour session, the Best of DDW, presented each year on Tuesday. Moderated by Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) Council Chair, Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE, a discussant from each of the societies reviewed the top presentations of the latest, best and most thought-provoking research presented all week.  

Daniela Molena, MD

Daniela Molena, MD, director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s esophageal program, discussed three of the top abstracts from SSAT presented during DDW 2019: 

  • Esophageal High-Resolution Manometry can unravel the mechanisms by which different bariatric techniques produce different reflux exposure 
  • Role of endoscopic resection versus surgical resection in management of malignant colon polyps: a national cancer database analysis 
  • POEM versus Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy in the treatment of Esophageal Achalasia 

Download and Listen 

The Best of SSAT is now available as a podcast, available to download and listenIf you attended DDW 2019, audio and slides from this session are available to watch in DDW On Demand (included in the cost of registration). Enter your badge ID, last name and the email you used to register for DDW 2019 to access for the first time. 

This year, the Best of DDW session will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn more about registration for DDW 2020 here 

 Dr. Molena serves as the director of the esophageal program within the thoracic surgery division at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, and is an associate professor of surgery. Her research focuses in identifying and measuring quality indicators to improve clinical and functional outcomes after surgery, designing clinical pathways to decrease costs and improve results, and identifying racial and socioeconomic disparities that limit the access to excellent care. She is also interested in developing and studying new technologies and imaging guided approaches to direct surgical resection to be more precise, effective and less invasive.

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