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Endoscopy takes center stage in new era of IBD diagnosis and treatment

DDW® attendees can brush up on the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of IBD during Monday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium Advances in the Detection and Management of IBD.

“This will be an exciting session because we’re in a new era where modern endoscopy can see more, and we can do more,” said Amandeep Shergill, MD, associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and director of endoscopy at the VA Medical Center, San Francisco. “We’re now applying what we’ve been doing in general endoscopic practice more toward IBD.”

Dr. Shergill will co-moderate of the symposium with Francis Farraye, MD, AGAF, co-director of the Center for Digestive Disorders and professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, MA.

“The faculty for the symposium are advanced endoscopists and recognized experts in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, and the topics they will be discussing represent the most current information we have on techniques and best practices in managing IBD,” Dr. Shergill said.

James F. Marion, MD, AGAF, professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, will discuss the declining incidence of dysplasia and the implications for screening strategies. Marietta Iacucci, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will discuss the detection and characterization of dysplasia in IBD. And Ralf Kiesslich, MD, professor of gastroenterology at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, will discuss nonpolypoid neoplasia in IBD.

“We are increasingly recognizing that nonpolypoid neoplasia may be an important contributor toward the interval cancer risk in inflammatory bowel disease,” Dr. Shergill said. “Dr. Kiesslich is a world-renowned advanced endoscopist and he will review the current literature on the endoscopic management of nonpolypoid neoplasia.”

Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, MD, assistant professor of medicine and senior associate consultant in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, will address the endoscopic management of IBD complications, such as fistulas and strictures.

“We’re learning more and more about how endoscopy can be applied to an increasing number of situations where patients previously may have been sent to surgery,” Dr. Shergill said. “This symposium will provide the audience members with important information they can take home and implement into their practices.”

Please refer to the DDW Mobile App or the Program section in Monday’s DDW Daily News for the time and location of this and other DDW events.

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