DDW News


Biliary Tract Diseases

Joint AHPBA symposium will explore basics of HPB surgery

Flavio Rocha, MD, will moderate Monday’s SSAT and AHPBA Joint Symposium “Technical and Oncological Issues in Major HPB Surgery: Back to the Basics!” The session’s five presenters will discuss the finer points of hepatopancreatobiliary surgery that can take years to learn.


Better communication can improve provider-patient relationships

Clinicians who want to improve treatment for IBS and IBD have a simple charge: Improve their patient communication skills. That was the key message from Douglas Drossman, MD, during Saturday’s AGA Postgraduate Course Luncheon Breakout Session Maximizing the Patient-Provider Relationship Using Effective Communication Skills for IBD and/or IBS.