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AASLD programming will highlight latest advances in hepatology

AASLD’s educational programming at DDW® is designed to provide a broad education on hot liver disease topics for general gastroenterologists and deeper learning for hepatologists seeking information on the latest research and treatment advances. Meena B. Bansal, MD, FAASLD, shares the sessions you won’t want to miss.


ASGE Presidential Plenary will showcase endoscopic innovation

ASGE President Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, invites DDW® attendees to join him for coffee, doughnuts and the latest updates in gastrointestinal endoscopy during the annual ASGE Presidential Plenary on Saturday, May 18. The theme for this year’s plenary session is Endoscopic Innovation at Center Stage.


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.


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.


Gastroenterologists can help combat opioid abuse

Gastroenterologists can play an important role in the opioid epidemic, according to Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD. She weighs in on how GIs can help their patients as she previews Monday’s AGA Clinical Symposium Impact of America’s Opioid Epidemic on the Practice of Gastroenterology.