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Health Care Delivery and Disparities and Quality

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.

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AGA session offers ergonomics tips for endoscopy

An AGA Postgraduate Course breakout session on ergonomics Saturday afternoon included tips for optimal room design and strategies to minimize musculoskeletal injury during endoscopy. The session was led by Katherine S. Garman, MD, AGAF, and Amandeep K. Shergill, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

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Making technology work for your practice and your patients

On Tuesday, June 5, at DDW® 2018, a panel of tech experts, including Simon Mathews, MD, discussed some the challenges created and opportunities afforded by technology. The AGA Institute Practice Management and Economics Committee-sponsored symposium was titled Technology Opportunities in Gastroenterology Practice: How to Make Technology Work for You.

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Symposium to explore divergent global CRC screening guidelines

CRC screening guidelines vary around the world. The U.S. is one of the only countries, for example, that relies heavily on colonoscopies for CRC screening in average-risk populations. Other countries tend to rely on less expensive and less invasive screening technologies for average-risk screening.

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Public policy panel will address health care uncertainties

An SSAT Panel Session on Monday will feature expert perspectives on several areas of uncertainty in the medical profession. The session, Health Policy in the United States: The View from Different Angles, is sponsored by the SSAT Public Policy & Advocacy Committee and the Health Care & Quality Outcomes Committee.

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