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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.


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.