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ASGE Sessions: Adenoma detection, pediatric endoscopy, advances in diagnosing and imaging

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

SAN DIEGO - May 23, 2016 - Don't miss these American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) programs at DDW® on Monday and Tuesday:


ASGE Presidential Plenary
2:00 to 5:30 pm, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6AB
ASGE DDW Highlights - page 2

Presidential Address by Douglas O. Faigel, MD, FASGE
Inauguration of incoming ASGE President Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE
Highlighted Study: Impact of Implementation of Double-Reprocessing Protocol in the Prevention of Duodenoscope-Associated Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a Single Tertiary Referral Center

ASGE Topic Forum: "Focus on Multi-Center Studies in Pediatric Endoscopy"
2:00 to 3:30 pm, San Diego Convention Center, Room 1
Highlighted Study: An Innovative Mucosal Impedence Device Differentiates Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis from Inactive Disease, NERD and Controls

ASGE Topic Forum: "Advances in Endoscopic Diagnosing and Imaging"
8:00 to 9:30 am, San Diego Convention Center, Room 5
Highlighted study: BRIDE (Barrett's Randomised Intervention for Dysplasia by Endoscopy) - Results of a Feasiblity Study Comparing Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) With Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA))After Endoscopic Resection of Patients With High-Grade Dysplasia or T1 Adenocarcinoma in Barrett's Esophagus


ASGE Topic Forum: "Methods for Increasing Colonoscopic Adenoma Detection"
10:00 to 11:30 am, San Diego Convention Center, Room 5
Highlighted study: Yield of a Second Screening Colonoscopy 10 Years After an Initial Negative Examination in Average Risk Subjects

Saturday through Tuesday

ASGE poster session program
9:30 am to 4:00 pm, San Diego Convention Center, Hall B/C
Authors will be available from noon to 2:00 pm on the day their poster is displayed

Highlighted posters:


Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction: A Survey of Current Practice in USA

Major Peri-Operative Complications of PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM):

Experience Based on 1680 Patients


Factors of Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine-Needle Aspiration for Successful Next-Generation Sequencing in Pancreatic Cancer

EUS-Guided Choledochoduodenostomy With Tubular Metal Stents vs. Lumen Apposing

Stents for Patients With Malignant Biliary Obstruction: A Comparative Evaluation of Outcomes

ASGE DDW Highlights--page 3


Advanced Endoscopic Management of Severe, Complex Bariatric Surgery Complications

Over the Scope Clips (OTSC) Are Highly Successful in Managing High-Risk Gastrointestinal Bleeding Lesions


A Tertiary Referral Center's Response to Potential CRE Transmission by Duodenoscopes

Is There Any Value of Endoscopy for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease in Patients Under 45?


About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 14,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit and for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.

About Endoscopy

Endoscopy is performed by specially-trained physicians called endoscopists using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, endoscopists are able to access the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices. Endoscopes are designed with high-intensity lighting and fitted with precision devices that allow viewing and treatment of the gastrointestinal system.

About Digestive Disease Week (DDW®)

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), DDW takes place May 21 - 24, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. The meeting showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. More information can be found at

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