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ASGE highlighted sessions at Digestive Disease Week

Adenoma detection, bariatric endoscopy, novel interventions and techniques

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

CHICAGO - May 5, 2017 - Don't miss these American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) programs at Digestive Disease Week®:

Saturday, May 6

ASGE Presidential Plenary: "Hot Coffee, Doughnuts, Debates...and Our Best Science"
8:00 to 10:30 am, McCormick Place, room S100AB
Presidential address by Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD, FASGE; inauguration of incoming president Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE; and a series of brief presentations of the top abstracts submitted to DDW. Each will be followed by a lively talk or debate featuring eminent experts on each subject.

ASGE Topic Forum: "Advancing the Scope of Pediatric Endoscopy"
8:00 to 9:30 am, McCormick Place, Room S402
Highlighted study: High Frequency of Non-Classical Endoscopic Findings in Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With Ulcerative Colitis: The PROTECT Study

ASGE Topic Forum: "Adenoma Detection - Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
2:00 to 3:30 pm, McCormick Place, Room E450A
Highlighted presentation: "Increasing Adenoma Detection Rate Over Time in a National Benchmarking Registry"

Sunday, May 7

ASGE Topic Forum: "Clean Endoscopes: A Continual Quality Improvement Effort"
8:00 to 9:30 am, McCormick Place, Room E450A
Highlighted study: "A Randomized Trial of Single Versus Double High-Level Disinfection (HLD) of Duodenoscopes and Linear Echoendoscopes Using Standard Automated Reprocessing"

ASGE Topic Forum: "Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Gastroduodenal Pathology"
2:00 to 3:30 pm, McCormick Place, S100C
Highlighted study: "Clinical Outcome of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of Sporadic, Non-Ampullary Duodenal Adenoma: Predictor Analysis of Safety and Efficacy From a High-Volume U.S. Tertiary Referral Center"

Monday, May 8

ASGE Topic Forum: Recent Advances in Bariatric Endoscopy
8:00 to 9:30 am, McCormick Place, Room S401
Highlighted study: "Single Fluid-Filled Intragastric Balloon for Weight Loss: U.S. Post-Regulatory Approval Multicenter Clinical Experience in 245 Patients"

ASGE Topic Forum: Barrett's Screening and Surveillance
8:00 to 9:30 am, McCormick Place, Room S404
Highlighted study: "Incidence of Malignant Progression in Persistent Nondysplastic Barrett's Esophagus, a Dutch Nationwide Cohort Study"

ASGE Topic Forum: New Technology I: Novel Interventions, Devices and Techniques
10:00 to 11:30 am, McCormick Place, Room E350
Highlighted study: "Over-the-Scope Clip Versus Standard Endoscopic Therapy in Patients With Recurrent Peptic Ulcer Bleeding - A Prospective Randomized Multicenter Trial (STING)"

Tuesday, May 9

ASGE Topic Forum: Advanced Esophageal Endoscopy Including Anti-Reflux Mucosectomy
10:00 to 11:30 am, McCormick Place, Room S404
Highlighted study: "Clinical Results of Anti-Reflux Mucosectomy (ARMS) for Refractory GERD"

Saturday through Tuesday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, McCormick Place, South Hall A
ASGE poster session program
Authors will be available from noon to 2:00 pm on the day their poster is displayed

Highlighted posters:


"The Association Between Diet and Bowel Preparation Quality," Sa1067


"BMI Is Not a Significant Risk Factor for Colorectal Adenomas in a Predominantly African American, Female Inner-City Population," Su1666

"70 Percent of Average-Risk Persons of Screening Age Have Colon Adenomas -ADR in a Community Cohort With Biopsies Read by Academic GI Pathologists," Su1684

ASGE DDW Highlighted Sessions - Page 2

"Evaluation of a Novel Disposable Upper Endoscope for Unsedated Bedside (Non-Endoscopy Unit-Based) Assessment of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract," Su1180


"The First Autonomously Controlled Capsule Robot for Colon Exploration," Mo1962

"Anti-Reflux Endoscopic Surgery: A Valuable Endoscopic Treatment for Drug-Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease," Mo1984

"Comparison of Endoscopic Dysplasia Detection Strategies in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis," Mo2040


"Impact of Chromoendoscopy on Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients With a History of Low Grade Dysplasia on White-Light Endoscopy," Tu1307

"Ensuring Quality of Information in an Era of Multidisciplinary Care: Compliance With Established Quality Indicators for the Initial Endoscopic Assessment of Esophageal Cancer Patients," Tu1036


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 15,000 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 can 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 6 - 9, 2017, at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. 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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