Released on May 5, 2017

ASGE Session Highlights at DDW

ASGE Sessions on Advancing Pediatric Endoscopy, Adenoma Detection, Infection Control, Bariatric Endoscopy, and Novel Interventions, Devices and Techniques

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 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

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.

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