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2022 Call for Abstracts

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) brings together the brightest minds from across the field and the globe — making it the ideal place to showcase your research and gain valuable feedback from your peers. Take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity to share your findings on a global scale and deepen our collective knowledge base of digestive diseases. Abstracts will be considered for virtual presentation under the following sections as listed below. Accepted ASGE abstracts will be published in online supplements to GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Abstracts can be submitted under the following sections and descriptors:

Bariatric Endoscopy

Role of endoscopy as a treatment modality for obesity or for management of post-operative complications. Research in areas related to gut hormones, nutrition, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and other obesity-related gastrointestinal disorders, as well as the role of endoscopy as a treatment modality.

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Bariatric Therapy Preclinical Studies and Mechanisms of Action
  • Treatment of Complications from Bariatric Surgery, Including Endoscopic Revision of Gastric Bypass
  • Therapy for Metabolic Conditions (DM, NAFLD, NASH)  (Cap Therapy)
  • Primary Therapy (Balloons, Restrictive, Malabsorptive)

Clinical Endoscopic Practice

Research that focuses on examining endoscopic practice patterns, including endoscopic utilization, frequency and severity of endoscopic findings, and endoscopic treatment and medical management from various practice sites

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Outcomes
  • Quality Measures and Quality Improvement
  • Pre and Post Procedure Preparation
  • Unit Management, Design, Contracting, Efficiency
  • Instrument Reprocessing, Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Complications
  • Training and Education
  • Sedation
  • COVID-19

Colon and Rectum

Research work that advances our understanding of how to prevent, detect, and treat colorectal cancer (CRC), endoscopic management of IBD/IBS patient populations, lower GI bleeding, or addressing other endoscopic outcome studies of the colon and rectum.

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyps
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lower GI Bleeding
  • Other endoscopy of the Lower GI Tract
  • Outcomes Studies (Colon and Rectum)
  • Fecal transplantation for Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

Endoscopic Technology

Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection (EFTR); Sub-Mucosal Tunneling Endoscopic Resection (STER); Natural Orifice – NOTES; New Imaging Technology; New Therapeutic Technology; Artificial Intelligence and Endoscopy

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection (EFTR)
  • New Therapeutic Technology
  • New Imaging Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Endoscopy
  • Third Space

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Studies that identify the role of EUS in the diagnosis and therapy of gastrointestinal diseases; new applications of EUS.

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Colon, Rectum
  • Other
  • New Technology
  • Therapeutic Other
  • Therapeutic, Biliary Tree
  • Pancreas, Biliary
  • Lumen Apposing Metal Stents (LAMS)

ERCP

Studies that evaluate and advance the management of disorders of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver (e.g. biliary obstructions, common bile duct stones, PSC, infections or tumors of the bile duct, ampullary tumors. Research and studies that highlight Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) outcome data in the management of inflammatory and neoplastic biliary and pancreatic disease. Would include adverse events from ERCP including areas related to pancreatitis, bleeding or perforation after ERCP.

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Biliary Neoplasia
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Other
  • Stones
  • Strictures
  • New Technology
  • Outcomes Studies (Biliary/Pancreas)
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Complications and Outcomes
  • Pancreas Divisum and Other Congenital
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Pseudocyst, Walled off Necrosis, Duct Leaks

Esophagus

Research in areas related to Barrett’s esophagus (BE) and esophageal endoscopic techniques used in identification of unusual growth of esophagus cells that lead into esophageal adenocarcinoma. Studies that focus on preventing the progression of BE, for controlling the symptoms, and for providing better survival to the patient population (e.g. genes and hereditary factors, pathogenesis, and treatment management etc.). Studies that further our understanding achalasia. Also, this section includes studies on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), such as how diet affects symptoms, new ways to diagnose the disease, new treatments for GERD, risk factors for GERD complications.

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Screening, Surveillance
  • Therapy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Other
  • Achalasia/POEM
  • Esophageal Neoplasia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Outcomes Studies (Esophagus)
  • Variceal Bleeding
  • Endoscopy: Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Pediatric Endoscopy

This section focuses on research and studies on the advances in pediatric endoscopy and anesthesia for children. Examples of pediatric endoscopy studies could include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP), double balloon enteroscopy, narrow band imaging and capsule endoscopy. Therapeutic intervention research could include variceal bleeding ligation, foreign body retrieval and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Studies on more sensitive diagnostics of common pediatric gastrointestinal disorders, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and celiac disease; likewise, new diseases, such as eosinophilic esophagitis, are welcome.

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Pediatric

Stomach and Small Intestine

Studies that involved endoscopic techniques and technologies that aid in gastroenterologist’s identification for effective diagnostics and treatments Stomach (Gastric) Cancers, Gastroparesis, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Familial Adenomatous and Swallowing Disorders.

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Gastric Neoplasia
  • Mucosal Disorders (Ulcers, Sprue, etc.)
  • Nonvariceal UGI Bleeding
  • Gastric and Small Bowel Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Therapy of the Small Intestine
  • Other imaging Techniques of the Stomach and Small Intestine
  • Outcomes Studies (Stomach and Small Intestine)
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) and Jejunostomy (PEJ)
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
  • Gastric Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)

(New Category) Case Reports – Fellows/Trainees Only

This category permits fellows and trainees to submit cases (involving 5 or fewer patients) that have pertinent training points, or that amplify clinical experiences. Examples could include a series of interesting or challenging cases, or a report illustrating an unusual case or variation on a disease that may differ from the traditional textbook information.  

  • ASGE will accept case report submissions for presentation as an oral or poster. You are encouraged to submit a video along with written abstract.
  • Only those currently enrolled in a GI fellowship training program may submit abstracts to this descriptor category. 
  • The fellow or trainee MUST be the primary author on the abstract submission. 
  • Medical residents are not eligible to submit abstracts to this category. 
  • Abstracts submitted and accepted under this category are eligible for oral or poster presentation.

You may choose from these sub-categories: 

  • Lumenal
  • Pancreaticobiliary

Abstract Submission Period:

Begins: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at 09:00 Eastern time (UTC -4)
Ends: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at 21:00 Eastern time (UTC -5)

To submit your abstract , read submission guidelines and get answers to frequently asked questions, visit DDW Abstracts.

ASGE Video Forums at DDW

The submission period is also Oct. 21 to Dec. 2, 2021 for ASGE’s popular video forums at DDW. Learn more about categories and criteria. 

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