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We will be away from the forums and website from Sunday May 2 until Thursday May 6 attending the annual Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) Conference http://www.ddw.org, this year in New Orleans. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. DDW is jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). The meeting showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. Some of the research lectures that we are planning to attend, and will report on the website, are:
  • Celiac Disease Therapy and Novel Approaches
  • Evaluating IBD: Outcomes and Complications
  • Major Advances in IBS
  • Gastric Disease in the 21st Century
  • Microbiota in Digestive Health - Promise, Prospects and Pragmatism
  • Inflammation as a Cause of Irritable Bowel; Syndrome: The Pros and Cons
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology: Clinical and Translational
  • The threat Inflammatory Bowel Disease presents to young adults around the world
  • Understanding Gut Microbiota: A New Era in Gastroenterology
  • Psychological Distress Predicts Developing New Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs) Among Healthy Community Subjects
  • A Population-Based Case-Control Study of Fecal Incontinence (FI)
  • A CCK1 Antagonist, Improves Intestinal Accommodation and Tolerance of Intestinal Gas in Women With Functional Gut Disorders
  • Non-Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children With Functional Abdominal Pain Are Risk Factors for Persistence of Functional GI Disorders
  • Constipation, IBS and Other Colonic Motility and Functional Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • What Do IBS Symptom Severity Scales Measure? GI Symptoms, Emotions, Cognitions-or Something Else?
  • Patient-Reported Symptom Relief From Current Therapy Is a Robust Marker of Illness Severity in IBS
>> Digestive Disease Week 2010 Highlights
 
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