American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ACG, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

GI-supervised weight loss program leads to weight loss in GERD, NAFLD

December 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — A comprehensive gastroenterologist-supervised weight management program that includes nutrition education and behavioral support…
Meeting News

No racial disparities observed in IBD treatment among Medicaid patients

December 10, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Researchers investigating racial disparities in health care found no significant difference in the use of biologics or other…
Meeting News

Anti-TNF therapy appears effective after first-line Entyvio in IBD

December 9, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In patients with inflammatory bowel disease, first-line vedolizumab treatment did not appear to compromise the effectiveness of…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Serrated polyp detection rate tied to post-colonoscopy cancer risk

November 22, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — A higher serrated polyp detection rate was associated with a decreased incidence of post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer, according…
Meeting News

Prevalence of advanced polyps similar at ages 45-49, 50-54 years

November 21, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — The increased prevalence of advanced adenoma and clinically significant serrated polyps was similar among age groups on both…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Ambient light could improve end-of-day adenoma detection

November 21, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Performing colonoscopies in a room with ambient light could improve the decrease in adenoma detection rate that generally occurs…
Meeting News

Weight parameters impact mortality in colorectal cancer

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Obesity and underweight were associated with worse colorectal cancer outcomes, recurrence and mortality, compared with normal…
Meeting News

Multidisciplinary program reduces GI complications after orthopedic surgery

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Implementing a multidisciplinary improvement program helped reduce bowel complications among patients recovering from orthopedic…
Meeting News

More data needed on Xeljanz, venous thromboembolism risk in ulcerative colitis

November 19, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — A post hoc analysis evaluating the safety of Xeljanz in ulcerative colitis revealed comparable incidence rates of pulmonary…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Andexxa effective in GI bleeds

November 19, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Andexxa helped produce high rates of hemostasis in patients with major gastrointestinal bleeding, according to study results…