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

Liver biopsy with three actuations provides superior tissue yields

October 9, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Endoscopic ultrasound-guided liver biopsy using three fanning needle motions provided superior tissue yields than a single…
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Etrasimod helps ulcerative colitis patients achieve clinical response, remission

October 8, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Etrasimod, a selective, oral S1P receptor 1, 4 and 5 modulator, was successful in achieving dose-dependent improvements in…
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NAFLD has ‘bidirectional’ course in patients with type 2 diabetes

October 8, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may have a “bidirectional” nature in patients with type 2 diabetes as NAFLD…
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ACG President announces GI-focused MOC alternative in the works

October 8, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – The American College of Gastroenterology, along with other gastroenterology-focused societies, met with the American Board of…
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Multidisciplinary approach significantly improved inpatient colonoscopy bowel prep outcomes

October 8, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — The creation of a clinical care pathway through a multidisciplinary effort, multifaceted educational efforts, and IT…
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Computer-assisted crypt dysplasia finding predicts more aggressive Barrett’s

October 8, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – A finding of crypt dysplasia using a computer-assisted sampling system known as WATS helped predict a more histologically…
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3 minutes or more during screening improves ADR in right colon

October 8, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Examining the right colon for an extra three minutes during screening helped increase adenoma detection rate, according to…
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VIDEO: IBD research shows ‘very favorable’ outcomes for patients

October 8, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – In this exclusive video perspective from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Sophie M. Balzora, MD
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VIDEO: Gemelli Biotech launches IBS blood test at ACG

October 7, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — In this exclusive video perspective from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Matt Mitcho, CEO of…
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Early liver disease detection during pregnancy key for improved outcomes

October 7, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Early detection of liver-related complications and hepatic diseases in patients who are pregnant leads to reduced risks and…