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UPMC at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2023

May 6-9, 2023

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2023 will be held in Chicago from May 6 to 9. Physicians and researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will share their expertise in a range of gastrointestinal conditions, including: 

Ruy J. Cruz, Jr., MD, PhD
Surgical Management of Duodenal Stump After Total Small Bowel Resection; Impact of the Gastrointestinal Reconstruction on the Nutritional Requirements and Overall Survival

Rohit Das, MD and Aatur Singhi, MD, PhD
Prospective, Multi-Institutional, Real-Time Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing of Biliary Specimens Improves the Detection of Neoplastic Bile Duct Strictures

Charles C. Gabbert, MD
Double Balloon Enteroscopy Guided Band Ligation and Auto-amputation of a Large Proximal Ileal Hemorrhagic Lymphangioma in a Patient with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Stephen J.D. O’Keefe, MBBS, MD, MSc, MRCS
Can High Fiber Supplements Reduce the Excess Risk of Colon Cancer in Alaska Native People?:Preliminary Findings in the Alaska Fiber Intervention Research Study (FIRST)
High Dose Fiber Supplement Suppresses Colonic Mucosal Biomarkers of Cancer Risk in Highest Risk Alaska Native People: Preliminary Results of the Alaska Fiber Intervention Research Study (FIRST), A Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT)

Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS
Biochemical Profiles of Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis & Central Sensitization
Incidence of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency at Three Months after Acute Pancreatitis: A Multicenter Prospective Study

Shari Rogal, MD, MPH
AASLD Hepatology Skills: Practical Ways to Integrate Motivational Interviewing in the Care of Your Patients with Liver Disease
Using Implementation Sciences to Improve the Equity of Hepatology Care

Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH
AGA Debates in Colon Cancer Screening and Surveillance: It’s Too Early to Lengthen Surveillance Intervals
AGA Emerging GI Cancer Screening Tests: Emerging Blood Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

Aatur Singhi, MD, PhD
AGA Diagnostic Controversies in Chronic Pancreatitis: Is Fibrosis Really the Gold Standard: Perspectives of a Pancreatic Pathologist

Adam Slivka, MD, PhD
Single Use Endoscopies: Pro – After Reprocessing, It’s a Wash

Adam Slivka, MD, PhD and Bachir Ghandour, MD
Machine Learning Based Diagnosis of Malignancy During Bile Duct Stricture Evaluation Using Cholangioscopy

Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH
AGA Diagnostic Controversies in Chronic Pancreatitis: History and Risk Assessment


You can also join UPMC Transplant Services, the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for a cocktail reception on Sunday, May 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Virgin Hotels Chicago, Commons Club. RSVP here.