Media Availability on Highlights of ACG’s President Plenary Sessions

When: Monday October 14, 2013, 10:45 a.m. PDT
Where: ACG Press Room (11B), San Diego Convention Center. Dial-ln Teleconference Access       U.S. Only. Toll-free: 1-888-850-4523. Participant code: 424049.
Who: Panelists:Mark Pimentel, MD, FACG, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Colleen R. Kelly, MD, Brown University


Michael E. Cox, MD, FACG, Chair ACG Public Relations Committee
Brian E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D., FACG, ACG Public Relations Committee

What: Dr. Pimentel will discuss his session on Anti-Vinculin Antibodies: Multicenter Validation of a Diagnostic Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a novel biomarker which potentially distinguishes IBS from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).Dr. Kelly will discuss Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) for treatment of C. difficile infection in immunocompromised patients who are at increased risk for this potentially life-threatening infection.


About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 12,000 individuals from 80 countries. The College’s vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based, and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment. View releases on research breaking at the ACG meeting and follow ACG on Twitter and share your live updates #acg2013.