ACG offers 33 awards in a variety of areas for outstanding abstract submissions. Among these awards, 17 are available only to trainees, while the remaining awards are available to both ACG members and non-members. Each award carries with it a grant of $1,000 and the recipients are encouraged to use the stipend to cover the cost of travel and lodging to present their paper/poster at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting
ACG Auxiliary Awards
These two awards are presented by the Auxiliary to the best scientific papers submitted by physicians-in-training or by a Fellow/Member of the College. The award recipients are selected by the Educational Affairs Committee.
The Inpatient Mortality Rate for Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Is Decreasing in the United States: A Nationwide Analysis Over Two Decades
Marwan Abougergi, MD, John Saltzman, MD, FACG, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
PA32540 (Enteric-coated Aspirin 325 mg + Immediate-release Omeprazole 40 mg) Is Associated with Significantly Fewer Gastric Ulcers and Significantly Less Endoscopic Erosive Esophagitis than Enteric-coated Aspirin (EC-ASA) Alone: Results of Two Phase 3 Studies
Jay Goldstein, MD, FACG, Byron Cryer, MD, FACG, Angel Lanas, MD, Glenn Eisen, MD, James Scheiman, MD, FACG, Ying Zhang, MS, John Fort, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, POZEN, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
ACG Governors Awards for Excellence in Clinical Research
These five awards, supported by the ACG Board of Governors, are given to the best papers as determined by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee from all abstracts submitted.
Causative Agents, Clinical Features, and Outcomes of Idiosyncratic Drug Induced Liver Injury (DILI) in the Elderly: Results From the DILIN Prospective Study
Naga Chalasani, MD, FACG, Paul Watkins, MD, Robert Fontana, MD, Jiezhun Gu, PhD, William Lee, MD, Herbert Bonkovsky, MD, Jayant Talwalkar, MD, Andrew Stolz, MD, Victor Navarro, Rajender Reddy, MD, FACG, Jose Serrano, MD, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, Hamner Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Duke University, Durham, NC, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD
POEM (PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy): Effective NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) Accessible to the Gastroenterologist, 3 Year Experience at a U.S. Center
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD, Collin E. Brathwaite, MD, Bhawna Halwan, MD, Vineet Korrapati, MD, Dolorita DeJesus, NP, Shahzad Iqbal, MD, Jessica L. Widmer, DO, David M. Friedel, MD, James Grendell, MD, Winthrop University Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Mineola, NY, Winthrop University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Mineola, NY
Resource Utilization, Mortality and Disease Severity Trends in Patients Hospitalized for Hepatitis C in the United States
Alita Mishra, MD, Munkhzul Otgonsuren, MS, Zareen Arsalla, BS, Chapy Venkateasan, MD, Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG, Center for Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, Betty and Guy Beatty Center for Integrated Research, Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA
Alterations in Cross-sectional Imaging and Cyst Fluid Genetics Following Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Pancreatic Cyst Ablation with Ethanol and Paclitaxel
John M. DeWitt, MD, FACG, Mohamad Al-Haddad, MD, Stuart Sherman, MD, Julia LeBlanc, MD, MPH, C. Max Schmidt, MD, PhD, MBA, Syd Finkelstein, MD, PhD, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, RedPath Integrated Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA
Pancreatitis Quality of Life Instrument (PANQOLI): A Psychometric Evaluation
Wahid Wassef, MD, MPH, FACG, John M. DeWitt, MD, FACG, Mel Wilcox, MD, FACG, David Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG, Dhiraj Yadav, MD, MPH, Stephen Amann, MD, Girish Mishra, MD, Samer Alkaade, MD, Joseph Romagnuolo, MD, Timothy Gardner, MD, Walter G. Park, MD, Tyler Stevens, MD, Celia Hartigan, RN, MPH, Bruce Barton, PhD, Carol Bova, PhD, RN, ANP, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA, Digestive Health Specialists, Tupelo, MS, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
ACG/Janssen Biotech, Inc. IBD Awards
These five awards are given to the best papers by fellows in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease category as determined by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee from all abstracts submitted for the ACG Annual Meeting.
Predictors of Colorectal Neoplasia Outcomes in Indefinite and Low Grade Dysplasia in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Ulcerative Colitis
John Eaton, MD, Thomas Smyrk, MD, Mohamad Imam, MBBS, Darrell Pardi, MD, FACG, Edward Loftus, MD, FACG, Victoria Owens, MD, Jayant Talwalkar, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Does Abdomino-Pelvic CT Done During Emergency Department Visit Affect Management in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases?
Andres Yarur, MD, Amar Deshpande, MD, Amar Mandalia, BS, Ryan Dauer, BS, Frank Czul, MD, Daniel Sussman, MD, MSPH, Maria Abreu, MD, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) to White Blood Cell (WBC) Count Ratio as a Clinical Predictor of Response to Thiopurine Medications in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Adam Deising, DO, John Betteridge, MD, Corinne Maydonovitch, BS, Ganesh Veerappan, MD, Gastroenterology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and Insufficiency in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Patients from the Sunshine State
Daisy Batista, MD, Jill Gaidos, MD, John Valentine, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT
Impact of Obesity on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Jennifer Seminerio, MD, David Binion, MD, FACG, Katherine Weyant, CRNP, Claudia Ramos, MD, Postdoctoral Associate, Michael Dunn, MD, FACG, Miguel Regueiro, MD, FACG, Jason Swoger, MD, FACG, Leonard Baidoo, MD, FACG, Marc Schwartz, MD, FACG, Arthur Barrie, MD, PhD, FACG, Gastroenterology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
ACG International Award
The ACG International Award is presented to one recipient selected from oral papers on the basis of abstracts submitted in any category. The primary author must not be based in or be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada and all work must have been performed outside the U.S. and Canada. The award recipient is chosen by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee.
First Use of PET/CT Using Fluorine-18 FDG-labeled Autologous Leucocytes in the Diagnosis of Infected Fluid Collections in Acute Pancreatitis
Anish Bhattacharya, MD, Rakesh Kochhar, MD, DM, FACG, Sarika Sharma, MD, Sreekanth Appasani, MD, DM, Niranjan Khandelwal, MD, Pallab Ray, MD, Kartar Singh, MD, DM, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, Department of Radiodiagnosis, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
ACG Lawlor Resident Award
The ACG Lawlor Resident Award is presented annually in memory of the late Edward Lawlor, an executive of SmithKline & French, who had a distinguished career of outstanding contributions to the ACG and the gastroenterology community at large. The recipient is selected on the basis of abstracts submitted by residents-in-training. Abstracts should relate to clinical or research oriented work in the field of gastroenterology. The recipient is chosen by the Educational Affairs Committee subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.
Severe Sprue-like Enteropathy Associated with Olmesartan
Margot Herman, MD, Alberto Rubio-Tapia, MD, Jonas Ludvigsson, MD, Darlene Kelly, MD, PhD, Thomas Mangan, MD, Tsung-Teh Wu, MD, PhD, Joseph Murray, MD, FACG, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
ACG Obesity Award
The ACG Obesity Award is given to the best paper related to original clinical or basic science oriented work in the area of obesity as it impacts gastrointestinal diseases or treatments. The recipient is selected by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee from all abstracts submitted.
Pituitary Adenylate-Cyclase Activating Peptide (PACAP) Affects Total Body Weight, Body Composition and Food Intake
Fnu Deepinder, MD, John Vu, BS, Leon Luong, Student, Josh Norris, Student, Joseph Pisegna, MD, Patrizia Germano, MD, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center, West Los Angeles VA Hospital, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
ACG Naomi Nakao Gender-Based Research Award
This award, presented in conjunction with the ACG’s Women in Gastroenterology Committee and supported by Naomi Nakao, MD, ScD, FACG, is given to the best paper related to identifiying gender-based differences in gastrointestinal diseases as determined by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee from all abstracts submitted.
Risk of Colorectal Cancer after Diagnosis of Endometrial Cancers: A Population Based Study
Harminder Singh, MD, MPH, Zoann Nugent, PhD, Alain Demers, PhD, Piotr Czaykowski, MD, MSc, Salaheddin Mahmud, MD, PhD, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
ACG Radhika Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award
This award, presented in conjunction with the ACG’s Women in Gastroenterology Committee, is named in honor of Radhika Srinivasan, MD, MACG, and is given to the best paper related to identifiying gender-based differences in gastrointestinal diseases as determined by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee from all abstracts submitted.
Infertility and Pregnancy Outcomes in Celiac Disease
Stephanie M. Moleski, MD, Christina C. Lindenmeyer, MD, Anthony J. DiMarino, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
ACG/AstraZeneca Clinical Vignette Awards
These two awards, supported by AstraZeneca, LP, are given to the best posters in the Clinical Vignettes Section as determined by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee from all abstracts submitted for the ACG Annual Meeting.
A Case of Ustekinumab for the Treatment of Crohn’s Disease During Pregnancy
Melissa Rosen, MD, Ellen Scherl, MD, FACG, Brian Bosworth, MD, FACG, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Primary Plasmablastic Lymphoma of the Esophagus Presenting as Esophagitis
Melvin Bullock, MD, Stanley Giddings, MD, Nikhil Patel, MD, David Wolfson, MD, Juan Munoz, MD, FACG, University of Florida COM – Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
ACG/AstraZeneca Fellow Awards
The ACG/AstraZeneca Fellow Awards are designated to the 10 best abstracts submitted by fellows-in-training, and are selected based on scientific merit. Winning papers are selected by the Educational Affairs Committee. The American College of Gastroenterology wishes to express its appreciation to AstraZeneca, LP, for its generous support, which makes possible the ACG/AstraZeneca Fellow Awards.
Statins and the Risk of Esophageal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Siddharth Singh, MD, Abha Singh, MD, Preet Paul Singh, MD, M. Hassan Murad, MD, Prasad Iyer, MD, MS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Investigation of MicroRNA in Pancreatic Cystic Tumors (IMPACT) Study: Differential Expression Observed Among Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms
Linda S. Lee, MD, Anna E. Szafranska-Schwarzbach, PhD, Dennis C. Wylie, PhD, Andrew M. Bellizzi, MD, Leona A. Doyle, MD, Vivek Kadiyala, MD, Shadeah L. Suleiman, BS, Jon A. Kemppainen, BA, Andrew Kincaid, MD, MBASCP, Jeffrey Houghton, MS, Shaleena McGee, BS, Sachin Sah, MS, Peter A. Banks, MD, MACG, Bernard Andruss, PhD, Darwin L. Conwell, MD, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Fish Center for Women’s Health: Interdisciplinary Management of Pancreatic Cystic Tumors (IMPACT) Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, Asuragen, Austin, TX, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
The Incidence of Hyponatremia with Two Commonly Prescribed Purgatives for Colonoscopy – Polyethylene Glycol 3350 with Sports Drink (PEG-SD) Compared to Polyethylene Glycol with Electrolyte Solution (PEG-ELS)
Rebecca Matro, MD, Leo Katz, MD, Constantine Daskalakis, ScD, Dan Negoianu, MD, Steven Herrine, MD, Steven Greenfield, MD, Michael Share, MD, Arpan Patel, MD, Christopher Henry, MD, David Kastenberg, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Division of Biosatistics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, Department of Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fully-Covered Self-Expandable Metal Stents are More Efficacious than Plastic Stents as First-line Therapy in Treating Extrahepatic Benign Biliary Strictures Following Liver Transplantation
Charles W. Shrode, MD, Daniel S. Strand, MD, David M. Arner, MD, Nicolas M. Intagliata, MD, James T. Patrie, MD, Bryan G. Sauer, MD, MSc, Vanessa M. Shami, MD, Carl L. Berg, MD, Andrew Y. Wang, MD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Predicting Cardiovascular Events after Liver Transplantation: Does Degree of Coronary Vessel Disease Play a Role?
Mazen Albeldawi, MD, Vedant Gupta, MD, Gurshawn Singh, MD, Rocio Lopez, MS, Bijan Eghtesad, MD, Thomas Marwick, MD, Nizar Zein, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Importance of Reporting Segmental Bowel Preparation Scores During Colonoscopy in Clinical Practice
Shashideep Singhal, MD, Manpreet Singh, MD, Deepanshu Jain, MBBS, Juan Tejada, MD, Sushil Duddempudi, MD, Mojdeh Momeni, MD, Mahesh Krishnaiah, MD, Sury Anand, MD, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY
Real-time Feedback Improves the Quality of Colonoscopy by Trainees: A Controlled Clinical Trial
Nandakumar Srinivasan, MD, Micheal J. Szewczynski, Felicity T. Enders, PhD, Wallapak Tavanapong, PhD, Jung Hwan Oh, PhD, Johnny Wong, PhD, Piet de Groen, MD, FACG, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Clostridium difficile Infection in Children from 2005-2009: Results from a Nationwide Survey
Sahil Khanna, MBBS, Mallika Gupta, MD, Larry M. Baddour, MD, Darrell S. Pardi, MD, MS, FACG, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Prevalence of Comorbidities in a Racially Diverse Population with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Results of a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study
Supriya Rao, MD, Ramune Garniene, MD, Howard Cabral, PhD, Horst C. Weber, MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Cystatin-C Based Equation More Accurate Than CKD-EPI in Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate in Liver Transplant Recipients
Alina Allen, MD, Andrew Rule, MD, Nelson Leung, MD, Chun Fan, Terry Therneau, PhD, W. Ray Kim, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
ACG/Olympus CRC Prevention Awards
As part of the ACG Colorectal Cancer Action Plan, the abstract submission category of “Colorectal Cancer Prevention” was added for presentation at the Annual Meeting. The winners of this award were judged by the Educational Affairs Committee, with input from the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Scoring Subcommittee, as the top four submissions in this category. These awards are supported by Olympus.
Elevated Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Adenomas in Relatives of Patients with Colorectal Cancer: A Population-based Study in Utah
Niloy Jewel Samadder, MD, MSc, Therese Tuohy, PhD, Karen Curtin, PhD, Geraldine Mineau, PhD, Richard Pimentel, PhD, Kerry Rowe, PhD, Randall Burt, MD, FACG, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, Utah Population Database, Salt Lake City, UT, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT
Adenoma Detection Rates in Screening versus Surveillance Colonoscopies: Data from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry
Joseph C. Anderson, MD, Lynn F. Butterly, MD, Julie Weiss, MS, Martha Goodrich, MS, Christina M. Robinson, MS, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
The Relationship Between Withdrawal Time and Intubation Time in Colonoscopy: Correlation with Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR)
Erika Boroff, Michael D. Crowell, PhD, FACG, Jonathan Leighton, MD, FACG, Douglas O. Faigel, MD, FACG, Suryakanth R. Gurudu, MD, FACG, Francisco C. Ramirez, MD, FACG, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
Adenoma Detection Rate in High Risk Patients Differs from Average Risk Patients
Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD, FACG, Tushar Gohel, MD, Amareshwar Podugu, MD, Tarun Rai, MD, Pokala Kiran, MD, Prashanthi Thota, MD, FACG, Rocio Lopez, MS, Carol Burke, MD, FACG, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH