Simultaneous Symposia 3b: Reading Between the Lines: The Refractory Esophageal Patient – What the Guidelines Do Not Address
Tuesday, October 21
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Moderator: Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

Achalasia: New Treatment Paradigms
Steven R. DeMeester, MD, FACG
Describe new treatments, including POEM, as well as patient selection for surgical therapy and management of post-surgical complications.

EoE: When Steroids Fail
Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH
Discuss the reasons and treatment approaches for steroid-refractory EoE patients, including dietary elimination and dilation.

Refractory GERD: What Are the Options in 2014?
Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG
Describe current treatment options for PPI-refractory GERD, optimal selection of patients for surgery and post-op complications/recurrences.