*EMBARGOED All research presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8 AM (EDT).

This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded video press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts and the authors of several key abstracts that will be unveiled in Honolulu.

Let’s Talk Constipation: GI Complications in the ‘Young and the Poopless’; Importance of Screening Constipated Patients for Depression; Patient Dissatisfaction with Treatment Options; and Necessity of Evidence-Based Dietary Interventions for Symptom Relief Watch the briefing


Moderator: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas



  • Lauren B. Gerson, MD, FACG, California Pacific Medical Center, Oral 40 Association of Chronic Constipation with Gastrointestinal Complications in Younger Patients Access abstract


  • Kyle Staller, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Poster 322 Restricted Eating Patterns in Chronic Constipation Are Associated With Bloating and Abdominal Symptoms More so Than Rectal and Stool Symptoms; and Poster 323 Co-morbid Depression, Not Symptom Severity or Disease-Specific Quality of Life, Predicts Work Absenteeism in Chronic Constipation Access author insight and abstracts Poster 322 Poster 323


  • William M. Spalding, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Poster 1724 Patients’ Use of and Experience with Medications for Management of Symptoms of Chronic Constipation Access author insight and abstract



Media Interview Requests:

Press room and video recording facilities will be available onsite. To arrange an interview with any ACG experts or abstract authors please contact Jacqueline Gaulin of ACG via email jgaulin@gi.org or by phone at 301-263-9000. From Sunday, October 18 – Wednesday, October 21, in ACG Press Room (Room 317B; Phone: (808) 792-6633 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.