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.

Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: A GI Reality Check Increasing Healthcare Burdens; Impact of Obesity in GI Bleeding Mortality; Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease even after bariatric surgery and absence of metabolic syndrome; Older age and Hispanic Ethnicity linked to Significantly Higher Risk of Metabolic Syndrome; Severe Obesity as Predictor of Adverse Outcomes in Acute Pancreatitis. Watch the briefing


Moderator: Gerard E. Mullin, MD, MS, FACG, Johns Hopkins University Hospital


  • Marwan S. Abougergi, MD, Catalyst Medical Consulting, Oral 7 Does Obesity Impact Mortality and Other Outcomes in Patients With Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage? A Nationwide Analysis and Poster 98 Obesity Impacts Resource Utilization but Not Mortality Among Patients Admitted with Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Analysis Access author insight and abstracts  Oral 7  Poster 98


  • Salman Nusrat, MD, Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Poster 557 Inpatient Burden of Morbid Obesity in U.S.: An Analysis of Time Trends From 1997 to 2012 Access author insight and abstract


  • Kamran Qureshi, MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Poster 1141 Prevalence of Biopsy Proven Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Severely Obese Access abstract



  • Robert Wong MD for Maria Aguilar, Highland Hospital, Oakland CA, Poster 1928 One in Five Adults in the United States Who Are Not Obese Have Metabolic Syndrome: An Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2012; Poster 1929 Older Age and Hispanic Ethnicity Are Associated With Significantly Higher Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Access author insight and abstracts Poster 1928 Poster 1929



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.