*EMBARGOED All research presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8:00 am EDT.

ACG2016purplelogoNoteworthy Abstracts Highlight Cutting-Edge Clinical GI Science

This page is a gateway to explore the clinical GI science featured at the ACG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Here you will find award-winning abstracts, commentary and perspective from select authors of noteworthy findings, as well as tips to navigate the broad array of clinical research being presented at ACG 2016 by investigators working to advance digestive health and improve patient care.

Can coffee drinking protect against alcoholic hepatitis? Are there gender differences in the presentation of celiac disease? Can a “medical home” keep IBD patients out of the Emergency Room? Is cannabis implicated in the development of acute pancreatitis? Can a “sponge on a string” detect Barrett’s esophagus, a premalignant condition? These are some of the intriguing clinical questions covered in ACG’s Noteworthy Abstracts, selected by the ACG Public Relations Committee, whose authors provide additional perspective on their findings and explain what the clinical science means for patients. Following the links below, reporters can explore these Noteworthy Abstracts and author insights and connect with these researchers for media stories.

Tips and Tools for Navigating the ACG 2016 Abstracts

Dr. Jordan Karlitz ACG Public Relations Chair
Dr. Jordan Karlitz
ACG Public Relations Committee Chair

Author Insights from Noteworthy Abstracts

Nominated by the ACG Public Relations Committee, this group of abstracts features scientific findings that are innovative, noteworthy for the lay reader, relevant to those who suffer from common GI problems, and which represent a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of GI diseases. The Committee aims to identify novel and thought-provoking abstracts which reinforce key public health messages, such as the importance of colorectal screening, particularly for minority and at-risk populations, or which feature common GI problems in a new way.

 More Abstract Selections from the ACG Educational Affairs Committee

Explore some of the papers and presentations selected by reviewers from the ACG Educational Affairs Committee, a distinguished group of experts who suggested papers and posters with innovative, noteworthy and/or significant findings.