*EMBARGOED All research presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 16, 2017, at 8:00 am EDT.

Noteworthy Abstracts Highlight Cutting-Edge Clinical GI Science

This page is a gateway to explore the clinical GI science featured at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017. Here you will find award-winning abstracts, commentary and perspective from select authors of noteworthy findings, as well as tips to navigate the array of clinical research being presented at the WCOG at ACG2017 by investigators working to advance digestive health and improve patient care.

Do smokers face increased risk of certain GI conditions and diseases? Is IBD incidence rising worldwide? What impact can opioids have on C. difficile patients? Does it matter what time of day you schedule your colonoscopy? Is it conceivable to detect Barrett’s esophagus via a non-invasive, “electronic nose” device which obtains breath samples? Can probiotics help children with functional abdominal pain or chronic constipation? The authors of ACG’s Noteworthy Abstracts, selected by the ACG Public Relations Committee, 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 WCOG at ACG2017 Abstracts

  • Final Program Book for WCOG at ACG2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
    • Review the Final Program Book. Look at pages 65-82 of the Final Program Book for the Plenary Session oral papers, some of the major science being presented at the meeting.
  • WCOG at ACG2017 Itinerary Planner
    • Tip: the online itinerary planner will help you access the full text of the abstracts. Visit this page to learn more about signing up for and using the itinerary planner.
  • Award-Winning Abstracts (PDF): ACG’s Presidential Posters are highly meritorious projects selected by the Educational Affairs Committee, and the College recognizes excellent clinical research by organ-system category as well as research by fellows-in-training.
  • Noteworthy Abstracts (Excel): Explore some of the papers and presentations selected by reviewers from ACG’s Educational Affairs and Public Relations Committees, a distinguished group of experts who suggested papers and posters with innovative, noteworthy and/or significant findings.

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.

Author Insights from Endoscopy Showcase

Among those abstracts identified by the ACG Public Relations Committee were some of the significant and interesting science relating to endoscopy being presented at the WCOG at ACG2017. The Endoscopy Showcase features author insights on these abstracts.