Global Focus on HBV and HCV for WGO’s World Digestive Health Day

The American College of Gastroenterology is honored to join the World Gastroenterology Organisation in observing World Digestive Health Day on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. On World Digestive Health Day, WGO and ACG seek to provide gastroenterologists with an understanding of the latest clinical research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and curability of viral Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

ACG Loves the Liver

In honor of WDHD 2018, ACG has also added relevant guidelines and podcasts beyond HBV and HCV to benefit clinicians treating liver disease. Featured topics include Alcoholic Liver Disease, Managing the Post-Liver Transplant Patient, Abnormal Liver Chemistries, Autoimmune Hepatitis and Liver Disease in Pregnancy.

About WGO’s World Digestive Health Day

Resources on HBV and HCV Offered by WGO for WDHD

ACG Resources for Physicians on Hepatitis B and C: Watch. Listen. Read.

The College has identified a number of articles, guidelines and video presentations that dovetail with WGO’s spotlight on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Presentations from the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting, featured lectures, podcasts with experts, and articles from The American Journal of Gastroenterology are among the ways you can learn more. ACG hopes you enjoy exploring these materials featured in honor of World Digestive Health Day.



Education Universe – Hepatitis C Treatment of Genotype 1

Stanley M. Cohen, MD, FACG

Education Universe – Hepatitis C Treatment of Genotypes 2 & 3

Joseph K. Lim, MD, FACG


AJG – The Cochrane Review Conclusion for Hepatitis C DAA Therapies is Wrong

Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG, Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG & David E. Bernstein, MD, FACG

AJG – How I Approach It HCV Therapy in Decompensated Cirrhosis before or after Liver Transplantation: A Paradoxical Quandary

Chalermrat Bunchorntavakul, MD & K. Rajender Reddy MD, FACG

AJG The Characteristics and Predictors of Postpartum Hepatitis Flares in Women with Chronic Hepatitis B

Wei, et al.

ACG Loves the Liver – Listen, Read, Learn

2018 ACG Clinical Guideline: Alcoholic Liver Disease: Listen to Podcast with Dr. Vijay Shah
Vijay Shah, MD, FACG, discusses definition of alcohol use disorder, diagnostic tests for suspected cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis, and current treatment modalities, including when to refer for transplant. (16:45)

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2017 ACG Clinical Guideline: Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Chemistries: Listen to Podcast with Dr. Paul Kwo

Paul Kwo, MD, FACG, co-author of a 2017 ACG Clinical Guideline on abnormal liver chemistries, discusses the change in terminology from “liver function tests,” the lowered upper limit of normal for ALT levels, and the importance of screening patients born between 1945 and 1965 for HCV. (20:13)

Click here to listen to the podcast.
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2016 ACG Clinical Guideline: Liver Disease and Pregnancy: Listen to Podcast with Dr. Tram Tran
Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG, co-author of the 2016 ACG Clinical Guideline on the management of liver diseases in pregnant women, speaks with AJG Co-Editor in Chief Dr. Brennan Spiegel about the liver function tests that may be abnormal during pregnancy, which ones to be concerned about, and how to best pursue imaging or endoscopic follow-up in pregnant women. Advice for patients who are pregnant or who wish to become pregnant is also included. (21:18)

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AJGThe Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Management of the Post-Liver Transplant Patient

David M. H. Chascsa, MD & Hugo E. Vargas, MD, FACG

AJGClinical Narrative: Autoimmune Hepatitis

Paul A. Schmeltzer, MD & Mark W. Russo, MD, FACG