*EMBARGOED All research presented at the 2018 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 8, 2018, 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 2018 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. Here you will find award-winning abstracts, commentary and perspective from select authors of noteworthy findings, and tips to navigate the array of clinical research being presented at ACG 2018 by investigators working to advance digestive health and improve patient care.

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 ACG 2018 Abstracts

  • Final Program Book for ACG 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
    • Review the Final Program Book. Look at pages 58-68 of the Final Program Book for the Plenary Session oral papers, some of the major science being presented at the meeting.
  • ACG 2018 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.

Author Insights from Noteworthy Abstracts

Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG
Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG,
ACG Public Relations Committee Chair

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 cancer 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 ACG 2018. The Endoscopy Showcase features author insights on these abstracts.