*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
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.
- Oral 8 Gluten Contamination of Restaurant Food: Analysis of Crowd-Sourced Data, Benjamin A. Lerner, MD
- Oral 34 Rising, Age-Specific, Trends of Obesity-Related Gastrointestinal Cancers Correspond With Increasing Cancer Resections in Obese Patients: A 2002-2013 National Analysis Using the SEER and NIS Databases, Hisham Hussan, MD
- P0111 Does Everyone Need Early Colonoscopy? Select Group of Patients Might Benefit From Early Screening for Colorectal Cancer—An Update, Mohammad Bilal, MD
- P0114 Automated Text Message Navigation to Improve Preparation Quality and Show Rate for Colonoscopy, Nadim Mahmud, MD, MS, MPH
- P0603 Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Cirrhosis: A Population-Based Study, Lindsay Meurer, MD
- P0758 Artificial Intelligence Can Accurately Detect Tools Used During Colonoscopy: Another Step Forward Toward Autonomous Report Writing, Jason B. Samarasena, MD, FACG
- P0779 Recent Probiotic Use Is Independently Associated With Methane-Positive Breath Test for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, Emilie Mitten, MD, Walter Chan, MD, MPH
- P1003 Gut Microbial Composition in Human Colons Associated With Polyp Development, Rachel Sarnoff, BA
- P1094 Breaking Down Barriers: Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Patient Education and Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening, Nathaniel Ernstoff, MD
- P1382 The Prevalence of Opportunistic Infections in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Varies by Gender, Mohammed Z. Sheriff, MD
- P1610 Biliary Disease Has Increased in Patients With Bariatric Surgery Over the Past Decade: A Nationwide Analysis, Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD, FACG
- P1614 Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Alter Gut Microbiome in Bariatric Patients, Claire M. Shin, BS
- P1799 Cannabis as an Overlooked Cause of Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report and Literature Review, Tarek Alansari, MD
- P2254 Data From Outer Space: The Association of Ultraviolet Light and Crohn’s Disease, Faris El-Khider, MD, MS
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.
- Oral 25 Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Liver Biopsy Compared to Percutaneous and Transjugular Liver Biopsy: A Tertiary Center Experience, Abdul Hamid El Chafic, MD
- P0515 Efficacy of G-POEM or POP in Refractory Gastroparesis: A Systematic Review, Naveen Prasad Gopalakrishnan Ravikumar, MD
- P0519 Musculoskeletal Pain Symptoms and Injuries Among Endoscopists Who Perform ERCP, Earl V. Campbell, III, MD
- P0533 Gastric Access Temporary for Endoscopy (GATE): An Algorithmic Approach Towards LAMS-Assisted Temporary Reversal of Gastric Bypass Anatomy to Perform Foregut Procedures, Thomas J. Wang, MD
- P1240 Hot versus Cold Snare Polypectomy Technique: Trends From the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, Shannon Morales, MD, MBA
- P1254 Efficacy of Over-the-Scope Clip (OTSC) for the Management of Perforations, Leaks, and Fistulas: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis of Published Literature, Viveksandeep Thoguluva Chandrasekar, MBBS
- P2119 History of Bariatric Surgery Is an Independent Risk Factor for Inadequate Colonoscopy Preparation, Matthew Peller, MD
- P2292 Efficacy of Endoscopic Gastroplasty for Weight Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Benjamin Renelus, MD
- P2299 Safety of Radiation versus Non-Radiation Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Mohamed Moneeb Azab, MD