2010 DDW conference to highlight breakthrough research on GI health

Thousands of physicians, researchers and academics from around the world will gather in New Orleans in early May for Digestive Disease Week- (DDW-), the premiere scientific conference in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

Each day of the conference will feature presentations of breakthrough research on a broad variety of gastrointestinal health issues: the latest advances in gastroenterological health for women and children, including the effect of maternal irritable bowel disease on newborns; the use of narcotics among patients with irritable bowel syndrome; research on obesity, including the effect of waist circumference on rectal cancer surgery; and the risk of obesity-related cancer following obesity surgery.

The latest research in the following GI health topics will also be presented during the conference:

  • Obesity: Problems and Treatments Around GI Issues
  • Women and Children: What Do Their GI Problems and Treatments Entail?
  • Colorectal Cancer: The Impact of Screening on Special Populations
  • Technology and Procedures: How is the Latest and Greatest Shaping GI Care?
  • Dietary Issues: How Supplements or Alcohol May Affect Stomach Problems
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Surgery or Chemo?
  • Liver Disease: Comorbidities and Transplants, and Outcome Predictors
  • Pharmaceuticals: Hepatitis C, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis


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