*EMBARGOED All research presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8:00 am EDT.
This page is a gateway to explore the clinical GI science featured at the ACG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Here you will find award-winning abstracts, commentary and perspective from select authors of noteworthy findings, as well as tips to navigate the broad array of clinical research being presented at ACG 2016 by investigators working to advance digestive health and improve patient care.
Can coffee drinking protect against alcoholic hepatitis? Are there gender differences in the presentation of celiac disease? Can a “medical home” keep IBD patients out of the Emergency Room? Is cannabis implicated in the development of acute pancreatitis? Can a “sponge on a string” detect Barrett’s esophagus, a premalignant condition? These are some of the intriguing clinical questions covered in ACG’s Noteworthy Abstracts, selected by the ACG Public Relations Committee, whose authors 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 2016 Abstracts
- Review Final Program Book for ACG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting HERE
- Tip: Look at pages 55 -68 for the Plenary Session Oral Papers, some of the major research being presented at the Annual Meeting.
- Search All of the Abstracts Using the ACG 2016 Itinerary Planner
- Tip: Search by “Course” and select “Annual Scientific Meeting” to see abstracts for the Oral Papers. Search “Posters” by Author, Title, Number, Organ System, Keyword or Date.
- Explore ACG’s Award-Winning Abstracts: 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.
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.
- Oral 18 Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis in the United States: Clinical Characteristics, Outcomes and Relationship with PNPLA3 Genotype and Coffee Drinking, Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
- Oral 19 A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of a Novel Recombinant, Humanized, Anti-Interleukin-13 Monoclonal Antibody (RPC4046) in Patients with Active Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Results of the HEROES Study, Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH
- Oral 20 Gene-Environment Interaction in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Elizabeth T. Jensen, MPH, PhD
- Oral 27 Real-Life Case Finding of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease: Exposing the Celiac Ugly Truth?, Isabel A. Hujoel, MD
- Oral 39 Rates, Leading Causes, and Predictors of 30-day Readmission Following a Clostridium difficile Infection: A Nationwide Analysis, Vijay Dalapathi, MD
- Oral 48 Comparison of Alcohol vs. Non-Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis: Trends in Hospitalization, Inpatient Mortality, and Cirrhosis-Related Complications in United States from 2002 to 2011, Kalpit Devani, MD
- Oral 59 Multicenter Evaluation of the Clinical Utility of Laparoscopy-Assisted ERCP in Patients with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), Ali M. Abbas, MD, MPH
- Oral 69 Decreased Emergency Room Utilization and Hospitalizations, and Improved Quality of Life in the First Year of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, FACG
- Oral 9 A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Pregabalin for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Yuri A. Saito, MD, MPH
- Poster 13 Incretin-Based Therapy and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials, Han Chen, MD
- Poster 111 Colorectal Cancer and Racial Disparity: Gut Microbiome as a Potential Regulator, Lulu Farhana, PhD, Adhip Majumdar, PhD, Sachin Goyal, MD
- Poster 123 Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status (SES) Predicts Screening Colonoscopy Adherence for Colorectal Cancer (CRC), Philip Vutien, MD
- Poster 406 Fecal Calprotectin Levels Predict Histological Healing in Ulcerative Colitis, Anish Patel, DO
- Poster 467 Significantly Improved Outcomes for U.S. Liver Transplant Candidates with HCV, Ju Dong Yang, MD, MSc
- Poster 589 Encapsulated Lyophilized Fecal Microbiota Therapy for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection, Scott Mitchell, Bsc (BiomedSc) (Hons.), Thomas J. Borody, MD, PhD, FACG
- Poster 893 Clostridium difficile Infections in the Setting of Chronic Opioid Use: Do Pain Medications Actually Worsen Infections?, Elizabeth S. John, MD
- Poster 1125 Psychotherapy in Patients with Functional Dyspepsia: A Meta-Analysis, Dina S. Ahmad, MD
- Poster 1155 Low Dietary Fiber Intake in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Associated with Active Disease and Poor Quality of Life, Sinthana Umakanthan, DO
- Poster 1244 Long‐term Effects of Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Non‐alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Literature Review and Meta‐Analysis, Malcolm Wells, MD
- Poster 1366 Gender‐Based Differences in a Population‐Based Cohort with Celiac Disease: A Feminist Movement?, Claire L. Jansson‐Knodell, MD
- Poster 1382 Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Vegetarians in the United States: A Population‐based Study, Hyunseok Kim, MD, MPH
- Poster 1560 A Systematic Review of Cannabis Use and the Development of Acute Pancreatitis, Jodie A. Barkin, MD
- Poster 1823 Assessment of Sponge-on-String Device Parameters for the Non-endoscopic Detection of Barrett’s esophagus: Results from a Randomized Trial, Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MSc, FACG,
- Poster 2135 The Skinny on Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: A Single Center Experience for the Treatment of Obesity in 91 Patients, Reem Sharaiha MD, MSc
More Abstract Selections from the ACG Educational Affairs Committee
Explore some of the papers and presentations selected by reviewers from the ACG Educational Affairs Committee, a distinguished group of experts who suggested papers and posters with innovative, noteworthy and/or significant findings.