New scientific advances in gastroenterology presented at college's 68th annual meeting

usiness, reviewing its affect on sick days and lower productivity.

  • Reflux Disease. This study suggests a causal relationship between GERD and sleep apnea.

  • Children and Constipation. This study explores generalized anxiety and defecation anxiety among children.

    Two keynote addresses will highlight the program. The J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture, "Demystifying Motility: Gut Motor Dysfunction in Clinical Practice," will be delivered by Eamonn M.M. Quigley, M.D., FACG on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 10:10 AM (EDT). The Baker Presidential Lecture, "Reducing NSAID-Induced GI Injury: Keeping the GI Home at Night," will be presented by Loren A. Laine, M.D., FACG at 10:15 AM (EDT) on Wednesday, October 15, 2003.

    Lunchtime media briefings are planned on the following topics:

    Monday, October 13, 2002, 12:30 PM (EDT)
    "Translating New Advances into Real Relief for IBS Sufferers"
    Call-in number: 1-800-588-5167, access code 9944#

    • Lawrence J. Brandt, M.D., MACG, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY
    • Kevin W. Olden, M.D., FACG, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
    • Yuri Saito, M.D., FACG, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    • Co-Moderator: Philip E. Jaffe, M.D., FACG, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
    • Co-Moderator: Prateek Sharma, M.D., FACG, VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO

    Tuesday, October 14, 2003, 12:30 PM (EDT)
    "Emerging Technologies in GI Diagnosis & Treatment: New But Improved?"
    Call-in number: 1-800-588-5167, access code 9944#

    • David R. Cave, M.D., FACG, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, MA
    • Douglas K. Rex, M.D., FACG, Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
    • Co-Moderator: Beth Schorr-Lesnick M.D., FACG
    • Co-Moderator: Girish Mishra, M.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

    A press availability on the following topic

  • Contact: Malaika Hilliard
    American College of Gastroenterology

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