AGA Institute presents cutting-edge research during DDW

Bethesda, MD (May 18, 2006) Clinicians, researchers and scientists from around the world will gather for Digestive Disease Week 2006 (DDW), the largest and most prestigious gastroenterology meeting, from May 20 25, 2006, in Los Angeles. DDW is the annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the largest and oldest GI society in the world. AGA researchers will be presenting exciting, cutting-edge data during the meeting that will help change the way physicians diagnose and treat GI disorders.

Please note that all data presented during DDW is embargoed until the beginning of the presentation or an official DDW press conference, whichever occurs first.

Plenary Session

During the AGA Presidential Plenary Session (Monday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. 11:40 a.m. PT; West Hall B), the editors of the AGA's journals, Michael Camilleri, MD, and David Brenner, MD, review highlights of clinical and basic science GI research from the past year. Two concurrent Plenary Sessions feature noteworthy clinical and basic science research presented at DDW.

The Clinical Plenary session presentations (Monday, May 22, 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. PT; West Hall B) include:

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy is associated with a reduced incidence of distal but not proximal colorectal cancer (CRC): A population-based cohort study. L. Rabeneck et al. (8:15 a.m.)
  • A one year, randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of a lactobacillus or a bidifobacterium probiotic for maintenance of steroid-induced remission of ulcerative colitis. F. Shanahan et al. (8:30 a.m)
  • NSAIDs, Aspirin and Coxibs: Gastroenterology vs. Cardiology. L. Laine (8:45 a.m.)
  • Can aspirin be reintroduced with proton pump inhibitor infusion after endoscopic hemostasis? A double blinded randomized controlled trial. J. Sung et al. (9:10 a.m.)
  • The degree of COX-2 selectivity and risk of cardio and cerebrovascular events. N. Abraham et al

Contact: Aimee Frank
American Gastroenterological Association

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