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AGA guidelines, CPUs lead education at DDW® 2023

Our most popular resources take center stage during seven key sessions.
Female doctor talking to patient
Female doctor talking to patient

Get the latest recommendations for treating your patients at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2023. Below is a sampling of AGA’s invited-speaker sessions we’re excited about this year for clinical practitioners. To view other AGA program highlights, check out the DDW Meeting Planner and download the DDW Mobile App.

Tuesday, May 9, 8–9:30 a.m.

AGA guidelines are among the most rigorously evidence-based and trusted guidelines in the field of GI and hepatology. This session will give DDW attendees the rare opportunity to hear about newly published and upcoming AGA guidelines from the authors themselves, including a Q&A block. It also provides an additional public forum to have the guidelines heard and discussed, in addition to our 30-day public comment period, contributing to an open and transparent process of guideline development.

Monday, May 8, 2–3:30 p.m.

This annual session will provide DDW attendees the opportunity to hear opposing viewpoints from leading GI experts on the most challenging issues in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, in a debate format. This 90-minute symposium will feature 3 debates among “heavyweight” faculty who will provide greater clarity as to how we can apply the best evidence to clinical decision-making for these challenging topics. Debates focus on recently published AGA Clinical Practice Updates, which are evidence-based reviews and commentaries that address evolving areas of clinical practice and/or technology. These documents address topics of very high clinical importance and are published in AGA’s flagship journals Gastroenterology and CGH.

Saturday, May 6, 4–5:30 p.m.

The session will cover two lectures — optimal management of EOE and optimal management of non-EOE EGID — followed by a case-based panel discussion.

Saturday, May 6, 10–11:30 a.m.

This session is designed to demonstrate successful quality improvement in practices and across institutions with the focus on and meaningful real-world implementation across a range of GI conditions. Join us to discuss how to translate clinical research into quality improvement initiatives leading to successful improvement in patient outcomes. Attendees will also be able to incorporate feedback to improve patient satisfaction, reimbursement strategies as well as improving health care for socially disadvantaged populations and women’s health.

Tuesday, May 9, 10–11:30 a.m.

During this session the presenters will examine epidemiology of microscopic colitis, AGA guideline adherence and issues in optimizing care in IBD.

Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

This year’s course will help you cut through the noise surrounding best practices in the delivery of high-quality GI patient care. After engaging in a day of peer-to-peer learning with dynamic panels delivered by fellow clinicians and expert researchers, you’ll leave reinvigorated with valuable takeaways that you can immediately implement and can be shared with your entire multidisciplinary team. 

Sunday, May 7, 8–9:30 a.m.

This session will provide early career and trainee gastroenterologists with tips and strategies for having successful first few years in clinical practice. We’ll discuss topics that are pertinent to all gastroenterologists including medical-legal issues (standardization of care, litigation, best practices), navigating difficult conversations and tips that are specific to the various GI practice types. Attendees will receive high-yield and relevant information from respected AGA leaders in a format that is interactive and engaging.

Other sessions to note

AGA will also hold abstract oral and poster sessions on guidelines through the Guideline Adoption and Implementation descriptor.

AGA Guideline Adoption and Implementation (poster session)
Sunday, May 7, 2023, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

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