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AGA Academy of Educators recommended sessions for DDW 2023

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As a member of the Academy of Educators, if you are attending Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) in Chicago, May 6–9, 2023, please plan to attend the following. It’s also not too late to register!

Tuesday, May 9, 8–9:30 a.m. CDT
Venue: S102 McCormick Place

Agenda:

  • Diagnosing the struggling learner
  • Publishing education scholarship
  • Grant recipient presentations

Saturday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. CDT
The Hampton Social – Chicago, Streeterville

Monday, May 8, 12:45–1:30 p.m. CDT
Venue: Poster Area of the Exhibit Hall
Led by Justin Sewell

Saturday, May 6, 2–3:30 p.m. CDT
Venue: W195 McCormick Place
Chairs: Arthur J. DeCross, Brijen J. Shah

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify issues in quality assurance and adverse event reporting
  • Receive practical advice on professional duties, responsibilities and patient interactions around adverse events
  • Explore an innovative curriculum to teach trainees around these communication skills in adverse event disclosure

Presentations

  1. General Overview of Quality Assurance Programs and Adverse Event Reporting (20 minutes)
    Tanya Bruckel
  2. PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS ON ADVERSE EVENT DISCLOSURE. LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES (20 minutes)
    Vivek Kaul
  3. CREATION OF A CURRICULUM TO LEARN AND PRACTICE COMMUNICATION SKILLS AROUND DISCLOSURE OF ADVERSE EVENTS THROUGH DIDACTICS AND SIMULATED PATIENT ENCOUNTERS (20 minutes)
    Brijen J. Shah
  4. PANEL DISCUSSION (30 minutes)
    Tanya Bruckel, Vivek Kaul, Brijen J. Shah

Sunday, May 7, 10–11:30 a.m. CDT
Venue: W193 McCormick Place
Chairs: Cassandra D. Fritz, Alana Persaud, Victor Arce
Participants will be able to:

  • Analyze examples of successfully implemented quality improvement (QI) projects
  • Define practical approaches to quality improvement from start to finish
  • Identify key concepts that embody a GI fellow state of the art quality improvement (QI) project

Presentations

  1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS (5 minutes)
    Cassandra D. Fritz, Alana Persaud, Victor Arce
  2. EFFECT OF AN EXOCRINE PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY ORDERSET AND BEST PRACTICE ALERT ON MANAGEMENT OF PANCREATIC DISORDERS. (10 minutes)
    John George
  3. ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT IMPROVES AMBULATORY REFLUX TESTING PRACTICES (10 minutes)
    Jeremy Gillespie
  4. ENABLING TOBACCO TREATMENT FOR GASTROENTEROLOGY PATIENTS VIA A NOVEL LOW-BURDEN POINT-OF-CARE MODEL (10 minutes)
    Suha Abushamma
  5. IMPACT OF AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD QI INTERVENTION ON HELICOBACTER PYLORI TREATMENT AND ERADICATION RATES WITHIN A U.S. HOSPITAL SYSTEM (10 minutes)
    Shivani Kastuar
  6. IMPROVING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE WITH WIRELESS REFLUX MONITORING (10 minutes)
    Amanda J. Krause
  7. STATE OF THE ART LECTURE (15 minutes)
    Rachel B. Issaka
  8. PANEL DISCUSSION (15 minutes)
    Rachel B. Issaka, John George, Jeremy Gillespie, Suha Abushamma, Shivani Kastuar, Amanda J. Krause
  9. WRAP UP AND CLOSING (5 minutes)
    Cassandra D. Fritz, Alana Persaud, Victor Arce

Monday, May 8, 2–3:30 p.m. CDT
Venue: S104 McCormick Place
Chairs: Carolyn Newberry, Carol E. Semrad

Participants will be able to:

  • Explore the current landscape and available resources for nutrition and obesity training in gastroenterology fellowship
  • Define the core curriculum of nutrition and obesity education and identify the importance of this training in gastroenterology practice
  • Discuss opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in curriculum development and clinical practice

Presentations

  1. THE STATE OF NUTRITION EDUCATION IN GI FELLOWSHIP TODAY: WHERE WE’VE COME FROM AND WHERE WE NEED TO GO (15 minutes)
    Stephen A. McClave
  2. THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC: A CALL TO ACTION FOR GASTROENTEROLOGY TRAINING (15 minutes)
    Pichamol Jirapinyo
  3. THE CORE CURRICULUM FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION: WHAT, WHEN, WHY (15 minutes)
    Brandon Sprung
  4. INTERDISCIPLINARY MODELS OF NUTRITION AND OBESITY CARE: INCORPORATING DIETITIANS AND COLLABORATING SPECIALISTS INTO GASTROENTEROLOGY TRAINING AND PRACTICE (20 minutes)
    Sonal Kumar
  5. PANEL DISCUSSION (25 minutes)
    Stephen A. McClave, Pichamol Jirapinyo, Brandon Sprung, Sonal Kumar

Monday, May 8, 4–5:30 p.m. CDT
Venue: S104 McCormick Place
AGA Clinical Symposium
Chairs: Sheryl Pfeil, Mythili Pathipati

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the ability of technological advances to improved education
  • Identify how advances in technology will change future practice paradigms
  • Compare practical methods to use technology to improve clinical productivity

Presentations

  1. MAKING AI LESS “ARTIFICIAL”: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ENDOSCOPY AND MOTILITY (20 minutes) – Jason B. Samarasena
  2. WORKING WITH APPS TO IMPROVE YOUR APTITUDE: MAXIMIZING ON-LINE FORA AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS TO ENHANCE GI EDUCATION (20 minutes) – Peter D. Higgins
  3. USING TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP “UP TO DATE” WITH GUIDELINES AND THE MEDICAL LITERATURE (20 minutes) – Peter A. Bonis
  4. TEACHING AN OLD(ER) DOG NEW TRICKS: HOW TO KEEP UP WITH THE ENDOSCOPIC ADVANCES (20 minutes) – Sri Komanduri
  5. PANEL DISCUSSION (10 minutes) – Jason B. Samarasena, Peter D. Higgins, Peter A. Bonis, Sri Komanduri

Tuesday, May 9, 2–3:30 p.m. CDT
Room: W195 (McCormick Place)
Chairs: Nikki Duong, Sonali Paul

Participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate best practices for inclusive and equitable care for sexual and gender minority patients with digestive disorders
  • Explore how to recognize anorectal infectious diseases and how they can mimic other gastrointestinal disorders
  • Demonstrate how to deliver affirming digestive care to the transgender community and unique considerations for this patient population; and discuss how to create an affirming environment in gastroenterology practices for sexual and gender minority providers, trainees, and staff

Presentations

  1. HOW TO DELIVER AFFIRMING CARE FOR SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITY PATIENTS IN THE WORLD OF DIGESTIVE DISORDERS (12 minutes)
    Christopher D. Vélez
  2. HOW TO RECOGNIZE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS OF THE ANORECTUM: IT MIGHT NOT BE IBD! (17 minutes)
    Jessica Korman
  3. HOW TO DELIVER AFFIRMING DIGESTIVE DISORDERS CARE FOR THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY (17 minutes)
    Laura E. Targownik
  4. HOW TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF CARE AND COMMUNICATION WITH THE SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITY COMMUNITY (12 minutes)
    Joseph Cherabie
  5. HOW TO CREATE AN AFFIRMING GASTROENTEROLOGY PRACTICE FOR THE SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITY PROVIDER, TRAINEE, OR STAFF MEMBER (12 minutes)
    Alexander Goldowsky, Douglas Simonetto
  6. PANEL DISCUSSION (20 minutes)
    Christopher D. Vélez, Jessica Korman, Laura E. Targownik, Joseph Cherabie, Alexander Goldowsky, Douglas Simonetto

Sunday, May 7, 12:30–1:30 p.m. CDT
Venue: South Hall A, Poster Hall McCormick Place
Chair: Brijen J. Shah

Posters

  1. PERFORMANCE OF AN AUTOMATED NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING TOOL TO IDENTIFY GUIDELINE-CONCORDANT SURVEILLANCE INTERVALS AFTER SCREENING COLONOSCOPY
    Camille Soroudi
  2. QUICK RESPONSE (QR) CODE AND YOUTUBE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS DECREASE BARRIERS TO OPTIMAL COLONOSCOPY BOWEL PREPARATION IN A SAFETY NET HOSPITAL – A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
    Hadiatou Barry
  3. IMPROVING HEALTH DISPARITIES IN AMBULATORY PH TESTNG
    Marianna G. Mavilia
  4. EFFECTIVENESS OF MAILED REMINDERS IN INCREASING UPTAKE OF FECAL IMMUNOCHEMICAL TESTING FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
    Ahmad Abu-Heija
  5. THE ROLE OF A PATIENT NAVIGATOR IN IMPROVING COLONOSCOPY WAIT TIMES AND RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN UNDERINSURED PATIENTS FOLLOWING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
    Hong Gi Shim
  6. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN TRANSITION OF CARE FROM AN INPATIENT INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE SERVICE TO AN OUTPATIENT IBD CENTER
    Ellen Axenfeld
  7. “4-WEEK INDWELLING TIME” TO REMOVE LUMEN APPOSING METAL STENT (LAMS): IS IT TIME TO THROW CAUTION TO THE WIND?
    Sruthi Kapliyil Subramanian
  8. DOES AVASTIN INCREASE THE RISK OF GASTROINTESTINAL PERFORATION IN PATIENT UNDERGOING PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY TUBE?
    Sruthi Kapliyil Subramanian
  9. PATIENTS REPORT SEVERAL BARRIERS TO ADVANCED THERAPY INITIATION FOR MANAGEMENT OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
    Vivy T. Cusumano
  10. GASTROENTEROLOGY CONSULT SERVICE COMMUNICATION TO FACILITATE DISCHARGE PLANNING FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE INPATIENTS: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE
    Adeyinka C. Adejumo
  11. ADHERENCE TO GUIDELINES FOR SURVEILLANCE AND CHEMOPREVENTION OF NON-DYSPLASTIC BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS
    Tanya Khan
  12. THE IMPACT OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY PANCREAS CONFERENCE ON DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
    Alice A. Lee
  13. GASTROENTEROLOGY FELLOW-LED TELEHEALTH OUTREACH TO PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PILOT STUDY
    Jessica Haraga
  14. ADENOMA MISS RATE IN PATIENTS REFERRED FOR RESECTION OF LARGE COLON POLYPS: A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE
    Michelle S. Baliss
  15. IDENTIFYING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TARGETS TO FACILITATE COVID-19 VACCINATION IN PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS
    We’Am Hussain
  16. LIMITED UTILITY OF INCLUDING THE CARDIA IN ROUTINE GASTRIC MAPPING: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
    Alexandra G. Selby
  17. (LACK OF) SURVEILLANCE ENDOSCOPY FOR GASTRIC ULCERS
    Priya Sehgal
  18. COMPLIANCE WITH THE AGA QUALITY MEASURE FOR HELICOBACTER PYLORI TESTING IN INDIVIDUALS WITH GASTRIC INTESTINAL METAPLASIA: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ASSESSMENT
    Dennis M. De Leon Morilla
  19. ASSESSING ADEQUACY OF INPATIENT BOWEL PREPARATION AND FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO POOR COLONOSCOPY PREP TO INFORM A MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION
    Alexandra France
  20. IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE IN DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE BY STANDARDIZING UPPER ENDOSCOPY REPORTING OF THE ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION
    David Szafron
  21. UTILIZATION OF SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH TESTING AND IMPACT ON PATIENT CARE IN VETERANS
    Kelly Zucker
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