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Date:5/18/2012

San Diego, CA (May 18, 2012) Clinicians, researchers and scientists from around the world will gather for Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2012, the largest and most prestigious gastroenterology meeting, from May 19-22, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center, CA. DDW, the annual meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, is jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the AGA, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

AGA researchers will present exciting, cutting-edge data during the meeting that will help change the way physicians diagnose and treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. All data presented during DDW is embargoed until the beginning of the presentation or an official DDW press conference, whichever occurs first. A list of press conferences is available at www.ddw.org/press. All sessions will be held in the San Diego Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

AGA Late-Breaking Sessions Late-breaking abstract poster sessions will occur on May 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PT, Halls CG. In addition, on May 22, 8:30 a.m. PT, Room 20d, the AGA will feature its most impressive late-breaking abstracts, which include exciting data on:

  • Oral Methylnaltrexone for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation in Patients With Noncancer Pain (8:30 a.m. PT, Abstract #943a) Richard L. Rauck et al.
  • Vedolizumab Induction Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis: Results of Gemini I, a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Multicenter Phase 3 Trial (8:45 a.m. PT, Abstract #943b) Brian G. Feagan et al.
  • Accelerated Step-Care Therapy With Early Azathioprine (AZA) vs. Conventional Step-Care Therapy in Crohn's Disease: A Randomized Study (9 a.m. PT, Abstract #943c) Jacques Cosnes et al.
  • A Phase 2/3 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Subcutaneous Golimuma
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Contact: Alissa Cruz
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619-525-6241
American Gastroenterological Association
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