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AGA presents cutting-edge research during DDW
Date:5/6/2011

Clinicians, researchers and scientists from around the world will gather for Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2011, the largest and most prestigious gastroenterology meeting, from May 7-10, 2011, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. DDW, which is jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, is the annual meeting of the AGA Institute.

AGA researchers will present exciting, cutting-edge data during the meeting that will help change the way physicians diagnose and treat 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.

Late-Breaking Session

On May 10, 8:30 a.m. CT, Room S406B*, the AGA will feature its late-breaking clinical abstracts, which include exciting data on:

  • Effects of A3309, an Ileal Bile Acid Transporter Inhibitor, on Colonic Transit and Symptoms in Patients with Functional Constipation (Abstract #908). B. S. Wong et al.
  • High Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) Among Genotype 1 Previous Non-Responders and Relapsers to Peginterferon/Ribavirin When Re-treated with Boceprevir (BOC) Plus Peginterferon Alfa-2A/Ribavirin (Abstract #903). S. L. Flamm et al.
  • Increased Risk of New or Missed Colorectal Cancers After Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Compared with Colonoscopy among Older Patients in the United States: A Population-Based Analysis of the SEER-Medicare Linked Database, 1998-2005 (Abstract #906). Y. R. Wang et al.
  • Obtaining SVR to Antiviral Therapy Highly Protects Patients with HCV Recurrence on the Graft after Liver Transplantation from Liver Related Death: Insights from the AISF-RECOLT-C Gr
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Contact: Alissa J. Cruz
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301-272-1603
American Gastroenterological Association
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