Conference Reports

 
 
  • Obesity and Celiac Disease -- Two Growing Concerns Worldwide William F. Balistreri, MD, focuses on 2 hot areas in the field as presented during the 2nd WCPGHAN: the global epidemic of obesity and its consequences and the worldwide recognition of celiac disease.
  • Treatment of HCV Infection -- What Is on the Horizon? Heiner Wedemeyer, MD, and Michael P. Manns, MD, report on the latest treatments for HCV infection, based on proceedings from the 2004 EASL conference.
  • Fatty Liver Disease -- It's More Than Alcohol and Obesity Heiner Wedemeyer, MD, and Michael P. Manns, MD, report on the latest concepts regarding alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease as presented at EASL 2003.
  • Advances in the Surgical Treatment of Obesity Brant K. Oelschlager, MD, and Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, discuss the latest in minimally invasive techniques for the management of morbid obesity as reported during the 2003 SAGES meeting.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasonography: The State of the Art Charles J. Lightdale, MD, reports on key proceedings from the 13th International Symposium on EUS.
  • Autoimmune Liver Disease Heiner Wedemeyer, MD, and Michael Manns, MD, report the latest on autoimmune liver disease from the European meetings.
  • Endoscopy for GERD Brant K. Oelschlager, MD, and Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, discuss the use of laparoscopic antireflux procedures for GERD.
  • Conference Report - Hepatitis C Infection Michael P. Manns, MD, and Heiner Wedemeyer, MD, discuss the latest issues in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, with a view toward future therapies.
  • Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy Simon K. Lo, MD, FACP, FACG, provides a state-of-the-art review of the endoscopic approach to managing pancreatic and biliary disease.
  • Conference Report - Improving the Results of Antireflux Operations Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, discusses the latest data on the use of laparoscopic antireflux procedures for patients with abnormal gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Conference Report - Update on Liver Disease John G. McHutchison, MD, reports on the most clinically relevant data from the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver.
  • Conference Report - Barrett's Esophagus J. Patrick Waring, MD, reviews the latest material on this disease entity presented at the annual SAGES Scientific Session & Postgraduate Course in Atlanta, Georgia, March, 2000.
  • Conference Report - ERCP and Related Technologies David Carr-Locke, MD, FRCP, FACG, provides a comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy.