2016-05-22 15:42:01 UTC

AGA Council Announces Poster Winners at DDW® 2016

May 21, 2016

Winners were determined based on the scientific merit of the abstract, visual appeal of the poster and the presentation skills of the young investigator.

The AGA Institute Council has announced the young investigator winners of AGA’s Poster Judging Competition at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016 in San Diego, CA. 

Posters were judged by some of the top names in gastroenterology and winners were determined based on the scientific merit of the abstract, visual appeal of the poster and the presentation skills of the young investigator.

Saturday Winners:

Francois Reichardt

  • Abstract Title: LPS Myenteric Neurotoxic Action Is Initiated By Palmitate Through TLR4 Activation (Sa1685)
  • Session Title: Enteric Neurobiology: Cell and Molecular Biology (Including Neurons, Glia, ICC, Smooth Muscle and Stem Cells)

Anand Navalgund

  • Abstract Title: Distinctive Electrical Signal Patterns Recorded at the Abdominal Surface in Subjects With Gastroparesis and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Sa1699)
  • Session Title: Enteric Neurobiology: Pharmacology and Physiology

Michael Bennett

  • Abstract Title: Baseline Esophagogastric Junction Metrics and Dynamic Esophageal Body Contraction Changes on Provocative Testing Differentiate Etiologies of Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction (EGJOO) (Sa1351)
  • Session Title: Esophageal Motility and Dysmotility

Suseela Somarajan

  • Abstract Title:  High-Density Electrogastrogram Identifies Spatial Dysrhythmias in Adolescent Patients With Chronic Idiopathic Nausea: A Preliminary Study (Sa1717)
  • Session Title: Functional Dyspepsia, Nausea and Vomiting

Masahiro Shiokawa

  • Abstract Title: Pathogenic Role of IgG in Patients With IgG4-Related Disease on Neonatal Mice (Sa1487)
  • Session Title: Pancreatitis: Inflammation, Fibrogenesis and Immunology (I)

Juri Ikemoto

  • Abstract Title: Value of Endoscopic Ultrasonography for Pancreatic Cancer Recurrence in the Remnant Pancreas After Initial Surgery Diagnosed at Early Stage (Sa1460)
  • Session Title: Pancreatic Cancer: Risk Factors, Biomarkers and Diagnosis

Sunday Winners:

Evelyn Marquez

  • Abstract Title: Mailed Outreach for Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials (Su1032)
  • Session Title: Population Health Screening

Rishabh Gulati

  • Abstract Title: A Comparative Readability Analysis of Online Patient Education Materials for Chronic Constipation and Gastroparesis (Su1600)
  • Session Title: Constipation and Other Functional Colonic Syndromes

Muriel Larauche

  • Abstract Title: Neonatal Limited Nesting Stress Influences Basal and Post-Stress Visceral Sensitivity in a Sex-Dependent Manner in Adult Wistar Rats (Su1936)
  • Session Title: Sensory Neurobiology Including Visceral Nociception/Pain and Neuroimmunology (Neurogenic Inflammation and Interactions with the Microbiome)

Vicente Morales-Oyarvide

  • Abstract Title: Elevated Serum CA19-9 in IPMN is a Highly-Specific Marker of Invasive Cancer and an Independent Predictor of Advanced Stage and Poor Survival (Su1353)
  • Session Title: Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms, IPMN and NETs

Arpana Gupta

  • Abstract Title: Sex Differences in the Association of Body Mass Index (BMI) with the Anatomical Architecture of Extended Reward Network Regions (Su1575)
  • Session Title: Brain-Gut Axis (Including Neuroimaging, Vagal Pathways and Nuerobiology of Satiety, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders)

Monday Winners:

Anya Platt

  • Abstract Title: The Outcomes of a Clinical Care Pathway for IBD Surgery (Mo1109)
  • Session Title: Quality of Care and Process Improvement

Nikhil Thiruvengadam

  • Abstract Title: Rectal Indomethacin Reduces Pancreatitis in Both High and Low-Risk Patients Undergoing ERCP (Mo1391)
  • Session Title: Clinical Acute Pancreatitis (II)

Timothy Angeli

  • Abstract Title: Gastric Ablation As a Novel Therapeutic Technique for Modulating Gastric Slow Wave Activity (Mo1587)
  • Session Title: Gastroparesis

María Inés Pinto Sanchez

  • Abstract Title: Improvement of Gastrointestinal Symptoms After Gluten-Free Diet in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome Is Dependent on the Presence of Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (Mo1653)
  • Session Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Clinical

Tuesday Winners:

Kyle Staller

  • Abstract Title: Menopausal Hormone Therapy Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Fecal Incontinence in Postmenopausal Women (Tu1773)
  • Session Title: Anorectal Dysmotility (Including Fecal Incontinence, Dyssynergia and Pelvic Floor Disorders)

Andres Acosta

  • Abstract Title: Effects of Rifaximin on Transit, Permeability, Fecal Microbiome, and Organic Acid Excretion in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-Blinded Trial (Tu1793)
  • Session Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Pathophysiology

Gokulakrishnan Balasubramanian

  • Abstract Title: EMG Evidence of Submental UES Opening Muscle Training During Swallowing With a Resistance Exercise Device (Tu1262)
  • Session Title: Oropharyngeal Dysmotility

Ilan Koppen

  • Abstract Title: Is There an Association Between Functional Constipation and Excessive Body Weight in Children? (Tu1757)
  • Session Title: Pediatric Functional and Motility Disorders

Grace Shin

  • Abstract Title: Avoiding Allergens Associated With Food-Related Type 4 Hypersensitivity Reactions Improves Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Tu1438)
  • Session Title: Small Bowel Motility, Intestinal Disorders and Food Intolerance

Gumpei Yoshimatsu

  • Abstract Title: A Novel Set of microRNA Biomarkers Can Predict Outcomes of Pancreatic Islet Isolation and Graft Function Following Autologous Islet Transplantation for the Refractory Chronic Pancreatitis (Tu1466)
  • Session Title: Clinical Chronic Pancreatitis

Shrey Modi

  • Abstract Title: Minnelide Synergizes with TRAIL to Induce Cell Death in Cancer Associated Fibroblasts and thus Deplete Stroma (Tu1477)
  • Session Title: Pancreatic Genetics, Epigenetics, Physiology, Cell Biology and Pathobiology