2017-05-04 14:36:53 UTC

AGA Poster Judging Competition Winners Announced

May 9, 2017

Congratulations to the young investigators recognized for outstanding posters during DDW® 2017 in Chicago.

The AGA Institute Council has announced the winners of AGA's Poster Judging Competition at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017 in Chicago.

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

Saturday Winners:

Eileen Crowley

  • Abstract Title: Early Use of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring to Individualize Infliximab Therapy in Paediatric IBD: A Multicentre Prospective Cohort Study
  • Session Title: Performance Metrics, Process Improvement and Implementation Science

Elizabeth John

  • Abstract Title: Opioids in Clostridium difficile Infections: Decreasing Pain but Increasing Severity?
  • Session Title: Clostridium difficile Colitis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Management and Therapy 

Christine Verdon

  • Abstract Title: Anorectal Physiology Testing in ‘Asymptomatic’ Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASIS)
  • Session Title: Anorectal Dysmotility (Including Fecal Incontinence, Dyssynergia and Pelvic Floor Disorders) 

Arash Babaei

  • Abstract Title: Disruption of Resting Brain Functional Connectivity in Unilateral Hemispheric Stroke is a Major Contributor to the Development of Dysphagia
  • Session Title: Esophageal Motility and Dysmotility

Robert Moran

  • Abstract Title: An International Multicenter Study of Mortality in Infected Pancreatic Necrosis
  • Session Title: Clinical Acute Pancreatitis 

Sunday winners:

Lindsay Sobotka

  • Abstract Title: Disparities in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Based on Geographical Region Are Decreasing
  • Session Title: Health Disparities and Global Health

Marc Piper

  • Abstract Title: Understanding Why Older Patients Continue Low-Value Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review of Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed-Methods Studies
  • Session Title: Population Health Screening: Colorectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Other Screening

Harrison Mooers

  • Abstract Title: CRC Screening in Women Age 50-59 Years: A Risk-Based, Tiered Approach with FOBT
  • Session Title: Colon Cancer Screening

Ilan Koppen

  • Abstract Title: The Prognostic Value of Manometry Testing in Children with Constipation Treated with Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Session Title: Pediatric Functional and Motility Disorders

Arpana Gupta

  • Abstract Title: Morphological Brain Alterations and Changes in Hedonic Ingestive Behaviors Associated with Bariatric Surgery
  • Session Title: Surgical and Endoscopic Treatment of Obesity

Tossapol Kerdairichairat

  • Abstract Title: Predictors of Short-Term and Long-Term Resolution of Symptomatic Walled-Off Necrosis Managed by Endoscopic Therapy
  • Session Title: Pancreatic Cancer, and Endoscopy, Imaging and Acute Pancreatitis

Monday winners:

Edward Barnes

  • Abstract Title: Patients in Remission are more likely to Demonstrate High Patient Activation in a Large Internet Based Cohort of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Session Title: Patient Reported Outcomes: IBD, GERD, Functional Disorders, Other

Franziska Righini-Grunder

  • Abstract Title: Adequate Determination of the Transition Zone in Hirschsprung Disease and the Role of Calretinin Staining in Clinical Practice
  • Session Title: Pediatric Functional and Motility Disorders

Stephanie Gold

  • Abstract Title: Probiotic Sepsis in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Is it Something to Worry About?
  • Session Title: Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

May Min

  • Abstract Title: Identifying Malnutrition and its Consequences in Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Session Title: Pancreas Cysts, IPMN,CP

Tuesday winners:

Mustafa Al-Shammari

  • Abstract Title: US National Trend Analysis of Cyclic Vomiting Incidence with Liberalization of Cannabis Use
  • Session Title: Epidemiology

Shrish Budree

  • Abstract Title: Pediatric Access to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in the United States and the Impact of Stool Banks: A Geospatial Analysis
  • Session Title: Health Care Delivery and Policy (Practice Management, Reimbursement, Access to Care, Policy)

Amanda Ricciuto

  • Abstract Title: Clinical Symptoms Correlate Poorly with Endoscopic Inflammation in Pediatric PSC-IBD
  • Session Title: Pediatric IBD: Clinical and Translational Studies

Arpana Gupta

  • Abstract Title: An Investigation of BMI and Sex-Related Alterations in Intrinsic Brain Connectivity of the Reward and Interoceptive Brain Regions
  • Session Title: Brain-Gut Axis (Including Neuroimaging, Vagal Pathways and Neurobiology of Satiety, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders)

Li Wen

  • Abstract Title: Pancreatic epithelial cell, but not immune cell, calcineurin mediates acute pancreatitis
  • Session Title: Pancreatitis: Inflammation, Fibrogenesis, Immunology and Genetics

Trainees and early career members: If you recognize a name or want to celebrate this group of innovative members, you can share your congratulations in the AGA Community forum.