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Summary of the James W. Freston Conference on Intestinal Metaplasia

July 20, 2017

A recap of the 2016 conference, which focused on intestinal metaplasia in the esophagus and stomach, is now available in Gastroenterology.

The 2016 James W. Freston Conference: Intestinal Metaplasia in the Esophagus and Stomach: Origins, Differences, Similarities and Significance was unique in bringing together investigators studying intestinal metaplasia in the stomach as well as those studying it in the esophagus. A summary of the conference is available in the July issue of Gastroenterology, complete with a session-by-session breakdown. The conference provided opportunities for new collaborations among established investigators, and a stimulating environment for young investigators and trainees to interact with senior scientists.

In the report, you can read highlights from presentations on the following topics:

  • Clinical and histologic issues.
  • Stem cells and their lineage in normal development.
  • Potential origins of metaplasia in the esophagus and stomach.
  • Inflammation and the development of metaplasia.
  • Models of metaplasia in the esophagus and stomach.

The 2017 Freston Conference, Extracelluar Vesicles — Biology, Translation and Clinical Application in GI Disorders, will be taking place in St. Paul, MN, Sept. 9 &10. 

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