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Freston Preview: Origins of Metaplasia in the Esophagus and Stomach

May 30, 2016

Learn about session four of the 2016 Freston Conference taking place in Chicago, IL, this August.

Continuing with our preview of the 2016 James W. Freston Conference, this week we’ll provide insight on session four, Potential Origins of Metaplasia in the Esophagus and Stomach: Part 2. We've already previewed sessions one, two and three of the conference, which takes place Aug. 19 to 21 in Chicago, IL.

Potential Origins of Metaplasia in the Esophagus and Stomach: Part 2

Like its predecessor, session four addresses the controversial subject of the origin of metaplastic cells. Timothy C. Wang, MD, AGAF, and Nicholas Wright, MD, PhD, AGAF, kick things off with a retrospective on information gleaned from mouse models and metaplastic lesions.

Frank McKeon, PhD, rounds out the session by taking a closer look at the implications associated with the presence of stems cells at the gastroesophageal junction and elsewhere along the GI tract.

Stay tuned to gastro.org for details on session five. To learn more about the conference and to register, visit the conference web page.

Funded by the Takeda Endowment in support of the James W. Freston Single Topic Conference.

All travel awards are supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Cancer Institute.

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