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Plan Your DDW® Schedule With Imaging & Advanced Technology Sessions

April 10, 2017

Three sessions top the list of favorites from Drs. John M. DeWitt (chair) and Jacques Van Dam (vice chair) of the Imaging & Advanced Technology section.

If you're starting to plan your Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) itinerary and are interested in novel applications or improvements to existing technology or new techniques that diagnose or treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, bile ducts, gallbladder or pancreas, then look no further.

Imaging & Advanced Technology section leadership chose must-see sessions at DDW this year. Once the DDW Mobile App launches, you can search for this programming and add specific sessions to your personal itinerary. If you're not yet attending DDW, you can still register and join your colleagues in Chicago.

Session Title: Imaging in Crohn's Disease: An Emerging Consensus on Use of CT and MR Enterography
Session Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Session Time: 8 a.m.
Why You Should Attend: CT and MR enterography are critical imaging techniques for evaluation and staging of IBD; however, there is controversy as to when they should be used and for which patient phenotype. In this session, experts discuss the state of current imaging technology, terminology used for study interpretation, and the strengths and limitations of each test for emerging treat-to-target strategies and mural healing.

Session Title: Lumen-Apposing Stents: Where Now?
Session Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Session Time: 4 p.m.
Why You Should Attend: Lumen apposing metal stents (LAMS) represent a major advancement for the field of interventional endoscopic ultrasound. In this session, experts review the status and future direction of four procedures currently being performed using these devices. Discussion will focus on technique methods, outcomes and adverse event profiles, and the interface of each with surgery.

Session Title: Imaging and Staging of Rectal Cancer CT, MR and EUS Best Approach
Session Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Session Time: 8 a.m.
Why You Should Attend: Imaging and staging of rectal cancer may be performed with CT, MRI and EUS. Experts will review strengths and limitations of each for the test and discuss surveillance of patients after surgery and neoadjuvant therapy.

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