May Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Contains Two Updated ACG Clinical Guidelines: Upper GI Bleeding and Drug-Induced Liver Injury

newly issued updates to ACG Clinical Guidelines on Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding and Diagnosis and Management of Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury. In addition to the guidelines, this issue features clinical research on esophageal cancer, obesity, telemedicine, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and more.

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GI OnDEMAND Announces Partnership with Ambry Genetics for Genetic Testing and Counseling Services

GI OnDEMAND®, gastroenterology’s leading multidisciplinary virtual integrated care platform today announced a partnership with Ambry Genetics®, a leading clinical genetic testing company, to integrate online genetic counseling and testing services into gastroenterology practices nationwide. This partnership addresses a critical clinical need for identifying hereditary GI cancer syndromes to help guide potentially life-altering health care decisions.
GI OnDEMAND, a joint venture between the American College of Gastroenterology and Gastro Girl, Inc., will now offer the CARE (Comprehensive, Assessment, Risk, and Education) Program™ from Ambry Genetics.

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March Special Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Focuses on Women’s Health in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The March issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features new clinical research involving sex and gender, including effects of GI and liver conditions on pregnancy, gender disparities in diet and nutrition, Barrett’s esophagus incidence in women with scleroderma, factors influencing whether women pursue advanced endoscopy careers, endoscopy-related musculoskeletal injuries, sex hormone association with increased prevalence of certain types of cancer, and more.

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American College of Gastroenterology Issues Updated Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

The American College of Gastroenterology has issued updated evidence-based screening guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC), including a new recommendation to begin CRC screening at age 45 for average risk adults. Key updates include recommendations for screening individuals with family history of CRC or polyps, guidance on the use of aspirin to reduce the risk of CRC, quality indicators for adenoma detection rate and colonoscopy withdrawal time, as well as suggestions about evidence-based interventions to boost screening rates, especially among African Americans. The authors distinguish between one-step screening tests, such as colonoscopy, and two-step screening tests that require colonoscopy, if positive, in order to complete the screening process.

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January Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes New Clinical Guideline on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The January issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is now available and features new clinical research across a wide range of GI and hepatology topics, including NAFLD, colorectal cancer screening, GERD, post-COVID-19-associated functional GI disorder surges, celiac disease, and more.

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The American College of Gastroenterology Issues Its First Clinical Guideline on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The new guideline recommends is a positive diagnostic strategy involving a careful history, physical examination, and limited diagnostic testing, which can substantially shorten time to appropriate therapy and be more cost-effective for patients.

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December Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Highlights Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health

The December issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology is now available and features new clinical research across a wide range of gastroenterology and hepatology topics, including health disparities, colorectal cancer, cirrhosis, pediatric gastroenterology, the environmental impact of endoscopy, and more.

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New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 85th Annual Scientific Meeting

More than 7,000 gastroenterologists and other health care professionals so far will convene virtually for the premier clinical gastroenterology event—the American College of Gastroenterology’s 85th Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course (Virtual ACG 2020)—to review the latest scientific advances in gastrointestinal research, treatment of digestive diseases, and clinical practice management.

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American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of Sixth Annual SCOPYs: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the 2020 SCOPY Awards (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence) to recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention.

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Dr. David A. Greenwald Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, a gastroenterologist and the Director of Clinical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was elected by the membership as the 2020–2021 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a national medical organization representing more than 15,000 clinical gastroenterologists and other specialists in digestive diseases.

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Dr. Mark B. Pochapin Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Dr. Mark B. Pochapin, a gastroenterologist at NYU School of Medicine/NYU Langone Health, was elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Pochapin’s clinical and research interests include prevention, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and quality in endoscopy.

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