Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Digestive Disease Week Presenters Offer a Diverse Range of Expertise

April 21, 2023 - Eden McCleskey

Each year, Digestive Disease Week (DDW) brings together professionals in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery to learn about the latest research, technology and advances in patient care.

This year's conference will feature a variety of Houston Methodist experts leading sessions on a diverse range of topics, from GI diseases in pregnancy to biomarkers of severe pancreatitis to the development of new noninvasive tests for liver disease.

Houston Methodist Chief of Gastroenterology Dr. Eamonn Quigley, one of the best-known figures in the field, will lead a symposium on improving care of patients with dyspepsia by understanding when gastroparesis diagnoses are appropriate and when they are not.

Dr. Mazen Noureddin, a recent addition to Houston Methodist's faculty and a rising star in the field of liver disease, will deliver a prestigious "State-of-the-Art" lecture discussing new, noninvasive diagnostic testing options and best practices for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis.

Other Houston Methodist presentations will include Chief of Thoracic Surgery Dr. Min Peter Kim on changing risk factors for robot-assisted hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux surgery; Dr. Bincy Abraham on GI diseases in pregnant women; and Dr. Thomas McCarty on a biomarker of severity in pancreatitis.

See the full schedule of Houston Methodist's Digestive Disease Week presenters below.

History of Lung Transplantation Is No Longer a Risk Factor for Poor Short-Term Outcomes After Robot-Assisted Hiatal Hernia or Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery – Quick Shots

Presenter: Dr. Min Peter Kim

Details: May 6, 2023, 10:00 AM, S503 McCormick Place

See Dr. Kim's Faculty Profile

Read Dr. Kim's Research

Is Liver Biopsy Dead? Best Practice in Using Nits vs. Biopsies State-of-the-Art Lecture

Presenter: Dr. Mazen Noureddin

Details: May 6, 2023, 3:05 PM, S404 McCormick Place

See Dr. Noureddin's Faculty Profile

Read Dr. Noureddin's Research

Is It Dyspepsia or Gastroparesis? A Case Presentation – Clinical Symposium

Presenter: Dr. Eamonn Quigley

Details: May 7, 2023, 9:00 AM, W192 McCormick Place

See Dr. Quigley's Faculty Profile

Read Dr. Quigley's Research

GI Diseases in Pregnancy – Board Review Course

Presenter: Dr. Bincy Abraham

Details: May 7, 2023, 3:33 PM, S102 McCormick Place

See Dr. Abraham's Faculty Profile

Read Dr. Abraham's Research

Procalcitonin as a Biomarker for Severity of Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Topic Forum

Presenter: Dr. Thomas McCarty

Details: May 9, 2023, 8:22 AM, S401 McCormick Place

See Dr. McCarty's Faculty Profile

Read Dr. McCarty's Research

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