Digestive Disease Week 2016
Digestive Disease Week is "the world's leading educational forum for academicians, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees working in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery and related fields." Thousands of gastroenterology professionals will attend DDW 2016, which will feature "interactive programming and the best basic, clinical and translational research."
Brooks Cash from the University of South Alabama Health System: Determining Safety and Efficacy in New IBS Treatment
Real-World Treatment Results with Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in Patients Coinfected with HIV and Hepatitis C
Combination Treatment with Ombitasvir, Paritaprevir/Ritonavir, Dasabuvir, and Sofosbuvir in Patients with Genotype 1 HCV Infection
Susan Orloff from Oregon Health & Science University: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Gastroenterology and Medical Leadership
The new Rome IV criteria classify the functional bowel disorders into five distinct categories, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, functional diarrhea, functional abdominal bloating/distention, and unspecified functional bowel disorder. A new category for opioid-induced constipation, which is distinct from the functional bowel disorders, has been added.