ACG 2015 Press Briefing/Expert Availability

Oct 13, 2015, 18:15 ET from American College of Gastroenterology

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Critical Role of Food & Technology in GI: How Far We've Come, Where We're Going Featuring

Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG, Cedars-Sinai, The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture Presenter on "How Information Technology will Transform Gastroenterology" and incoming AJG Co-Editor-in-Chief (2016),

William D. Chey, MD, FACG, University of Michigan, David Sun Lecture Presenter, "Food: The Main Course to Disease and Wellness", and AJG Co-Editor in Chief (2009-2015)

Paul Moayyedi, BSc, MB, ChB, PhD, MPH, FACG, McMaster University, AJG Co-Editor in Chief (2009-2015)

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, incoming AJG Co-editor in Chief (2016) 

When: Monday October 19, 2015, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. HAST (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)

Where: ACG Press Room (317B), Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu.

What: In this presentation, Dr. Spiegel will address how information technology will transform gastroenterology. Dr. Chey will discuss the emerging role of diet as a treatment strategy for patients with GI conditions.  In addition, the panelists take a look back at the AJG and a look ahead at the evolution of research related to food and the advances of technology. Panelists will be available for media questions in the press room immediately following the The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture.

About the American College of Gastroenterology
Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 13,000 individuals from 80 countries. The College's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based, and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment. Visit Visit the ACG Blog for all news, featured research and expert insights related to the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. Follow ACG on Twitter and share your live updates #ACG2015.

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