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Mar 22, 2017, 08:07 ET Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day Brings Attention to Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes

Cancer prevention advocates and researchers have designated March 22nd as National Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day. Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG,...


Feb 08, 2017, 09:00 ET Dr. Glenn Eisen Now Leads GIQuIC National Endoscopy Quality Registry

Glenn M. Eisen, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE, is now the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC), a...


Dec 20, 2016, 08:24 ET ACG Guideline on Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Chemistries Recommends "New Normal" for Serum ALT Levels

A new clinical guideline from the American College of Gastroenterology offers the first recommendations in over 10 years on the evaluation of...


Nov 03, 2016, 09:54 ET The American Journal of Gastroenterology Presents "The Negative Issue"

The American College of Gastroenterology is pleased to announce the publication of "The Negative Issue" of The American Journal of Gastroenterology...


Oct 17, 2016, 09:05 ET American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Launches "Picture My IBS" Campaign to Improve Patient-Physician Communication about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), in collaboration with Allergan and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced the launch of...


Oct 17, 2016, 08:00 ET Dr. Carol A. Burke Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, was elected by the membership as the 2016-2017 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a national...


Oct 11, 2016, 16:02 ET Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG, Available to Discuss Hepatitis C: The Past, the Present and the Future

What: Media Availability with liver disease expert Dr. Tram T. Tran, who is presenting The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture,...


Oct 11, 2016, 16:00 ET New Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 81st Annual Meeting

More than 5,000 gastroenterologists and other health care professionals from around the world will convene at The Venetian in Las Vegas for the...


May 04, 2016, 15:45 ET GIQuIC Colonoscopy Quality Registry Reaches 3 Million Colonoscopy Cases

 The dramatic growth in the number of colonoscopies reported through the GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC) registry reached...


Feb 16, 2016, 14:45 ET Proton Pump Inhibitors' Link to Dementia: Patients on Long-Term PPIs Should Consult Your Physician according to American College of Gastroenterology

 A recently published study of claims data from a German health plan suggests an association between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use and...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET Video Press Briefings Feature Abstract Authors and Renowned GI Experts Discussing Key Science Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 80th Annual Meeting

 Featured abstract authors and renowned experts in the field of gastroenterology offer clinical insight and real-world perspective in a series...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET Gut Microbiome Insights; Obesity and Digestive Health Risks; Delivery Options and Predictors of Failure for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation; among Featured Topics Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 80th Annual Meeting

 New research in the area of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) further advances understanding of the safety and effectiveness of FMT for...


Oct 19, 2015, 08:00 ET Dr. Kenneth R. DeVault Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG, was elected by the membership as the 2015-2016 president of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a...


Oct 13, 2015, 18:15 ET ACG 2015 Press Briefing/Expert Availability

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,...


Oct 13, 2015, 18:12 ET American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of 1st Annual SCOPY: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence

 The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the first annual SCOPY Award (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer...


Nov 05, 2014, 14:52 ET GIQuIC Colonoscopy Quality Registry Surpasses 1 Million Colonoscopy Cases

The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC), a joint initiative of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for...


Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET Virtual Press Briefings Feature Renowned GI Experts' Commentary, Real-Word Perspective on Key Science Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 79th Annual Meeting

In a series of virtual press briefings, renowned experts in the field of gastroenterology offer commentary and real word perspective on the key...


Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET Dr. Stephen Hanauer Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG, a recognized international expert on the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, was elected by the membership as...


Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET Hepatitis C Treatment Breakthroughs, Advances in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for C. difficile, Drug-Induced Liver Injury Warnings among Featured Topics Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 79th Annual Meeting

Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C (HCV) therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from...


Aug 05, 2014, 11:07 ET American College of Gastroenterology Releases Evidence-Based Systematic Review on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Today, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) published a new systematic review of evidence about the management of irritable bowel...


Apr 22, 2014, 08:00 ET Combination of Alcohol and Tobacco Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer

The rate of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) nearly doubles in those who both smoke and drink compared to those who only smoke...


Jan 21, 2014, 08:00 ET Quinoa Well Tolerated in Patients with Celiac Disease

Adding quinoa to the gluten-free diet of patients with celiac disease is well-tolerated, and does not exacerbate the condition, according to new...


Nov 05, 2013, 13:53 ET New CDC Report Shows Colorectal Cancer Tests are Underused: 23 Million American Adults Have Never Been Tested

 Colorectal cancer screening (CRC) rates remain too low, with about one in three adults (ages 50 to 75 years) not being tested for colorectal...


Nov 05, 2013, 08:00 ET Data Casts New Light on Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity: Is it an Allergy?

Patients with non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) and other food sensitivities showed clinical, laboratory and histological characteristics...


Oct 14, 2013, 08:00 ET Dr. Harry Sarles Elected President of the American College of Gastroenterology

Harry Eugene Sarles, Jr., M.D., FACG was elected by the membership as the 2013-2014 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a...