CARE Perspectives on ACG/UEGW 2016

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Highlights from ACG/UEGW 2016

Members of the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty recently attended the ACG 2016 conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 14-19) and the UEGW 2016 conference in Vienna, Austria (October 15-19).

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ACG/UEGW 2016 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and provides Canadian perspectives from the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty. Video clips are included throughout which highlight some of the key news in video format. The content that follows is written in the language in which it was presented. 

CARE Gastroenterology Faculty who have contributed to this report:

John Marshall, MD, FRCP(C), AGAF - McMaster University

Louis Liu, MD, FRCP(C) - University Health Network

Remo Panaccione, MD, FRCP(C) - University of Calgary

 

CARE Perspectives on DDW 2016

Highlights from DDW 2016

Members of the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty recently attended the DDW 2016 conference held in San Diego, California (May 21-24). At this conference, the annual CARE at DDW education meeting was held. This meeting brought together a pan-Canadian Faculty of KOLs to showcase news and developments in gastroenterology. Presentations featured cutting edge content with discussion on relevant cases and treatment strategies. CARE at DDW was attended by Canadian gastroenterology professionals. Attendees included academic and community specialists, and residents.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from DDW 2016 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty. The content that follows is written in the language in which it was presented. 

CARE Gastroenterology Faculty who have contributed to this report:

John Marshall, MD - McMaster University

Alexandra Ilnyckyj, MD - University of Manitoba

Brian Bressler, MD - University of British Columbia

Alain Bitton, MD - McGill University

David Wong, MD - University of Toronto

 

CARE Perspectives on ECCO 2016

Highlights from ECCO 2016

Members of the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty recently attended the ECCO 2016 conference held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from March 16-19.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from ECCO 2016 provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented at this event, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty. 

CARE Gastroenterology Faculty who have contributed to this report:

John Marshall, MD, FRCP(C), AGAF
McMaster University 

 

CARE Perspectives on CDDW 2016

Members of the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty recently attended the CDDW 2016 conference held in Montreal, QC from February 26-29th.

The CARE Perspectives Conference Report from CDDW 2016 covers a wide variety of content presented at the conference within irritable bowel syndrome and inflammable bowel disease, given the influx of research which is influencing clinical practice. This report provides a summary of the most compelling stories and news presented in these two conditions, and is augmented with additional perspectives from the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty. 

CARE Gastroenterology Faculty who have contributed to this report:

John Marshall, MD, FRCP(C), AGAF
McMaster University 

Louis Liu, MD, FRCP(C)
University Health Network

GASTRO-TIMES: Subsequent Entry Biologics Needs Assessment Results

Biologics have revolutionized the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions, with significant improvements in efficacy and a manageable safety profile. In the last few years, subsequent entry biologics (SEBs) have been developed. SEBs are monoclonal antibodies that are similar but not identical to the reference biologic drug. There is no SEB approved in the gastroenterology space yet in Canada, however they are expected to enter the market in the near future. In order to understand both current perception and knowledge of SEBs with gastroenterologists, a needs assessment was conducted by the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty in the fall of 2015. The needs assessment was distributed by mail and electronically to 400 Canadian gastroenterologists working in teaching centres (49%) and/or community practices (51%). Response rate to this questionnaire was 20% (n=80). We are gratified by the high rate of participation and intent to continue this process of surveys and sharing the feedback results. Responding physicians are from the desired audience, as they all use biologics in their practice.

The current steering chair of the CARE Gastroenterology Faculty, Dr. John Marshall (McMaster University) presented the findings from this analysis at the annual CDDW 2016 meeting. What follows is an overview of results.

 

Gastroenterology Year in Review 2015

There were a number of exciting developments in Gastroenterology this year. This Gastroenterology Year in Review 2015 Publication is an interactive report that covers some of the most exciting stories in the field of gastroenterology throughout 2015. An overview of programs that various CARE faculties have developed in 2015 and upcoming conferences in 2016 have also been highlighted in this report.