2020 Meeting Scientific Abstracts

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Below are the results of the abstracts submitted for 2020:

Podium presentation:

D Assis and M Simons, T Abdi, J Sloan, M Dbouk, A Aziz, Z Manuelyan, O Brewer Gutierrez, R Bulat, M Riegert, V Owen, E Stein, M Canto;  Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Esophagogastric Outflow Obstruction (EGJOO) in Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 

George N. Baison, MD, Anee S. Jackson, MD, Candice L. Wilshire, MD, Philip Jackson, BS, Blair A. Jobe, MD, Veronica Lazzari, MD, Luigi Bonavina, MD, Rachel Heidrick, RN, Reginald C.W. Bell, MD, Sebastian F. Schopmann, MD, Colin P. Dunn, MD, John C. Lipham, MD, Christy M. Dunst, MD, Alexander S. Farivar, MD1, Adam J. Bograd, MD, Brian E. Louie, MD. Patients with ineffective esophageal motility undergoing magnetic sphincter augmentation demonstrate outcomes similar to patients with normal esophageal motility.

 Vikram Rangan, Lawrence F. Borges, Natan Feldman, Walter W. Chan. Advanced impedance metrics on impedance pH testing predict lung function define at 1 year in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.

 Colin Dunn, MD, Tanu Patel, Jennifer Wang, Jasmine Zhao1, Andrea Lo, Luke Putnam, MD, Nikolai Bildzukewicz, MD, John Lipham, MD. Hiatal Hernia Recurrence Following Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation and Cruroplasty: Long-Term Outcomes 

 Jennifer M Kolb, Charlie Fox, Samuel Han, Megan Marsh, Chloe Friedman, Martin McCarter, Jeff Kaplan, Frank I Scott, Christopher Lieu, Ana Gleisner, David A Katzka, Sachin Wani. Is there a non-barrettes pathway to esophageal adenocarcinoma? Implications for screening and management.

 Dolores T Müller, Brett Parker, Daniel Davila Bradley, Steven R DeMeester, Christy M Dunst. High resolution manometry in a functioning fundoplication.

 Brett C Parker, MD, Christy M Dunst, MD, Aaron JT Wille, MD, Reid Fletcher, MD, Kevin M Reavis, MD, Valerie J Halpin, MD, Daniel Davila Bradley, MD, Lee L Swanström, MD. The Impact of Body Mass Index on Recurrence Rates Following Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair 

Poster with distinction:

 William D. Gerull, BS, Daniel Cho, Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD. Robotic approach to paraesophageal hernia repair reduces long-term recurrence rates

 Maggie L. Diller MD, Deven C. Patel MD MS, Kevin Shamash BS, Desmond Huynh MD, Yufei Chen MD, Miguel Burch MD, Harmick Soukiasian MD, Edward H. Phillips MD, Daniel Shouhed MD. Does Ineffective Esophageal Motility Have an Impact on Long-Term Outcomes Following Collis Gastroplasty and Fundoplication? 

 Colin P. Dunn, MD, Jennifer C. Wang, Valerie P. Huang, Emily Boyd, Eduardo Martinez, Justin R. Henning, MD, Luke R. Putnam, MD MS, Nikolai A. Bildzukewicz, MD, John C. Lipham, MD. Larger Sizing of the Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation LINX® Device Reduces Need for Endoscopic Dilation or Device Removal 

 Reid Fletcher, Christy M Dunst, Ahmed Sharata, Daniel Davila Bradley, Dolores Mueller, Kevin M Reavis, Steven R DeMeester. Collis Gastoplasty Reduces PEH Recurrence Rates 

 Jennifer M Kolb, Sailaja Pisipati, Sam Han, Paul Menard-Katcher, Rena Yadlapati, Mihir S Wagh. Endoluminal functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP) for Post-POEM follow-up: A prospective study evaluating clinical success and distensibility index 

 Poster Presentations:

 Krizia Aquilino, Pamela Milito, Veronica Lazzari, Cristina Ogliari, Andrea Sironi, Emanuele Asti, Sara Boveri, Luigi Bonavina. Risk of malnutrition and Body Mass Index in patients with achalasia 

 Sharona B. Ross, MD FACS; Iswanto Sucandy, MD FACS; Kaitlyn Crespo; Christina De La Cruz; Kenneth Luberice, MD; Timothy Bourdeua, BS; Alexander S. Rosemurgy, MD FACS. A Single Institution’s Experience with Robotic Fundoplication in High-Risk Patients 

 Daniel Sikavi, Jennifer X. Cai, Lawrence F. Borges, Thomas L. Carroll, Walter W. Chan. Heartburn, But Not Throat Symptoms, Independently Predicts Esophago-Pharyngeal Reflux Events in Patients Presenting with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Symptoms

 Vishal Chandel, M.D., Mariam Ibrahim, M.D., Ranjan Gupta, M.D., Venkata Kella, M.D. A new method of laparoscopic stamm gastrostomy without endoscopic assistance in adults with ascites.

 Vishal Chandel, M.D., David M. Heimann, M.D., Sharique Nazir, M.D. Feasibility of laparoscopic graham patch repair of a perforated duodenal ulcer in a minimalist setting.

 Vishal Chandel, M.D., Imran Khokhar, M.D., Vinayak S. Gowda, M.D., Venkata Kella, M.D. Outcomes and morbidity benefits in patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a retrospective analysis based on ASMBS outcome reporting standards.

 Luciano Poggi Garland, Diego Romani, Grazia Bernui, Agustin Gavidia, Luis Poggi. Persistent and de novo GERD after sleeve gastrectomy: manometric and pH study findings.

Charles E. Hill, MD, Yvonne Versluijs, MD, Elisa Furay, Cole Holan , Jeremiah Alexander, David Ring, MD, PHD, F. P. Buckley, MD. Psychosocial factors and their influence on the quality of life in patients with GERD 

 Arielle M Lee, Josefin Holmgren, Ryan C Broderick, Joslin N Cheverie, Felix Otte, Rachel R Blitzer, Kai Neki, Gordon Yung, Kamyar Afshar, Eugene Golts, Bryan J Sandler, Garth R Jacobsen, David C Kunkel, Santiago Horgan. Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation: An Advantageous Alternative to Nissen Fundoplication for Preservation of Lung Function 

 Arielle M Lee, Rachel R Blitzer, Lauren E McClain, Ryan C Broderick , Joslin N Cheverie, Bryan J Sandler, Garth R Jacobsen, Wilson Kwong, David C Kunkel, Santiago Horgan. Pre-operative EUS Decreases Reoperative Rate after Heller myotomy 

 Andy Liu, Magnus Halland. Refractory benign esophageal stricture caused by fibrosing mediastinitis secondary to histoplasmosis successfully treated with esophageal self-dilation 

 Katelyn Mellion MD, Austin M. DeBoer, Susan M. Frankki BS, Kara J. Kallies MS, Brandon T. Grover DO FACS, Joshua D. Pfeiffer MD FACS, Shanu N. Kothari MD FACS. Pre-Screening for Bariatric Surgery Patients: Comparative Effectiveness of Transnasal Endoscopy versus Esophagogastroduodenoscopy 

 Yuval Nachalon, MD; Nogah Nativ-Zeltzer, PhD, Omid B. Mehdizadeh, MD, Antonio T. Cassady, BA and Peter C. Belafsky, MD. Prevalence of Esophageal A and B-rings in Patients Presenting with Solid Food Dysphagia 

 Jayshree Mishra, Randall Simonsen and Narendra Kumar. Regulation of intestinal breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) in obesity 

 Margaret A Plymale, Amber Bettis, Daniel L Davenport, J. Scott Roth. Paraesophageal hernia repair outcomes in the elderly.

Shadi Saboori, Mackenzie A. Jarvis, Brittany V. Seminara, Baha Moshiree. Hard to swallow results: Assessment of procedural performance and compliance with standardized interpretation of high resolution esophageal manometry studies post-quality improvement initiative at a large community hospital.

 Shao JM, Jarvis M, Prasad T, Moshiree B, Heniford BT, Colavita PD. Management of Jackhammer Esophagus: A Diverse and Challenging Paradigm 

 Kyle Thompson, MD; Howard McCollister, MD. Discontinuous Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device: Revision and Re-sizing 

 Lauren L. Westcott MD, Babak Namazi PhD, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan PhD, Marc A. Ward MD, Steven G. Leeds MD. Automated Learning of Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repiar Videos to Identify Surgical Instruments 


Thank you to all who have submitted abstracts this year! What a great response for our first year!

Our Fall meeting is September 25-26, at your place (virtual)

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission for the Fellow and Resident Forum at the 2020 American Foregut Society Annual meeting is now open!

The AFS has established the Residents and Fellow’s Forum in order to encourage participation of the next generation of scientists and clinicians in the field of Foregut disease. This is an opportunity to present your research in front of world leaders in Gasteroenterology and Surgery, like-minded peers and representatives from companies involved in foregut diagnostics and treatments.  The non-CME venue offers the opportunity for trainees and their mentors to seek out industry sponsorship to attend the AFS meeting and for industry to meet the future leaders in the foregut field. In addition, there will be a limited number of travel grants awarded to the top abstracts…

Deadline for Submission: August 1, 2020

Deadline for Acceptance: August 15, 2020

Submissions will be judged according to their scientific quality, innovation and importance to the field of foregut surgery/medicine. They will be assigned as Poster presentations or, for the highest ranked abstracts, as 10 min oral presentations.

Rules for submission:

Abstract must be publication ready and include the following: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion. They should be no more than 300 words (not including title, author, names, and affiliations). All authors and affiliated institutions must be listed beneath title.

Abstract categories:

Barrett’s Esophagus

GERD- diagnostic/testing; surgical management; endoscopic and medical management

Esophagus- achalasia and other motility disorders

Esophagus- malignant or benign

Stomach- malignant or benign

Gastroparesis diagnosis and treatments

New technologies

Bariatric Treatments

Advanced diagnostics

The data should not have been published or presented at a previous major medical meeting. Abstracts can have been previously presented at institutional or local meetings.

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