Scientific session abstract submission


Deadline for Submission: June 24, 2022

Deadline for Acceptance: July 15, 2022

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 oral/podium presentations.

The winner of the oral/podium presentation will be awarded tuition to the 2023 Hawaii Course!

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
  • GERD-Surgical Management
  • GERD-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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Below are the results of the abstracts submitted for 2020:

The podium presentations will occur during our annual meeting, the afternoon of September 26th.

Poster presentations are listed below. Please review. If you have comments or questions for the authors, please submit here.

Podium presentation: (download includes all podium presentation abstracts in one pdf)

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: To download all poster with distinction, click HERE.

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: To download all poster presentations, click HERE.

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

James Taylor, Jocelyn Burke, Nikolai Bilzukewicz, Luke Putnam, Reginald Bell, John Lipham. Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation is Safe and Effective in Obese Patients.

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

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

Second-round submissions: (download includes all second round submissions in one pdf)

Poster presentations:

Sora Ely, Jonathan Svahn. Safe Outpatient Management of Minimally Invasive Heller Myotomy.

Atif Iqbal, et. al. 7 Year Retrospective Analysis of LINX Migration in Patients with or without Vagus Nerve Exclusion.

Virali Shah, Alexandra Mignucci, Micheal Tadros. A Parametric Comparison Among Wet Swallows, Viscous Swallows, and Multiple Rapid Swallows: Enhancing Diagnostic Criteria for Hypercontractile Esophagus, IEM, and EGJOO.