Gastroenterologists Showcase Research at International Conference

DDW_2016Gastroenterologists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) presented their work on more than 15 research projects at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2016, an international conference that features the latest advances in gastrointestinal (GI) research, medicine and technology.

“TTUHSC El Paso was well represented at the conference,” says Richard McCallum, M.D., who is a professor of medicine and director of the Center for Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility. “Our posters and presentations show that we’re making many cutting-edge contributions to the knowledge base of this field.”

DDW_2016_2With more than 15,000 attendees, the DDW conference is the largest gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Fifteen TTUHSC El Paso participants — including both internal medicine residents and GI faculty — attended the annual meeting held last month in San Diego.

Here are just a handful of the interdisciplinary TTUHSC El Paso research projects that were shared at the conference, the first of which was the recipient of a Poster of Distinction award.