What to Expect at DDW 2022

What to Expect at DDW 2022

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Physicians, researchers, and other industry professionals will gather in San Diego for Digestive Disease Week 2022 after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to go virtual each of the past two years.

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When to Say No: Women in Endoscopy and Work-Life Balance
Best Practices
Women’s coalition symposium at DDW 2021 focused on career advancement, with special presentation on prioritizing career goals in making extracurricular choices.
GI Societies Release Updated Reprocessing Guidelines
Preventing Infection
Updated reprocessing recommendations address recent research regarding endoscope-associated infection and effective reprocessing techniques to reduce risk of infection. The guidelines also address the development of single-use devices.
Endoscopists Detail Multifaceted Approach to Infection Prevention
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Applications
Two advanced endoscopists outline the challenges in infection prevention in ERCP and discuss the potential for single-use endoscopy as part of a comprehensive solution.
FDA Pushes for Switch to ‘Innovative’ Duodenoscope Designs to Enhance Patient Safety
Patient Safety
The update was issued because of cleaning concerns and contamination data with fixed endcap duodenoscopes, as well as the availability of innovative models that eliminate the need for reprocessing.
Q&A: Why ERCP Is So Critical to Effective GI Care
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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Procedure
The risk of infection from inadequate endoscope reprocessing is relatively low, but there is a risk nonetheless – which has sparked much discussion around endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and patient safety. Dr. Mark Gromski says research needs to drive future attention to cross-contamination.
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Patient Safety

An expert in infection prevention examines what’s included in the recent update to the notable endoscope guidelines. He also explores what’s not explored — and why several societies oppose it.

What Does ANSI/AAMI ST91 Mean for Endoscope Reprocessing in Your Department?

Prevention Strategies

The new updates classify high-risk endoscopes while enhancing all areas of their reprocessing.

Endoscopes again find their way onto the ECRI Institute

Preventing Infection

The closely watched rankings are released annually and designed to help inform healthcare facilities and workers of risks and how to manage them.