UNC at DDW

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery, and is a showcase for the best and most innovate research in the field of gastroenterology.

This year, we are proud to have our physicians, mid-levels, and Fellows represented in the following activities:

DDW Oral Presentations - 2014

TypePresenterTitleDate/LocationAuthors
Topic Forum Asher Wolf Modifiable Risk Factors Predict Recurrence of Barrett's Esophagus After Successful Radiofrequency Ablation.  In Press, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2014.

Sat., May 3, 2014
2:45PM S505
(McCormick Place) 

Wolf WA, Cotton CC, Li N, Pasricha S, Hathorn KE, Spacek M, Moist SE, Madanick RD, Dellon ES, Shaheen NJ.
Topic Forum Asher Wolf Predictors of Complications from Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) During Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus:  Results from the U.S. RFA Registry.  In Press, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2014.

Sun., May 4
4:00PM S505
(McCormick Place) 

Hathorn KE, Lightdale CJ, Wolf WA, Corbett FS, Pasricha S, Rothstein RI, Cotton CC, Camara DS, Muthusamy VR, Shaheen NJ.
Committee Sponsored Symposium Balfour Sartor How to Set Up a Gnotobiotic ("Germ-Free") Mouse Facility Sat., May 3
8:30AM 
Sartor, RB.
Distinguished Abstract Plenary Cary Cotton Random Biopsies in Endoscopically Normal Esophagus Improve Yield of Recurrent Intestinal Metaplasia after Successful Radiofrequency Ablation Sat., May 3
3:15PM S104A
(McCormick Place) 
Cotton CC, Wolf WA, Pasricha S, Li N, Hawthorn KE, Madanick RD, Dellon EW, Spacek M, Moist SE, Shaheen NJ.
Topic Forum David Ransohoff A Risk Stratification Strategy for Colorectal Cancer Screening:  Sequential Application of Two Clinical Prediction Rules Sat, May 3
3:15PM S102 ABDA
(McCormick Place) 
Thomas F. Imperiale, Patrick O. Monahan, Timothy E. Stump, Elizabeth A. Glowinski, David F. Ransohoff
Clinical Symposium Evan Dellon PPI Responsive Esophageal Eosinophilia:  It's EoE Mon, May 6
10:22AM S402
(McCormick Place) 
Dellon, Evan
Research Forum Evan Dellon Long-term efficacy of PPI therapy in patients with PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophilia: An international multicenter study Sat, May 3
10:45AM S106A
(McCormick Place) 
Molina-Infante J, Martinek J, Martinez-Alcala C, Krajciova J, Moawad FJ, Dellon ES.
Research Forum Evan Dellon Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of EoE Sat, May 3
10:00AM S106A 
(McCormick Place) 
Dellon, Evan
Research Forum Evan Dellon Immunohistochemical evidence of inflammation is similar in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis and PPI-responsive esophageal eosinophilia: A prospective cohort study Sat, May 3
11:00AM S106A
(McCormick Place) 
Dellon ES, Covey S, Speck O, Woodward K, Rusin S, Gebhart JH, Woosley JT, Shaheen NJ.
Board Review Kim Isaacs Inflammatory Bowel Disease Mon, May 5
9:00AM-9:15AM 
Kim Isaacs
Research Forum Lawrence Gaines An Internet-based cohort study of the association between depression and exacerbation of Crohn's disease Tues, May 6
2:45PM S100C
(McCormick Place) 
Lawrence S. Gaines, Sara N. Horst, James C. Slaughter, Richard Shelton, Kirsten Haman, Li Wang, Christopher F. Martin, Michael Kappelman, Millie D. Long, Robert S. Sandler, Dawn B. Beaulieu, David A. Schwartz
Board Review Lisa Gangarosa Diseases of the Biliary Tract Mon, May 5
10:30AM-10:45AM 
Lisa Gangarosa
Research Forum Mike Kappelman Use of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) in a pediatric cohort with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Sat, May 3
10:30AM S404
(McCormick Place) 
Marina Arvanitis, Darren A. DeWalt, Christopher F. Martin, Millie D. Long, Wenli Chen, Elizabeth L. Jaeger, Lucy Goble, Robert S. Sandler, Michael Kappelman
Postgraduate Course Clinical Challenge Sessions Millie Long Prevention of Post-Op Complications in IBD (Recurrent Crohn's and Pouchitis) (C108) Sat, May 3
4:00PM E353CD
(McCormick Place) 
Long, MD
Postgraduate Course Clinical Challenge Sessions Millie Long Assessment of Extra-Intestinal Manifestations of IBD: When Is It the Disease?  When Is It the Therapy? Sat, May 3
9:25AM Arie Crown
(McCormick Place) 
Long, MD
Clinical Symposium Millie Long Risk of Malignancy: Skin, Bowel, Hematopoietic Sat, May 3
3:00PM S404
(McCormick Place) 
Long, MD
Research Forum Miranda Van Tilburg Functional Dyspepsia in children:  Can we distinguish epigastric pain and postprandial distress? Mon, May 5
4:00PM S502
(McCormick Place) 
Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Jeffrey S. Hyams, Alycia Leiby, Lynn S. Walker, Olafur S. Palsson, Jan F. Tack, Brennan M. Spiegel, Robin C. Spiller, Yunsheng Yang, William E. Whitehead
Research Forum Miranda Van Tilburg Prevalence of child-adolescent functional gastrointestinal disorders in a national U.S. community sample Mon, May 5
4:30PM S104A
(McCormick Place) 
Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Lynn S. Walker, Olafur S. Palsson, Sung M. Kim, Brennan M. Spiegel, Robin C. Spiller, Jan F. Tack, Yunsheng Yang.
Research Forum Miranda Van Tilburg Coping predicts disability, quality of life and depression in both IBD and FAP patients Sat, May 3
8:00AM
South Hall
(McCormick Place) 
Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Robyn Claar, Joan Romano, Shelby L. Langer, William E. Whitehead, Bisher Abdullah, Dennis Christie, Rona Levy
Clinical Symposium Nick Shaheen Resection and Ablation: Achieving the Best Results Mon, May 5
2:20PM S101C
(McCormick Place) 
Shaheen, NJ
Combined Clinical Symposium Nick Shaheen Medical and Endoscopic Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus Tues, May 6
2:00PM S103
(McCormick Place) 
Shaheen, NJ
Distinguished Abstract Plenary Nick Shaheen Durability of Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) in Barrett's Esophagus with Dysplasia: The AIM Dysplasia Trial at Five Years Mon, May 5
4:15PM  S104B
(McCormick Place) 
Wolf WA, Overholt BF, Lightdale CJ, Cotton CC, Wolfsen HC, Pasricha S, Wang Kenneth K, Shaheen NJ.
Hands-on Workshop Nick Shaheen Luminal Stenting and Ablation Sun, May 4
11:30AM South Hall
(McCormick Place) 
Shaheen, NJ
Research Forum Olafur S. Palsson Mindfulness Meditation Has Long-term Therapeutic Benefits in Women With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Follow-up Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial Mon, May 5
3:00PM S502
(McCormick Place) 
Keturah (Kim) R. Faurot, Susan Gaylord, Olafur S. Palsson, Eric L. Garland, John D. Mann, William E. Whitehead
Research Forum Olafur S. Palsson Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Prevalence in the U.S. General Population: Results from the Rome Normative Gastrointestinal Symptoms Survey (RNGSS) Tues, May 6
3:05PM  S105A
(McCormick Place) 
Olafur S. Palsson, Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Brennan M. Spiegel, Jan F. Tack, Robin C. Spiller, Lynn S. Walker, Yunsheng Yang, William E. Whitehead
Research Forum Olafur S. Palsson Fecal Incontinence (FI) Prevalence and Associated Gastrointestinal Risk Factors in the U.S. General Population Tues, May 6
8:45AM S501
(McCormick Place) 
Olafur S. Palsson, Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Brennan A. Spiegel, Jan F. Tack, Robin C. Spiller, Lynn S. Walker, Yungsheng Yang, William E. Whitehead
Research Forum Rune Erichsen Risk of colorectal cancer in patients with sessile serrated adenomas/polyps is of the same magnitude or even higher than in patients with conventional adenomas Tues, May 6
2:00PM-3:30PM 
Rune Erichsen, John A. Baron, Stephen J. Hamilton-Dutoit, Dale C. Snover, Emina Emilia Torlakovic, Trine Frøselv, Lars Pedersen, Mogens Vyberg, Stanley R. Hamilton, Henrick Toft Sørensen.
Topic Forum Ryan Madanick Feasibility and acceptability of a mobile application for point-of-care data collection in assessing trainee skills during colonoscopy training:  a pilot study Sun, May 4
3:15PM E258
(McCormick Place) 
Madanick, Ryan D.; Brown, Daniel L.; Royal, Kenneth; Palmer, Jeff; Isaacs, Kim L.
Committee Sponsored Symposium Ryan Madanick Revolution: Maintaining Professionalism in the Era of Social Media Mon, May 5
2:30PM S405A
(McCormick Place) 
Madanick, Ryan
Distinguished Abstract Plenary Sarina Pasricha All-Cause Mortality in Patients with Barrett's Esophagus Undergoing Radiofrequency Ablation: Results from the U.S. RFA Registry Mon, May 5
5:12PM S106A
(McCormick Place) 
Pasricha S, Triadafilopoulous G, Li N, Muthasamy VR, Wolf WA, Chmielewski GW, Cotton CC, Corbett FS, Camara DS, Shaheen NJ.
Meet the Investigator Udi Ringel Enteric Microflora and Functional Bowel Disorders (M01) Sun, May 4
12:30PM N126
(McCormick Place) 
Ringel, Y
Research Forum Udi Ringel Altered Colonic Bacterial Fermentation is a Steadfast Pathophysiological Factor in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sat, May 3
8:52AM S104
(McCormick Place) 
Chang Hwan Choi, Tamar Ringel-Kulka, Daniel J. Temas, Ari Kim, Karen Scott, Yehuda Ringel
Clinical Symposium William E. Whitehead Unmet Needs and Future Directions Mon, May 5
3:06PM S502
(McCormick Place) 
William E. Whitehead
Research Forum William E. Whitehead FKBP5 gene is associated with IBS diagnosis Mon, May 5
8:39AM S502
(McCormick Place) 
Shad B. Smith, William Maixner, Olafur S. Palsson, Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Motoyori Kanazawa, William E. Whitehead.
Research Forum William E. Whitehead Fiber or Imodium Prescription (Rx) Management for Bowel Incontinence: The FIRM Randomized Clinical Trial Tues, May 6
8:30AM S501
(McCormick Place) 
Alayne D. Markland, Kathryn L. Burgio, William E. Whitehead, Holly E. Richter, Unita S. Granstaff, C. Mel Wilcox, David T. Redden, Timothy M. Beasley, Patricia S. Goode
Rome-AGA Lectureship Douglas Drossman Centrally-targeted Pharmacotherapy for Chronic Abdominal Pain in symposium:  Understanding and Treating the Brain's Contribution to Pain Sun, May 4
8:00AM S102ABC (McCormick Place) 
Douglas Drossman
ASGE-AGA Symposium Douglas Drossman The Interface (of SOD) with Functional GI Disorders in symposium:  Reappraising Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction. Mon, May 5
10:00AM S503 (McCormick Place) 
Douglas Drossman
Curbside Consultant Section Douglas Drossman Difficult Abdominal Pain Mon, May 5
12:30PM S101A
(McCormick Place) 
Douglas Drossman


 

DDW Poster Presentations - 2014

TitleDate/LocationAuthors
Clinical characteristics , treatment outcomes, and resource utilization in children and adults with eosinophilic gastroenteritis Mon, May 5
8:00 AM
Reed C, Woosley JT, Dellon ES
Health care utilization and costs related to eosinophilic esophagitis in the United States represent a significant burden of disease Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Jensen ET, Martin CF, Kappelman MD, Dellon ES
Incidence of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in Patients with Barrett's Esophagus Undergoing Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA).  In press, Gastroenterology, 2014. Sat, May 3
8:00 AM 
Wolf WA, Lightdale CJ, Li N, Wolfsen HC, Cotton CC, Chang KJ, Pasricha S, Overholt BF, Shaheen NJ.
Racial differences impact the clinical presentation and endoscopic features of eosinophilic esophagitis: A multi-centered study. Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Moawad FJ, Dellon ES, Ljuldjuraj T, Green DJ, Brizuela DR, Achem SR, Chehade M, Gupta SK.
The increasing incidence and prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis outpaces changes in endoscopic and biopsy practice: National population-based estimates from Denmark Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Dellon ES, Erichsen R, Baron JA, Shaheen NJ, Vyberg M, Sorensen HT, Pedersen L.
Is the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) viral load in colonic biopsies associated with a higher risk of colectomy in hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Sun, May 4
8:00 AM 
Joseph C. Onyiah, Millie D. Long, Melissa Miller, Hans H. Herfarth
Abdominal Bloating in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Characterization of Clinical Symptoms, Psychological Factors and Associated Comorbidities Sun, May 4
8:00 AM 
Keren Hod, Tamar Ringel-Kulka, Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Yehuda Ringel
African Americans are More Likely to Make Healthy Dietary Changes After Colon Cancer Diagnosis: Results of the Study of Outcomes in Colon Cancer Survivors (SOCCS)

Tues, May 6
8:00 AM 

Wolf WA, Xun P, Sandler RS, He K.
Association of a Variant in the Gene Encoding the Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Metabolizing Enzyme FADS2 with Colorectal Cancer in African Americans Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Shilpa Ravella, Rosa M. Xicola, Fabio Pibiri, Timothy Carroll, Robert S. Sandler, Sonia Kupfer, Nathan A. Ellis, Xavier Llor
Caspase-11 Enhances Killing of Colitogenic Escherichia Coli by Macrophages, but Does Not Affect Development of Experimental Colitis Sat, May 3
8:00 AM 
Fan TJ, Tchaptchet S, Goeser LE, Sartor RB, Hansen JJ
Colitogenic Activity of Enterococcus Faecalis Requires Lipoproteain-Mediated Activation of Innate Immune Effector Functions in IL10-/- Mice Sat, May 3
8:00 AM 
Ocvirk S, Sava IG, Steck N, Roh JH, Tchaptchet S, Hansen JJ, Huebner J, Murray BE, Sartor RB, Haller D
Development of an endoscopy- and histology-based activity index for eosinophilic esophagitis Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Schoepfer AM, Straumann A, Panczak R, Kuehni CE, Romero Y, Maurer E, Alexander JA, Hirano I, Gonsalves N, Furata GT, Dellon ES, Leung J, Moawad FJ, Collins MH, Bussman C, Netzer P, Gupta S, Chehade M, Aceves SS, Wo JM, Zwahlen M, Safroneeva E, for the International EEsAI Study Group 
Development of Erosive Esophagitis during Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus is Associated with an Increased Number of Sessions for Successful Treatment Sat, May 3
8:00 AM 
Cotton CC, Wolf WA, Li N, Pasricha S, Hathorn KE, Spacek M, Moist SE, Madanick RD, Dellon ES, Shaheen NJ.
Dilation of strictures prior to therapy predicts histologic non-response to topical steroids in eosinophilic esophagitis. Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Wolf WA, Green DJ, Hughes JT, Cotton CC, Woosley JT, Shaheen NJ, Dellon ES.
Dysplasia in the gastric cardia is not uncommon among patients who are successfully treated by radiofrequency ablation for dysplastic Barrett's esophagus - A prospective study. Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Li N, Pasricha S, Cotton CC, Wolf WA, Spacek MB, Moist SB, Shaheen NJ.
Genetically Drive Chromatin Organization Identifies Regulatory SNPs Associated with Crohn's Disease Sun, May 4
8:00 AM 
Matthew Weiser, Chelsea Raulerson, Adam Robinson, Gregory Gipson, Tomohisa Sujino, Osamu Takeuchi, Taku Kobayashi, Hans H. Herfarth, Ryan B. Sartor, Dermot P. McGovern, Jason D. Lieb, Terrence S. Furey, Shehzad Z. Sheikh.
High Sensitive C-Reactive Protein as a Marker for Inflammation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sun, May 4
8:00 AM 
Keren Hod, Tamar Ringel-Kulka, Christopher F. Martin, Nitsan Maharshak, Yehuda Ringel
High Throughput Sequencing of the Intestinal Mucosa versus Luminal Microbiota in Humans Tues, May 6
8:00 AM 
Nitsan Maharshak, Ian M. Carroll, Tamar Ringel-Kulka, Elizabeth A. Wolber, Ryan B. Sartor, Yehuda Ringel
Intestinal Epithelial Cells Expressing Biomarkers of Crypt Base Columnar or Reserve Stem Cells Show Differential Resistance to Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Liara M. Gonzalez, Scott T. Magness, Pauline K. Lund, Anthony Blikslager.
Liquid Nitrogen Spray Cryotherapy Can Be Used Safely In Retroflexion For Treatment of Lesions At The Esophagogastric Junction and Gastric Cardia Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Kiley K. Walp, Suzanne P. Hallquist, Alissa Bults, Norio Fukami, David G. Forcione, Nicholas J. Shaheen, Michael S. Smith.
Major basic protein, eotaxin-3, and mast cell tryptase staining for diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis: A prospective study Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Dellon ES, Speck O, Woodward K, Covey S, Rusin S, Gebhart JH, Woosley JT, Shaheen NJ.
Most patients demonstrate correlation between symptoms, endoscopic findings, and histology in response to topical steroid treatment in eosinophilic esophagitis Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Green DJ, Wolf WA, Hughes JT, Cotton CC, Woosley JT, Shaheen NJ
Patient Preference for Defining Success in Fecal Incontinence Treatment Trials Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 

Steve Heyman, Olafur S. Palsson, Sung M. Kim, Stefanie Twist, William E. Whitehead

Patient Preference for What Should Be Included in the Definition of Fecal Incontinence. Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Steve Heyman, Olafur S. Palsson, Sung M. Kim, Stefanie Twist, William E. Whitehead
Predicting Barrett's Esophagus in Families of Patients with Barrett's Esophagus: A BETRNet Model Fitting Clinical Data to a Genetic Paradigm

Sat, May 3
8:00 AM 

Xiangqing Sun, Amitabh Chak, Gary W. Faulk, William M. Grady, Margaret F. Kinnard, Sumeet K, Mittal, Marcia I. Canto, Nicholas J. Shaheen, Jean S. Wang, Prasad G. Iyer, Julian A. Abrams, Joseph Willis, Sanford Markowitz, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Wendy Brock, Robert Elsto
Predictors of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in Patients with Prior Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus: Results from the U.S. RFA Registry Sat, May 3
8:00 AM 
Wolf WA, Pruitt RE, Ertan A, Cotton CC, Komanduri S, Pasricha S, Infantolino A, Li N, Rothstein RI, Shaheen NJ.
Prevalence of infant/toddler functional gastrointestinal disorders in the U.S.: Results of a national community survey of mothers Sun, May 4
8:00 AM 
Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Paul E. Hyman, Lynn S. Walker, Audra Rouster, Olafur S. Palsson, Sung M. Kim, Jan F. Tack, Robin C. Spiller, Brennan M. Spiegel, Yunsheng Yang, William E. Whitehead.
Researchers identify priorities for fecal incontinence: Survey of scientists Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
William E. Whitehead, Adil E. Bharucha, Satish S. Rao, Frank A. Hamilton, Sung M. Kim
The Incidence of Neoplastic Gastric Cardia Nodules following Radiofrequency Ablation of Neoplastic Barrett's Esophagus. Tues, May 6
8:00 AM 
Cotton CC, Wolf WA, Pasricha S, Li N, Hathorn KE, Madanick RD, Dellon ES, Spacek M, Moist SE, Shaheen NJ.
The influence of gender on features of eosinophilic esophagitis: A multi-center study. Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Moawad FJ, Chehade M, Green DJ, Ljuldjuraj T, Achem SR, Brizuela DR, Gupta S, Dellon ES.
Uninvestigated Dyspepsia in the U.S. General Population: Results from the Rome Normative Gastrointestinal Symptoms Survey (RNGSS) Sat, May 3
8:00 AM 
Olafur S. Palsson, Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Brennan M. Spiegel, Jan F. Tack, Robin C. Spiller, Lynn S. Walker, Yunsheng Yang, William E. Whitehead
Utility of a Biomarker Panel to Predict Progression to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in Barrett's Esophagus.  In Press, Gastroenterology 2014. Sat, May 3
8:00 AM 
Wolf WA, Lao-Sirieix P, Duits LC, Chak A, Shaheen NJ, Fitzgerald R, Bergman JJ.
What cut-point should be used to definine a histologic response to topical steroid use in eosinophilic esophagitis?  A data-driven approach using symptoms and endoscopic findings.  In press, Gastroenterology 2014. Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Wolf WA, Green DJ, Hughes JT, Cotton CC, Woosley JT, Shaheen NJ, Dellon ES.
What is the burden of GI illness in the U.S.?  It depends on who you ask.

Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 

Jensen ET, Cook SF, Allen JK, Brookhart AM, Kappelman MD, Dellon ES.
When eosinophilic esophagitis is refractory to topical steroids: Treatment options and clinical outcomes.  In press, Gastroenterology 2014. Mon, May 5
8:00 AM 
Cotton CC, Green DJ, Hughes JT, Wolf WA, Woosley JT, Shaheen NJ, Dellon ES.
Abdominal Bloating in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Characterization of Clinical Symptoms, Psychological Factors and Associated Comorbidities Sun, May 4
8:00 AM 
Keren Hod, Tamar Ringel-Kulka, Miranda A. Van Tilburg, Yehuda Ringel