Vanderbilt Researchers to Present at Digestive Disease Week 2021

Vanderbilt Researchers to Present at Digestive Disease Week 2021
Join Vanderbilt experts as they present their latest research and innovations in clinical care.

Digestive Disease Week® 2021, May 21-23, will offer a virtual educational forum for professionals working in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and GI surgery.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center presenters to include:

Fri, May 21

8:00 am – 8:45 am ET: Michael F. Vaezi, M.D., Ph.D., “Mucosal Integrity Testing: A New Diagnostic Modality in GERD and EOE”

5:30pm – 7:00 pm ET: AGA Basic Science Plenary

  • 5:45 pm – 5:57 pm ET: Kathleen DelGiorno, Ph.D., “Metaplasia-Induced Epithelial Heterogeneity Directs Pancreatic Tissue Injury and Recovery”

Sat, May 22

10:00 am – 11:30 am ET: Dynamic Plasticity of GI Stem Cells

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ET: H. pylori Pathogenesis and Management

  • 5:32 pm – 5:46 pm ET: Jennifer Noto, Ph.D., “Iron Deficiency Promotes Helicobacter pylori-induced Inflammation and Carcinogenesis Through Targeted Alterations in Bile Acid Metabolism”

Sun, May 23

10:00 am – 11:30 am ET: Cancer Prevention

  • 11:02 am – 11:16 am ET: Nick Markham, M.D., Ph.D., “Human Colon Cancer-Associated Biofilms Alter Host Immune Populations and Promote Tumorigenesis”

10:00 am – 11:30 am ET: Enteric Neuromuscular Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology

  • 11:12 am – 11:26 am ET: Rishi Naik, M.D., M.S.C.I., “Expression of VZV Late Proteins Can Be Detected in Esophageal Neurons In Patients With Achalasia: A Two-Center Prospective Study”

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET: Difficult to Treat GERD 2021

  • 1:02 pm – 1:19 pm ET: Michael F. Vaezi, M.D., Ph.D., “Role of pH, Impedance, Manometry and Mucosal Impedance in the Evaluation of Refractory GERD”

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm ET: Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology (CMG) Section Distinguished Abstract Plenary

  • 3:46 pm – 3:56 pm ET: Izumi Kaji, Ph.D., “Differentiation of Secretory Cell Lineage Is Disrupted by Myosin Vb Loss”