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​Clinical Challenges In Dysphagia: What To Do When A Patient Has Trouble Swallowing

This conference will present the opportunity to explore clinical challenges and management of oropharyngeal dysphagia and esophageal dysphagia in a day filled with didactics, interactive cases, and panel discussions with a multidisciplinary faculty of gastroenterologists, otolaryngologist, and speech pathologists. Learn more​​​​


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In June 2018 in Washington D.C., the faculty of the Center for Esophageal Diseases were key participants in the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Digestive Diseases Week, the world's premier gastroenterology conference that draws nearly 14,000 attendees from around the globe. At the meeting, Dr. Rhonda Souza assumed her new role as the AGA Institute's Council Chair, and she spoke on the management of eosinophilic esophagitis in the heavily-attended AGA Spring Postgraduate Course, delivering a lecture entitled "Eosinophilic Esophagitis: What If Elimination Diet Does Not Work?" Dr. Stuart Spechler presented a thought-provoking new concept developed by the Center for Esophageal Diseases on how eosinophilic esophagitis might cause esophageal motility disorders like achalasia in a lecture entitled "Coming Attractions: Future Approaches to Achalasia and Eosinophilic Esophagitis," delivered as part of the Don O. Castell, MD Lecture: Concepts and Controversies in the Management of Esophageal Disorders session.  Dr. Spechler also delivered a lecture on eosinophilic esophagitis at a joint symposium of the AGA and the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, and presented the results of his study on the treatment of heartburn refractory to proton pump inhibitors at the meeting's only Presidential Plenary Session. Dr. Vani Konda received the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Audiovisual award for her educational video "A Guide to the Endoscopic Assessment of Barrett's esophagus".  Finally, members of the Center for Esophageal Research delivered two additional podium presentations and 4 poster presentations describing our state-of-the-art original research on diseases of the esophagus.