World Congress at ACG2017

Breakfast D: Motility Testing – What Should be Incorporated into Practice? (with hands-on component)

Hands-on Motility Testing Demonstration - Breakfast D

Monday, October 16
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Location: Exhibit Hall WB1 (Level 2)

Category: Esophagus

This session will begin with three didactic lectures then attendees and faculty will move to the hands-on demonstration area in the Exhibit Hall for an opportunity to gain tactile, first-hand experience using a variety of tools and techniques. The hands-on workshop portion of the session does not offer CME.

Christine Y. Hachem

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Christine Hachem specializes in treating a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions at Saint Louis University with a focus on motility disorders, GERD, Barrett's esophagus, and double balloon enteroscopy. She is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Hachem is a fellow of the ACG, and is a member of numerous committees locally and nationally.


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Philip O. Katz

Director, Motility Laboratories
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG, AGAF is the Director of Motility Laboratories at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC in 1978. He served his residency and chief residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology, at Wake Forest University/North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He completed a faculty development fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a recognized national authority on esophageal disease. His research interests include the pharmacodynamic effects of proton pump inhibitors, all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders and esophageal pain perception. He has an active clinical practice, specializing in complex esophageal disease and has been a teacher and mentor to GI trainees and residents. He was President of the American College of Gastroenterology from 2009-2010 and is currently Co-editor in Chief of the ACG Universe the on line learning portal of that organization. He has contributed to the publication of over 180 peer-reviewed papers, as well as numerous abstracts, books, book chapters, and monographs.


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John E. Pandolfino

Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL, US

Dr. Pandolfino is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. His career has focused primarily on studying the biomechanics of bolus transport and gastrointestinal motility as it pertains to gastroesophageal reflux and swallowing disorders. He currently is funded by the NIH to study GERD and dysphagia pathogenesis, and also receives funding from industry focused on the development of new technologies to investigate and treat gastrointestinal disorders. He also maintains a strong clinical practice and is one of the founders of the Esophageal Center at Northwestern, which serves as the nation's top referral center for complicated esophageal diseases. He is active in multiple professional organizations and has a strong commitment to the editorial process as a member of the editorial board of multiple high-level gastroenterology and hepatology journals.


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Abraham R. Khan

Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Esophageal Disease
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Dr. Abraham Khan is the Director of the Center for Esophageal Disease at NYU Langone Medical Center. His research interests include studying the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and esophageal motility disorders, as well as pursuing evidence-based and innovative methods to diagnose and treat these conditions.


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Braden Kuo

Director of the Center for Neurointestinal Health at MGHB
GI Unit Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA, US

Dr. Braden Kuo is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director fot the Center for Neurointestinal Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical practice specializes in GI Motility and Visceral Pain Syndromes. His research interests include gastroparesis, nausea/vomiting, gut motility, brain gut interactions, IBS and constipation. His research has been funded by the NIH, foundations and industry.


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Gregory S. Sayuk

Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO, US

Dr. Gregory Sayuk joined the Washington University in St Louis Division of Gastroenterology in 2006. He completed his medical school training at the University of Texas in Houston (1996-2000) and then came to Washington University for his Internal Medicine Residency training (2000-2003) and Gastroenterology fellowship (2003-2006). Dr. Sayuk trained under the mentorship of the late Ray Clouse, and has a clinical interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and related functional GI disorders. Dr. Sayuk maintains a clinical practice in neurogastroenterology, with focus on functional GI disorders and conditions of abnormal gastrointestinal motility. He also maintains an active role in research into the pathophysiology of IBS, with a particular interest in comorbid pain conditions, as well as work in physiologic testing of the foregut.


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