Media Advisory for ACG Scientific Meeting October 27, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 General News J E 4

Media Roundtable Examines Consequences of Gutsy Jobs

Researchers Review Studies of GI Complications Following Ground Zero Cleanup and Iraq Deployments

What: The American College of Gastroenterology will hold a special media roundtable for journalists at its 74th Annual Scientific meeting in San Diego to showcase three new studies examining GI conditions and complications as a result of high-stress jobs.

Researchers from the United States Navy, State University at New York (SUNY) Stonybrook and clinicians on deployment in Iraq will discuss their studies and posters being presented during this year's Scientific meeting. The studies include an examination of functional GI complications following military deployment in Iraq, long term impact and the relationship between GI complications and mental health disorders for Ground Zero workers and the novel use of GI skills and tools to diagnose and treat military working dogs on assignment in Iraq.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

12:30 pm PDT

Where: ACG Press Room - 28 E

San Diego Convention Center

Who: Co-Moderators:

Cmdr. Brooks D. Cash, M.D., FACG, National Naval Medical Center

Col Roy K.H. Wong, M.D., FACG, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Invited Panelists:

Mark Riddle, M.D., United States Navy

Cmdr. Leon Kundrotas, M.D., FACG, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base

Douglas L. Brand, M.D., FACG, SUNY Stonybrook

Yvette Lam, M.D., SUNY Stonybrook

Dial In: Teleconference Access Dial-In U.S. Only

Toll-Free 866-434-5269, Participant Code 914365

CONTACT: Jennifer Burke Labriola, Burke PR, +1-203-405-1479 (office), +1-203-586-9769 (cell),, for American College of Gastroenterology

As of Sunday October 25, 2009 at ACG Press Room, San Diego Convention Center 619-525-6418 or

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 21/

SOURCE American College of Gastroenterology


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