Special Issue of
on Food, the Immune
System, and GI Tract
Gastroenterology publishes a special 13th issue that examines a major topic
that impacts the science and
practice of gastroenterology
from a variety of perspectives.
This year’s issue, “Food, the
Immune System, and the Gastrointestinal Tract,” reviews the
latest research in how food and
nutritional elements influence health and disease.
In conjunction with Editor-in-Chief Bishr Omary,
Ph.D., M.D., the 13th issue was developed by expert
Associate Editors Douglas A. Corley, M.D., Ph.D., and
Detlef Schuppan, M.D., Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and the University of Mainz
Medical Center in Mainz, Germany. Drs. Corley
and Schuppan collaborated with internationally
renowned authorities in their respective fields to
create a comprehensive issue covering the immunology, biological mechanisms, and latest clinical
study findings related to the health effects of food
and food-related diseases.
The issue is divided into eight main topics:
Interested in Technology and
• Food and the microbiome
• Food allergies
• Eosinophilic esophagitis
• Food and functional bowel disease
• The clinical spectrum and management of celiac
• Nonceliac gluten and wheat sensitivity
• How the brain responds to nutrients
• Nutrients and GI malignancies
The editors hope this special issue will inform
future research by identifying gaps in knowledge,
while providing both patients and clinicians with
evidence-based summaries and clinical recom-
mendations on the interactions of food and the GI
tract. Access this special issue by visiting www.gas-
In March 2015, AGA convened thought leaders for a two-day
meeting on the latest innovations and breakthrough technologies in GI.
Hot topics at the meeting included:
• An overview of new technologies intro-
duced in the GI medtech market in 2014.
• Insight into how 3-D printing has the
potential to change GI care (hint: made-to-order livers).
• Commentary on new obesity treatments,
mobile technologies, and behavioral economics.
• Questions to consider when purchasing
• AGA’s partnership with FDA, focused on bringing new devices
View AGA Tech Summit meeting coverage on GI & Hepatology
News ( http://www.gihepnews.com/aga-meetings/aga-tech-summit/ conference-coverage.html) or watch video interviews
from the meeting on AGA’s You Tube channel: www.youtube.
Save the date: The 2016 AGA Tech Summit will take place
March 31 and April 1, 2016, in Boston. n
New AGA Guideline:
Changes in Management of
A new AGA guideline provides direction to GIs and their patients with incidental pancreatic cysts identified during abdominal imaging. The guideline recommends that most patients with
asymptomatic pancreatic cysts should be conservatively monitored with a longer surveillance period and more consideration
of risks and benefits before moving to surgery.
To view this guideline, as well as the accompanying technical
review and clinical decision tool, visit www.gastro.org