Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic turn this year’s scientific meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology into a virtual affair, but the outbreak also played an outsize role in the content of the conference. A search of the ACG abstracts turns up no fewer than 150 mentions of COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease, with studies looking at everything from the effect of the pandemic on medical practices to case studies on how the infection behaves in patients with a variety of GI conditions. The volume and quality of the research, some of which earned awards from the conference organizers, were remarkable—even more so considering that the infection likely didn’t exist during last year’s meeting.
Here, we highlight some of the most interesting COVID-19 research. For a complete look, check out https://www.eventscribe.com/ 2020/ ACG/ PosterTitles.asp?pfp=PosterTitles.