||Optional Breakfast Sessions – Choose from 4
(You must register and pay separately for breakfast sessions during the registration process.)
Breakfast A: Advances in the Management of Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension
Moderator: Arun J. Sanyal, MD
- Evaluation of Acute Kidney Injury in a Cirrhotic Patient: HRS and Beyond
Arun J. Sanyal, MD
Discuss best practices in the evaluation of acute kidney injury in patients with liver cirrhosis, and guideline recommendations for the management of hepatorenal syndrome.
- Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy
Catherine T. Frenette, MD
Apply current and evolving guidelines for the diagnosis and management of occult and overt hepatic encephalopathy.
- Optimizing Your Patient With Ascites
Nahum Mendez Sanchez, MD, MSc, PhD, FACG
Outline a stepwise approach to managing a patient with ascites.
Breakfast B: On the Wards ─ Challenges in the Hospitalized Patient
Moderator: Kathy P. Bull-Henry, MD, FACG
- Refractory Small Bowel Bleeding
Kathy P. Bull-Henry, MD, FACG
Describe the approach to management of hospitalized patients with refractory small bowel bleeding.
- Abdominal Pain in Complicated Pancreatitis
Darwin L. Conwell, MD, MS
Explain the management of hospitalized patients with complicated pancreatitis, including necrotizing pancreatitis and fluid collections.
- Management of Constipation, Ileus, and Narcotic Bowel
Melissa Latorre, MD, MS
Discuss the timely management of hospitalized patients with generalized GI dysmotility with nausea, vomiting, chronic abdominal pain, and constipation.
Breakfast C: Concepts and Controversies in Diverticular Disease
Moderator: Neil H. Stollman MD, FACG
- Acute Diverticulitis: Can We Prevent It, How Best to Treat It, and Can We Decrease Its Recurrence?
Neil H. Stollman MD, FACG
Identify risk factors for diverticulitis, possible interventions to prevent and treat it, and the changing role of antibiotics.
- Diverticular Bleeding: Can We Prevent It, How Best to Treat It, and Can We Decrease Its Recurrence?
Anne F. Peery, MD, MSCR
Explain risk factors for diverticular bleeding, as well as possible interventions to prevent and treat it.
- SUDD and SCAD: Are They Entities in Their Own Right, and How Should We Treat Them?
Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG
Discuss the emerging entities of SUDD and SCAD and their possible clinical outcomes and interventions.
Breakfast D: Case-Based Functional GI Testing: Ask the Experts
Moderator: Mark Pimentel, MD, FACG
- Esophageal Motility and pH Testing
John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG
Illustrate the key factors related to the performance and interpretation of esophageal motility and pH testing.
- Breath Testing
Mark Pimentel, MD, FACG
Summarize the updated consensus recommendations on breath testing and describe clinical applications.
- Pelvic Floor Testing
Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, DO, MACG
Discuss common diagnostic tests and their interpretation for anorectal disorders.
Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, ACG President
||Presidential Plenary Session 1
Moderators: Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, and Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG
Introduced by: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, ACG President-Elect
||Presidential Plenary Session 2
Moderators: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, and Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
||Exhibit Hall Opens
||Hands-On Endoscopy Workshop Center Opens
||Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
||Simultaneous Symposia Session 1 – Choose from 3
Symposium 1A: Conundrums of the Esophagus
Moderator: Fouad J. Moawad, MD, FACG
- I Think It’s Stuck in My Gullet: Managing Dysphagia
Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG
Discuss the stepwise approach to managing a patient with difficulty swallowing.
- The EoE Spectrum: From the Clinically Responsive to the Refractory Patient
Fouad J. Moawad, MD, FACG
Recognize both the medical and endoscopic therapeutic treatment endpoints for EoE.
- PPIs: Friend or Foe?
Paul Moayyedi, MB ChB, PhD, MPH, FACG
Identify the risks of long-term PPI use and weigh them against the benefits.
Symposium 1B: Update in CRC Screening
Moderator: Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG
- CRC Screening Outside the ASC: Non-Invasive Testing
Douglas J. Robertson, MD, MPH
Discuss the performance characteristics of stool (FIT and fecal DNA) and serum-based testing including implications of a positive test and a normal colonoscopy.
- The Cutting Edge of Serrated Polyps
Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG
Identify the biology, diagnosis, and classification of serrated polyps, as well as optimal detection, resection and surveillance of them.
- Thinking Big About Small Lesions
Thomas F. Imperiale, MD
Describe the management of small adenomas including detection, resection, and surveillance, and new concepts such as optical diagnosis and resect and discard.
Symposium 1C: Advances in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Moderator: Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
- Initial Work-Up and Evaluation of a Patient With NAFLD
Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
Describe an evidence-based approach for the general gastroenterologist in the initial screening, diagnosis, work-up, and staging of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
- Current Management of NAFLD/NASH: Medical, Endoscopic, and Surgical Therapies
Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG
Discuss current guidelines for the management and treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), including medical, endoscopic, and surgical therapies.
- Future Therapies for NAFLD/NASH
Arun J. Sanyal, MD
Summarize evolving and future strategies for NASH treatment including clinical trial data and implications for clinical practice.
||Lunch Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
||ACG – FDA Public Forum
||Poster Session – Authors Present
||Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 1 – Choose from 2
- Plenary Session 1A
- Plenary Session 1B
||The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture
What Causes Functional GI Disorders? The Latest Data and Insights
Nicholas J. Talley, MD, MBBS, PhD, MMedSci, MACG
Introduced by: Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, and Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG
Recognize known and emerging risk factors for functional GI disorders including infections, foods and alterations in the microbiome.
||Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
||How to Get Published: ACG Journal Editors Roundtable
Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG, and David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG
||Simultaneous Symposia Session 2 – Choose from 3
Symposium 2A: Is There Consensus? Challenging Cases in IBD
Moderator: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
- Managing Ulcerative Colitis in the Sick Outpatient
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Illustrate the importance of a systematic approach to management of complicated ulcerative colitis patients.
- Crohn’s Disease Complicated by an Intraabdominal Abscess – What First? Poke, Prod, or Cut?
Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, FACG
Recognize the different approaches to managing the patient with complicated Crohn’s disease.
- Perianal CD – When Anti-TNF Therapy Is Not Enough
David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG
Describe the treatment options available for complicated perianal Crohn’s disease.
Symposium 2B: How to Handle Tough Functional Disorders ─ What To Do When Typical Treatments Fail
Moderator: Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
- Burning, Chest Pain, Nausea, and Vomiting
John O. Clarke, MD
Formulate diagnostic and management algorithms for functional upper gastrointestinal symptoms.
- Bloating, Belching, and Abdominal Distention
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
Summarize different diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in the management of functional excess gas.
- ACG IBS Treatment Monograph: What You Need To Know
Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, MACG
Discuss current strategies around the diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome.
Symposium 2C: Live From Philadelphia! The 6th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum
Moderators: Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG, and Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG
Judges: Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, FACG, Laith H. Jamil, MD, FACG, Harshit S. Khara, MD, FACG, Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, and Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc
||Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns for the day.
||ACG’s Annual Business Meeting
All Members and Fellows of ACG are invited.