||Optional Breakfast Sessions - Choose from 6
(You must register and pay separately for breakfast sessions during the registration process.)
Breakfast G: Minimizing and Managing Endoscopic Complications: Tips and Tricks from the Experts
- Endoscopic Resection
Describe management of complications associated with EMR, ESD, EFTR and STER procedures.
Discuss management of common and uncommon complications in ERCP and EUS.
- Endoscopic Complication Pot-pourri
Identify the various types of endoscopic complications and their optimal management.
Breakfast H: When GI Meets Surgery in IBD – The Severe UC Patient
- Steroid Refractory UC
Describe treatments available for steroid refractory ulcerative colitis.
- Time to Meet the Surgeon
Discuss key components of the surgical consultation in medically refractory ulcerative colitis.
- Back to the GI – J-Pouch Complications
Categorize common complications arising in patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.
Breakfast I: Recent ACG Liver Guidelines
- Vascular Disorders of the Liver
Distinguish the different vascular disorders of the liver and recognize management strategies.
Evaluate patients for iron overload and describe treatment plans.
- Alcoholic Liver Disease
Explain the different aspects of alcoholic liver disease and summarize the latest guideline recommendations.
Breakfast J: 2020 Hindsight: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
- High-Quality Endoscopic Mucosal Resection: When and How
Discuss the appropriate use of EMR, provide practical pearls, and demonstrate the techniques used for EMR.
- I Should Have Seen It Coming! Preventing and Managing Polypectomy Complications
Explain how to decrease complications of polypectomy, including tips regarding cautery, snares, and prophylactic clipping, and how to manage bleeding and perforations.
- Today and Tomorrow: Technological Advances That Matter
Identify the hot technology of today and what is around the corner that could change the practice of GI and quality metrics.
Breakfast K: Hey, It’s Legal Now: Cannabinoids and the Gut
- Cannabinoid Effects on Motility and Pain
Differentiate various effects of cannabinoids on the gastrointestinal tract.
- Cannabinoids: Friend or Foe in Nausea and Vomiting?
Contrast risk and benefits of cannabinoids in patients with chronic nausea and vomiting.
- It’s High Time We Learn How to Talk to Patients About Cannabis
Formulate an approach to the discussion of cannabinoids in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms.
Breakfast L: Management Strategies for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
(This session will begin with two didactic lectures followed by a hands-on demonstration in the Hands-On Endoscopy Workshop Center in the Exhibit Hall. The hands-on workshop portion of the session does not offer CME.)
- Medical Management: PPI and Steroid Therapy
Identify the benefits of each individual approach to therapy in EoE: PPI, topical steroids, or both.
- Dietary Management: Two, Four or Six Food Elimination?
Describe the benefits and burden of different food elimination diets in the management of EOE.
- Management of Refractory EoE
Define refractory EoE and describe potential alternative therapies/approaches to control disease.
||Annual Scientific Meeting
||Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 2 - Choose from 2
Plenary Session 2A
Plenary Session 2B
||Exhibit Hall Opens
||Hands-On Endoscopy Workshop Center Opens
||J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture
Introduced By: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, ACG President
||Scientific Poster Session Open
||Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
||Simultaneous Symposia Session 3 - Choose from 3
Symposium 3A: Nausea and Vomiting: Evolving Insights and Clinical Challengesy
- Practical Insights From the Neurobiology of Nausea and Vomiting
Describe how the neurobiology of nausea and vomiting influences treatment options.
- Emerging Treatment: Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Options for Nausea and Vomiting
Compare latest treatment strategies for nausea and vomiting.
- Treatment of Gastroparesis: Beyond the Old Standbys
Summarize recent pharmacologic and interventional advances in the management of gastroparesis.
Symposium 3B: Endoscopy in 2020 and Beyond: An Update
- Best Practice Paradigms for Performing a High Quality ERCP
Explain the evidence-based best practice principles for performing a high quality ERCP for optimal patient outcomes.
- Endoscopic Ultrasound: Current Status and Future Direction
Illustrate current and future developments in EUS as they relate to a general GI practice and quality parameters.
- Bariatric Endoscopy: Strides Made and the Road Ahead
Discuss how the field of bariatric endoscopy has evolved and what the future holds, including challenges and opportunities.
Symposium 3C: What’s New With Small Bowel Disorders?
- Common Clinical Scenarios Surrounding Celiac Disease
Differentiate celiac disease from mimicking conditions and define the approach to non-responders on a gluten-free diet.
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: What’s New?
Discuss the ACG guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of SIBO.
- Short Bowel Syndrome: An Update
Identify current challenges in the care of patients with short bowel syndrome and describe treatment strategies.
||Lunch Break – Visit Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
||Scientific Poster Session – Authors Present
|| Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 3 - Choose from 2
Plenary Session 3A
Plenary Session 3B
||Break – Visit Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
||Emily Couric Memorial Lecture - Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer: Problems, Promise, and Prospects
Introduced by: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, ACG President
||Simultaneous Symposia Session 4 - Choose from 2
Symposium 4A: 50 Shades of Bloating: Multiple Perspectives on a Vexing Condition
- It’s All Gas Production: Dietary and Microbial Factors
Recognize the role of gut microbiota and diet in the pathogenesis of bloating.
- Motility Matters Most!
FACG (UNC Charlotte)
Appraise the evidence available regarding motility agents in bloating.
- It’s All Hot Air: Bloating Is a Sensory Symptom
Explain the role of the brain-gut axis in the generation of bloating symptoms.
Symposium 4B: Recent Developments in Barrett’s Esophagus
- New Tools for Diagnosis
Describe the recent advances in diagnosis and surveillance of Barrett’s, including pre- and post-ablation which may allow for earlier, better detection of dysplasia and cancer.
- Role of Chemoprevention
Evaluate current chemoprevention options - as well as drugs in the clinical trial stage – aimed at preventing dysplasia and cancer in patients with BE.
- Current Approach to Ablation
Discuss the outcomes of studies on RFA/cryoablation for Barrett’s esophagus - dysplastic and non-dysplastic - and the current controversies in treatment of BE.
||Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns for the day.