ACG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

Join GI physicians from around the U.S. and the world for the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. ACG 2020 will deliver the latest clinical information on timely topics in gastroenterology and hepatology.

The ACG 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting is still FREE for ACG members. Attend and earn CME and MOC.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020
6:00 am Registration Open
6:45 am 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.
  • ERCP/EUS
    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.
  • Hemochromatosis
    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.
8:30 am Annual Scientific Meeting
8:30 am Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 2 - Choose from 2

Plenary Session 2A

  • Papers 19-27

Plenary Session 2B

  • Papers 28-36
10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
10:05 am Hands-On Endoscopy Workshop Center Opens
10:05 am J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture
Introduced By: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, ACG President
10:30 am Scientific Poster Session Open
10:35 am Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
10:35 am Exhibitor Theater
11:30 am 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.
12:45 pm Lunch Break – Visit Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
12:45 pm Exhibitor Theater
1:00 pm Scientific Poster Session – Authors Present
1:40 pm Exhibitor Theater
2:15 pm   Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 3 - Choose from 2

Plenary Session 3A

  • Papers 37-45

Plenary Session 3B

  • Papers 46-54
3:45 pm Break – Visit Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
4:30 pm Emily Couric Memorial Lecture - Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer: Problems, Promise, and Prospects
Introduced by: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, ACG President
5:00 pm Break
5:10 pm 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.
6:25 pm Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns for the day.