ACG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

Join GI physicians from around the U.S. and the world for the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. ACG 2019 will deliver the latest clinical information on timely topics in gastroenterology and hepatology.

The ACG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting is still FREE for ACG members. Attend and earn CME and MOC.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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: Personalizing Treatment Strategies for GERD
Moderator: Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS

  • How to Approach the Diagnostic Evaluation of Reflux Symptoms
    Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS
    Describe how to approach patients with reflux symptoms on or off therapy and discuss options for diagnostic testing and the clinical significance of reflux subgroups.
  • 0ptimal Medical Management of Reflux: PPIs and Beyond
    Kerry B. Dunbar, MD
    Discuss optimal medical management of reflux, focusing on PPI therapy, non-PPI therapies, complementary and alternative therapies, and other emerging medical approaches.
  • Non-Medical Options for Reflux Disease: Now and On the Horizon
    Richard I. Rothstein, MD, FACG
    Explain non-medical options for reflux including approved and developing endoscopic anti-reflux and surgical therapies, and speculate as to the non-medical options in the near future.

Breakfast H: Advances in Luminal Interventional Endoscopy
Moderator: Peter V. Draganov, MD, FACG

  • Z-POEM, E-POEM, and G-POEM
    Peter V. Draganov, MD, FACG
    Compare new endoscopic techniques for management of achalasia, Zenker’s diverticulum, and gastroparesis.
  • The Role of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in Clinical Practice
    Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FACG
    Describe the role of EMR and ESD in modern endoscopy practice.
  • Bariatric Endoscopy Update
    Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH
    Define new techniques and technologies in bariatric endoscopy.

Breakfast I: Case-Based Studies of Common Mistakes in IBD – Recognition and Prevention
Moderator: David P. Hudesman, MD

  • Diagnosis in IBD
    Maria T. Abreu, MD
    Discuss strategies to clarify the disease extent, location, and severity of a patient’s IBD.
  • Monitoring in IBD
    Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
    Evaluate appropriate testing options to establish the diagnosis of IBD based on updated guidelines.
  • Treatment in IBD
    David P. Hudesman, MD
    Identify the natural history of non-monitored IBD including surgeries, hospitalizations, disease progression, and cancer.

Breakfast J: Clinical Consults in Hepatology
Moderator: Stanley M. Cohen, MD, FACG

  • Approach to a Patient With Elevated LFTs
    Stanley M. Cohen, MD, FACG
    Define a clinical approach to the patient presenting with abnormal liver tests.
  • Rational Approach to a Patient With a Liver Lesion
    Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, FACG
    Discuss a clinical approach to the patient presenting with a liver lesion on imaging studies.
  • Hepatitis B Reactivation in an Immunocompromised Patient
    Mindie H. Nguyen, MD, MAS
    Evaluate hepatitis B reactivation and its treatment in immunocompromised patients.

Breakfast K: Challenges and Opportunities to Practicing Gastroenterology in a Changing Landscape
Moderator: Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG

  • Workplace Efficiency for the Practicing Gastroenterologist
    David J. Hass, MD, FACG
    Discuss strategies to maximize efficiency in the clinic, hospital, and endoscopy unit while maintaining excellence in quality of care and identify potential barriers to efficient practice.
  • There Is so Much Literature, How Do I Keep “Up To Date”?
    Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
    Illustrate strategies to efficiently keep up with new literature as lifelong learners and explain techniques to incorporate new research into daily clinical practice.
  • Pursuing Work-Life Balance and Preventing Burnout During Your Career
    Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
    Define the principles of work-life balance and burnout, and propose techniques to recognize, prevent, and address physician burnout at all career stages.

Breakfast L: Endoscopic Resection of Large Polyps
(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.)
Moderator: Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FACG

  • Tips and Tricks to Perform a High-Quality Large Polyp Resection
    Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FACG
    Discuss the techniques for endoscopic resection of large colon polyps.
  • Prevention and Management of Complications of Large Polyp Resection
    Laith H. Jamil, MD, FACG
    Identify methods to prevent and manage complications of large polyp resection.
  • How to Start an EMR Program in Community Practice
    Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FACG
    Describe how to learn and perform EMR in a community practice in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.
  • Hands-On Demonstration in the Exhibit Hall
    Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FACG, Laith H. Jamil, MD, FACG, and Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FACG
8:30 am Annual Scientific Meeting
8:30 am Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 2 - Choose from 2
  • Plenary Session 2A
  • Plenary Session 2B
10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
10:05 am Hands-On Endoscopy Workshop Center Opens
10:05 am J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture
Post-Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer: How are We Doing?
Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, MACG
Introduced by: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, ACG President
Discuss the incidence and causes of post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer and review approaches to reducing its risk in clinical practice.
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: Optimizing the Quality of Your Colonoscopy
Moderator: Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FACG

  • Quality Metrics for Colonoscopy
    David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
    Define quality metrics that are associated with colorectal cancer screening.
  • Techniques and New Technology to Improve ADR
    Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FACG
    Discuss techniques and technologies to increase adenoma detection rate.
  • Optimizing Prep for Colonoscopy – Altering the Paradigm
    Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc (Epi)
    Identify the new paradigms in colonoscopy prep including a low residual diet, split prep, and more.

Symposium 3B: Update on Fatty Liver Disease
Moderator: Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH, FACG

  • Epidemiology of NAFLD/NASH
    Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS
    Summarize the epidemiology of NAFLD/NASH and define their diagnostic criteria.
  • Non-Invasive Diagnosis and Staging of NAFLD/NASH
    Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH, FACG
    Compare non-invasive staging techniques for NAFLD/NASH.
  • Current and Upcoming Treatment of NAFLD/NASH
    Naim Alkhouri, MD
    Appraise the various treatment modalities for NAFLD/NASH.

Symposium 3C: Can You Stomach These Topics?
Moderator: Baharak Moshiree, MD, FACG

  • Gastroparesis and Functional Dyspepsia: Same or Different?
    Baharak Moshiree, MD, FACG
    Summarize current evidence related to the management of gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia.
  • Current Concepts on H. pylori Infection and Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia
    Joo Ha Hwang, MD
    Appraise recent guidelines and evidence regarding the management of H. pylori infection and gastric intestinal metaplasia.
  • Why, With Whom, When, and How to Stop Long-Term PPI Use
    Colin W. Howden, MD, FACG
    Discuss current evidence surrounding the effects of long-term PPI therapy and translation into clinical practice.
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 and Poster Rounds with the Experts
1:40 pm Exhibitor Theater
2:15 pm   Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 3 - Choose from 2
  • Plenary Session 3A
  • Plenary Session 3B
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
Suresh T. Chari, MD, FACG
Introduced by: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, ACG President
Define “early” detection, recognize its benefits, and identify barriers to early detection.
5:00 pm Break
5:10 pm Simultaneous Symposia Session 4 - Choose from 2

Symposium 4A: Barrett’s Esophagus: New Developments and Updates
Moderator: Vani J.A. Konda, MD, FACG

  • Tools to Enhance Dysplasia Detection in Barrett’s Esophagus
    Vani J.A. Konda, MD, FACG
    Explain the role of newer sampling and imaging technologies to improve dysplasia detection in BE.
  • New Options for Endoscopic Therapy of Barrett’s Esophagus-Related Dysplasia and Neoplasia: Will RFA and EMR Be Replaced?
    Neil Gupta, MD
    Discuss the role of ESD, balloon cryotherapy, hybrid APC (argon plasma coagulation), etc.
  • What Happens After Successful Ablation and Complete Remission of Intestinal Metaplasia? Can Surveillance Be Discontinued?
    Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MS, FACG
    Identify new data on recurrence rates, timelines, and patterns after complete remission of intestinal metaplasia, and the implications on recommendations for surveillance in the post-ablation state.

Symposium 4B: Complicated Cases in Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
Moderator: Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG
Panelists: Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG; Santhi S. Vege, MD, MACG; and David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG
Recognize management strategies in patients with severe necrotizing pancreatitis, idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis, and painful chronic pancreatitis using a case-based format.

6:25 pm Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns for the day.