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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:30 am Registration Open
6:45 am Optional Breakfast Sessions - Choose from 3

(You must register and pay separately for breakfast sessions during the registration process.)

Breakfast M: Non-Medical Management of IBS and IBD
Moderator: Edith Y. Ho, MD, MS, FACG

  • Behavioral Therapy in IBS and IBD
    Megan E. Riehl, PsyD
    Discuss behavioral therapy in the management of IBS and IBD.
  • Dietary Management in IBS and IBD
    Edith Y. Ho, MD, MS, FACG, and Gabriela Gardner, RDN-AP, LD, CNSC
    Describe the evidence surrounding different dietary approaches to managing IBS and IBD.
  • Other CAM: Plants, Needles, Electricity, and More
    Linda Anh B. Nguyen, MD
    Outline the approach to implementing complementary and alternative medicine into clinical practice.

Breakfast N: Non-IBD Colitides
Moderator: Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH, FACG

  • Checkpoint Inhibitor Colitis
    Shilpa Grover, MD
    Describe the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management
  • SUDD and SCAD
    Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH, FACG
    Analyze the data in support of symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) and segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis (SCAD) as distinct clinical entities, and review the management options.
  • Ischemia and Microscopic Colitis
    Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACG
    Discuss Ischemia and Microscopic Colitis and how to recognize, diagnose, and treat them.

Breakfast O: Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Key Updates and Optimal Management
Moderator: Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children and Adolescents: Implications for the Future
    Calies D. Menard-Katcher, MD
    Describe the epidemiology and clinical presentation of pediatric EoE, and discuss the transition of patients from pediatric to adult care, and the implications for adult care.
  • Diagnosing Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Current Guidelines and Key Developments
    Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG
    Evaluate new guidelines for EoE and how they will impact PPI utilization, and discuss the new technologies and how they will affect diagnostic algorithms.
  • Selecting the Ideal Treatment Option for Your Patient With Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    Kristle L. Lynch, MD
    Discuss the current standard of care for EoE treatment and emerging therapies
8:30 am Annual Scientific Meeting
8:30 am Simultaneous Plenary Session 4 - Choose from 2
  • Plenary Session 4A
  • Plenary Session 4B
10:15 am Break
10:20 am David Y. Graham Lecture
Mentoring Mentors
Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
Introduced by: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, ACG President
Discuss attributes of mentoring towards leadership roles in gastroenterology.
10:50 am Break
11:00 am Simultaneous Symposia Session 5 - Choose from 2

Symposium 5A: Monitoring Therapies in IBD: So You Started Treatment, Now What Do You Do?
Moderator: Bincy P. Abraham, MD, FACG

  • Treat-to-Target 2019: Is It Really the Target or the Process?
    Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG
    Identify the right target for the right patient based on patient and disease-related risk factors.
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Is It For Everyone?
    Bincy P. Abraham, MD, FACG
    Formulate strategies for serial disease activity monitoring.
  • Withdrawing Medications: I Feel Great, Now When Can I Stop?
    David P. Hudesman, MD
    Describe clinical scenarios where de-escalation may be appropriate.

Symposium 5B: Topics in Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension
Moderator: Ira M. Jacobson, MD. FACG

  • Management of Gastroesophageal Varices
    Ira M. Jacobson, MD. FACG
    Discuss the management of gastroesophageal varices including prophylactic, active, and post-bleeding therapies.
  • Update on the Management of Ascites and Its Complications
    Arun J. Sanyal, MD
    Assess the diagnosis and management of ascites and its complications, including spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and hepatorenal syndrome.
  • Liver Transplant Update for the Gastroenterologist
    Kimberly A. Brown, MD
    Describe the current allocation system and evolving indications for liver transplant.
12:15 pm Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns