Call for Abstracts

Join the community of GI clinicians and submit your research or case report for presentation at ACG 2020. Thousands of poster presentations, and a selection of oral presentations, will be delivered over four days. There are 17 Categories with more than 40 Awards – many for GI fellows-in-training only. NOTE: As of May 7, 2020, ACG extended the abstract submission period by two weeks to allow for more time to complete your research. The new abstract submission deadline is Monday, June 15, 2020, at 11:59pm (EDT). In addition, we have added COVID-19, coronavirus, and pandemic as optional keywords. Download complete submission instruction information.

Submission deadline:

Monday, June 15, 2020 | 11:59 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Visit the Abstract Submission Site

Outstanding Poster Presenters!

The College is pleased to continue the “Outstanding Poster Presenter” recognition at this year’s ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. ACG is working to cultivate the ability of clinical GI researchers to use critical storytelling and presentation skills essential for a career as a clinical investigator and scientific communicator.

During Poster Rounds, poster presenters may be invited to give a succinct and informative two minute briefing or “elevator pitch” on their research followed by one minute of Q & A with expert faculty judges. Each judge will then select one or more “Outstanding Poster Presenters” who are best able to communicate their key findings, the significance of their data, as well as to articulate the potential impact of their work for clinicians and patients. Multiple awards may be made in each abstract category.

All abstracts selected for poster presentation, with authors present at the assigned time, are eligible.

Abstract Categories:

  • Biliary/Pancreas
  • Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports (5 or fewer patients only)
  • Colon
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Endoscopy Video Forum
  • Esophagus
  • Functional Bowel Disease
  • General Endoscopy (EGD, colonoscopy, sedation, etc.)
  • GI Bleeding
  • IBD
  • Interventional Endoscopy (ERCP, EUS, ESD, bariatric endoscopy, etc.)
  • Liver
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management (quality, EMR, healthcare disparities, malpractice, etc.)
  • Small Intestine
  • Stomach

All abstracts submitted, regardless of whether or not they are selected for oral or poster presentation, will appear in a special supplement to the October 2020 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Important Abstract Dates:

Monday, February 24 Abstract submission period opens
Monday, June 15, 11:59 pm (EDT) Abstract submission period closes
Mid to Late July Abstract acceptance notifications are sent
Late July to Early August Deadline to accept invitation to present
Late August Oral Presentation deadline to submit PowerPoint file
Sunday - Tuesday, October 25-27 Accepted poster presentation will be scheduled for display on one of these days
Monday, October 26 Endoscopy Video Forum (Details below)
Monday - Wednesday, October 26-28 Accepted oral abstracts will be scheduled for presentation on one of these days

Abstract Awards:

  • ACG Auxiliary Awards
  • ACG Case Reports Journal Awards
  • Category Awards
  • Fellows Awards
  • ACG Governors Awards for Excellence in Clinical Research
  • International Award
  • Lawlor Resident Award
  • Naomi Nakao Gender-Based Research Award*
  • Pediatric GI Award
  • Radhika Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award*

The winners for each award will be selected by the ACG 2020 Abstract Selection Committee based on scores and merit of qualifying abstracts submitted, and the criteria for each award. For complete details, download the Abstract Award Guidelines.

*To be considered for this award, you must indicate your desire to apply in the Awards section during online submission of your abstract.

Live from Nashville! The 8th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum

Share your unique case or case series with colleagues by submitting a video abstract to the 8th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum for ACG 2020. Held on Monday afternoon, October 26, 2020, this 75-minute session will focus on endoscopy techniques, challenging, unusual or unique cases, and cases in the area of GI endoscopy. All submitted videos will be considered for oral presentation during this special video symposium. Submissions can be a case or a case series and should be no longer than 5 minutes in length. Authors of accepted videos will narrate and present their video live and will have up to 2 minutes to answer questions from the judges and the audience. During the session, the audience, along with the judges, will vote to select the best video of the ACG 2020 meeting. The presenter of the winning video will receive a certificate of recognition. For complete details, download the Video Forum Guidelines.