Hybrid Options & Conference Platform

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Hybrid Options


What does it mean that ACG 2021 is a hybrid conference?

The ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course is being planned as a hybrid conference, with attendees having the option of registering to attend in-person in Las Vegas, virtually via the online platform, or both.

The in-person educational sessions and exposition will take place October 22-27 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, with appropriate safety protocols in place, and select sessions will be livestreamed each day.

In-person attendees will have access to all the elements of a typical ACG Annual Meeting as well as access to content on the Conference Platform (based on course registration).

Virtual registrants will use the Conference Platform to watch the live-streamed sessions during the conference dates (based on course registration).

Both in-person and virtual registration include access to presentation slides and on-demand content on the Conference Platform (based on course registration) until March 31, 2022; presentation slides will remain available on the mobile app after March 31, 2022.

What can “in-person” attendees expect?

The in-person educational sessions and exposition will take place October 22-27 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, with appropriate safety protocols in place.

ACG 2021 in Las Vegas offers the same elements of a typical ACG Annual Meeting:

  • 6 days of a variety of GI-focused educational programs delivered live and in-person by expert faculty.
  • Opportunity to earn CME credits and ABIM or ABP MOC points for every course.
  • Face-to-face engagement with world class faculty.
  • Featured lectures delivered by world-renowned experts.
  • Dozens of oral paper presentations showcasing the latest clinical research.
  • Hundreds of daily clinical or research-based posters along with opportunities to interact directly with the poster presenters.
  • Networking with colleagues.
  • 3 days of exhibits offering one-on-one interactions with vendors and special presentations.
  • The opportunity to practice various endoscopy tools and techniques at the 3-day Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop.
  • Special events such as the annual GI Jeopardy competition and other trainee-focused offerings.
  • Access to presentation slides in the platform and app shortly before the meeting.
  • The conference app, essential for navigating the meeting, taking presentation notes, participating in the exhibitor Scavenger Hunt, and getting important daily conference updates.

Plus, in-person registration includes:

  • Access to live-streamed sessions and recorded on-demand content on the Conference Platform (based on course registration), from October 22, 2021 until March 31, 2022 (presentation slides will remain available on the mobile app after that date).
  • Full access to the virtual exhibit hall offering live chat appointments, prize drawings, and special industry-sponsored virtual presentations.
  • Full access to the ePoster Hall featuring thousands of posters, all accompanied by 3-minute recorded summaries and the opportunity to submit questions to poster authors.

Access to both livestreamed and pre-recorded on-demand sessions will begin on October 22 via the ACG 2021 Conference Platform and will be available to both in-person and virtual attendees on the platform until March 31, 2022 (presentation slides will remain available on the mobile app March 31, 2022).

What can “virtual” attendees expect?

ACG 2021 will be held October 22-27 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and features 6 days of a variety of GI-focused educational programs delivered live and in-person by expert faculty. Starting October 22, sessions will be livestreamed each day and, based on course registration, virtual attendees will be able to watch the streamed sessions, in real time, from home or office, and can submit texted questions during Q&A sessions. All sessions will be broadcast in Pacific Time on the Conference Platform, and will be recorded and posted as on-demand content to the Platform after the meeting.

In addition to the livestreamed sessions, virtual registration includes:

  • Access to presentation slides in the platform and app shortly before the meeting.
  • Access to recorded on-demand content on the Conference Platform (based on course registration), from October 22, 2021 until March 31, 2022 (presentation slides will remain available on the mobile app after that date).
  • Opportunity to earn CME credits and ABIM or ABP MOC points for every course.
  • Ability to connect via text or video chat within the Conference Platform with other attendees based on shared areas of interest.
  • Full access to the virtual exhibit hall offering video chat appointments with vendors, product overviews, prize drawings, and special industry-sponsored virtual presentations.
  • Full access to the ePoster Hall featuring thousands of posters, all accompanied by 3-minute recorded summaries and the opportunity to submit questions to poster authors.
  • The conference app for on-the-go access to presentation slides, the exhibitor scavenger hunt prize game, and more.

Access to both livestreamed and pre-recorded on-demand sessions will begin on October 22 via the ACG 2021 Conference Platform and will be available to both in-person and virtual attendees on the platform until March 31, 2022 (presentation slides will remain available on the mobile app March 31, 2022).

Can I register for both in-person and virtual attendance?

Yes, ACG is offering flexible registration options for this year’s hybrid conference. Pricing is the same for all courses, whether selecting in-person or virtual registration. Registrants can choose to attend some courses in-person in Las Vegas and others virtually.

For example, you can register as a virtual attendee of the Friday GI Pharmacology Course and watch the livestream that day or watch a recording of the livestreamed course after the meeting, and you can also register as an in-person attendee of the Monday-Wednesday Annual Scientific Meeting, and attend the sessions delivered live in Las Vegas as well as have access to the in-person Exhibit Hall, Poster Sessions, and Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop, plus the opportunity to interact with faculty and colleagues on-site at the meeting.

Both in-person and virtual registration include access to presentation slides and on-demand content (based on course registration) on the ACG 2021 Conference Platform until March 31, 2022.


Conference Platform


What is the Conference Platform and how do I use it?

The ACG 2021 Conference Platform is open! Once registered for ACG 2021, all attendees – both in-person and virtual – are encouraged to create a platform account. A Conference Platform account lets you curate your personal ACG 2021 experience – create your profile account to connect with other attendees, browse the sessions and start building your personal schedule, view presentations, abstracts, ePosters, and special events, and explore the Exhibit Hall layout and visit exhibitor booths.

All ACG 2021 registrants are strongly encouraged to create a Conference Platform account and explore the site prior to start of the meeting. While anyone can preview this site without logging in, you must be logged in with your account in order to attend any livestream sessions, view presentation slides, and connect with other attendees.

Based on course registration, virtual registrants will use the Conference Platform to access the daily livestreamed sessions; in-person registrants will also be able to watch the daily livestreamed sessions if they wish. (Livestream sessions will NOT be available in the mobile app, they will be on the Conference Platform website only.)

Based on course registration, all registrants can use the Conference Platform to access on-demand content starting October 22, 2021, and can also access presentation slides. On-demand content and presentation slides will be available on the Conference Platform until March 31, 2022 (slides will be available on the mobile app after March 31, 2022).

Additionally, the Conference Platform offers extensive networking opportunities through its My Experience feature, giving attendees the ability to connect via text or video chat with other attendees based on shared areas of interest. The Platform will also recommend presentations, sessions, and exhibitors of interest, based on your personal account.

The Conference Platform is also home to the virtual exhibit hall, the ePoster Hall, information about special events and industry-sponsored presentations, and resources to help attendees navigate the meeting as live or virtual attendees.

For those using the mobile app (which will be available shortly before the meeting), your Conference Platform account will sync to your mobile app account, making your personal ACG 2021 daily schedule available on your mobile device. (Livestream sessions will NOT be available in the mobile app, they will be on the Conference Platform website only.)

Plan several visits to the Conference Platform in the months leading up ACG 2021 to select the sessions you want to attend and fine-tune your schedule. We will continue to add items to the agenda, new exhibitors, and accepted paper and poster abstracts.

What will be livestreamed, and who can watch?

Starting October 22, sessions will be livestreamed from Las Vegas each day, and broadcast in Pacific Time on the ACG 2021 Conference Platform. Both in-person and virtual registration include access to livestreamed sessions (based on course registration). Livestream sessions will NOT be available in the mobile app, they will be on the Conference Platform website only. (Note: To watch livestream sessions, you must be logged in with your platform account, which can be created using your ACG 2021 registration order number. Click for details.)

The following courses will be livestreamed: The Friday morning GI Pathophysiology Course; the Friday afternoon What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course; the Friday ASGE Endoscopy Course; the Saturday-Sunday Postgraduate Course;* the Monday-Wednesday Annual Scientific Meeting.*

*Both the Postgraduate Course and the Annual Scientific Meeting include simultaneous symposia sessions; the Annual Scientific Meeting includes simultaneous oral paper sessions. ACG will livestream one of the simultaneous sessions, and the remaining session(s) will be recorded and posted as on-demand content to the Conference Platform after the meeting.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SUMMIT: The Friday Practice Management Summit will not be livestreamed and will only be available to in-person attendees; this course will be recorded and posted as on-demand content to the Conference Platform after the meeting.

What will be available on-demand, and how can it be accessed?

Both in-person and virtual registration include access to recorded on-demand content (based on course registration) on the Conference Platform.

Sessions that are livestreamed from Las Vegas each day during the meeting will be recorded and posted as on-demand content to the Conference Platform after the meeting. Sessions that will not be livestreamed (such as some simultaneous symposia or oral paper sessions) will be recorded live and posted as on-demand content after the meeting. Access to all on-demand content will be based on course registration.

The following courses will be recorded: The Friday morning GI Pathophysiology Course; the Friday afternoon What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course; the Friday ASGE Endoscopy Course; the Friday Practice Management Summit; the Saturday-Sunday Postgraduate Course; the Monday-Wednesday Annual Scientific Meeting.

Starting October 22, 2021, attendees whose registration includes purchase of the 24 Postgraduate Course Bonus Sessions and/or the 15 Annual Scientific Meeting Bonus Sessions will be able to watch these sessions as on-demand recordings on the ACG Conference Platform until March 31, 2022. (There will be no in-person Bonus Sessions offered in Las Vegas.)