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At ACG 2014 there are a number of opportunities to network with your peers. Here are a few of the events taking place at ACG 2014.

ACG Presidential Address

Monday, October 20
9:00 am – 9:30 am • Terrace Ballroom

Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, FACG, ACG President, will address attendees during the Presidential Address to mark the beginning of the Annual Meeting. The President uses this opportunity to welcome members, highlight ACG’s accomplishments over the past year, and bid farewell as he passes leadership of the ACG on to the President-Elect.

ACG Annual Business Meeting and Reception to Honor the ACG President

Monday, October 20
6:00 am – 6:30 pm • Terrace Ballroom 3

All ACG Members and Fellows (FACG) are encouraged to attend the College’s Annual Business Meeting where College business will be discussed and voted on. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 20 at 5:45 pm, immediately following that day’s Annual Scientific Session. A reception to honor the ACG President will be held in conjunction with the Annual Business Meeting, from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm. Mix and mingle with fellow colleagues while you enjoy a selection of light refreshments.

ACG Auxiliary

Saturday through Tuesday, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown • Room 310

The ACG Auxiliary will provide a Hospitality Suite for spouses during the ACG Annual Meeting, offering a place to relax and unwind, review tour and visitor information, or just chat with friends. Registration for Auxiliary members will also be available in the suite. Click here for the ACG Auxiliary schedule of events and to register for this year's excursions.

Click here to find out more about the ACG Auxiliary and how to join.

The 5th Annual Gutrunners™ 5k Race/1 Mile Walk

Sunday, October 19
7:00 am • Location to be announced

Don't miss this exciting fun run, which is open to all ACG attendees, family members, exhibitors, and local residents. Course details and map will be available at soon. Click here for more information and to register.


Opening Welcome Reception
Sunday, October 19
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm • Exhibit Halls DE

Immediately following the conclusion of the Postgraduate Course, join colleagues for the ACG 2014 Opening Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall. The Reception will feature hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. This casual social gathering will give all attendees the opportunity to explore the Hall, meet with
exhibitors, and network and mingle with fellow professionals.

NP/PA Attendee Reception
Sunday, October 19
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm • Room 125

All NP/PA ACG 2014 attendees are invited to attend.

Women and Minorities in Gastroenterology Reception
Sunday, October 19
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm • Room 123

All those interested in the issues facing women and minorities in the GI field are invited to attend.

International Reception
Sunday, October 19
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm • Room 124

All International attendees are invited to attend and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while meeting colleagues.

Alumni Receptions
Every year, several Alumni Receptions are planned for alumni of various medical schools. Invited attendees will receive an invitation by mail from their alumni group.

Industry-Sponsored Satellite Symposia

Open to all ACG 2014 attendees, industry-sponsored satellite symposia provide additional educational opportunities for attendees. These programs are independent of the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course programs and ACG is not the continuing medical education provider of these programs.

Click here for the 2014 Satellite Symposia schedule.


Exhibitor/ACG Theater

Open to all ACG 2014 attendees, Exhibitor Theaters may be provided by an ACG 2014 Exhibitor or ACG. These presentations provide additional educational opportunities for attendees. No CME is provided for Theater presentations.

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