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At ACG 2015 there are a number of opportunities to network with your peers. Here are a few of the events taking place at ACG 2015.

ACG Presidential Address

Stephen B. Hanauer, 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

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 19 at 5:45 pm, immediately following that day’s Annual Scientific Session.

ACG Auxiliary

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. Information on Auxiliary events and tours will be available soon.

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


Industry-Sponsored Satellite Symposia

Open to all ACG 2015 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.

Saturday, October 17

5:00 am - 6:15 am
GI News Today: Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia in IBD Register Online
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom 3

There is no fee to attend this CME Breakfast Symposium – Supported by an educational grant from American Regent.

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Advances in Ulcerative Colitis Management: Targeting Inflammation to Achieve Remission Across the Disease Spectrum
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Ballroom 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Salix, A Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Treating Inflammatory Disease with Biosimilars: What Every GI Specialist Should Know
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Ballroom 3

This CME activity is provided by The France Foundation.

Sunday, October 18

5:00 am - 6:15 am
Optimizing IBD Quality and Treatment Outcomes: Competencies for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Specialty Nurses
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Ballroom 1

There is no fee for this activity as it is sponsored by PRIME through independent educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc, U.S. Region and AbbVie, Inc.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
IBS News Tonight Register Online
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom 3

There is no fee to attend this CME Dinner Symposium – Supported by educational grants from Salix, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC and Commonwealth Laboratories LLC.

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Finding Solid Ground in a Shifting Healthcare Landscape View Invitation
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Ballroom 3

Sponsored by AbbVie

Monday, October 19

6:00 am - 7:00 am
Can We Get to Precision Therapy for our Patients? Understanding the Immunology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom 1

This non-CME breakfast symposium is supported by Janssen Biotech, Inc.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Refining the Management of Clostridium difficile Infection: Addressing the Increasing Burden of Disease Register Online
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom 1

This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
New Targeted Therapies for Managing IBS-D in the GI Practice
Register Online
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Ballroom 3

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Allergan.

Exhibitor/ACG Theater

Open to all ACG 2015 attendees, Exhibitor Theaters may be provided by an ACG 2015 Exhibitor or ACG. These presentations provide additional educational opportunities for attendees. No CME is provided for Theater presentations.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
IBS-D: Understanding the Patient, the Diagnosis, and a New Treatment Option
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACP, FACG

This program is sponsored by Salix Pharmaceuticals, inc.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Taking Control of Symptoms: A Proactive Management Approach for Chronic, Functional GI Disorders
Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG

This program is provided by Actavis.

Monday, October 19, 2015

9:45 am – 10:25 am
Management of Gut Barrier Dysfunction in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gerald W. Dryden, MD, MS, MSPH, Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition University of Louisville School of Medicine

This program is provided by Entera Health.

11:40 am – 12:05 pm
Colonoscopy Preps: Everything You Need to Know
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
A boxed lunch will be provided to the first 100 attendees.

This program is provided by ACG with support from Braintree Laboratories, Inc.

12:15 pm – 12:40 pm
Medical Mystery: A Case of Unexplained Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Participants are invited to test their diagnostic skills and uncover the cause of our patient’s symptoms during the presentation of this Medical Mystery. This interactive case study will be led by Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

Sponsored by Shire.

2:10 pm – 2:55 pm
Biologic Therapies in IBD and Evolving Management Paradigms
Gerald Dryden, MD, MSPH, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
This presentation will review current topics in the understanding and management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including: advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of IBD, the role of biologic therapies in IBD treatment, and evolving disease management paradigms.

This presentation is sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

9:00 am – 9:45 am
HARVONI: Changing What Is Possible With a Breakthrough Treatment
Mitchell L Shiffman, MD
Director, Liver Institute of Virginia Bon Secours Health System

This program is provided by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

11:00 am – 11:25 am
H. pylori Test-and-Treat in the Era of Increased Antibiotic Resistance
Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACP, FACG

This program is provided by The Medical Devise Division of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

11:35 am – 12:00 noon
Opioid-Induced Constipation: The Science, the Struggle, and an Orally Administered Treatment Option

Please join us for a presentation on one of the most common side effects of opioids, opioid-induced constipation (OIC), its impact on the patient, and an orally administered treatment option for adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

This program is provided by AstraZeneca.

ACG Publishing Symposium / Meet the Editors

Monday, October 19, 2015

11:40 am - 12:40 am
ACG Publishing Symposium / Meet the Editors
Room 313C

Come listen to the Editors of ACG’s three scientific journals present advice on publishing-related topics specific to each journal: The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, and ACG Case Reports Journal. This will be a great opportunity to hear tips on publishing your research, get answers to common questions, and learn more about how publishing in ACG journals can advance your academic career. Four short lectures will be presented, with time after for questions and to meet the new Editors of all three journals. The symposium is open to all attendees, and an optional boxed lunch will be available for $10.

You must register in advance here by October 8 to purchase lunch.

Free seating will be available up to event start time for those not eating lunch.