The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of GI trainees. ACG 2019 includes elements designed with this aim in mind. The College assists trainees as they prepare for their future in gastroenterology through special GI trainee-focused offerings at ACG 2019, such as the Trainees Luncheon, Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon, and the Navigating, Networking and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop, which feature discussions from gastroenterologists who work in a variety of practice settings. Plus, there is an opportunity for those in training programs to showcase their knowledge by competing in GI Jeopardy.
Navigating, Networking, and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop
Friday, October 25 | 5:00 pm – 8:15 pm
The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program for both men and women geared towards senior GI fellows and junior faculty, addressing the specifics of both the private practice and academic job search. Discussions will focus on details of private practice versus academics, contract analysis, networking skills, negotiating skills, and work-life balance. Separate breakouts for small group discussions are planned.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. There is a $30 fee for this workshop. Dinner will be provided. To register, please visit the ACG 2019 registration page.
Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon
Saturday, October 26 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm
The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program geared toward residents and trainees who are facing difficult decisions regarding the future of their medical careers. Female gastroenterologists from a variety of medical backgrounds will address the issues of being a female subspecialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities for women in medicine, and, more specifically, gastroenterology. This is a free program for attendees at ACG 2019.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. Online registration for the lunch is now closed. You can check at the onsite registration desks in San Antonio to see if any spaces are still available.
Saturday, October 26 | 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
GI Jeopardy will return in 2019! To become a contestant, you must be a fellow-in-training, but all are welcome to attend the competitive final round, a spirited GI version of the television classic.
The competition begins in July with a preliminary round open to all GI training programs. Groups of fellows take an online test on a variety of GI topics and diseases. The top five scoring programs will then be invited to send two-person teams to compete in front of a live audience at ACG 2019. Travel expenses for the teams will be covered by ACG. Last year’s GI Jeopardy finalists were supported by more than 300 lively audience members giving the event a real game show atmosphere.
Sunday, October 27 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm
Once again, a special luncheon program exclusively for Fellows-in-Training will be offered during the Postgraduate Course. This year's luncheon will feature a faculty panel ranging from early to senior career, representing private practice, academics, hybrid practice and 4th year fellowships, who will briefly share their story and then take questions from attendees. Don't delay, as this luncheon sells out every year.
This luncheon is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $40. To register, please visit the ACG 2019 registration page.
Hands-on Workshop Center - Trainee-only Sessions
The ever-popular Hands-on Workshop Center, featuring sessions delivered by faculty experts, will again be offered in the Exhibit Hall. Faculty will present an overview of the device or technique, a demonstration using the device, and attendees will then have an opportunity to practice using the equipment. Each session will feature devices provided from two or more companies, when available. In addition, trainee-only hands-on sessions will be offered. Look for details in September. Pre-registration for GI fellows hands-on sessions is required. Second and third year fellows will be emailed when pre-registration opens. Trainees are welcome to participate in any hands-on session offered Sunday – Tuesday. For more information, click here.
New! EndoTitans Hands-On Challenge
Sunday, October 27 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Exhibit Halls 3 & 4
The EndoTitans Challenge will be an opportunity for fellows to demonstrate both their knowledge and technical abilities in endoscopy. The challenge began in August with a preliminary knowledge round open to all second and third-year fellows. The top scoring fellows from each year were then invited to participate in a skills challenge. Winners will take home both bragging rights and a travel grant for ACG 2020. Join us in the Hands-On Workshop area of the Exhibit Hall to cheer on the competitors.
How to Get Published: An ACG Journal Editors Roundtable
Monday, October 28 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ACG’s journal editors frequently receive questions about how best to get published, how they assess submissions, and how to best format a manuscript. In this session, the editors reveal answers to the “Top 10 Questions” they receive about the publication process and share pearls of wisdom about what works—and what doesn’t work—when submitting papers for publication. If you want to start or improve your publishing career, then don’t miss this valuable opportunity to hear directly from the editors who are eager to help! Free and open to all attendees.