Friday Courses

Receive in-depth updates on the latest in GI and hepatology, endoscopy, and practice management when you attend one or more of the optional Friday courses. Four courses are offered: the GI Pathology and Imaging Course, the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, the Practice Management Course and the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

NEW for ACG 2020! We have added an ACG All Access Pass, combine the three ACG Friday courses with the Postgraduate Course and the Annual Meeting plust the two bonus sessions (formerly the Learning Lunches and Breakfast Sessions) and save 20 percent! Register for any two courses and save up to 10 percent!

Practice Management Summit at ACG: Something for Everyone

Course Directors: Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FACG, and Sapna V. Thomas, MD, FACG

Healthcare delivery is transforming at an accelerating rate, but opportunities in the field of gastroenterology remain strong for physicians to claim ownership of their practice and their careers. Managing challenges to independence will be even more important during these changing times, but that alone will not be enough for success. Participants in the Practice Management Summit at ACG: Something for Everyone course will hear from colleagues about new and innovative way to improve the operations, enhance productivity, and guarantee success in their careers.

BUNDLE AND SAVE 10% when you bundle two or more paid courses.

Friday, October 23, 2020 | Live Interactive Sessions 5:40 pm – 8:30 pm (ET)
5:40 pm 2020 Year in Review: Coding Updates and Lessons Learned From Going the Private Equity Route
Q&A with the Faculty: Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CMSCP, Sapna V. Thomas, MD, FACG, and Jay N. Yepuri, MD, MS, FACG
6:00 pm Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology and Improving Efficiency in Your Practice
Q&A with the Faculty: Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, Prateek Sharma, MD, FACG, and Sapna V. Thomas, MD, FACG
6:20 pm Break
6:35 pm Importance of “Customer Care” in Your Practice
Q&A with the Faculty: Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FACG, Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, FACG, and Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
6:55 pm Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
Q&A with the Faculty: Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG, Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, and Sapna V. Thomas, MD, FACG
7:15 pm Break
7:30 pm Physician Compensation – With Live Chat
Moderators: Ralph D. McKibbin, MD, FACG, and Sapna V. Thomas, MD, FACG
  • Negotiation
    Vonda G. Reeves, MD, MBA, FACG
  • Physician Compensation Data
    Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG
  • Panel Discussion
    Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FACG, Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG, Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG, Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, Vonda G. Reeves, MD, MBA, FACG, and Louis J. Wilson, MD, FACG
8:30 pm Course Adjourns
On-Demand Sessions
Session 1: Year in Review: Updates for 2020
  • Legislative Updates and 2020 Elections: Do We Have a Crystal Ball?
    John F. Jonas, JD
  • Lessons Learned From Going the Private Equity Route
    Jay N. Yepuri, MD, MS, FACG
  • Coding Updates
    Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CMSCP
Session 2: Improving Efficiency in Your Practice
  • In Pursuit of Efficiency: How Tech Can Help Us Save Time and Stay Sane
    Sapna V. Thomas, MD, FACG
  • Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology: The Future Is Here
    Prateek Sharma, MD, FACG
  • Time Well Spent: Encouraging Staff to Perform at Their Top Tier
    Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG
Session 3: Importance of “Customer Care” in Your Practice
  • Customer Care in Your Medical Practice: Improving Your Bottom Line
    Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FACG
  • Effective Patient Education and Communication
    Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
  • Improving Flow in the Endoscopy Suite: Customer Care Experience
    Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, FACG
Session 4: Compensation and Financial Management in Your Practice
  • Cost Containment in GI Medical Practice Without Cutting Corners
    Louis J. Wilson, MD, FACG
  • Compensation for Non-Revenue Generating Activities
    David J. Hass, MD, FACG
Session 5: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • What It Takes to Be a Leader: Qualities of an Effective Leader
    Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, ACG President
  • Emotional Intelligence (EI): What Are You Talking About?
    Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG
  • The Art and Science of Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent
    Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG