Pre-registration is now closed. Please register on-site at the ACG Registration Desk, located in the Main Lobby of the Hawaii Convention Center. See the Schedule at a Glance for open times.
You may register on-site at the ACG Registration Desk at the Hawaii Convention Center beginning Friday, October 16. Some sessions have limited space available. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Written notice of cancellation and requests for refunds must be received by the College's office by September 25, 2015. After this date, no refunds will be possible. Registration cancellations are not accepted by telephone. An explanation must be provided in writing. There will be a $50 administrative fee assessed for cancellation of any paid event. Refunds will be issued after the meeting.
Meeting materials (including name badges and optional event tickets) will be available for pick-up on-site at the ACG Registration Desk beginning on Friday, October 16. Registrants of the Postgraduate Course and the Annual Scientific Meeting may choose to receive either a printed copy of the meeting syllabus or a PDF of the syllabus on a USB drive. There is a separate charge to purchase both the USB version and the printed version of either syllabus.
There is no registration fee for ACG Members (including FACG and MACG), Residents/Trainee/Candidate Members, NP/PA Members and Allied Health Members. In addition, Non-Member Residents/Trainees will have their registration fee waived if they provide a letter from their Program Director indicating they are currently in training. Guests/Non-Member Physicians/Non-Member PharmDs/Exhibitors are required to submit a registration fee. Non-Member Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and Practice Managers are also required to submit a registration fee. Tickets for the optional breakfast sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday may be purchased for an additional charge by indicating your preference on the registration form. All registrants of the Annual Scientific Meeting may choose to receive a printed copy of the meeting syllabus or a USB drive, which includes a PDF of the syllabus.
All registrants will receive a separate printed Self-Assessment Test and may choose to purchase the Online Self-Assessment Test when it becomes available in September 2015. Members receive special discount pricing. The Postgraduate Course again offers registrants the opportunity to participate in the optional Learning Luncheon programs. Participation will be by pre-registration only. There is a separate charge for the Learning Luncheons. There are a limited number of participants who may attend each Learning Luncheon. Because participation is limited in each session, you will need to provide your top five Learning Luncheon choices when completing your pre-registration form. Registration forms will be processed in order of receipt and must be accompanied by payment of the registration fee in full. All registrants of the Postgraduate Course may choose to receive the printed syllabus or a USB drive, which includes a PDF of the syllabus.
Optional Friday courses to be offered at ACG 2015 include:
In addition, the ASGE will offer a one-day Endoscopy course. Separate registration fees apply for all optional Friday courses.
The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ACG designates these live activities for a maximum as noted below of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
|GI Pathophysiology Course||4.75|
|What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course||3|
|Practice Management Course||7.5|
|Recertification Preparation and Update Course||2.5|
|Annual Postgraduate Course||13|
|Annual Scientific Meeting||16.5|
Additional CME credits are provided for attendees of the optional Learning Luncheons and Breakfast Sessions.
Plan to arrive before the meeting and stay a few days after to explore Oahu and the other islands of Hawaii. ACG 2015 meeting hotels are offering their discount meeting rates three days before and after the meeting. Invite your family and friends to join you at ACG 2015. Housing opens March 1, 2015!
Visit the Registration and Housing page for more information on accommodations and rates.
The science and technology of medicine is ever-changing and advancing the practice of gastroenterology. Showcasing these latest advances in technology and therapeutics is the ACG 2015 Exhibit Hall, where more than 150 companies will display and demonstrate their products and services. With the variety of exhibitors expected to participate, there will certainly be displays that will interest any attendee. Companies who exhibit include pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical instrument suppliers, research companies, technology companies, publishers, non-profit organizations, recruiters and many others.
Postgraduate Course and Annual Meeting syllabi, as well as other educational materials, will be available for purchase at the ACG Store. ACG logo items, such as jackets, golf shirts, t-shirts, and mugs will also be available.
ACG Store hours are:
|Friday, October 16||2:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Saturday, October 17||6:00 am – 3:45 pm|
|Sunday, October 18||6:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Monday, October 19||6:30 am – 4:15 pm|
|Tuesday, October 20||6:30 am – 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday, October 21||6:30 am – 10:45 am|
Attention Employers: Advertise your career opportunities direct to attendees at the ACG 2015 Job Forum
Have an open position in your practice or institution? Looking for a GI fellow who is ready to graduate or a seasoned professional to serve as a leader and mentor? Reach your key market by posting your position on the ACG 2015 Job Forum.
For only $250 per posting, employers can market their job openings before the meeting, meet with potential employees during the meeting, and continue to market their position 30 days after the meeting. The site opens September 1, 2015. Post a job now.
The Job Forum will be located on the Exhibit Hall floor during ACG 2015. Computers will be set up to allow employers to post jobs and attendees to search jobs. If you are attending the meeting, potential employees can contact you to set up a time to meet. Signage will be displayed in the Convention Center and Exhibit Hall to encourage people to visit the Job Forum.
To post a job, complete the online form. Don’t forget to include your contact information so potential employees can reach you. If you will be on site at ACG 2015, make sure to include that when you complete the online form so you can set up interviews with potential employees.
The College will market the Job Forum in the following ways:
The ACG 2015 Job Forum, located in the Exhibit Hall, will include:
Attendees of ACG 2015 who need additional reasonable accommodations or who have special needs should contact the ACG office no later than September 25, 2015.
The American College of Gastroenterology will again be offering child care services during its 2015 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course. Child care will take place at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, the Headquarters Hotel. To take advantage of this special service, complete the Child Care Reservation Form. Please note: We must receive the completed Child Care Registration Form with General Release and Waiver by September 25, 2015.
Child care service times are as follows:
|Saturday, October 17||6:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Sunday, October 18||6:00 am – 3:30 pm|
|Monday, October 19||6:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Tuesday, October 20||6:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Wednesday, October 21||6:00 am – 11:00 am|
Mark your calendar now to join colleagues at ACG 2015, October 16-21, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Plan to arrive early before the meeting and stay a few days after to explore Oahu and the other islands of Hawaii. ACG 2015 hotels are offering discount meeting rates three days before and after the meeting. Click here for a special brochure on ACG 2015 and the things you won’t want to miss on each of the Hawaiian islands.
When you first think of Hawaii, Oahu comes to mind. There are five regions of Oahu: Honolulu, Central Oahu, Windward Coast, Leeward Coast, and the North Shore. Of all the islands, Oahu is the most populated of the Hawaiian islands. You’ll find famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu and just steps from a number of the ACG 2015 meeting hotels. Central Oahu is home to Pearl Harbor, the command center of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet. Pearl Harbor is also the only active military base that is also a national historic park. A must see on Oahu is the USS Arizona Memorial, as well as the USS Oklahoma Memorial and the USS Utah Memorial, located in the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Unlike other U.S. war memorials, these solemn memorials are where our brave sailors lost their lives. While at the National Monument, you can also visit the USS Missouri Memorial. Fondly referred to as “Mighty Mo,” it was on the USS Missouri where MacArthur accepted surrender from the Japanese. The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is also part of the National Monument and can be toured before taking the boat shuttle to the Arizona. In addition, the Pacific Aviation Museum, located on Ford Island, is included in the National Monument. Ford Island is in the middle of Pearl Harbor and the ships that were bombed on December 7, 1941, were moored off its shores. Up until the mid-1990s, the U.S. Navy was still using the island. Through a preservation plan, several buildings were saved and the island is now part of the National Monument.
For a more laid-back time on Oahu, go to the North Shore to experience some of the best surfing in the world. Along the way, you’ll find a number of eateries featuring local fresh food, the epitome of farm-to-table cuisine! Other sites to visit on Oahu include Diamond Head, Iolani Palace, and Byodo-in Temple in the Temples Memorial Park. Byodo-in Temple is located on the Windward Coast region. A nondenominational Temple, visitors can meditate or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Byodo-in Temple in Oahu has also been featured on popular TV shows that have been filmed in Hawaii.
While Hawaii became a U.S. state in 1959, its history goes back more than 1,500 years. Polynesians were the first to visit, and since that time, many more citizens from around the world have followed. It was Captain James Cook in 1778 who landed on the island of Kauai and opened the doors to the West. Captain Cook was also the one who named the islands “The Sandwich Islands,” in honor of the Earl of Sandwich. Hawaii’s ancestry also includes Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos and Portuguese, and you can find their influence in Hawaii’s art, cuisine and architecture. In fact, a popular Hawaiian snack that is good at any time is the malasada, which originated in Portugal and is a delicious treat of fried dough rolled in sugar.
Hawaii is also steep in mythology and forklore. There are some 40 mythological gods, goddesses and figures, including Pele, goddess of the wind, lightning and volcanoes; Hina, goddess of the moon; and Menehune’s, dwarf-like forest people who are mischievous. You should also beware of Nightmarchers, ghosts of ancient warriors, where forklore says if you run into a Nightmarcher, you should lie on the ground, face down, so they don’t steal your soul and you must walk with them through eternity.
Enjoy the surf, sunsets and sights of Hawaii at ACG 2015. To plan your visit to Hawaii, visit
www.gohawaii.com. Click here for a special brochure on ACG 2015 and the things you won’t want to miss on each of the Hawaiian islands.
The American College of Gastroenterology is a recognized leader in educating GI professionals and the general public about digestive disorders. Our mission is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention, and treatment. To learn more about ACG, visit our corporate website at www.gi.org.
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