Online: Click here to register online.
Fax: You may fax your completed pre-registration form (with credit card information) to ACG at 301-263-9025.
Mail: You may mail your completed pre-registration form to: American College of Gastroenterology, 6400 Goldsboro Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20817-5842.
After September 18, 2013, registration will only be available on-site at the ACG Registration Desk at the San Diego Convention Center on a space available basis. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Written notice of cancellation and requests for refunds must be received by the College’s office by September 18, 2013. 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 11. 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.
Annual Scientific Meeting
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.
Annual Postgraduate Course
Registration forms will be processed in order of receipt and must be accompanied by payment of the registration fee in full. All pre-registrations received prior to September 18, 2013 will be acknowledged. Registrants may choose to receive the printed syllabus or a USB drive which includes a PDF of the syllabus. All registrants will receive a separate printed self-assessment examination and may choose to purchase advance online access to the Self-Assessment Test (deadline for advance access purchase is September 13, 2013). The Postgraduate Course again offers registrants the opportunity to participate in the optional Learning Luncheon programs. Participation will be by pre-registration only. 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 preregistration form. There is a separate charge for the Learning Luncheons.
In addition, the ASGE will offer a one-day Endoscopy course. Separate registration fees apply for all optional Friday courses.
The ACG designates these live educational 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||3|
|Practice Management Course||8|
|Annual Scientific Meeting||16.25|
|Annual Postgraduate Course||13.25|
Additional CME credits are provided for attendees of the optional Learning Luncheons and Breakfast Sessions.
The headquarters hotel for ACG 2013 is the Manchester Grand Hyatt. 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 2013 Exhibit Hall, where more than 100 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. Exhibit Hall hours are:
|Sunday, October 13||3:30 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Monday, October 14||10:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Tuesday, October 15||10:00 am – 4:30 pm|
Immediately following the conclusion of the Postgraduate Course on Sunday, join colleagues for the ACG 2013 Opening Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall from 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm. The Reception will feature hors d’ouevres 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.
The ACG Store
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 11||2:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Saturday, October 12||8:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday, October 13||8:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Monday, October 14||8:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday, October 15||8:00 am – 6:15 pm|
|Wednesday, October 16||8:00 am – 12:15 pm|
Job Forum: Where Candidates and Employers Meet
Looking for a job? Recruiting candidates for an open position? With the thousands of GI professionals convening in San Diego, the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting provides an ideal setting for employers to post job openings and for applicants to review available positions all across the country.
Gastrojobs, powered by naturejobs, the award-winning scientific and medical online job board, can help! Gastrojobs will be available live in Booth 135, or take advantage of this early notice and see what gastrojobs has to offer at nature.com/gastrojobs.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Attendees at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course who need additional reasonable accommodations or have special needs should contact the ACG office no later than September 18, 2013.
On-Site Child Care Information
The American College of Gastroenterology will again be offering child care services during its 2013 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course. Child care will take place at the Manchester Grand Haytt. Times are as follows:
|Saturday, October 12||7:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday, October 13||7:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Monday, October 14||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday, October 15||7:00 am – 6:15 pm|
|Wednesday, October 16||7:00 am – 12:30 pm|
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 20, 2013.
About San Diego
With an average daytime temperature of 72 degrees, San Diego, the second largest city in California, offers an enjoyable stay for everyone. Whether it’s a vibrant downtown location you seek or beautiful scenery and open waters, San Diego delivers. San Diego is California cool and urban chic. Attending ACG 2013 means you can avoid the shuttle bus, taxi or rental car to get around. There is so much to do and see in San Diego, all within walking distance from the Convention Center and meeting hotels.
Ask someone what first comes to mind when you say San Diego and they may say the Zoo. The San Diego Zoo, considered one of the finest in the country if not the world, is situated on over 100 acres and is home to more than 4,000 rare and endangered animals and boasts a collection of more than 700,000 exotic plants. The San Diego Zoo is a must-see for any visitor.
Another must-see is Balboa Park. The largest urban cultural park in the nation, it is home to 15 museums including the Japanese Friendship Garden, Marston House, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Zoo and more. The landscape is breathtaking. Arrive early or stay late for ACG 2013 to take a day or more to explore the many museums and beautiful grounds.
Go Navy! San Diego is home base to thousands serving in the U.S. Navy so it was only fitting that San Diego become the homeport for the USS Midway Museum. The USS Midway was the longest serving carrier from WWII to Desert Storm. Commissioned in 1945, it now serves as an interactive museum. Put on your walking shoes and take the short trek to explore the Midway and talk with veterans who served on the ship.
Know what else is great about San Diego? Its airport. Only three miles from downtown, you’ll be at your hotel within minutes and then just steps from more than 100 restaurants. Take a table outside, enjoy the city’s beautiful weather, and people watch.
The Gaslamp Quarter, immediately across from the Convention Center and just steps from many of the meeting hotels, offers a wide array of specialty boutiques and restaurants. If you want to explore the city by car, travel across the bay for a visit to the Hotel del Coronado. A National Historic Landmark, the Del, as locals call it, is a must-see for anyone visiting the San Diego area. The Del served as the backdrop for many Hollywood movies including the 1950s comedy, “Some Like it Hot,” with legendary stars Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. The Del has served as host to many other Hollywood stars and legend has it that a certain ghost by the name of Kate Morgan haunts the hotel.
Tour companies in San Diego give you the opportunity to explore the city and all it has to offer by bus, boat, balloon or plane. To learn more about what there is to do and see in San Diego, visit the San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website at SanDiego.org.
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego for ACG 2013!
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