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Pre-Registration
Pre-registration will open in April.

On-Site Registration
Online registration will close on or about September 24, 2014. After that date, you may register on-site at the ACG Registration Desk at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Some sessions have limited space available. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Cancellation
Written notice of cancellation and requests for refunds must be received by the College's office by September 24, 2014. 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
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 17. 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 24, 2014 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 19, 2014). 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.

Optional Friday Courses, Friday, October 17
Optional Friday courses to be offered at ACG 2014 include:

In addition, the ASGE will offer a one-day Endoscopy course. Separate registration fees apply for all optional Friday courses.

Accreditation
The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

These live educational activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Exact credit hours will be available in April.

Hotel Accommodations
Room blocks will be offered at several area hotels. All hotels included in ACG’s room block will be within walking distance to the convention center, affording you the opportunity to avoid shuttle buses, taxis or rental cars to get to and from the meeting. The housing website will be open beginning early April 2014.

Visit the Registration and Housing page for more information on accommodations and rates.

Exhibit Hall
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 2014 Exhibit Hall where more than 100 companies will display and demonstrate their products and services. With the variety of exhibitors expected to participate, there are certain to be displays of interest for all attendees. Companies who exhibit include pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical instrument suppliers, research companies, technology companies, publishers, non-profit organizations, recruiters and many others.

The ACG Store
Visit the ACG Store to purchase current copies of the 2014 Postgraduate Course and Annual Meeting syllabi, as well as other educational materials. In addition, purchase one of the many ACG logo items to be offered, such as jackets, golf shirts, t-shirts, and mugs.

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 Philadelphia, 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, 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 who have special needs should contact the ACG office no later than September 24, 2014.

On-Site Child Care Information
Information will be available soon. Continue to check this website for details.

About Philadelphia
Few cities in the U.S. hold as much historical significance as Philadelphia, which is one of the reasons ACG has chosen Philadelphia as the host city for ACG 2014. Most Americans know Philadelphia as the birthplace of our nation, or as home of the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin, and the nickname, “The City of Brotherly Love.” Some may also remember it as the setting to the movie Rocky, where Rocky raised his arms in triumph after running to the top of the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Still others may think of Love Park and the famous “LOVE” statue that has been immortalized on postage stamps, while some recognize the city’s passion for its sports teams, like the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, and the Phillies. Situated on the banks of the Delaware River, this historically important city is a thriving, ethnically diverse metropolis that offers something for every visitor. Attend ACG 2014 to experience the excitement of Philadelphia.

Home of Our History
Any history lover will put Philadelphia on the top of their list of places to visit to learn more about the United States, our founding fathers and our fight for independence. You can walk cobbled streets, meet actors dressed in historical garb, see the Liberty Bell at Independence Center, or take a carriage ride through the area. Philadelphia is considered the city of firsts – the first library and zoo in the nation were built here.

See Philadelphia from Its Sidewalks
Philadelphia is considered one of the most walkable cities in the U.S. Put on your walking shoes and explore the various, distinct neighborhoods. There is the Historic/Waterfront District, Washington Square District, Rittenhouse Square District, University City/West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, and Manayunk/Germantown/Chestnut Hill. Along the way, visit many of the museums, historical attractions, and shops in each neighborhood. And don’t forget to do your own impersonation of “Rocky” at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Then take a step inside to see some beautiful works of art from around the world. ACG will offer tours and you can find many other organized tours of the many city highlights.

Food Lover’s Delight
There is no Philly Cheesesteak like the one you can get in Philly. South Philadelphia made these sinfully delicious concoctions famous. It’s well known in Philly that several establishments boast the best in the city, but we’ll leave it for you to decide. Whether you are looking for fine or casual dining, you will find many wonderful establishments that serve this diverse community – American, Chinese, Continental, French, Cuban, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, and Mexican – plus, restaurants specializing in seafood and Southern cooking. Just across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center where the ACG meeting will take place, is the Reading Terminal Market. The Market is a great place to get a quick bite to eat, people watch and rub elbows with the locals.

Join colleagues for ACG 2014 in Philadelphia, October 17-22, 2014. Start planning your trip now! Visit www.gophila.com to explore all the city has to offer.

About ACG
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.