Bonus Sessions

Course Directors: Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG, and Laura E. Raffals, MD, MS, FACG

Attend this year’s virtual Annual Postgraduate Course, “Best Evidence, Best Practice!” and gain practical takeaway points that you can implement in practice. Learn better ways to integrate the newest tools in diagnosis with the latest therapeutic/treatment alternatives to achieve optimal outcomes, improve your awareness and ability to incorporate patient care decision-making issues relating to common and not-so-common GI patient conditions, and enhance your overall capacity to frame effective disease management strategies in your practice.

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 plus 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!

Bonus Sessions (Formerly Learning Lunches) - Must be registered for the Postgraduate Course and purchase access to these sessions.
Evaluating the Patient with Chronic Diarrhea
Lea Ann Chen, MD, FACG
Discuss the principles and evidence-based approach to evaluating a patient with chronic diarrhea.
Tips and Tricks for Difficult Biliary Cannulation
Douglas K. Pleskow, MD
Review evidence-based recommendations along with practical tips and tricks that are useful at ERCP when faced with a difficult biliary cannulation.
Infectious Complications of IBD
Jordan E. Axelrad, MD, MPH
Identify infections commonly encountered in IBD patients and their management strategies.
What’s the Real Story of Those Trending “Google MD” Diagnoses (POTS, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos, and More!)
Linda Anh B. Nguyen, MD
Review the evidence of trending “Google MD” diagnoses our patients expect us to know and understand their associated gastrointestinal symptoms.
A Practical Approach to Checkpoint Inhibitor Immune-Related Gastrointestinal Adverse Events
Kara M. De Felice, MD
Discuss mechanisms and treatment approaches of gastrointestinal immune-related adverse events from checkpoint inhibitor therapy.
Approach to Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Tests
Nancy S. Reau, MD, FACG
Discuss the approach to evaluation of abnormal liver tests to formulate a differential diagnosis.
Ischemic Disorders of the GI Tract
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
Discuss common ischemic disorders of the GI tract and appropriate diagnostic and management approaches.
MACRA/MIPS/Public Policy Update
Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG
Review the current healthcare economics landscape relevant to GI practice, including value-based purchasing and alternate payment models.
Optimizing the Colonoscopy Bowel Prep
Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS, FACG
Discuss the importance of high-quality bowel prep and tips and tricks to optimize the prep for colonoscopy.
The Risk of PPI Therapy: What’s the Real Story?
Paul Moayyedi, MB ChB, PhD, MPH, FACG
Interpret the latest evidence vis a vis PPI risks and benefits and discuss best practice recommendations for clinical use.
GI Bleeding 2020: Tools, Techniques, Tips and Tricks!
Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
Describe updates in endoscopic management of GI bleeding including newer devices, techniques, and best practice guidelines.
Pancreatic Cysts: Which Ones Matter?
Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG
Discuss etiology, diagnosis, and management of pancreatic cysts incorporating clinical guidelines.
Managing the Difficult Colon Polyp
Tonya R. Kaltenbach, MD, MS, FACG
Describe the approach and technical aspects of managing difficult colon polyps with an evidence-based perspective.
The Difficult Foreign Body: Tools and Techniques
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Discuss novel endoscopic approaches and principles of safe and effective foreign body/food bolus management.
Osler’s Approach to Counseling the Functional GI Patient
Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
Formulate approaches to challenging patients with functional GI disorders through observation of the interview and counseling of a functional GI patient.
The Pregnant IBD Patient: What You Really Need to Know
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Discuss best practices for managing the pregnant IBD patient.
Chronic Abdominal Pain: Approach to Evaluation and Treatment
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Apply evidence-based strategies and algorithms to efficiently diagnose and treat chronic abdominal pain states.
Tackling GI Complications of Opioid Treatment
Darren M. Brenner, MD, FACG
Define the management of opioid-related constipation and narcotic bowel syndrome.
Endoscopic Treatments for GERD
Prasad G. Iyer, MD, FACG
Appraise advances in the endoscopic management of GERD.
Managing Refractory Symptoms in Celiac Disease
Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
Identify causes and management strategies of refractory symptoms in patients with celiac disease.
Gastric Metaplasia and Neoplasia Update
Douglas R. Morgan, MD, MPH, FACG
Review pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal metaplasia, adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, carcinoid, and GIST.
Evaluation and Management of Upper Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
Linda Anh B. Nguyen, MD
Describe the role of physiologic testing and management strategies for upper GI motility disorders.
The Emerging Role of Diet in IBD Management: Physician and Nutritionist Perspectives
Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG, and Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC
Assess the role of nutritional therapy to induce and maintain remission in patients with IBD.
Management of Hemorrhoids
Waqar A. Qureshi, MD, FACG
Evaluate recent advances, including techniques and technology, in the management of hemorrhoids.