Postgraduate Course

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!

Saturday, October 24, 2020 | Live Streaming & Interactive Sessions
10:50 am – 9:00 pm (ET)
10:50 am Welcome and Introduction by Course Directors
Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG, and Laura E. Raffals, MD, MS, FACG
11:00 am David Sun Lecture - Cardiogastroenterology: Intersectional Thinking to Meet New Clinical Needs
Presented by: Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), FACG
Introduced by: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, ACG President
11:30 am Session 1A: IBD: A Personalized Approach to a Complex Disease – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG
  • Pearls in IBD Management
    Laura E. Raffals, MD, MS, FACG
  • Updates in the Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
    David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG
  • Positioning Treatment in Ulcerative Colitis
    Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
  • De-escalation of IBD Treatment: When Can We Back Off?
    David T. Rubin, MD, FACG
12:00 pm Session 1B: Esophagus – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, MACG
  • Esophageal Dysmotility: Evaluation and Treatment
    John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG
  • Management of Esophageal Strictures
    Vani J.A. Konda, MD, FACG
  • Multimodal Management of BE Dysplasia/Neoplasia
    Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, MACG
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis Treatment Approaches in 2020
    Prasad G. Iyer, MD, FACG
12:30 pm Session 1C: Endoscopy – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Navtej S. Buttar, MD
  • Risk Management, Quality, and Safety in the Endoscopy Unit
    Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG
  • Evidence-Based Approach to Endosurgery: Does It Make the Cut?
    Navtej S. Buttar, MD
  • Interventional EUS: A Primer for the General Gastroenterologist
    Laith H. Jamil, MD, FACG
1:00 pm Break – Visit Exhibits
2:00 pm Symposium A: Practical Tips and Pearls in IBD Management – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Christina Y. Ha, MD, FACG
  • Managing the Hospitalized IBD Patient
    Christina Y. Ha, MD, FACG
  • IBD Surveillance, Chromoendoscopy, and Future Directions
    Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG
  • Preventive Care in IBD
    Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG
2:25 pm Symposium B: Pancreaticobiliary Disease: Recent Advances – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG
  • Acute Pancreatitis: Why Are Patients Still Dying?
    Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG
  • Screening for Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer: An Update
    Suresh T. Chari, MD, FACG
  • Evaluation/Management of the Indeterminate Biliary Stricture
    Prabhleen Chahal, MD, FACG
2:50 pm Symposium C: Obesity – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Allison Schulman, MD, MPH
  • Bariatric Endoscopy: An Inflated Sense of Success?
    Allison Schulman, MD, MPH
  • Bariatric Surgery: Cannot Bypass the Surgeon!
    John M. Morton, MD, MPH, MHA, FACS
  • Medical and Behavioral Management of Patients with Obesity: The Foundation for Long-Term Success
    Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, FACG
3:30 pm AJG “Most Read in Red: COVID-19” A Conversation with AJG Co-Editors in Chief
Red Journal Co-Editors-in-Chief, Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG and Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG, discuss the publishing landscape for COVID-19 related science and analyze key papers published by AJG this year.
8:00 pm SCOPY Awards Presentation
Join us as we present the 2020 SCOPY Awards recognizing the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education, and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention.
8:30 pm ACG Leadership Awards Presentation
Join us as we present the 2020 ACG President’s Special Recognition Award, Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award, Community Service Award, International Leadership Award, Masters of the ACG, and the Samuel S. Weiss Award.
9:00 pm Virtual ACG 2020 Adjourns for the Day