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!

Sunday, October 25, 2020 | Live Streaming & Interactive Sessions
10:15 am – 9:00 pm (ET)
10:15 am “Endo eLearning” Session
ACG is proud to offer the first augmented reality hands-on endoscopy training via video conferencing on a national and international stage. Faculty from three remote locations will demonstrate basic endoscopic procedures using hands-on simulation models. A panel of experts will moderate the session and share insights. Submit your questions via Zoom chat during the session and engage with the experts. Anyone registered for any ACG 2020 course can join this special session on Sunday, October 25 from 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Eastern.
11:30 am Session 2A: Functional GI Disorders – Leveraging the Mind-Gut Connection – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Lin Chang, MD, FACG
  • Brain-Gut Axis and Its Interaction With the Enteric Microbiome
    Lin Chang, MD, FACG
  • Positive Psychology Interventions for Functional GI Disorders
    Laurie A. Keefer, PhD
  • A Practical Approach to the Use of Anti-Depressants for Functional Disorders
    Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
  • Dietary and CAM Approaches for Management of IBS
    William D. Chey, MD, FACG
12:00 pm Session 2B: Hepatology Issues in Everyday Practice – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Arun J. Sanyal, MD
  • Multidisciplinary Management of the NASH Patient
    Arun J. Sanyal, MD
  • Liver Disease in Pregnancy
    Nancy S. Reau, MD, FACG
  • Drug-induced Liver Injury
    K. Gautham Reddy, MD, FACG
  • Viral Hepatitis Treatment Update
    Kimberly A. Brown, MD
  • Evaluation of the Patient With a Liver Mass
    Stanley M. Cohen, MD, FACG
12:35 pm Session 2C: All Things Colon! – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance - Incorporating Guidelines Into Practice
    Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG
  • Management of Lower GI Bleeding
    John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG
  • Hereditary Colorectal Polyposis and Cancer Syndromes
    Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
1:00 pm Break – Visit Exhibits
2:00 pm Symposium D: A Practical Approach to Anorectal Disorders – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG
  • The Role of Pelvic Floor Training (Biofeedback Therapy) for Dyssynergic Defecation
    Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG
  • Modern Approaches to Fecal Incontinence
    Stacy B. Menees, MD, MS
  • Anorectal Manometry Testing: A Primer for the General Gastroenterologist
    Darren M. Brenner, MD, FACG
2:25 pm Symposium E: Endoscopy – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, FACG
  • All the Endoscopy vs Surgery RCTs I Could Come Up With!
    Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, FACG
  • GI Emergencies: How to Optimize Outcomes in Dire Circumstances
    John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG
  • Endoscopy in Special Populations
    Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
2:50 pm Symposium F: Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disease – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
  • Predictors of Disease Course in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
    Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FACG
  • Advances in Primary Biliary Cholangitis Treatment
    David E. Bernstein, MD, FACG
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
3:30 pm Chief’s Rounds at ACG 2020 – In Conversation with ACG President Dr. Mark Pochapin
Join ACG President, Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, as he talks with special guests.
7:00 pm Celebrating Diversity in ACG Happy Hour
Your Hosts: ACG Women in GI Committee and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Gather to celebrate diversity in ACG and connect with colleagues for small group discussions. ACG's Women in GI Committee and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee are transforming their annual reception into a forum for networking and meaningful conversation. After a welcome by Dr. Shivangi Kothari and Dr. Darrell Gray, small breakout sessions are a great opportunity to see friends and grow your professional network. Open to all.
Supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
8:15 pm GI Jeopardy Competition
9:00 pm Virtual ACG 2020 Adjourns for the Day