Saturday

Live Streaming & Interactive Postgraduate Course Sessions
Saturday, October 24, 2020, 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 Ceremony
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 Ceremony
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