Fellows-in-Training Events

The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of GI trainees. The ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course includes elements designed with this aim in mind. If you need assistance preparing for your future in gastroenterology, finding a job, or would like to showcase your knowledge and watch training programs compete at GI Jeopardy, consider participating in the programs below.

Navigating, Networking and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop - Registration is now closed.
Friday, October 16 • 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm • Room 304AB

The Women in GI Committee is hosting a program geared towards senior GI fellows and junior faculty, addressing the specifics of both the private practice and academic job search. Discussions will focus on details of private practice versus academics, contract analysis, networking skills, negotiating skills, and work-life balance, for both men and women. Separate breakouts for small group discussions are planned.

Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon - Registration is now closed.
Saturday, October 17 • 11:55 am – 1:10 pm • Room 319AB

The Women in Gastroenterology Committee is hosting a program geared toward residents and trainees who are facing difficult decisions regarding the future of their medical careers. Female gastroenterologists from a variety of medical backgrounds will address the issues of being a female subspecialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities for women in medicine, and, more specifically, gastroenterology.

Advance registration is required and space is limited.

GI Jeopardy: Buzz In for Your Training Program
Saturday, October 17 • 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm • Room 316C

ACG’s favorite quiz show, GI Jeopardy, will be back again in 2015. To become a contestant, you must be a fellow-in-training, but all are welcome to attend the competitive final round, a spirited GI version of the television classic.

The competition begins in July with a preliminary round open to all GI training programs. Groups of fellows will take an online test on a variety of GI topics and diseases. The top five scoring programs will then be invited to send two-person teams to compete in front of a live audience at ACG 2015. Travel expenses for the teams will be covered by ACG. Last year’s GI Jeopardy finalists were supported by more than 300 lively audience members giving the event a real game show atmosphere.

Trainees Luncheon - Tickets can be purchased onsite, pending availability
"The Job Search, Contracts and Transition to Practice"
Sunday, October 18 • 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm • Room 319AB

Once again, a special lunch exclusively for fellows-in-training will be offered on Sunday during the Postgraduate Course. This year’s lunch, “The Job Search, Contracts and Transition to Practice,” will feature two distinguished speakers, Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG and Raj Majitha, MD, who will discuss identifying the correct job to fit your career path, the process of interviewing, negotiating a contract and important considerations in the transition to practice. Following this presentation, small roundtable discussions will take place on topics including Academics, Hospital-Employed, Hybrid, and Private Practice. Don’t delay as this luncheon sells out every year. The lunch is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $35.

Hands-on Workshop Center: Trainee-only Sessions
ACG will again offer the Hands-on Workshop Center in the Exhibit Hall, featuring sessions delivered by ACG faculty experts. Faculty will present an overview of the device or technique, a demonstration using the device, and attendees will then have an opportunity to practice using the equipment. Each session will feature devices provided from two or more companies, when available.

In addition, the College will offer trainee-only hands-on sessions. Pre-registration for GI fellows hands-on sessions is required. Second and third year fellows will receive an email notification when pre-registration opens up. Look for details in September.

The Fellows Only Hands-on Sessions are Enteral Stenting, ERCP, and Hemostasis. Trainee-only sessions will take place on Monday, October 18 from 7:00 am – 9:15 am. Trainees are also welcome to participate in any hands-on session offered in the Exhibit Hall. Other hands-on sessions will be on Sunday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Monday from 9:45 am – 4:00 pm, and Tuesday from 9:05 am – 4:00 pm.

Click here for the Hands-on Workshop schedule.

ACG Publishing Symposium / Meet the Editors
Monday, October 19 • 11:40 am – 12:40 pm • Room 313C

Come listen to the Editors of ACG’s three scientific journals present advice on publishing-related topics specific to each journal: TheAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology, Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, and ACG Case Reports Journal. This will be a great opportunity to hear tips on publishing your research, get answers to common questions, and learn more about how publishing in ACG journals can advance your academic career. Four short lectures will be presented, with time after for questions and to meet the new Editors of all three journals. The symposium is open to all attendees, and an optional boxed lunch will be available for $10.

Free seating will be available up to event start time for those not eating lunch.