The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of GI trainees. The ACG 2016 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.
The Women in GI Committee is hosting a program for both men and women 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. Separate breakouts for small group discussions are planned.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. There is a $30 fee for this workshop. Dinner will be provided. PLEASE REGISTER AT THE MEETING
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.
ACG’s favorite quiz show, GI Jeopardy, will be back again in 2016. 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.
Once again, a special lunch exclusively for Fellows-in-Training will be offered on Sunday during the Postgraduate Course. This year’s lunch, “GI Career Paths: What’s Right for Me?”, will feature a panel of speakers who will discuss pertinent issues to be considered as trainees begin to evaluate their future after fellowship. Each speaker will offer suggestions through their own perspective. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the faculty and learn more about different job environments including Private Practice, Academic Practice, Hospital Employed and Industry. This session will provide trainees the opportunity to ask questions they may have before finishing fellowship so that they may achieve their professional goals. Don’t delay, as this luncheon sells out every year.
Come listen to the Editors of ACG’s three scientific journals present advice on publishing-related topics specific to each journal: The American 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. Free and open to all attendees.
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.
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