The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of GI trainees. The ACG 2013 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.
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The Women in Gastroenterology Committee is hosting a program geared to Senior GI Fellows and Junior Faculty discussing negotiation and networking skills for men and women. Separate breakouts for small group discussions are planned so space is limited. Advance registration is required. Click here to download the registration form.
The Women in Gastroenterology Committee is hosting a program geared towards residents and trainees who are facing difficult decisions in 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. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Click here to download the registration form.
ACG's favorite quiz show, GI Jeopardy, will be back again in 2013. 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 a 55-question 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 2013. 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.
If you’re looking for the tools to find the right job environment after graduation, the annual Trainees’ Forum is just what you need. The opening talk will be on the topic of "The Job Search." Following this presentation, small roundtable discussions will take place on topics including Academics, Advanced Training/4th Year Fellowships, Contracts and Negotiations, and Private Practice. Don’t miss out on this important information that can help you take control of your career. Continental breakfast will be served. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Click here to download the registration form.
Once again, a special lunch exclusively for fellows-in-training will be offered on Sunday during the Postgraduate Course. This year’s lunch, "From Fellowship to Practice: What You Need to Know," is focused on Practice Management and will feature two distinguished speakers, Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG and Scott M. Tenner, MD, MPH, FACG, who will discuss how Malpractice and Health Care Reform are affecting the practice environment today and what you need to know as you make the transition from fellowship to clinical practice. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to interact with these leaders in the field who can answer your questions on the key issues affecting clinical practice today. Don’t delay as this luncheon sells out every year.
This lunch is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $35. See page 3 of the ACG 2013 registration form to register.
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 in early September when pre-registration opens.
Trainee-only sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15 from 7:45 am – 9:30 am. Trainees are also welcome to participate in any hands-on session offered during regular Exhibit Hall hours on Sunday from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm, and Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
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Job Forum: Where Candidates and Employers Meet
Looking for a job? Recruiting candidates for an open position? With the thousands of GI professionals convening in San Diego, the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting provides an ideal setting for employers to post job openings and for applicants to review available positions all across the country.
Powered by naturejobs, the award-winning scientific and medical online job board, gastrojobs is a unique, highly targeted website dedicated to posting employment opportunities for researchers and medical professionals specializing in gastroenterology and hepatology.
Gastrojobs will be available live or take advantage of this early notice and see what gastrojobs has to offer!
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