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Fellows-in-Training Events

The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of GI trainees. The ACG 2014 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.

Negotiation and Networking Skills Workshop
Friday, October 17 • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Women in Gastroenterology 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. Dinner will be provided.

Advance registration is required and space is limited. To register, please click here.

Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon
Saturday, October 18 • 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm

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. To register, please click here.

GI Jeopardy: Buzz In for Your Training Program
Saturday, October 18 • 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

ACG’s favorite quiz show, GI Jeopardy, will be back again in 2014. 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 2014. 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.

Two Simultaneous Trainees' Luncheons
Sunday, October 19 • 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm

This year, two special luncheons exclusively for fellows-in-training will be offered on Sunday during the Postgraduate Course. The topics will be “Employment Agreements” and “4th Year GI Fellowships.” The luncheons will be offered simultaneously, so you can only choose to attend one. Don’t delay as these luncheons sell out every year.

The luncheons are available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and each have a fee of $35. See page 3 of the ACG 2014 registration form to register.

Hands-on Workshop Center: Trainee-only Sessions
See experts demonstrate the latest tools and techniques at the ACG Hands-on Workshop Center. Located in the Exhibit Hall, attendees will see a variety of equipment and devices demonstrated. More than 20 sessions will be offered with several devoted specifically to the fellow-in-training.

A sampling of sessions offered last year include: Hemostasis Techniques, Foreign Body Removal, Hemorrhoidal Therapy, Polypectomy Techniques, Stenting, Capsule Endoscopy, Deep Enteroscopy, ERCP, Mucosal Ablation, and Esophageal Motility.

NEW! Hands-on sessions for GI fellows will now be offered all three days – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Continue to visit this page for updates on the agenda and faculty. Hands-on sessions are free to ACG 2014 attendees. Registration for the hands-on sessions will take place on-site at ACG 2014.

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 Philadelphia, 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!

Visit www.nature.com/gastrojobs.