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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 • Room 124-125

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.

Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon
Saturday, October 18 • 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm • Room 119B

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 18 • 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm • Room 120AB

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

"Employment Agreements"
Sunday, October 19 • 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm • Room 115B"

"4th Year GI Fellowships
Sunday, October 19 • 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm • Room 115C

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.

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. Look for details in September. 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. GI fellows only sessions are: Endoscopy Potpourri – Hemostasis, Foreign Body Removal, EMR and ERCP, ERCP, EUS, Foreign Body Removal, Motility Disorders – Esophageal and Anorectal, Hemorrhoid Therapy, Mucosal Ablation, EMR/Polypectomy, and Capsule Endoscopy.

Trainee-only sessions will take place on Sunday, October 19 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and Monday and Tuesday, October 20 and 21, beginning at 7:45 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.

Click here for the Hands-on Workshop schedule.

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.