ACG 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

Join GI physicians from the U.S. and around the world for the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. ACG 2024 will deliver the latest clinical information on timely topics in gastroenterology and hepatology.

6:45 am –
7:45 am
GI Ignite – Meet the Experts Breakfast Sessions
(Bonus Sessions A-H)
Opening Remarks

Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG, ACG President

Presidential Plenary Session 1

(Orals 1-5)
Moderators: Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG, and Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, MHCM, FACG

President's Address

Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG, ACG President
Introduced by: Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG, ACG President-Elect

9:30 am Presidential Plenary Session 2
(Orals 6-10)
Moderators: Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG, and Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, MHCM, FACG
10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
10:15 am Endoscopy School Hands-On Workshop Center Opens
10:30 am –
11:30 am
Break – Visit Exhibit Hall / Browse Scientific Posters
10:30 am –
11:30 am
Exhibitor Theater
10:30 am Scientific Poster Session Opens
11:30 am Simultaneous Symposia: Session 1

Symposium 1A: Past Presidents’ Symposium
Moderator: Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG

  • Getting It Right the First Time: Choosing the Optimal Treatment for Your IBD Patient
    Jr. Faculty: Siddharth Singh, MD, MS
    Past President: John W. Popp, Jr., MD, MACG
    Recognize the role of network analysis in comparing IBD treatment options in the absence of head-to-head trials.
  • Pre- and Post-Liver Transplant Pearls for the General Gastroenterologist
    Jr. Faculty: Jennifer C. Lai, MD, MBA
    Past President: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, MACG
    Explain what the general gastroenterologist needs to know as they manage a liver transplant patient through the transplant process and beyond.
  • Incorporating Genetic Testing in Your Practice for GI Malignancy: Beyond Just Scoping
    Jr. Faculty: Niloy Jewel Samadder, MD, FACG
    Past President: Irving M. Pike, MD, MACG
    Discuss how including genetic testing in your practice can improve patient care and outcomes.

Symposium 1B: How to Prevent and Manage Adverse Events During Endoscopy
Moderator: Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD, FACG

  • Management of Perforations During Endoscopy
    Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD, FACG
    Recognize iatrogenic perforations and review endoscopic closure techniques.
  • Bleeding During and After Endoscopic Interventions
    J. Andy Tau, MD
    Discuss tools such as gels/sprays, clips, and coagulation devices for preventing and managing bleeding associated with endoscopic therapies.
  • Post-Procedural Assessment of Pain and Red Flags
    Eun J. Shin, MD
    Manage post-procedural patient communication and follow-up with appropriate laboratory or diagnostic studies.

Symposium 1C: Caught in the Middle – Management of Small Bowel Disorders
Moderator: Shabana F. Pasha, MD, FACG

  • From Intestinal Insufficiency to Failure: Management of Malabsorptive Diarrhea
    Shirley C. Paski, MD
    Describe the causes of intestinal insufficiency and failure, and the basic management of malabsorptive diarrhea.
  • Clinical Approach to Small Bowel Bleeding
    Shabana F. Pasha, MD, FACG
    Identify the risk factors and presentation of small bowel bleeding and choose appropriate diagnostic strategies.
  • The Underdiagnosis of Celiac Disease – Screening and Management
    Alberto Rubio-Tapia, MD
    Outline the new ACG Celiac Disease guideline and detail the hereditary potential for celiac disease, as well as screening strategies and interventions to reduce the risk of disease development.
12:45 pm –
2:15 pm
Lunch Break – Visit Exhibit Hall / Browse Scientific Posters
12:45 pm –
2:15 pm
ACG-FDA Public Forum
12:45 pm –
1:20 pm
Exhibitor Theater
1:00 pm –
2:15 pm
Scientific Poster Session – Authors Present
1:40 pm –
2:15 pm
Exhibitor Theater
2:15 pm Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 1
  • Plenary Session 1A
    (Orals 11-14)
    Plenary Session 1B
    (Orals 15-18)
The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture

Introduced by: Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, MS, FACG, and Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG

Example for Leveraging Networks for Clinical Research
Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
Describe how collaborative networks can facilitate clinical research, especially for rare conditions such as drug-induced liver injury.

3:35 pm –
4:45 pm
Break – Visit Exhibit Hall / Browse Scientific Posters
3:45 pm –
4:45 pm
Exhibitor Theater
3:45 pm How to Get Published: ACG Journal Editors’ Roundtable
Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, MS, FACG, Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG, Brian C. Jacobson, MD, MPH
4:45 pm Simultaneous Symposia: Session 2

Symposium 2A: Complex Pancreaticobiliary Challenges
Moderator: V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS, FACG

  • Assessing and Managing Ampullary
    Galen Leung, MD
    Discuss the endoscopic evaluation and resection options for ampullary adenomas.
  • Large CBD Stones: Getting a Rock Out of a Hard Place
    Akwi W. Asombang, MD, MPH, FACG
    Explain cholangiogram assessment and therapeutic techniques and devices necessary to successfully remove large bile duct stones.
  • Let It Flow: How to Optimize Drainage of the Obstructed Bile Duct
    V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS, FACG
    Outline appropriate drainage techniques for malignant hilar and distal biliary obstruction.
  • The Hot Gallbladder: Time to Call the Gastroenterologist?!
    Danny Issa, MD
    Describe patient selection and endoscopic transpapillary and transmural techniques for gallbladder drainage.

Symposium 2B: Clinical Updates in the Management of Hospitalized IBD Patients
Moderator: Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG

  • Improving Outcomes for the Hospitalized IBD Patient: Strategies for Optimizing Inpatient Care
    Tauseef Ali, MD, FACG
    Describe the initial management for hospitalized IBD patients including diagnostic work-up, supportive care recommendations, diet, and symptom control.
  • The Crohn’s Disease Patient Presenting With Obstructive Symptoms – What Is the Best Intervention?
    Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, FACG
    Highlight indications for surgery versus medical optimization for the Crohn’s patient, including the role of corticosteroids, advanced therapies, endoscopic therapies, and inpatient supportive care regimens.
  • The Biologic-Experienced Ulcerative Colitis Patient – Continue or Cut?
    Kara De Felice, MD
    Summarize the appropriate candidates and options for advanced therapy versus surgery for biologic-experienced IBD patients.

Symposium 2C: Live From Philly! The 12th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum
(Videos 1-6)
Moderators: Jodie A. Barkin, MD, FACG, and Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG
Judges: Sean Bhalla, MD, Laith H. Jamil, MD, FACG, Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH, Lauren G. Khanna, MD, MS, Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG, C. Roberto Simons Linares, MD

Demonstrate interesting endoscopic findings and techniques encountered in daily clinical practice.

6:00 pm ACG Annual Business Meeting
All Members and Fellows of ACG are invited to attend.
6:30 pm Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns for the Day