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.

7:15 am –
8:15 am
GI Ignite – Meet the Experts Breakfast Sessions
(Bonus Sessions I-P)
8:30 am Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 2
  • Plenary Session 2A
    (Orals 19-27)
    Plenary Session 2B
    (Orals 28-36)
10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
10:05 am Endoscopy School Hands-On Workshop Center Opens
ACG's J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture

Introduced By: Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG, ACG President

Exploring New Frontiers: Innovations Shaping the Future of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc
Identify challenges and opportunities in adopting emerging technology in gastrointestinal procedures.

10:30 am Scientific Poster Session Open
10:35 am Break – Visit Exhibit Hall / Browse Scientific Posters
10:35 am Exhibitor Theater
11:30 am Simultaneous Symposia: Session 3

Symposium 3A: Challenges in Cirrhosis Management
Moderator: Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, MBA, FACG

  • Portal Hypertension Complications and Management
    Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, MBA, FACG
    Implement guideline-based management of ascites, variceal bleeding, and common portal hypertension-related complications.
  • Palliative Care and Symptom/Pain Management in Cirrhosis
    Nneka Ufere, MD
    Illustrate the use of palliative care and effective symptom management for improving health outcomes in patients with end-stage liver disease.
  • Evaluation and Management of AKI and HRS in Cirrhosis
    Arun B. Jesudian, MD, FACG
    Identify acute kidney injury and hepatorenal syndrome, and appropriate management options for patients with cirrhosis.

Symposium 3B: Management of Obesity in 2024: The Role of the Gastroenterologist
Moderator: Asmeen Bhatt, MD, PhD

  • Approach to Caring for Patients Living With Obesity
    Richard I. Rothstein, MD, MACG
    Determine best practices for patients living with obesity and ensure the proper tools for managing their care in your practice.
  • Non-Surgical Management of Obesity
    Asmeen Bhatt, MD, PhD
    Formulate non-surgical treatment strategies using lifestyle intervention, meal replacement therapies, anti-obesity medications, and endobariatric therapies in adult and adolescent populations living with obesity.
  • Managing Complications in the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient
    Thiruvengadam Muniraj, MD, PhD, FACG
    Outline medical and endoscopic management of nutritional deficiencies and surgical complications in the post-bariatric surgery patient.

Symposium 3C: Beyond PPIs: New Treatments for GERD and EoE
Moderator: Fouad J. Moawad, MD, FACG

  • Medical and Dietary Therapies of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    Nirmala Gonsalves, MD, FACG
    Discuss the role of available treatment options for EoE including dietary management.
  • Medical and Dietary Management of GERD
    Fouad J. Moawad, MD, FACG
    Explain the role of the available treatment options for gastroesophageal reflux disease including dietary management.
  • Endoscopic Management of GERD
    Bashar J. Qumseya, MD
    Describe the endoscopic treatment options for GERD and identify appropriate indications for their implementation.
12:45 pm –
2:15 pm
Lunch Break – Visit Exhibit Hall / Browse Scientific Posters
12:45 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 3
  • Plenary Session 3A
    (Orals 37-43)
    Plenary Session 3B
    (Orals 46-54)
3:45 pm –
4:30 pm
Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall / Browse Scientific Posters
4:30 pm Emily Couric Memorial Lecture
Introduced by: Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG, ACG President

Kindness-Influenced Trust and Healing
Leonard L. Berry, PhD, MBA
Demonstrate that kindness is a behavior with multiple dimensions that not only influences patients’ trust and healing but benefits clinicians as well.

5:00 pm Break
5:10 pm Simultaneous Symposia: Session 4

Symposium 4A: How to Address Abdominal Pain
Moderator: Lin Chang, MD, FACG

  • Take Another Look – Beyond IBS
    Lavanya Viswanathan, MD, MS, FACG
    Describe how to identify and manage conditions which present similarly to irritable bowel syndrome, such as disaccharidase deficiencies, SIBO/IMO, cannabis use/abuse, gastropathies, and enteropathies.
  • The Role of Neuromodulators – When and How to Use Them
    Lin Chang, MD, FACG
    Explain the mechanisms of action of neuromodulators to treat specific symptoms including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation.
  • After the Visit – Resources to Offer Your Patients
    Jill K. Deutsch, MD
    Outline patient-focused adjunct resources, such as nutrition services, psychologist services (hypnosis, CBT), CAM, and clinical apps, for tracking symptoms and clinical management.

Symposium 4B: Tackling Advanced Colon Polyps
Moderator: Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG

  • Tips and Tricks on Characterizing Large Polyps – Measure Twice!
    Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG
    Characterize large or advanced polyps based on criteria from three different classification systems: Paris, NICE, JNET.
  • Resection of Advanced Neoplastic Lesions – EMR or ESD?
    Mohamed O. Othman, MD
    Differentiate scenarios where polyps should be removed via ESD or EMR.
  • Practical Pearls for Avoiding Polypectomy Complications
    Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FACG
    Review strategies to avoid polypectomy complications during colonoscopy, including bleeding, perforation, and incomplete resection.
6:25 pm Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns for the Day