ACG 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting

Join GI physicians from the U.S. and around the world for the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. ACG 2022 will deliver the latest clinical information on timely topics in gastroenterology and hepatology.

8:30 am Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 4A and 4B
10:15 am Break
10:20 am David Y. Graham Lecture
Introduced by: Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG, ACG President

Why Do All Diseases Start in the Gut?
Emeran A. Mayer, MD
Explain how the gut connectome translates microbial signals into health and disease.

10:50 am Break
11:00 am Simultaneous Symposia: Session 5
In-person attendees will have the opportunity to attend the symposium of their choice in Charlotte. ACG will livestream one of the symposia for virtual attendees; the other symposia will be recorded and available on the Conference Platform as ondemand videos after the meeting.


Symposium 5A: New Kids on the Block: Approved Therapies in the Expanding Medicine Cabinet
Moderator: Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, MHCM, FACG

  • IL-12s/23s Antagonists: Same Road or Different Paths?
    Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, MHCM, FACG
    Describe the similarities, differences, and positioning of the IL 12/23R vs IL23R antagonists within the IBD treatment algorithm.
  • The Janus Kinase Inhibitors: Two Faces for Efficacy and Safety?
    Peter D.R. Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc
    Differentiate the types of Jak inhibitors in terms of effectiveness, safety, and monitoring.
  • The S1Ps: Where Do They Fit In?
    Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG
    Explain clinical scenarios where S1P receptor agonists should be considered as a treatment option for patients with ulcerative colitis.

Symposium 5B: Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Moderator: Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG

  • ABCs of Artificial Intelligence: Basics and Definitions
    Sravanthi Parasa, MD
    Explain AI-related terms and comprehend AI-related data in the GI practice.
  • Current Applications of AI in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG
    Identify how to implement AI in GI practice using currently available tools.
  • Future Directions of AI in Gastroenterology
    Nasim Parsa, MD
    Analyze the current challenges that prevent generalization of AI into practice and explore AI modalities under investigation and their future potential applications in gastroenterology.
12:15 pm Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns