ACG 2023 Annual Meeting Postgraduate Courses

Annual Postgraduate Course

Course Directors: Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, Baharak Moshiree, MD, MSc, FACG, and Renuka Umashanker, MD, FACG

8:15 am Introduction by Course Directors
8:20 am Session 2A: Hepatology Consult in Your GI Practice
Moderator: Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, MBA, FACG
  • Acute Liver Failure: New Guideline Updates
    Anne M. Larson, MD
    Discuss the new update and best practice guidelines for the management of acute liver failure.
  • Liver Transplantation: Update, Selection, and Controversies in 2023
    Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG
    Interpret the data on the current liver transplant guidelines and pitfalls of the transplant selection system.
  • Pregnancy and Liver Disease
    Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, MBA, FACG
    Explain the approach and management of the pregnant patient at each trimester, who develops abnormal LFTs, and what it means.
  • Review of Current Noninvasive Markers for Liver Fibrosis and How They Compare to Liver Biopsy
    Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
    Discuss the current utility of noninvasive markers to liver biopsy.
  • Panel Q & A
10:00 am Break
10:20 am Session 2B: The Esophagus and More: Elucidating the Esophageal Enigmas
Moderator: Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, MSc(Epi), FACG
  • Evaluation and Management of Refractory Reflux
    Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, FACG
    Discuss a practical and state-of-the-art approach to the diagnosis and management of reflux and what qualifies as refractory reflux, as well as the management of PPI-refractory patients and antireflux therapies.
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders: FLIP versus HRM?
    Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, MSc(Epi), FACG
    Outline various esophageal motility disorders with their evaluation and management and highlight the role of FLIP and HRM.
  • Guidelines Interpretation and Application in Barrett’s Esophagus Management: Changing the Status Quo
    Sachin B. Wani, MD
    Interpret the quality indicators that should be utilized in making a diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus using guidelines and current evidence for its surveillance and management.
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE): Beyond PPI Therapy
    Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, FACG
    Describe evidence-based approaches to the evaluation and treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis including dietary modifications, medical therapy, endoscopic dilation, and treatment algorithm that goes beyond PPI use.
  • Panel Q & A
12:10 pm Break for Learning Luncheons
12:20 pm –
1:35 pm
Sunday Optional Learning Luncheon Bonus Sessions

ACG has combined the popular in-person Learning Luncheons with on-demand access to the pre-recorded lectures for ALL 24 Learning Luncheon Bonus Sessions. Add this optional package to your Postgraduate Course registration for even more first-class education that provides an additional 18 hours of CME/MOC credit!

You must register for the Postgraduate Course in order to purchase the optional Learning Luncheon Bonus Sessions package. Both in-person and virtual registrants can purchase this add-on package. In-person attendees purchasing the package will be able to select a Saturday and a Sunday luncheon presentation to attend during the registration process.

  1. Cirrhosis Complications: Esophageal Varices, Ascites, Hepatic Encephalopathy: Update on the Current Management of the Decompensated Cirrhotic
    Renuka Umashanker, MD, FACG
    Discuss the current guidelines and updates in the management of the decompensated cirrhotic.
  2. The Resistant H. pylori: What Do We Do Now?
    William D. Chey, MD, FACG
    Compare the effectiveness and safety of the quadruple therapy to the new antibiotic plus potassium channel acid blockers (P-CABs) and why antibiotic resistance is important to address.
  3. Tips and Tricks for Difficult Biliary Cannulation and ERCP in Special Populations
    Prabhleen Chahal, MD, FACG
    Explain evidence-based tips and tricks for performing ERCP in difficult cases, altered anatomy, and special populations such as transplant and pregnant patients.
  4. Management of Complex Esophageal and Colonic Strictures: What to Do?
    Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
    Summarize the differential diagnosis of complex esophageal and colonic strictures and discuss the role of dilation, stenting, and surgery.
  5. Hereditary Cancer and Genetic Syndromes: Essentials for the Boards
    Danielle E. Marino, MD
    Discuss the high-yield genetic and hereditary GI syndromes such as GI cancers and polyposis syndromes, cystic fibrosis, hereditary amyloidosis, EDS, and others.
  6. How to Approach Patients With Their Non-IBD Pain
    Laurie A. Keefer, PhD, and Sarvee Moosavi, MD
    Outline the care of patients with chronic pain related to visceral hypersensitivity with a focus on trauma-informed care and complementary techniques.
  7. AI and GI: Is It the Future of GI and How You Can Incorporate It in Your Practice
    Prateek Sharma, MD, FACG
    Summarize the current status and future of the various artificial intelligence platforms and applications in various GI pathologies and how physicians can incorporate AI into their daily practice.
  8. Public Policy Updates and Advocacy: Why This Matters to Your Practice
    Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG
    Explain the current GI practice landscape and discuss the healthcare policy updates and their impact on various practice settings.
  9. Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and Gastric Polyps: Optimal Resection and Surveillance Strategies
    Shailja C. Shah, MD
    Discuss the implications, evaluation, surveillance strategy, and management of gastric intestinal metaplasia and various gastric polyps.
  10. Ischemic and Vascular GI Disorders of the Gut
    David J. Hass, MD, FACG
    Describe the various vascular disorders including chronic and acute ischemia of the GI tract and their diagnoses and management.
  11. Short Gut Syndrome and Nutritional Deficiencies: Approach From a Gastroenterologist and Dietician
    John K. DiBaise, MD, FACG, and Kayla Hopkins, MS, RD, LDN
    Evaluate the treatment strategies and nutritional deficiencies encountered in patients with short gut syndrome, and how to decide who gets parenteral nutrition and what to watch out for.
  12. Autoimmune Hepatitis/PBC/Hemochromatosis
    Kelly W. Burak, MD, MSc (Epid)
    Discuss the current approach and treatment algorithms for the common liver consults seen in the GI practice.
1:35 pm Break
1:45 pm –
3:00 pm
Simultaneous Symposia

Symposium D: GI Emergencies and Dilemmas
Moderator: Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), MACG

  • Rapid Response for UGIB: How to Rescue the Bleeder
    Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
    Discuss the new interventions and techniques for managing the acute GI bleeding patient with an upper GI bleed.
  • Managing Anticoagulation in the Face of GI Emergencies
    Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), MACG
    Explain how anticoagulation can be managed pre and post procedure as well as in the patient with acute GI bleeding.
  • Foreign Body Removals: Tips and Tricks of the Trade
    Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG
    Summarize the many techniques and equipment used for removal of bezoars and foreign objects.
  • Panel Q & A

Symposium E: GI Endoscopy: Know Your Toolbox and Tricks to Succeed
Moderator: Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG

  • Managing Complications of Endoscopy: Do’s and Don’ts
    Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG
    Explain the key concepts for minimization, early recognition, diagnosis, and management of various complications of GI endoscopy.
  • Interventional EUS: Where Are We Today and What Does the Future Hold? What the GI Provider Needs to Know
    Mouen A. Khashab, MD
    Summarize the current status and the expanding portfolio of interventional EUS and elaborate on risks, benefits, and the paradigm shift in the management of various GI disease entities with interventional EUS for the general gastroenterologist.
  • Third Space Endoscopy: POEM/ESD in Upper Gastrointestinal Disease
    Neil R. Sharma, MD, FACG
    Discuss the role, benefits, and risks of POEM and ESD in various UGI pathologies.
  • Panel Q & A

Symposium F: Anorectal Disorders: A Practical Approach
Moderator: Gregory S. Sayuk, MD, MPH

  • Learning From the Master: Approach to Hemorrhoids and Fissures
    Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
    Discuss current medical and surgical techniques and advancements in the management of hemorrhoids and fissures.
  • A-B-Cs of Anorectal Physiology Testing
    Gregory S. Sayuk, MD, MPH
    Evaluate anorectal manometry, balloon expulsion testing, biofeedback therapy, and explore the importance of incorporating them into your practice.
  • Fecal Incontinence, Anal Pruritis, and More: Medical and Surgical Treatments
    Nyree K. Thorne, MD
    Summarize the approach and treatment for patients with anorectal symptoms beyond hemorrhoids and fissures.
  • Panel Q & A
3:00 pm Break / Exhibit Hall Opens
3:20 pm Session 2C: Pancreatobiliary Challenges: Decoding the Dilemmas
Moderator: Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FACG
  • Post-ERCP Pancreatitis (PEP): How to Prevent and Manage
    B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD, MSc
    Explain the current evidence-based approach to preventing, minimizing, and managing post-ERCP pancreatitis.
  • Cystic Pancreatic Neoplasms: Guidelines and Management
    Harry R. Aslanian, MD, FACG
    Describe the approach, surveillance, radiologic/endoscopic features, and management of various pancreatic cysts and how to incorporate the guidelines into clinical practice.
  • The Difficult Common Bile Duct Stone: What to Do
    Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FACG
    Discuss management strategies for the difficult common bile duct stone and role of endoscopic management.
  • Indeterminate Biliary Stricture: How to Evaluate and Manage?
    Amrita Sethi, MD
    Apply the latest clinical and best practice approaches to the evaluation and management of indeterminate biliary strictures.
  • Panel Q & A
5:00 pm Take-Home Pearls: What Did We Learn Today?
Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, Baharak Moshiree, MD, MSc, FACG, and Renuka Umashanker, MD, FACG
Recognize important and practical take-home messages from today’s talks.
5:20 pm Postgraduate Course Adjourns