Friday Courses

Receive in-depth updates on the latest in GI and hepatology, endoscopy, and practice management when you attend one or more of the optional Friday courses. Five courses are offered: three half-day courses, the GI Pathology and Imaging Course, the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Practice Management Summit; one evening course, the Guide to the Guidelines; and one full-day course, the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

Women’s Initiative for Success and Elevation in Gastroenterology Leadership Course

Friday, October 25, 2024 | 1:45 pm – 6:30 pm Eastern Time

Course Directors: Calley H. Levine, MD, and Jennifer Katz, MD, FACG

Additional Course Contributors: Sangeeta Agrawal, MD, FACG, Erica R. Cohen, MD, and Sheila Rustgi, MD

Course Overview and Target Audience:

ACG’s WISE GI is a new half-day course focused on professional development and networking opportunities for female gastroenterologists at various stages in their careers. This course is intended for female gastroenterologists including senior fellows and attendings at all career stages. It is relevant to those in private practice and/or academic practice.

Course Objectives:

  • Define the gender gap for women in gastroenterology and provide guidance to overcome these specific challenges.
  • Equip attendees with leadership skills, practical career advancement strategies, and effective communication techniques.
  • Offer actionable tips for achieving better work-life balance and thriving both personally and professionally.
  • Facilitate dialogue among attendees to explore additional topics (e.g., negotiations, conflict resolutions), identify personal short- and long-term goals, and recognize ongoing gaps that need to be addressed.
1:45 pm Welcome and Introductions
Calley H. Levine, MD, and Jennifer Katz, MD, FACG
Session 1 Professional Growth and Career Advancement
1:50 pm Defining the Gender Gap and Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Define the “gender gap” in GI and review key lessons on how women can achieve their highest potential.
2:10 pm Advancing Your Career Through Mentorship, Sponsorship, and Coaching
Describe the roles of mentor, sponsor, and coach, and how each can promote women in medicine and GI.
2:30 pm Building Your Brand and Defining Your Career (You Do You!)
Identify a strategic approach to developing your personal style.
2:50 pm Panel Discussion and Q & A
3:05 pm Break
Session 2 Personal Development and Effective Communication
3:15 pm How to Be an Effective Communicator (How to Be Assertive Without Being a B*tch)
Explain strategies to be effective and assertive with patients and peers.
3:35 pm Time Management and Practice Efficiency
Identify areas for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace.
3:55 pm Beyond the Scope: Opportunities Outside the Clinical GI Practice
Discuss alternative pathways to satisfy your career goals.
4:15 pm Panel Discussion and Q & A
4:30 pm Break
Session 3 Mental and Physical Wellness
4:40 pm The Keys to Wellness: How to Set Boundaries
Identify methods to protect time both at work and at home.
5:00 pm Positioning for Success: Ergonomics of Endoscopy
Discuss strategies for preventing injuries associated with a procedural career.
5:20 pm Panel Discussion and Q & A
Session 4 Roundtable Discussions
5:30 pm Closing Remarks and Introduction to Roundtable Discussions
Calley H. Levine, MD, and Jennifer Katz, MD, FACG
5:35 pm Roundtable Discussions
6:30 pm Course Adjourns