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WCOG at ACG2017 Scientific Meeting

Throughout the WCOG at ACG2017 Scientific Meeting, faculty will present the latest in GI and hepatology and how to incorporate findings into patient care.  Hear experts share the latest clinical research when they present free papers/oral presentations during the plenary sessions. In addition, there will be several featured lectures by world-renowned experts that delve into deeper discussion on a specific topic.

The WCOG at ACG2017 Scientific Meeting is still FREE for ACG members. Attend and earn CME and MOC.

Monday, October 16, 2017 | 7:50 AM – 6:15 PM
6:00 am Registration
6:30 am Monday Optional Breakfast Sessions – Choose from 4
(You must register separately for breakfast sessions during the registration process.)

Breakfast Session A: Non-Celiac Enteropathies

  • What to Look for When Patients Do Not Respond to Gluten Withdrawal: Celiac Pathomimetic Diseases
  • Protein-losing Enteropathy: Diagnostic Approach and Treatment Options
  • Enteropathies in the Developing World

Breakfast Session B: Medical-Surgical Management of Crohn’s Disease

  • When Enough Is Enough: Time to Operate for Crohn’s Disease
  • The Postoperative Crohn's Patient: Do All Patients Need Medications?
  • The Postoperative Crohn’s Patient: Don’t Wait for Endoscopic Recurrence, Start Treatment Early

Breakfast Session C: Obesity

  • Epidemiology of Obesity: A Global Perspective
  • Obesity and Disease
  • Surgical and Endoscopic Management of Obesity

Breakfast Session D: Motility Testing: What Should Be Incorporated Into Practice?
(This session will begin with three didactic lectures followed by a hands-on demonstration in the Hands-on Workshop Center in the Exhibit Hall. The hands-on demonstration is an opportunity for attendees to gain tactile, first-hand experience using a variety of tools and techniques. The hands-on workshop portion of the session does not offer CME.)

  • Esophageal Motility Testing
  • Gastric Motility Testing
  • Colorectal Motility Testing
7:50 am Opening Remarks  Disponible en Español
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, ACG President and David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH, FACG, WGO President
8:00 am Presidential Plenary Session 1  (Free Paper/Abstract Presentations)
Moderators: Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG and David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH, FACG
9:00 am ACG’s Presidential Address   Disponible en Español
Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG; Introduced by: Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, ACG President-Elect
9:30 am  Presidential Plenary Session 2  (Free Paper/Abstract Presentations)
Moderators: Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG and Cihan Yurdaydin, MD
10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 am Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop Center Opens
10:30 am Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
10:30 am Exhibitor Theater
10:30 am Scientific Poster Session Opens
11:30 am Simultaneous Symposia Sessions

Simultaneous Symposium 1A: Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Worldwide Epidemiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Diagnosis and Screening of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Simultaneous Symposium 1B: Endosurgery in the Upper GI Tract

  • Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia and Beyond
  • Extreme and Unconventional Esophageal Endoscopic Solutions: Stents, Sutures, and Clips
  • Advances in the Third Lumen in the Upper GI Tract: ESD, STER, Full-thickness Resection

Simultaneous Symposium 1C: Colorectal Cancer Screening: Global Approaches Disponible en Español

This session is made possible by a generous bequest in memory of Robert L. Berger, MD, MACG, in recognition of his commitment to the socio-economic aspects of GI care.

  • CRC Screening: Global Overview
  • CRC Screening in Regions with Limited Resources
  • Non-colonoscopy Colon Cancer Screening Tests: State-of-the-Art 2017

Simultaneous Symposium 1D: H. pylori Infection - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges Across the Globe

  • Epidemiology of H. pylori Infection Around the World
  • Diagnostic Challenges of H. pylori Infection
  • Treatment and Confirmation of H. pylori Eradication
  • What’s New in the WGO and ACG H. pylori Infection Guidelines
12:45 pm Lunch Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
12:45 pm ACG – FDA Public Forum
12:45 pm Exhibitor Theater
1:00 pm Poster Session – Authors Present
1:40 pm Exhibitor Theater
2:15 pm WGO’s Presidential Address  Disponible en Español
David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH, FACG (WGO President); Introduced by: Cihan Yurdaydin, MD, WGO President-Elect
2:30 pm WGO’s Bockus Lecture  Disponible en Español
Introduced by: David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH, FACG
3:00 pm The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture  Disponible en Español
Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS; Introduced by: Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG and Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG
3:30 pm Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Browse Scientific Posters
3:30 pm Exhibitor Theater
3:45 pm How to Get Published: ACG Journal Editors Roundtable
Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG, and David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG
4:30 pm

Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 1 (Free Paper/Abstract Presentations)

  • Simultaneous Plenary Session 1A
  • Simultaneous Plenary Session 1B
  • Simultaneous Plenary Session 1C
  • Simultaneous Plenary Session 1D
5:00 pm Simultaneous Symposia Sessions

Simultaneous Symposium 2A: Gluten-related Disorders

  • A Global Update on Celiac Disease and its Complications
  • Current and Emerging Management for Celiac Disease
  • Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Simultaneous Symposium 2B: Advances in Hepatitis C Therapy: 2017 Update

  • Global Eradication of HCV: Can It Be Achieved?
  • Current Treatment of HCV
  • Treatment of Special Populations with HCV

Simultaneous Symposium 2C: Global Perspectives in IBD: Evolution and Management  Disponible en Español

  • IBD Emerging Across the World: Epidemiology and Differential
  • Optimizing the Efficacy of Current IBD Therapies: Making the Most of What You Have
  • IBD in the Era of International Travel: Vaccines, Vectors, and Viruses

Simultaneous Symposium 2D: Live From Orlando! The 5th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum

6:15 pm WCOG at ACG2017 Annual Meeting Adjourns