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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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM
6:30 am Registration
6:45 am Wednesday Optional Breakfast Sessions - Choose from 4

(You must register separately for breakfast sessions during the registration process.)

Breakfast Session M: Anorectal Disorders

  • Sensory Disorders: Pruritus, Proctalgia, Incontinence, and Seepage
  • Bleeding Disorders: Hemorrhoids and Fissures
  • Incidental Anorectal Neoplasia: Carcinoids, Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Breakfast Session N: Update on Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  • Is There Really a Difference Between PPI Responders and Non-responders?
  • Diet Therapy for Adults: Is it Feasible?
  • Dilation Treatment for EoE: Why Is Everyone so Scared?

Breakfast Session O: EUS Beyond Tissue Acquisition: Where the Echoendosocope Wasn’t Meant to Be

  • Core Biopsies of Solid Lesions: Is This the New Normal? Should We Abandon FNA?
  • Liver Biopsy Revisited via EUS and Beyond
  • Novel Approaches to Biliary and Pancreatic Drainage

Breakfast Session P: Advances in the Management of Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

  • Portal Hypertensive Bleeding: Varices and Beyond
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy in Chronic Liver Disease: Occult and Overt
  • Ascites, Sodium, and Fluid Management
8:30 am Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 4

(Free Papers/Abstract Presentations)

  • Simultaneous Plenary Session 4A
  • Simultaneous Plenary Session 4B
  • Simultaneous Plenary Session 4C
  • Simultaneous Plenary Session 4D: Best of Original Latin American Research  Presentado en Español
10:15 am Break
10:20 am ACG’s David Y. Graham Lecture

Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG; Introduced by: Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, ACG President

10:55 am Break
11:00 am Simultaneous Symposia Sessions

Simultaneous Symposium 5A: Approaches to Acute and Chronic Diarrhea

  • Diagnosis and Prevention of Acute Diarrhea: What Do the Guidelines Say?
  • Management of Acute Diarrhea in Adults: A Global Perspective
  • A Practical Approach to the Work-up of the Patient With Chronic Diarrhea

Simultaneous Symposium 5B: Quality and Technique in Colonoscopy

  • Quality Metrics of Colonoscopy
  • Building a Better Colonoscopist: Improving Quality With Technique and Technology
  • Serrated Polyps: Recognize, Remove, Risk Stratify

Simultaneous Symposium 5C: Controversies in GERD  Disponible en Español

  • Does Extra-esophageal GERD Exist, and If So, Why Can’t I Find It?
  • What Afflicts PPI Non-responders, and How Do I Treat Them?
  • What Are the Real Adverse Effects of PPIs?

Simultaneous Symposium 5D: Global Education: WGO

  • WGO Training Centers: Developing an Endoscopy Service in Limited Resource Settings
  • WGO Train the Trainers: How Can I Improve my Teaching Skills?
  • WGO Guidelines: Why Cascades?
12:15 pm WCOG at ACG2017 Annual Meeting Adjourns