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WCOG at ACG2017 Scientific Meeting

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