ACG’s IBD School & ACG Board of Governors / ASGE Best Practices Course

One weekend. Two courses.

Friday, January 26 – Sunday, January 28, 2018

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

ACG’s IBD School

Applying evidence to everyday clinical practice

Friday, January 26 • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

  • ACG and ASGE members pay only $99 for IBD School

Spend the day immersed in learning the art and science of IBD diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. The following experts will be leading the discussion:

Course Co-Directors

Kane
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Rubin
David T. Rubin, MD, FACG

Faculty

Raymond K. Cross, Jr., MD, MS

Susan Galandiuk, MD, FACG, FACS, FASCRS

Christina Y. Ha, MD

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG

Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG

Raymond K. Cross, Jr., MD, MS

Susan Galandiuk, MD, FACG, FACS, FASCRS

Christina Y. Ha, MD

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG

Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG

Course Topics

  • Understanding the Epidemiology and Natural History of IBD for Clinicians
  • Thoughtful Application of Diagnostic Tools in IBD: When to Use What
  • Goals of Caring for the IBD Patient
  • How to Think About Immune Suppressive Agents in the Era of Biologics
  • Biological Therapies in IBD: The Revolution in IBD
  • Drug and Disease Monitoring
  • Timing of Surgery and Prevention of Post-operative Recurrence
  • Lunch With Faculty and Case Presentations
  • Cancer Prevention in IBD
  • Management of EIM: Disease-related, Disease-unrelated, and Therapy-related
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in IBD
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • The Pregnant Patient With IBD
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Afternoon Case Presentations
  • Understanding the Epidemiology and Natural History of IBD for Clinicians
  • Thoughtful Application of Diagnostic Tools in IBD: When to Use What
  • Goals of Caring for the IBD Patient
  • How to Think About Immune Suppressive Agents in the Era of Biologics
  • Biological Therapies in IBD: The Revolution in IBD
  • Drug and Disease Monitoring
  • Timing of Surgery and Prevention of Post-operative Recurrence
  • Lunch With Faculty and Case Presentations
  • Cancer Prevention in IBD
  • Management of EIM: Disease-related, Disease-unrelated, and Therapy-related
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in IBD
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • The Pregnant Patient With IBD
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Afternoon Case Presentations
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ACG Board of Governors / ASGE Best Practices Course

Addressing the spectrum of clinical GI and liver disease

Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28

A joint program of the ACG Board of Governors and ASGE offered biennally. Best Practices will feature leading experts who will delve into the common and not-so-common GI and hepatology disorders. Attend and you will leave Las Vegas with clinical pearls that can be incorporated into practice.

Course Directors:

Adler
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, FASGE
Kefalas
Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG, FASGE
Kothari
Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, FASGE
Adler
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, FASGE
Kefalas
Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG, FASGE
Kothari
Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, FASGE

Faculty

William D. Chey, MD, FACG

Raymond K. Cross, Jr., MD, MS

Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG

Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE

Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FACG, FASGE

David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, FASGE

Colleen R. Kelly, MD, FACG

Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG

Jeffrey H. Lee, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE

Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG, FASGE

John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG

Amit Rastogi, MD

John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG, FASGE

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE

Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG

Ali A. Siddiqui, MD

Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG

Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG

Karen L. Woods, MD, FACG, FASGE

William D. Chey, MD, FACG

Raymond K. Cross, Jr., MD, MS

Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG

Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE

Ashley L. Faulx, MD, FACG, FASGE

David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, FASGE

Colleen R. Kelly, MD, FACG

Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG

Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG

Jeffrey H. Lee, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE

Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG, FASGE

John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG

Amit Rastogi, MD

John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG, FASGE

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE

Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG

Ali A. Siddiqui, MD

Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG

Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG

Karen L. Woods, MD, FACG, FASGE

Course Topics

Saturday, January 27

  • Quality Measures in Colonoscopy: How to Achieve Them and Why?
  • Failed Colonoscopy: What Next?
  • The Difficult Colon Polyp: Tricks and Options for Resection
  • Update in the Treatment of C. difficile Infection
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Management
  • Managing the Patient with Decompensated Cirrhosis
  • Current Treatment of Hepatitis C
  • The Refractory Benign Esophageal Stricture (RBES): What to Do?
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders: What You Need to Know
  • Barrett’s Esophagus: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Surveillance
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE): Beyond PPI Therapy
  • Telemedicine Opportunities for the GI Practice
  • Incorporating Non-Physician Clinicians Into Your Practice
  • Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018
  • Stump the Chumps!
  • I’ve Been Sued! Now What?
  • Battling Physician Burnout
  • Endoscopic Treatments for Obesity: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
  • Quality Measures in Colonoscopy: How to Achieve Them and Why?
  • Failed Colonoscopy: What Next?
  • The Difficult Colon Polyp: Tricks and Options for Resection
  • Update in the Treatment of C. difficile Infection
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Management
  • Managing the Patient with Decompensated Cirrhosis
  • Current Treatment of Hepatitis C
  • The Refractory Benign Esophageal Stricture (RBES): What to Do?
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders: What You Need to Know
  • Barrett’s Esophagus: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Surveillance
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE): Beyond PPI Therapy
  • Telemedicine Opportunities for the GI Practice
  • Incorporating Non-Physician Clinicians Into Your Practice
  • Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2018
  • Stump the Chumps!
  • I’ve Been Sued! Now What?
  • Battling Physician Burnout
  • Endoscopic Treatments for Obesity: Science Fact or Science Fiction?

Sunday, January 28

  • Managing the Bloated Patient: Role of Diet, FODMAP,  Antibiotics, and Probiotics
  • GI Bleed Management: Tricks of the Trade
  • Dyspepsia in 2018: Evaluation and Management
  • Post-ERCP Pancreatitis (PEP): How to Cause, How to Prevent!
  • Cystic Pancreatic Neoplasms: What’s New in 2018?
  • The Difficult Common Bile Duct Stone: What to Do?
  • Should I Stop Doing ERCP?
  • Managing the Bloated Patient: Role of Diet, FODMAP, Antibiotics, and Probiotics
  • GI Bleed Management: Tricks of the Trade
  • Dyspepsia in 2018: Evaluation and Management
  • Post-ERCP Pancreatitis (PEP): How to Cause, How to Prevent!
  • Cystic Pancreatic Neoplasms: What’s New in 2018?
  • The Difficult Common Bile Duct Stone: What to Do?
  • Should I Stop Doing ERCP?

Hands-on Sessions

  • Mucosal Ablation: Cryotherapy
  • Mucosal Ablation: RFA
  • ERCP
  • ESD
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • EMR – Cap
  • EMR – Band
  • Mucosal Ablation: Cryotherapy
  • Mucosal Ablation: RFA
  • EMR–Cap
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • ESD
  • EMR–Band
  • ERCP

Stay and Play in Las Vegas

Caesars Palace

Nothing beats Las Vegas’ nightlife. Enjoy your stay at Caesars Palace which offers fine dining, shopping and great casino action. The venue is centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip, so even more entertainment options are a short walk away. The programs will be offered during the bye week between the playoffs and the Super Bowl, so you won’t miss any of your favorite sports action. Take a three-day weekend and earn CME and MOC while you enjoy a little rest and relaxation after a busy holiday season.

Make your reservations early by contacting Caesars Palace at 1-866-227-5944. Special meeting rates per night are $239 plus tax (tax is currently 12%) for single or double rooms. There is an additional resort fee of $32 plus tax, per room, per night. The resort fee includes unlimited local calls, two (2) guest admissions per day to the fitness center, in-room internet access for up to two (2) devices per room, per day. Additional fees of service charge and tax may apply. The hotel accepts all major credit cards. Reservations must be made by January 3, 2018. There are a limited number of rooms available at the meeting rate. There is no guarantee that rooms will be available up to the deadline date, and there is no guarantee that rooms will be available at the ACG meeting rate. Rates quoted are on a space available basis only. Once ACG’s room block is sold out, the hotel may charge a higher rate for any additional rooms made available. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will be penalized for one night’s room and tax. Cancellations made prior to 72 hours will not be penalized.