Gain valuable insight as world-leading gastroenterologists
focus on a global view of GI and hepatology diseases and treatments
at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017.

Friday Courses

Get in-depth discussions on the latest in GI and hepatology, endoscopy and practice management when you attend one or more of the optional Friday courses. Four courses are offered: two, half-day courses, GI Pathophysiology Course and What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course; and two, full-day courses, Practice Management Course and the WGO-ASGE Endoscopy Course.

Attending the Postgraduate Course? Register for GI Pathophysiology and What’s New in GI Pharmacology and save up to 10 percent! The GI Pathophysiology Course and What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Postgraduate Course make up the Three-day Clinical Review, your comprehensive clinical update.

Course Directors: Darwin L. Conwell, MD, MS and Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG

Apply concepts to care when you attend the GI Pathophysiology Course. This half-day course illustrates the mechanisms behind novel diagnostic strategies, helps to formulate a plan using appropriate testing methodologies, and offers practical implementation strategies.

Part of the Three-day Clinical Review—Save up to 10% when you register for the Three-day Clinical Review!

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
6:00 am Registration
6:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am Welcome and Introductions
7:05 am Current and Future Clinical Applications of the Microbiome in GI Disease
7:45 am Scientific Basis for Novel Immunologic Approaches to IBD
8:25 am When, Why, and How to Apply Molecular and Genetic Testing to Colon Polyps and Cancer
9:05 am Celiac Disease: Novel Therapeutic Approaches Beyond Gluten Withdrawal
9:45 am Q & A
10:00 am Break
10:15 pm Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Food Allergy or Acid Reflux?
10:55 am Interpretation and Therapeutic Implications of Physiologic Testing in the Management of Refractory Reflux
11:35 am Mechanistic Underpinnings for the Management of Refractory Constipation
12:15 pm Q & A
12:30 pm Adjourn

GI Pathophysiology Course Faculty

Darren M. Brenner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

John O. Clarke, MD, FACG
Clinical Associate Professor
Director,Esophageal Program
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

Darwin L. Conwell, MD, FACG
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Nirmala Gonsalves, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Peter H.R. Green, MD, FACG
Phyllis & Ivan Seidenberg Professor Medicine
Columbia University
New York, New York

Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, MACG
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, FACG
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Elena M. Stoffel, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Member Registration Pricing

Member Type Price
Physician $225
Resident/Trainee/Candidate $200
NP/PA $200
Allied Health $200
Practice Manager $200

Non-Member Registration Pricing

Non-Member Type Price
Physician $275
Resident/Trainee $250
NP/PA $250
Allied Health $250
Practice Manager $225
Exhibitor/Guest/PharmD/PhD $275


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Gastroenterology and the World Gastroenterology Organisation. The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Gastroenterology designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.