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Special Events

At the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 there are a number of opportunities to network with your peers and have some fun as well! Learn what ACG and the WGO are doing for you, see training programs compete in GI Jeopardy, go on an ACG Auxiliary tour, and attend one of the many company-sponsored events.

The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of GI trainees. The World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 includes elements designed with this aim in mind. The College assists trainees as they prepare for their future in gastroenterology through special GI trainee-focused offerings at the WCOG at ACG2017, such as the Trainees Luncheon, Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon, and the Navigating, Networking and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop, which feature discussions from gastroenterologists who work in a variety of practice settings. Plus, there is an opportunity for those in training programs to showcase their knowledge by competing in GI Jeopardy.


Navigating, Networking, and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop
Friday, October 13, 2017 | 5:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program for both men and women geared towards senior GI fellows and junior faculty, addressing the specifics of both the private practice and academic job search. Discussions will focus on details of private practice versus academics, contract analysis, networking skills, negotiating skills, and work-life balance. Separate breakouts for small group discussions are planned.

Advance registration is required and space is limited. There is a $30 fee for this workshop. Dinner will be provided. Register Here.


Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm

The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program geared toward residents and trainees who are facing difficult decisions regarding the future of their medical careers. Female gastroenterologists from a variety of medical backgrounds will address the issues of being a female subspecialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities for women in medicine, and, more specifically, gastroenterology. This is a free program for attendees of the WCOG at ACG2017. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Please Register Here.


GI Jeopardy: Buzz In for Your Training Program
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

GI Jeopardy will return in 2017! To become a contestant, you must be a fellow-in-training, but all are welcome to attend the competitive final round, a spirited GI version of the television classic.

The competition begins in July with a preliminary round open to all GI training programs. Groups of fellows will take an online test on a variety of GI topics and diseases. The top five scoring programs will then be invited to send two-person teams to compete in front of a live audience at the WCOG at ACG2017. Travel expenses for the teams will be covered by ACG. Last year’s GI Jeopardy finalists were supported by more than 200 lively audience members giving the event a real game show atmosphere.


Trainees Luncheon
Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm

A special luncheon exclusively for fellows-in-training will be offered on Sunday during the Postgraduate Course. While this year’s topic has yet to be determined, past topics have included “Employment Agreements,” “4th Year GI Fellowships,” “From Fellowship to Practice: What You Need to Know,” and “What I Learned My First Year in Practice.” Register early, as this luncheon sells out every year.

This luncheon is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $40. Register Here.


ACG Publishing Symposium
Monday, October 16 | 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm | Room TBD

The Editors-in-Chief of ACG’s three scientific journals will present practical advice for participating in the world of academic publishing. This session is perfect for GI trainees or international researchers interested in writing or peer reviewing scholarly manuscripts, but everyone will find useful information. Hear tips for publishing your research, get answers to common questions, and learn more about how publishing in ACG journals can advance your academic career. Three short lectures will be presented, with time after for questions. Free and open to all attendees.