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.

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 | W308AB

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. Ask at the on-site registration desk in Orlando if space is still available.

Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm | W304GH

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. Ask at the on-site registration desk in Orlando if space is still available.

GI Jeopardy: Buzz In for Your Training Program
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm | W315

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 | W304GH

Once again, a special lunch exclusively for Fellows-in-Training will be offered on Sunday, October 15th during the Postgraduate Course. This year's lunch, "The GI Job Hunt: Finding, Interviewing, and Negotiating", will feature a panel of speakers who will discuss pertinent issues to be considered as trainees begin to evaluate their future after fellowship. Each speaker will offer suggestions through their own perspective. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the faculty and learn more about different job environments including Private Practice, Academic Practice, and insightful information on physician recruitment and 4th year fellowships. This session will provide trainees the opportunity to ask questions they may have before finishing fellowship so that they may achieve their professional goals. Don't delay, as the luncheon sells out every year.

This luncheon is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $40. Ask at the on-site registration desk in Orlando if space is still available.

How to Get Published: An ACG Journal Editors Roundtable
Monday, October 16 | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm | Room W315

ACG’s journal editors frequently receive questions about how best to get published, how they assess submissions, and how to best format a manuscript. In this session, the editors reveal answers to the “Top 10 Questions” they receive about the publication process and share pearls of wisdom about what works—and what doesn’t work—when submitting papers for publication. If you want to start or improve your publishing career, then don’t miss this valuable opportunity to hear directly from the editors who are eager to help! Free and open to all attendees.