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Events & Receptions

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.

ACG SCOPY Award Ceremony & Workshop
Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 3:30 – 5:15 pm

Come join the ACG Public Relations Committee and celebrate your colleagues who will receive 2017 ACG SCOPY Awards. Be inspired by a dynamic panel presentation on some of the best, most innovative and impactful community education programs to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and enjoy a cocktail reception. SCOPY is ACG’s Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention & Year-Round Excellence. Learn more


NP/PA Attendee Reception
Sunday, October 15 | 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm


Exhibit Hall Opening Welcome Reception
Sunday, October 15 | 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm


Women and Minorities in Gastroenterology Reception
Sunday, October 15 | 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm


ACG Presidential Address
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 9:00 am

Carol Burke, MD, FACG, ACG President, will address attendees during the Presidential Address to mark the beginning of the WCOG at ACG2017 Annual Meeting. The President uses this opportunity to welcome attendees, highlight accomplishments over the past year, and bid farewell as the leadership passes on to the next President-Elect.


WGO Presidential Address
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 2:15 pm

David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH, FACG, WGO President, will address attendees during his Presidential address at the WCOG at ACG2017 Scientific Meeting.


WCOG at ACG2017 Annual Business Meeting
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 6:15 pm

All Members and Fellows (FACG) are encouraged to attend the Annual Business Meeting where College business will be discussed and voted on.


WGO General Assembly
Tuesday, October 17 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

By invitation only. WGO’s bi-yearly business meeting of WGO Member Societies and Governing Council.