Connect with colleagues from around the world when you attend
the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017!

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 | Room W205A

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 | Room W205B


Women and Minorities in Gastroenterology Reception
Sunday, October 15 | 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm | Room W205C


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


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

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.


ACG-FDA Public Forum
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm | Room W315

Join ACG and representatives from the FDA and EMA (European Medicines Agency) for a 90-minute discussion on biosimilars and IBD. All are invited to attend.


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

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


How to Get Published: ACG Journal Editors Roundtable
Monday, October 16, 2017 | 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.


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

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 | Room W311EF

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