Present your research in an international forum, and gain valuable insight
from global experts at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017.

Call for Abstracts is open!


Submit your Abstract

Call for Abstracts – open

Join the community of GI clinicians and submit your research or case report for presentation at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017. Thousands of poster presentations, and a selection of oral presentations (free paper/abstract presentations), will be delivered over four days. There are 17 Categories with more than 40 Awards – many for GI fellows-in-training only. View the Call for Abstracts brochure

Submission deadline:

Monday, June 5, 2017 | 11:59 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Submit your Abstract

Abstract Categories:

  • Biliary/Pancreas
  • Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports
  • Colon
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • Endoscopy Video Forum
  • Esophagus
  • Functional Bowel Disease
  • General Endoscopy* (EGD, colonoscopy, sedation, etc.)
  • GI Bleeding*
  • IBD
  • Interventional Endoscopy* (ERCP, EUS, ESD, bariatric endoscopy)
  • Liver
  • Obesity*
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Management* (quality, electronic medical records, healthcare disparities, malpractice, etc.)
  • Small Intestine
  • Stomach
*New categories for 2017

Abstract Awards:

  • ACG Auxiliary Awards
  • ACG Case Reports Journal Award
  • Category Awards
  • Fellows Awards
  • ACG Governors Awards for Excellence in Clinical Research
  • International Award
  • Lawlor Resident Award
  • Naomi Nakao Gender-Based Research Award*
  • Pediatric GI Award
  • Radhkida Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award*

The winners for each award will be selected by the WCOG at ACG 2017 Abstract Selection Committee based on scores and merit of qualifying abstracts submitted, and the criteria for each award.

All abstracts submitted, regardless of whether or not they are selected for oral or poster presentation, will appear in a special supplement to the October 2017 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

*To be considered for this award, you must indicate your desire to apply in the Awards section during online submission of your abstract.


Best of Original Latin American Research (Free Papers/Abstract Presentations) Session

This year’s WCOG at ACG2017 will feature a number of sessions either in Spanish or presented in English and simultaneously interpreted into Spanish (headsets available). The most notable of these sessions will be the “Best of Original Latin American Research (Free Papers/Abstract Presentations)” session on Wednesday, October 18. All standard format abstracts submitted from Latin American countries will be considered for presentation in this session (please note the abstract must be submitted in English). If selected, the presenting author will be invited to attend the meeting and present their research in Spanish. We strongly encourage researchers from Latin America to submit their research which will then automatically be considered for this session.

Live from Orlando! The 5th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum

Share your unique case or case series with colleagues by submitting a video abstract to the 5th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum for the WCOG at ACG2017 meeting. Held on Monday evening, October 16, 2017, this 75-minute session will focus on endoscopy techniques, challenging, unusual or unique cases, and cases in the area of GI endoscopy. All submitted videos will be considered for oral presentation during this special video symposium. Submissions can be a case or a case series and should be no longer than 5 minutes in length. Authors of accepted videos will narrate and present their video live and will have up to 2 minutes to answer questions from the judges and the audience. During the session, the audience, along with the judges, will vote to select the best video of the WCOG at ACG2017 meeting. The presenter of the winning video will receive a certificate of recognition. For complete details see the Video Forum Guidelines in the Call for Abstracts brochure.

Editing Services

We are pleased to offer English editing services in partnership with Enago, one of the world’s leading academic editing service providers. The team at Enago can assist both native and non-native English speakers to polish and perfect an abstract prior to submission to the WCOG at ACG2017 meeting. Enago’s experienced editors have an average editing background of 19.4 years, and have been evaluated and certified for their mastery of the English language. Their editors have experience in a wide range of medical and scientific subject areas, including Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Abstracts undergo a two-step process, a complete language and subject check, along with a style and format check, as well as word count adjustment, if necessary. Abstracts are reviewed for grammar, readability, style, and consistency. You can opt for any of the two services listed below: Features covered:
  1. Language and Grammar Check
  2. Style & Consistency
  3. Technical Accuracy
  4. Formatting
  5. Edit Unlimited service valid up to 120 days.
  6. Free Q&A service valid up to 365 days.
Substantive Editing Service: Substantive Editing Service is Enago’s most premium service. This service covers all the aspects of Copy Editing Service and also focuses on the logic and structure of the document as well. The service involves the maximum possible level of intervention in terms of editing. The service also comes with “The Enago Promise” which guarantees that a manuscript edited by us will never be rejected on the basis of poor language or formatting. Features covered:
  1. Language and Grammar Check
  2. Consistency
  3. Technical Accuracy
  4. Formatting
  5. Logical Flow
  6. Content Enhancement
  7. Presentation
  8. Free Q&A service valid up to 365 days.
  9. Rejection Shield valid up to 365 days.
Enago offers competitive rates for their services. A request for an online quote is usually delivered in an hour, and includes an estimated delivery time to complete the abstract review. Authors who chose to use this service should do so no later than May 15, 2017 in order to meet the June 5th WCOG at ACG2017 abstract submission deadline. Please visit Enago to get your quote!