Even as all aspects of practice have changed due to COVID-19, your need to stay up to date on clinical GI does not stop. Scroll down to view the upcoming VGRs, and click here to view the past VGRs. ACG is committed to your professional education and—until we can be together in person again—our goal is to help the GI community embrace #GIhomeschooling at this time. Join a nationally recognized expert for a live presentation, with Q&A each week, on Thursday at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time.

Register for Upcoming Virtual Grand Rounds

Week 19 – Thursday, May 13, 2021: Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Somashekar G. Krishna, MD, MPH, FACG
Moderator: Mohit Girotra, MD
Learning Objective: Identify pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs), their classification and risk of malignancy, current diagnostic and risk stratification modalities, and novel diagnostics for PCLs.
Click Here to Register

SPECIAL EDITION – Wednesday, May 19, 2021: Career Edition: How to Edit and Present Endoscopy Videos
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Truptesh Kothari, MD
Moderator: Sangeeta Agrawal, MD
Panelists: GS Raju, MD, FACG, and Victoria Gomez, MD
Join the ACG Women in GI and ACG Training Committees as they offer a webinar series focusing on career-based topics. Once per month, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, a new topic is offered. A short lecture will be followed by plenty of time for participants to ask questions of the panel. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process or by using the question feature in the control panel during the webinar. Topics will be geared towards Trainees and Junior Faculty but all members are welcome to attend.
Click Here to Register

Week 20 – Thursday, May 20, 2021: ACG Clinical Guidelines: Colorectal Cancer Screening 2021
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG
Moderator: Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, MACG
Learning Objective: Identify the evidence for colon cancer screening in average risk and those with family history of CRC.
Click Here to Register

Week 21 – Thursday, May 27, 2021: Assessing for Eating Disorders: A Primer for Gastroenterologists
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Monia E. Werlang, MD, and Leslie Sim, PhD, LP
Moderator: Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify eating disorders and maladaptive eating behaviors among GI patients and the GI specific issues in the management of patients with eating disorders.
Click Here to Register

Week 22 – Thursday, June 3, 2021: Addressing Sexual Trauma and Abuse with GI Patients
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Laurie A. Keefer, PhD
Moderator: Christina Jagielski, PhD, MPH
Learning Objective: Identify patients with sexual abuse and trauma histories in GI settings, and improve communication around sexual abuse and trauma, including making appropriate referrals when needed.
Click Here to Register

Week 23 – Thursday, June 10, 2021: Tackling Small Bowel Malabsorptive Disorders and IBS Masqueraders
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Baharak Moshiree, MD, MS-CI, FACG
Learning Objective: Discuss how to recognize IBS masqueraders, carbohydrate malabsorptive disorders and their diagnosis, and systemic conditions causing small bowel pseudo-obstructions.
Click Here to Register

SPECIAL EDITION – Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Career Edition: High Yield Tips for Billing in Clinic and Endoscopy
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenters: Jami A. R. Kinnucan, MD, and Jason N. Rogart, MD
Moderator: Kara De Felice, MD
Panelist: Sofia Yuen, MD
Join the ACG Women in GI and ACG Training Committees as they offer a webinar series focusing on career-based topics. Once per month, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, a new topic is offered. A short lecture will be followed by plenty of time for participants to ask questions of the panel. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process or by using the question feature in the control panel during the webinar. Topics will be geared towards Trainees and Junior Faculty but all members are welcome to attend.
Click Here to Register

Week 24 – Thursday, June 17, 2021: Intestinal Failure and Short Bowel Syndrome
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Dejan Micic, MD
Moderator: Carol E. Semrad, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify the common causes of intestinal failure and outline the basic management principles of short bowel syndrome.
Click Here to Register

Week 25 – Thursday, June 24, 2021: ACG 2021 Clinical Guideline: Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
Moderator: Laurie A. Keefer, PhD
Learning Objective: Review the first ever ACG guidelines on the diagnosis and management of IBS.
Click Here to Register

Week 26 – Thursday, July 8, 2021: ACG Guideline Update: Achalasia Diagnosis and Management
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Faculty: Katarina B. Greer, MD, MS Epi
Moderator: Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MHS
Learning Objective: Review updated 2020 Achalasia diagnosis and management guidelines, explain the appropriate diagnostic evaluation in patients with suspected achalasia, review therapeutic intervention choices based on achalasia subtypes, and discuss post-therapy assessment in patients with achalasia and treatment failures.
Click Here to Register

SPECIAL EDITION – Wednesday, August 18, 2021: Career Edition: Career Transitions
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenters: Sita Chokhavatia, MD, and Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
Moderator: Hala Fatima, MD
Panelists: Anca Pop, MD, and David Wan, MD
Join the ACG Women in GI and ACG Training Committees as they offer a webinar series focusing on career-based topics. Once per month, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, a new topic is offered. A short lecture will be followed by plenty of time for participants to ask questions of the panel. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process or by using the question feature in the control panel during the webinar. Topics will be geared towards Trainees and Junior Faculty but all members are welcome to attend.
Click Here to Register

FAQs

Can’t make live Virtual Grand Rounds? No Problem!
ACG will post all Virtual Grand Rounds to the ACG Universe. Access to the ACG Universe is free to anyone with an account. Members should sign in using their Single Sign-On Account. Non-members should create an account at Universe.gi.org.

ACG members can enter promo code UNIGET20 to access 600 Free minutes of CME.

Want to assign the Virtual Grand Rounds to Trainees as homework?
Training programs can request a free Training Pathways account on the Education Universe. With a training pathways account, program directors and coordinators are able to assign and track trainee homework. All of the videos on the Universe along with a question bank of 900 questions can be assigned to trainees. The programs will also have access to a free OSCE toolkit that was developed by NYU. For more information on Training Director Resources or to request an ACG Training Pathways account, please visit gi.org/trainees/program-director-resources.