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.

NEW FOR 2022! A More Convenient Schedule Increases Reach of ACG Virtual Grand Rounds
In response to tremendous interest in ACG virtual education at convenient times, and to better meet the needs of practicing clinicians both nationally and internationally, the College will now offer Virtual Grand Rounds TWICE each Thursday by adding an evening session. Here’s how it will work: The faculty will present live at Noon Eastern Time and will engage with the audience in Q&A. ACG will then re-broadcast a recording of that day’s lecture at 8:00pm Eastern Time, and, when possible, faculty will again join at the end to answer questions from the evening audience. If you miss either session, a recording of the presentation will be available in the ACG Education Universe the following week, allowing you to watch at your convenience.

ACG Virtual Grand Rounds: Making a good thing even better!

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Week 20 – Thursday, May 19, 2022: There will be no ACG Virtual Grand Rounds this week.

Week 21 – Thursday, May 26, 2022: Management of Disorders of the J-Pouch: A Practical Guide
Faculty: Laura Raffals, MD, MS, FACG
Moderator: Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH
Learning Objective: Identify approaches to the endoscopic assessment of the J-pouch, common disorders of the pouch, and medical management.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 22 – Thursday, June 2, 2022: ACG Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Faculty: Philip O. Katz, MD, MACG
Moderator: Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, FACG
Learning Objective: Explain the updated ACG Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux. Disease.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Hepatology Circles SPECIAL EDITION – Tuesday, June 7, 2022: Alcohol Associated Liver Disease
Faculty: David E. Bernstein, MD, MACG; Jorge L. Herrera, MD, MACG; Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, FACG
Learning Objective: Discuss the rising alcohol related deaths since the pandemic (recent paper by NIAAA and other data), explain diagnosis and biomarkers, treatment options both medical and transplant, and discuss the role of ETOH and transplantation.
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 23 – Thursday, June 9, 2022: Overcoming the Challenges & Mitigating the Disparities in Our LGBTQI+ Patients: A Digestive Diseases Health Perspective
Faculty: Sonali Paul, MD, MS
Moderator: Douglas A. Simonetto, MD
Learning Objective: Identify LGBTQI+ language, history, and current affairs; discuss issues related to digestive diseases in the LGBTQ population and explain ways to move “beyond the binary” and implement change.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

CAREER EDITION – Wednesday, June 15, 2022: Optimizing Mentorship for GI Mentees and Mentors
Faculty: Loren G. Rabinowitz, MD
Panelists: Lavanya Viswanathan, MD, MS, FACP and Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify existing mentorship disparities and learn from leaders in the field how to become a better mentee and mentor.
Click Here to Register for the 8:30pm broadcast – 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Time

Week 24 – Thursday, June 16, 2022: Hereditary Pancreatic Cancers – Who Should We Screen and How?
Faculty: Yasmin G. Hernandez-Barco, MD
Moderator: Alice A. Lee, MD
Learning Objective: Explain the role of genetic screening and screening with imaging for pancreatic cancer with a review of the relevant genes and imaging modalities to consider.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 25 – Thursday, June 23, 2022: A ACG Clinical Guidelines: Management of Benign Anorectal Disorders
Faculty: Arnold Wald, MD, MACG
Moderator: Adil E. Bharucha, MD
Learning Objective: Explain the updated ACG Clinical Guideline for the management of benign anorectal disorders.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

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.