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 3 – Thursday, January 20, 2022: Endoscopic Myotomy: Update on POEM and G-POEM
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Faculty: Mihir Wagh, MD
Moderator: Kelli DeLay, MD
Learning Objective: Understand indications, techniques and outcomes of per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM and G-POEM) for esophageal motility disorders and gastroparesis.
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SPECIAL EDITION – Tuesday, January 25, 2022: COVID-19 Vaccine Update
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Faculty: Freddy Caldera, DO; Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, MACG; Gil Y. Melmed, MD; Erin K. Spengler, MD
Moderator: Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG
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Week 4 – Thursday, January 27, 2022: Feeding Tubes: What GIs Need to Know in 2022
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Faculty: John C. Fang, MD
Learning Objective: Discuss indications, placement techniques, and prevention and management of complications of endoscopically placed feeding tubes.
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Week 5 – Thursday, February 3, 2022: Weight Loss Interventions for Patients with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Faculty: Violeta Popov, MD, PhD, FACG
Moderator: Marianna Papademetriou, MD
Learning Objectives: Recognize the importance of weight reduction in patients with NAFLD. Describe the effect of anti-obesity medications on NAFLD. Understand the impact of bariatric surgery on NAFLD and the data supporting endoscopic bariatric therapies.
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Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time

Week 6 – Thursday, February 10, 2022: Current and Emerging Options for the Diagnosis and Management of EoE
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Faculty: Jennifer Horsley-Silva, MD
Learning Objective: Examine how EoE is diagnosed, and differentiate current treatment therapies including pharmacologic options, dietary practices, and esophageal dilation.
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Week 7 – Thursday, February 17, 2022: Update: Prognostic Models in PSC – How Best to Inform Our Patients
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Faculty: Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify prognostic models for primary sclerosing cholangitis that best predict liver-related events.
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Week 8 – Thursday, February 24, 2022: Intestinal Failure
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Faculty: Kishore Iyer, MBBS
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Week 9 – Thursday, March 3, 2022: Physician Burnout
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Faculty: Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG
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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.