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 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, followed by a rebroadcast at 8:00 pm Eastern time.

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 offers Virtual Grand Rounds TWICE each Thursday by adding an evening session. Here’s how it works: 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.

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2023

Week 23 – Thursday, June 8, 2023: Leadership, Diversity, Ethical Care, and Equity
Faculty: Sonali Paul, MD, MS; Cassandra D. Fritz, MD; and Lauren D. Nephew, MD
Moderator: Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Explain how practitioners can appropriately care for members of the LGBTQI+ community; identify ways that allies can support underrepresented minorities in medicine; and describe the barriers to healthcare faced by vulnerable populations and how providers can assist these patients.
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 24 – Thursday, June 15, 2023: Fatty Liver Disease
Faculty: Robert J. Wong, MD, MS, FACG; Mary E. Rinella, MD, FACG, and Joseph K. Lim, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Discuss the differences between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic dysfunction-associated liver disease (MAFLD) nomenclature and its relevance to clinical management; evaluate recent advances in new and emerging treatments for the management of alcohol-associated liver disease and NAFLD; and describe the effectiveness of optimal clinical care models in improving the NAFLD care cascade from early diagnosis to 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

CAREER EDITION – Wednesday, June 21, 2023: GI Side Gigs: A Big Pill to Swallow
Faculty: Reezwana Chowdhury, MD
Learning Objective: Discuss how to diversify your income in GI and identify how these income streams may fit with various practice types.
Click Here to Register for the 8:30pm broadcast – 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Time

Week 25 – Thursday, June 22, 2023: Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Faculty: V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS, FACG; Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, MBBCh, FACG; and John M. DeWitt, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Compare key aspects of the diagnostic evaluation of pancreatic cyst lesions including radiologic and endoscopic imaging, fluid analysis and tissue acquisition; explain and summarize the similarities and key differences among existing guidelines; and describe key features of EUS-guided ablation including patient selection, choice of ablative agent and adverse events.
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 26 – Thursday, June 29, 2023: Breathing Past Burnout
Learning Objective: Explore research-backed techniques that reduce stress, improve sleep, and enhance overall wellness.
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

INTERNATIONAL EDITION – Friday, June 30, 2023: Upper GI Bleeding: An ACG Guideline
Offered in conjunction with the Italian Society of Gastroenterology.
Faculty: Loren A. Laine, MD, FACG
Moderators: Roberto de Franchis, MD; and Gianluca Esposito, MD, PhD
Learning Objective: Explain the updated ACG Clinical Guideline for the diagnosis and management of upper GI bleeding.
Click Here to Register for the 11:00am broadcast – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 27 – Thursday, July 6, 2023: There will be no ACG Virtual Grand Rounds this week.

Week 28 – Thursday, July 13, 2023: Going Green: Improving Your Endoscopy Unit’s Carbon Footprint
Faculty: Rabia A. de Latour, MD
Moderator: Swapna Gayam, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify ways that you can improve your endoscopy unit while taking steps to protect the environment.
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.

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.