ACG 2012Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course                                   Table of Contents             ...
Dear Colleagues,                             I                                t’s time to make plans to attend ACG 2012, A...
Friday, October 19                                                                            Optional Courses            ...
Schedule at a GlanceSunday, October 21, continued                                    Tuesday, October 23Postgraduate Cours...
Optional Friday Courses     Pathology and Imaging in the     Evaluation of Gastrointestinal     Disease Course     7:00 am...
Optional Friday Courses What’s New                                                               Welcome and Introduction ...
Optional Friday Courses      practice management course                                    Session 1: The Changing and Unc...
Optional Friday CoursesSession 2: Navigation Skills                                      Session 3: Strategies for Success...
Optional Friday Courses     Recertification Preparation and                                Attendee Requirements          ...
Optional Friday Coursesasge postgraduate course                                                      Program Objectives   ...
ACG 2012 Postgraduate Course     Three-day Clinical Review                                         acg 2012 postgraduate c...
ACG 2012 Postgraduate CourseSaturday, October 20                                                   Session 1B – Colon Poly...
ACG 2012 Postgraduate Course     Saturday Learning Luncheons, cont.                                    Session 1C – Endosc...
ACG 2012 Postgraduate CourseSymposium B – Clinical Challenges in IBD – A Case                   Sunday, October 21Based Ap...
ACG 2012 Postgraduate Course     10:40 am	 Current Screening Strategies for                          Session 2C – Motility...
ACG 2012 Postgraduate Course2:45 pm	 Case Presentations – The Difficult-to-Manage                  Symposium F – Current I...
ACG 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting                                                         ACG 2012                       ...
ACG 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting                                                                          Monday, Octobe...
ACG 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting     12:45 pm – 1:15 pm	    Exhibitor Theater                            Tuesday, Octobe...
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG): Annual Scientific Meeting
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  1. 1. ACG 2012Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course Table of Contents Join Us for ACG 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Education Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Schedule at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Friday Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Three-day Clinical Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 october 19-24, 2012 Annual Postgraduate Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Annual Scientific Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 ACG’s Hands-on Workshop Center . . . . . . . . . . 17 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER GI Fellows / Trainee Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Pre-registration Deadline Friday, September 28, 2012 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Housing Deadline Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Hotel and Travel Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Exhibit Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 What to Do and See in Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . .31
  2. 2. Dear Colleagues, I t’s time to make plans to attend ACG 2012, ACG’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course, the premier GI clinical event of the year. This year’s meeting will be held at The Venetian in Las Vegas October 19th-24th. Attend and you will hear both internationally known experts and rising stars in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology present the latest clinical updates on GI and liver disorders. Learn what will impact your practice in the not-so- distant future. Get the answers you seek, exchange ideas with colleagues, and get access to experts at ACG 2012. The educational program is designed with the busy GI clinician in mind. Customize your schedule and join colleagues for one or more of the Friday special interest courses, the outstanding Postgraduate Course on Saturday and Sunday, and the Annual Scientific Meeting from Monday to Wednesday.Developed by clinical gastroenterologists for gastroenterologists, ACG 2012 is designed to meet yourcontinuing education needs. Come for some or all of the sessions and enhance your abilities as an expertgastroenterologist. ACG 2012 continues our tradition of a manageable meeting: you won’t find dozens ofsessions taking place at the same time, forcing you to miss a topic of interest to you. Learn more about theeducational program beginning on page 5.At ACG 2012 you will find: • Educational sessions that will enhance your care of patients and improve the efficiency of your practice • Cutting-edge research presented by colleagues from the U.S. and abroad • Networking events to allow you to connect with old colleagues and make new contacts • An exhibit hall showcasing the latest advances in technology and therapeuticsACG’s popular Hands-on Workshop Center is back for a third year. Located in a special area of the ExhibitHall, leading experts will demonstrate the latest techniques to small groups of attendees using the mostadvanced devices and equipment. The Hands-on Workshop Center will open on Sunday, October 21st.There is no charge and attendees may register on site. Learn more on page 17.The ACG Annual Meeting remains the ONLY major GI meeting that is still offered as a free memberbenefit. ACG members also receive discount registration rates for the Postgraduate Course and Fridaycourses. One reason why the College can continue to offer this member benefit is the participation ofexhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, which offsets costs for the meeting; without this support the meeting in itscurrent form would not be possible. I encourage every attendee to visit the Exhibit Hall while at ACG 2012to thank exhibitors for their participation. A welcome reception will be held in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday,October 21st immediately following the Postgraduate Course. Take advantage of this opportunity to minglewith colleagues, while browsing the exhibits and posters.I hope that you will join me in Las Vegas this fall. Take a couple days away from the office, recharge yourmind, and reconnect with colleagues. Registration and housing for ACG 2012 arenow open. I expect a record attendance so make plans early. Don’t miss the fun!You can find more information beginning on page 24. Learn more about what to doand see in Vegas on page 33.Sincerely,Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACGACG President 2
  3. 3. Friday, October 19 Optional Courses 6:00 am – 8:00 pm Registration 6:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast 7:00 am –12:30 pm Pathology and Imaging in the Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Disease Course 7:15 am – 5:00 pm ASGE–sponsored Course Education Overview 7:30 am – 4:45 pm Practice Management Course 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course Friday Courses Optional Friday courses include What’s New in GI Pharmacology, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm ACG Store Pathology and Imaging in the Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Disease, the Practice Management Course, and the Recertification 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm Negotiation and Networking Skills Workshop* Preparation and Update Course. ASGE will also offer a one-day endoscopy course. 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Recertification Preparation & Update Course The Annual Postgraduate Course At the Postgraduate Course, held on Saturday and Sunday, you will find a comprehensive program delivered by well-known Saturday, October 20 experts discussing the latest clinical updates in a variety of Postgraduate Course disease states. Sessions will focus on The Upper GI Tract, Colon Polyps and Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopic Techniques, Motility 7:00 am – 7:45 am Continental Breakfast and Functional Disorders, IBD, Liver and more. Optional Learning Luncheons are offered both days of the Postgraduate Course. 7:00 am – 5:15 pm Registration Three-day Clinical Review 7:50 am – 5:00 pm Postgraduate Course The Three-day Clinical Review is ideal for the young specialist or seasoned professional. It includes both the What’s New in 8:00 am – 10:00 am Auxiliary Registration/Hospitality Suite GI Pharmacology Course and the Pathology and Imaging in the Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Disease Course, which are held on 8:00 am – 5:15 pm ACG Store Friday, plus the Annual Postgraduate Course, held on Saturday 10:00 am – 10:30 am David Sun Lecture and Sunday. Annual Scientific Meeting 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm Optional Learning Luncheons* ACG’s Educational Affairs Committee has developed a 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm Career Opportunities for Women in comprehensive program that highlights the latest clinical GI Luncheon* information in GI and what’s on the horizon that may impact your practice. ACG members may attend the Annual Scientific Meeting 5:15 pm  – 7:00 pm GI Jeopardy for free. In addition to the general session, ACG will offer optional Breakfast Sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that highlight single topic issues. Sunday, October 21 Recertification Preparation and Update Course Postgraduate Course If recertification is in your near future, attend the Recertification Preparation and Update Course to help prepare for the exam. 6:30 am – 7:45 am Trainees’ Forum with Continental Breakfast The Course will feature a new ACG module approved for self- evaluation of medical knowledge credit toward ABIM Maintenance 7:00 am – 7:45 am Continental Breakfast of Certification. Learn more about the Recertification Preparation and Update Course on page 9. 7:00 am – 5:15 pm Registration Hands-on Workshop Center 7:50 am – 5:00 pm Postgraduate Course See experts demonstrate the latest tools and techniques at the ACG Hands-on Workshop Center. Located in the Exhibit Hall, 8:00 am – 10:00 am Auxiliary Registration/Hospitality Suite attendees will see a variety of equipment and devices demonstrat- ed. While in the Workshop Center, you will also see popular video 8:00 am – 5:15 pm ACG Store presentations from previous ACG courses with ACG’s Education 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm Optional Learning Luncheons* Universe on Demand. The Hands-on Workshop sessions will take place Sunday-Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall. Learn more on page 17. 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm Trainees Luncheon*3
  4. 4. Schedule at a GlanceSunday, October 21, continued Tuesday, October 23Postgraduate Course Annual Scientific Meeting3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Opens 6:00 am – 6:15 pm Registration3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Hands-on Workshop Center 6:45 am – 8:15 am Optional Breakfast Sessions*3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Job Forum 8:00 am – 10:00 am Auxiliary Registration/Hospitality Suite3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Poster Sessions 8:00 am – 6:15 pm ACG Store5:15 pm – 6:00 pm ACG Mentoring Program Reception 8:30 am – 6:15 pm Annual Scientific Meeting5:15 pm – 6:00 pm International Attendee Reception 10:00 am – 10:30 am J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Women and Minorities in GI Reception 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Welcome Reception 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Hands-on Workshop Center6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Alumni Receptions 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Job Forum 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Poster SessionsMonday, October 22 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Exhibitor TheaterAnnual Scientific Meeting 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch Break6:00 am – 5:45 pm Registration 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Emily Couric Memorial Lecture6:30 am – 7:45 am Optional Breakfast Sessions*7:50 am – 5:45 pm Annual Scientific Meeting Wednesday, October 248:00 am – 10:00 am Auxiliary Registration/Hospitality Suite Annual Scientific Meeting8:00 am – 5:15 pm ACG Store 6:00 am – 12:15 pm Registration8:50 am – 9:15 am Presidential Address 6:45 am – 8:15 am Optional Breakfast Sessions*10:00 am – 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall 8:00 am – 12:15 pm ACG Store10:00 am – 4:30 pm Hands-on Workshop Center 8:30 am – 12:15 pm Annual Scientific Meeting10:00 am – 4:30 pm Job Forum 10:15 am – 10:45 am David Y. Graham Lecture10:05 am – 10:35 am Jerome Marks Memorial Lecture Special Lecture!10:30 am – 11:30 am Exhibitor Theater10:30 am – 4:00 pm Poster Sessions12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Exhibitor Theater12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch Break3:05 pm – 3:35 pm The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture5:45 pm – 6:15 pm ACG Business Meeting and Reception to honor the President* Pre-registration required 4
  5. 5. Optional Friday Courses Pathology and Imaging in the Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Disease Course 7:00 am – 12:30 pm course co-directors: David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG Marta L. Davila, MD, FACG ACG’s Pathology and Imaging in the Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Disease Course includes four mini-sessions, Welcome and Introduction each devoted to new developments and old problems of David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG special interest to the clinical gastroenterologist in pathology Marta L. Davila, MD, FACG and imaging in a specific portion of the GI tract. A popular biennial offering of the College, this year’s course expands the 7:00 am Deep Insight into the GI Tract: Pathology and mini-session concept to include a combination lecture by a Imaging of the Small Bowel and Pancreas pathologist and a radiologist with the addition of endoscopic Pathologist: David N. Lewin, MD correlate images. The course faculty are recognized experts Radiologist: Cheri L. Canon, MD in their fields and pioneers in the development of new 8:05 am Q & A technologies and clinical paradigms. The course is designed primarily for clinicians in GI/hepatology as well as physician 8:15 am Liver Cells, Bile Ducts, Stones and More: assistants, nurse practitioners, and other advanced practice Pathology and Imaging of the Liver and healthcare professionals interested in the clinical application Gallbladder of GI pathology and imaging. Pathologist: John T. Woosley, MD, PhD, FACG Radiologist: Gregory dePrisco, MD Program Objectives At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: 9:35 am Q&A • Describe current concepts relevant to radiology and pathology in the evaluation and treatment of patients with gastrointestinal disease. 9:40 am Break • Evaluate findings of radiologic exams related to gastrointestinal disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large 10:00 am Swallowing and Digesting: Pathology and intestine, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Imaging of the Esophagus and Stomach • Identify both basic and advanced pathology findings in patients Pathologist: Rish Pai, MD, PhD with gastrointestinal illnesses through close examination of Radiologist: Douglas S. Katz, MD representative photomicrographs. • Correlate typical radiology and pathology findings with 11:05 am Q & A endoscopic images reflective of both the normal and abnormal physiology and pathophysiology. 11:15 am Searching for Polyps, Tumors and IBD: Pathology and Imaging of the Colon and Rectum Pathologist: Robert D. Odze, MD, FACG Radiologist: David J. Vining, MD 12:20 pm Q & A 12:30 pm Adjourn5
  6. 6. Optional Friday Courses What’s New Welcome and Introduction Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG in GI Pharmacology Course Renée L. Young, MD, FACG 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm 1:45 pm Evidence-based Alternative Therapies in IBD Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG course co-directors: Update on alternative therapies for IBD patients who F rancis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG have failed standard treatment. Renée L. Young, MD, FACG 2:10 pm The Use of Non-Narcotic Pain Medications in Gastroenterology Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG Discuss current understanding of pain sensation and Attend ACG’s What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course review the management of chronic gastrointestinal for an intensive review of key GI pharmacology, including pain with TCAs, SNRIs, GABAergic drugs and anti- seizure medications. comparisons and contrasts between conventional and emerging pharmacological treatment options. This three 2:35 pm A Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Vaccinating hour course will consist of lectures and Q A sessions on Your Patient on Steroids, Immunomodulators such topics as alternative therapies for the IBD patient, or Biologic Agents Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG and a review of appropriate vaccinations and their safety Identify appropriate vaccinations and their safety for for patients on steroids, immunomodulators or biologic patients on steroids, immunomodulators or biologic agents. agents. Additional topics include understanding treatment options for hepatocellular carcinoma, determining 3:00 pm Q A available therapies that are safe and effective for the pregnant GI patient, using non-narcotic pain medications 3:15 pm Break for the GI patient, and pharmacologic options for treating functional esophageal disorders. The course is 3:30 pm Functional Esophageal Disorders: Pharmacologic Options designed primarily for physicians in GI/hepatology as Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other Review the pathophysiology of functional esophageal advanced practice healthcare professionals interested disorders and their treatments. in the latest information on state-of-the-art treatment of 3:55 pm Medication Use in Pregnancy these illnesses. Renée L. Young, MD, FACG Determine available pharmacological therapies that are safe and effective, and those to be avoided, for treatment of GI disorders in the pregnant patient. 4:20 pm Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Surgery, Embolization or Pharmacologic Therapy. Tailoring Treatment to the Clinical Situation Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG“I found the course to be extremely Present therapeutic options for hepatocellular carcinoma in different clinical scenarios.informative. The lecturers were top quality 4:45 pm Q Aand I will continue to attend this course in 5:00 pm Adjournthe future! ” ACG 2011 Attendee 6
  7. 7. Optional Friday Courses practice management course Session 1: The Changing and Uncharted – New Practice Models Strategies for Success: How to 7:30 am Welcome and Introduction Navigate the Challenges and Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG Opportunities in Gastroenterology Karen L. Woods, MD, FACG 7:35 am GI Practice in 2012 and Beyond 7:30 am – 4:45 pm Lawrence B. Cohen, MD, FACG, Chair, Practice Management Committee course co-directors: Define and critique the practice models that Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG support physician participation in various payment methodologies; and assess the differences in Karen L. Woods, MD, FACG payment methodologies, such as bundling and case- based rates, and determine how each could impact the practice of gastroenterology. Learn innovative techniques and ideas that can be readily 8:00 am Washington Update: Is the Healthcare incorporated in your practice, whether large or small, and Reform Law Constitutional? A Review of the strategies for success from leaders in the area of practice Supreme Court Decision Speaker TBD management. Investigate the impact the Patient Protection and Strategies for Success: How to Navigate the Challenges Affordable Care Act or its amendment will have on the practice of gastroenterology, from increased and Opportunities in Gastroenterology is designed for access of patients to healthcare services and reporting of healthcare outcomes to new models of gastroenterologists and practice administrators interested physician payment. in acquiring, maintaining or expanding the skills needed to succeed in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape 8:40 am Partnering with a Healthcare System while maintaining high-quality patient centered care. Marc Boom, MD, CEO of Methodist Hospital System, Houston, Texas This year’s educational event provides up-to-date Define the FTC legal types of practice integration and how integration can help to overcome the information about the state of practice management, financial struggles facing small and large group including trends, changes in regulations and laws, and practices in the current environment. best practices to effectively manage a gastroenterology 9:20 am Methods of Integration in a Private Practice practice in today’s uncertain environment including Model: Horizontal, Vertical or Not at All? discussions from EMR implementation to preparing Thomas M. Deas, Jr., MD, FACG for value based payment. Informative discussions from Define how private practice groups can legally integrate while remaining independent from hospitals experts in the various types of practice model integration or other corporate entities. will be presented as well as the horizon of payment reform and its effect on your practices. 9:50 am Surviving the Changes: How to Remain an Independent Practice Michael S. Morelli, MD, CPE, FACG Identify strategies for maintaining the private practice of gastroenterology. 10:20 am Q A 10:40 am Break7
  8. 8. Optional Friday CoursesSession 2: Navigation Skills Session 3: Strategies for Success11:00 am Breakout Sessions 1:45 pm Working with Your Hospital to Enhance Your Practice The Internet and Your Practice: Social Networking D. Keith Fernandez, MD, FACG to Healthgrades – The Do’s and Don’ts Identify areas of mutually conforming interests with Andrew J. Feld, MD, JD, FACG your hospital. Identify the benefits and risks of electronic communications to your practice. 2:15 pm Maximizing Quality in Your Practice and Making it Pay Off How to Get Started on the Specifics of Meeting David A. Johnson, MD, FACG Meaningful Use in GI Practice Implement quality metrics in your practice and James S. Leavitt, MD, FACG prepare for payment reform. Define the parameters required to meet Meaningful Use and examine the clinical criteria most easily 2:45 pm Improving Your Bottom Line Through implemented by the gastroenterologist. Financial Benchmarking Frank Chapman, MBA, COO, The Endoscopy Center The Nuts and Bolts of Coding Incorporate financial benchmarking to maximize the Daniel C. DeMarco, MD, FACG operation of your practice/business. Enhance your practice coding and billing acumen by understanding the coding process and applicable 3:15 pm AEC: Is it Time for Joint Venturing? updates. Chalmers M. Nunn, Jr., MD Successful Exit Strategies for the Retiring Assess the value of your AEC to your hospital and Gastroenterologist and Protecting Your AEC from what to look for in a joint venture. Diverse Partner Interests 3:45 pm Revenue Augmentation Through Ancillary Frank Chapman, MBA, COO, The Endoscopy Center Services Examine exit strategies for a physician from clinical practice or the AEC. Discuss legal methods of Reed B. Hogan, MD protecting your AEC from the nonproducing partner Identify revenue enhancing services that may be or the declining producer. opportune to your practice.11:50 am Luncheon Roundtable – 4:15 pm QA Forging the Bond: Physician-Hospital Alliances 4:35 pm Take Home Messages from the Afternoon Marc Boom, MD, Thomas M. Deas, Jr., MD, FACG, Session/Closing Comments D. Keith Fernandez, MD, FACG, and Michael S. Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG Morelli, MD, CPE, FACG Karen L. Woods, MD, FACG Examine specific examples of hospital and practice partnerships and their contractual agreements. 4:45 pm Adjourn12:50 pm Breakout Sessions (all sessions repeated) 8
  9. 9. Optional Friday Courses Recertification Preparation and Attendee Requirements Registrants are required to purchase the ACG’s Self- Update Course Assessment Program for Maintenance of Certification (new edition expected to be approved by August 2012) ($60 for 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm ACG members; $80 for non-members). Once registered, participants will be contacted regarding how to purchase course co-directors: the required module. Attendees enrolled in the ABIM’s Neena S. Abraham, MD, FACG MOC program who successfully complete this 50-question ACG module with a minimum passing score of 70% will Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG be awarded 20 self-evaluation of medical knowledge points by ABIM. Participants must be enrolled in ABIM’s course faculty: Maintenance of Certification program to receive MOC Stephen C. Hauser, MD, FACG credit for completion of this module. J. David Horwhat, MD, FACG Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, FACG The challenges of quality patient care and optimal patient outcomes seem to increase exponentially from year to year through a combination of increased demand and Self-Evaluation Module: burgeoning information/treatment options relating to disease guidelines, disease management recommendations, ACG’s Self-Assessment Program and introduction of new pharmacotherapeutic agents for Maintenance of Certification and devices. The clinical gastroenterologist needs to (new edition anticipated August 2012) build on his/her educational foundation regarding GI anatomy and disease states that lead to their board Available in conjunction with the certification and recertification while distilling the 2012 ACG Recertification Preparation essence of new information and integrating it into their and Update Course day-to-day practice. The requirement for recertification has posed an educational challenge for board certified Earn 20 self-evaluation of medical knowledge gastroenterologists who are trying to manage their practice with their educational needs. The primary purpose of the points toward your ABIM Maintenance of ACG Recertification Course is to facilitate completion of an certification. Additionally, when you ABIM approved medical knowledge module, developed by complete the program, you’ll earn a ACG. maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Using a new ACG module approved for self-evaluation ACG member price: $60 of medical knowledge credit toward ABIM Maintenance Non-member price: $80 of Certification, faculty will answer and discuss all 50 Participants must be enrolled in ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification questions covering key areas of gastroenterology; audience program to receive MOC credit for completion of this module. participation is encouraged. The cases and questions will be presented and the answer options will be described. Course attendees will utilize an audience response system to choose which option they believe to be the correct answer, and these anonymous responses will be shown. The faculty member will then identify the correct answer and provide the basis for the selection and explain why the other options were incorrect. Participants will be able to complete their answer sheets for this module during the session. A boxed dinner will be provided to all registered attendees.9
  10. 10. Optional Friday Coursesasge postgraduate course Program Objectives As a result of attending this course, physicians will be able to:The ASGE 2012 Great Debate: • Identify the role of endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection, and locally ablative methods in theThis Ain’t Staying in Vegas management of Barrett’s esophagus • Discuss the role of glue relative to other management7:15 am – 5:00 pm strategies for gastric variceal bleeding • Recognize the role and value of endoscopic managementcourse co-directors: of lower gastrointestinal bleedingGottumukkala S. Raju, MD, FASGE • Discuss the role of screening in pancreatic cancer detection and differentiate the value of various screeningMichael J. Levy, MD, FACG modalities • Identify the key indication and approach to diagnosing andOver the last four decades, endoscopy has helped revolutionize treating autoimmune pancreatitisthe evaluation and management of patients with gastrointestinal • Recognize the role of endoscopy in the causation as welldiseases. In the last decade, we have witnessed the emergence and management of endoscopically induced complicationsof endoscopy as a preferred therapy for preventing progression • Discuss the role of optical diagnosis and endoscopicof Barrett’s esophagus to cancer and management of gastroin- resection in the management of colon polypstestinal bleeding. Although we have made great strides in colon • Identify the importance of quality metrics incancer prevention, incorporation of optical diagnosis, endo- gastroenterology and endoscopy and means for applyingscopic mucosal resection and quality metrics in our practices this information into one’s practice could further enhance patient care while reducing the medicalcost. Recent advances have broadened our understanding of Agendathe role for endoscopy in screening of pancreatic cancer, in the 6:30 am Continental Breakfastevaluation of autoimmune pancreatitis and for managing endos-copy associated complications. This course is designed to cover 7:15 am Course Directors Welcome and Openingthese other advances in the field of endoscopy. Remarks 7:25 am ITT Campaign: Meeting the Goals of theA group of world-renowned experts will use a debate format ASGEto initially focus on key points of controversy. A series of casepresentations will provide the framework from which to further 7:30 am Quality in Endoscopy: Where Are We Now?develop their perspective. In doing so, the speakers will rely on 8:00 am Debate #1 – EUS for Barrett’s and Earlyhigh quality images and videos. Use of an audience response Esophageal Cancersystem and roving moderators will facilitate and encourage live 8:45 am Debate #2 – Management of Gastric Varicealinteraction among faculty and attendees. We are excited to also Bleedingoffer an Endoscopy at the Movies session and separate Endos- 9:30 am Debate #3 – Ideal Timing of Colonoscopy forcopy Jeopardy that are anticipated to provide lively and inter- Lower GI Bleedingactive formats to further enhance the educational experience. 10:15 am BreakAccreditation 10:45 am Debate #4 – Pancreatic Cancer ScreeningThe American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) 11:30 am Debate #5 – Role of Endoscopy in Autoimmuneis accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing PancreatitisMedical Education to provide continuing medical education 12:15 pm Lunch Session – Endoscopy at the Movies for physicians. Audience participation, Panel discussionASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA 1:30 pm Debate #6 – Endoscopic Management ofPRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the Complicationscredit commensurate with the extent of their participation in 2:15 pm Debate #7 – Polyp Management: Whether tothe activity. Resect and DiscardFor more information contact: 3:00 pm BreakASGE, 1520 Kensington Road, Suite 202, Oak Brook, IL 60523 3:15 pm Debate #8 – Management of Large ColonToll free: 866-353-ASGE (2743) Tel: 630-573-0600 PolypsE-mail: education@asge.org Web: www.asge.org 4:00 pm Endoscopy Jeopardy (with Prizes)If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans 5:00 pm Closing Remarkswith Disabilities Act (e.g., assistive listening devices or Braille materi-als), please contact ASGE. 10
  11. 11. ACG 2012 Postgraduate Course Three-day Clinical Review acg 2012 postgraduate course Friday, October 19 through A Practical Approach to Clinical Sunday, October 21, 2012 Gastroenterology and Hepatology October 20 and 21, 2012 The Three-day Clinical Review, including the Pathology and Imaging in the Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Disease Course, course co-directors: the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Annual Raquel E. Davila, MD, FACG Postgraduate Course, is designed to provide a comprehen- John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG sive clinical update. Additionally, through the Postgraduate Course, you will learn better ways to integrate the newest With the ever-increasing demands to remain abreast of the many tools in diagnosis with the latest therapeutic/treatment alter- new and emerging advancements in the field of gastroenterology natives to achieve optimal outcomes, improve your awareness and the volume of patients continuing to increase as the and ability to incorporate patient care decision-making issues population ages, the clinical gastroenterologist is more challenged relating to common and not-so-common GI patient conditions, than ever to deliver the best patient care in each situation they and enhance your overall capacity to frame effective disease encounter. Research in a multitude of gastroenterology and management strategies in your practice. When you sign up hepatology areas continues to progress at a rapid pace. The for the Three-day Clinical Review, you will automatically be outcome of advances in technology, diagnostic modalities, and enrolled in the three designated courses. therapeutic options has had a positive impact on the management of many GI diseases and this impact can be expected to grow as Your schedule for the Three-day Clinical Review includes: we move into the future. Scientific education, based on critical foundational knowledge and clinical skills, the communication of Friday, October 19 practical methods for treatment, and the ability to integrate the 7:00 am – 12:30 pm Pathology and Imaging in the Evaluation newest tools in diagnosis with the latest therapeutic/treatment options are key necessities for the GI clinician to deliver top of Gastrointestinal Disease Course quality patient care. This course will provide updates on a variety 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course of gastroenterology and hepatology subjects, including IBD, obesity, pancreaticobiliary topics, esophageal disorders, colon Saturday, October 20 polyps and colorectal cancer, endoscopic techniques, motility 7:50 am – 5:00 pm Annual Postgraduate Course disorders, hepatitis B and C, complex issues in liver disease and GI bleeding. Expert faculty will deliver scientific presentations Sunday, October 21 in a variety of formats. Didactic lectures, followed by interactive question and answer sessions, small group learning luncheons, 7:50 am – 5:00 pm Annual Postgraduate Course expert panel discussions in a case-based format, and a choice of breakout sessions on the latest topics in GI and liver clinical care will be offered. The program is designed primarily for clinicians in GI/hepatology as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other advanced practice healthcare professionals interested in an all new! aggressive but scientifically sound approach to the management 300+ test of GI and liver illnesses. questions The 2012 Online Self-Assessment Test Purchase the Online Self-Assessment Test in advance for only $50 and save! The online test allows users to track responses, indicates the correct answers and provides detailed explanations, a bibliography (with links to PubMed) and overall/category scores. This special offer is only available until September 14, 2012, at the special rate of $50. You will not be able to purchase advance access after September 14th. Following the Postgraduate Course, the Online Self-Assessment Test will be available for general purchase at $75 for ACG members and $100 for non-members. Use the Registration Form on page 28 to place your order for the Online Self-Assessment Test. Postgraduate Course attendees who purchase advance access to the Online Self-Assessment Test will receive access to the test beginning September 18, 2012.11
  12. 12. ACG 2012 Postgraduate CourseSaturday, October 20 Session 1B – Colon Polyps and Colorectal Cancer7:50 am – 5:00 pm Moderator: Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG 10:30 am Colon Cancer Screening and Surveillance in7:50 am Introduction by Course Directors 2012 Raquel E. Davila, MD, FACG Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG Apply the latest screening and surveillance recommendations for colon cancer detection and prevention.Session 1A – Upper GI Tract 10:50 am How to Recognize and Manage HereditaryModerator: Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG Colon Cancer Syndromes Sapna Syngal, MD, FACG8:00 am What’s New in GERD Identify patients with hereditary colon cancer Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG syndromes and understand comprehensive Review updated information on gastroesophageal management strategies. reflux disease and understand appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic options. 11:10 am Detection and Removal of Flat Polyps, Big Polyps and Ugly Polyps8:20 am Evaluation and Treatment of Barrett’s Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD Esophagus Illustrate the endoscopic approaches to the Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACG management of large and difficult colon polyps. Be familiar with the latest screening and surveillance recommendation and evaluate the various options to 11:30 am How to Improve Your Performance of diagnose and treat Barrett’s esophagus. Colonoscopy Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG8:40 am Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis Discuss optimal techniques to perform colonoscopy and demonstrate specific methods to improve quality. Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG Identify the clinical presentations of eosinophilic 11:50 am Panel Q A esophagitis and provide effective treatments.9:00 am Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: 12:10 pm Break for Learning Luncheons New Tests and Approaches Joseph A. Murray, MD, FACG Recognize patients with celiac disease and gluten Saturday Learning Luncheons sensitivity, compare the available diagnostic tests and 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm provide a management strategy. $75 per person/per lunch. See page 27 for registration information.9:20 am Panel Q A 1. The Art of the History and Physical Exam Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG9:40 am Break Gain a fuller appreciation for the value of the medical history and physical examination in directing differential diagnosis10:00 am The David Sun Lecture and diagnostic testing. Helping Your Patient by Helping Yourself: How to 2. Management of Proton Pump Inhibitors and Improve the Patient-Physician Relationship Anti-platelet Agents Douglas A. Drossman, MD, MACG Neena S. Abraham, MD, FACG Identify and overcome barriers in communication to Explore the current controversy of the clinical significance enhance the patient physician relationship. of the interaction between proton pump inhibitors and anti- platelet agents. 3. Clostridium difficile Colitis: Current Diagnosis and Treatments Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG Diagnose C. difficile colitis and define the current treatment options for standard, recurrent and refractory cases. 4. New Concepts in Managing Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis Darwin L. Conwell, MD Discuss the latest evaluation and treatment guidelines in acute and chronic pancreatitis. 12
  13. 13. ACG 2012 Postgraduate Course Saturday Learning Luncheons, cont. Session 1C – Endoscopic Techniques and Cases: 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm Video Presentations $75 per person/per lunch. See page 27 for registration information. Moderator: Douglas O. Faigel, MD, FACG 1:45 pm Endoscopic Mucosal Resection 5. Current Treatment of H. pylori Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACG William D. Chey, MD, FACG Review the indications, technical aspects, and Summarize the latest treatment regimens for H. pylori complications in the performance of endoscopic infection and understand their efficacy. mucosal resection. 6. Obesity: What Is the Role of the Gastroenterologist? 2:00 pm Stenting: From Esophagus to Colon John K. DiBaise, MD, FACG Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD Analyze the factors that lead to obesity and focus on Appraise the most recent issues in the endoscopic effective management strategies. placement of luminal stents for the management of benign and malignant conditions. 7. Optimal Bowel Preparations for Colonoscopy Jack A. Di Palma, MD, FACG 2:15 pm ERCP Tricks of the Trade Assess the efficacy and safety of the current available Martin L. Freeman, MD, FACG bowel preparation for colonoscopy. Illustrate the best practices to achieve successful 8. The Role of Capsule Endoscopy Today: It’s Not outcomes in difficult situations. Just for Bleeding Anymore Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD, FACG 2:30 pm Case Presentations and Panel Discussion Be familiar with the current indications and illustrate the Case Presenter: Douglas O. Faigel, MD, FACG applications of capsule endoscopy. Panelists: Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACG, Steven A. 9. Practical Applications of Advanced Endoscopic Edmundowicz, MD, Martin L. Freeman, MD, FACG, Imaging Techniques Brenda J. Hoffman, MD, FACG Julia J. Liu, MD, FACG Provide challenging cases to illustrate techniques Summarize the current information on the practical use of to diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal innovative endoscopy imaging modalities including narrow disorders using endoscopic methods. band imaging and confocal endomicroscopy. 3:25 pm Break 10. Complementary Therapies in Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disease 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Simultaneous Symposia David J. Hass, MD, FACG Sessions Define the roles and benefits of complementary therapies within gastrointestinal and hepatic disease, identify the regulatory aspects of complementary medicine, and assess Symposium A – Challenges in Pancreatobiliary potential medication interactions between complementary Disorders therapies and traditionally prescribed medications. 11. Evaluation of a Patient for Liver Transplantation Moderator: Brenda J. Hoffman, MD, FACG Paul Martin, MD, FACG 3:45 pm Pancreatic Cysts: Discerning the Benign from Outline the optimal timing and testing for the patient with the Not-So-Benign liver disease for liver transplantation. Brenda J. Hoffman, MD, FACG 12. Approach to Abnormal Liver Tests Analyze the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG for pancreatic cysts and provide management Review the differential diagnosis and diagnostic strategies recommendations. to evaluate patients with abnormal liver tests. 4:05 pm Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts and 13. Minimizing Complications in Endoscopy Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG Complex Fluid Collections Propose methods to prevent endoscopic complications, Michael J. Levy, MD but recognize and comprehensively manage adverse Examine the treatment options for pancreatic fluid events when they occur. collections and provide an evidence-based approach. 14. Approach to the Difficult ERCP Cannulation 4:25 pm Benign and Malignant Biliary Strictures: Jeffrey H. Lee, MD, FACG How to Evaluate and Manage Provide an approach to be successful at achieving ERCP cannulation in difficult cases and illustrate examples of Michel Kahaleh, MD, FACG effective techniques. Assess the various methods to differentiate benign from malignant biliary strictures and determine an effective diagnostic and therapeutic approach. 4:45 pm Panel Q A1313
  14. 14. ACG 2012 Postgraduate CourseSymposium B – Clinical Challenges in IBD – A Case Sunday, October 21Based Approach 7:50 am – 5:00 pmModerator: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG 7:50 am Introduction by Course Directors3:45 pm Refractory IBD Raquel E. Davila, MD, FACG Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG Propose a schema to evaluate and manage patients with refractory IBD including the use of biologic agents. Session 2A – Management of Inflammatory Bowel4:05 pm Postoperative Recurrence of Crohn’s Disease Disease Miguel D. Regueiro, MD Outline the methods to prevent and manage the post- Moderator: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG operative recurrence of Crohn’s disease. 8:00 am Role of Serologic and Genetic Testing in IBD4:25 pm Case Presentations and Panel Discussion – Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG The Difficult-to-Manage Ibd Patient Analyze the emerging serologic and genetic tests Case Presenter: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG available for the diagnosis and management of IBD. Panelists: Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG, Miguel D. 8:20 am Optimal Use of Immunomodulators and Regueiro, MD, Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG Biologics Provide challenging IBD cases to illustrate current controversies in diagnosis and treatment. Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG Describe when to start and how to effectively use immunomodulators and biologics in patients withSymposium C – Update in GI Bleeding IBD.Moderator: John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG 8:40 am Colon Cancer in IBD: Detection, Prevention and Management3:45 pm Innovative Approaches to Managing Upper GI David T. Rubin, MD, FACG Bleeding Review the latest recommendations for prevention, John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG screening, surveillance, and treatment of colon cancer in IBD patients. Review the current evaluation and management strategies for upper GI bleeding and assess the efficacy of current endoscopic therapeutic modalities. 9:00 am Health Maintenance of the IBD Patient Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG4:05 pm Small Intestinal Bleeding: Not Obscure Develop a comprehensive checklist for health Anymore maintenance issues in patients with IBD. Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG 9:20 am Panel Q A Discuss the tests and strategies to diagnose and treat patients with bleeding from the small bowel. 9:40 am Break4:25 pm The Role of Endoscopy in Lower GI Bleeding Lisa L. Strate, MD, FACG Session 2B – Hot Topics in Liver Disease Analyze the current data on the timing and effectiveness of endoscopy in patients with lower GI bleeding. Moderator: Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG4:45 pm Panel Q A 10:00 am Management of Hepatitis B Jorge L. Herrera, MD, FACG5:00 pm Adjourn Describe the current treatment strategies for hepatitis B patients. 10:20 am New Treatments for Hepatitis C Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG “Excellent didactic approach and clinical Analyze the latest available therapies for hepatitis C patients. relevance for private practitioners.” ACG 2011 Attendee 14
  15. 15. ACG 2012 Postgraduate Course 10:40 am Current Screening Strategies for Session 2C – Motility and Functional Disorders Hepatocellular Carcinoma Hashem B. El-Serag, MD Moderator: William D. Chey, MD, FACG Apply the latest guidelines for screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in liver patients. 1:45 pm Chronic Nausea and Vomiting Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG 11:00 am Evaluation of Liver Mass Lesions Develop an organized approach to the evaluation Lewis R. Roberts, MD, FACG and management of patients with chronic nausea and Determine the best strategies in the evaluation and vomiting. diagnosis of liver mass lesions. 2:05 pm Approach to the Patient with Constipation 11:20 am NASH NAFLD: What You Need to Know William D. Chey, MD, FACG Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG Outline the available diagnostic tests and treatment Examine the latest strategies in the diagnosis and options in patients with chronic constipation. treatment of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 2:25 pm Probiotics and Alternative Approaches to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome 11:40 am Panel Q A Anthony J. Lembo, MD Critically evaluate the alternative therapies available 12:00 noon Break for Learning Luncheons for IBS patients including the use of probiotic agents. Sunday Learning Luncheons 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm $75 per person/per lunch. See page 27 for registration information. 15. Top Clinical Vignettes at ACG 2012 22. Deep Enteroscopy: How Low Can You Go? Stacie A. F. Vela, MD Charles Dye, MD Discuss the best clinical vignettes at this year’s ACG Analyze the clinical applications, technical aspects, Meeting. therapeutic options and potential complications of small bowel enteroscopy. 16. Approach to the Patient with Diarrhea Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG 23. Barrett’s Ablative Therapies – Patient Selection, Outline an organized approach to the evaluation and Technical Issues, Complications, and Post- management of patients with diarrhea. Procedure Surveillance 17. Fertility and Pregnancy in IBD Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, FACG Discuss practical issues in the performance of ablative Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG therapies of Barrett’s esophagus including radiofrequency Assess fertility issues and the monitoring and management ablation and cryoablation. of pregnancy in patients with IBD. 24. Endoscopic Challenges in Bariatric Surgery Patients 18. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Abraham Mathew, MD Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG Identify the latest endoscopic techniques in the Understand when to consider the diagnosis of small management of post-bariatric surgery complications. intestinal bacterial overgrowth and how to effectively treat this condition. 25. Maximizing Efficiency in Your Endoscopy Unit 19. New Concepts in Autoimmune Pancreatitis Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG Propose different strategies for making your endoscopy unit Michael J. Levy, MD more efficient. Recognize the clinical presentation, accurate diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune pancreatitis. 26. Quality Initiatives in Your Practice in the Post Health Reform Environment 20. Use of Esophageal pH and Impedance Testing in Your Practice David A. Johnson, MD, FACG Review different strategies for improving and documenting Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG quality initiatives. Illustrate the utility of esophageal pH monitoring and impedance testing in the evaluation of patients with typical 27. Management of Cholestatic Liver Diseases and atypical GERD symptoms. Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FACG 21. Current Indications and Applications of EUS Describe the different treatment options in primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. Linda S. Lee, MD Describe the latest developments in endoscopic 28. Approach to the Patient with Non-ulcer Dyspepsia ultrasonography. Deborah M. Bethards, MD, FACG Discuss the different treatment options available for patients with functional dyspepsia.15
  16. 16. ACG 2012 Postgraduate Course2:45 pm Case Presentations – The Difficult-to-Manage Symposium F – Current Issues in Gastrointestinal Functional Patient Cancers Case Presenter: Anthony J. Lembo, MD Panelists: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG, William D. Moderator: Raquel E. Davila, MD, FACG Chey, MD, FACG, Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG Provide challenging IBS cases to illustrate current 3:45 pm Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Diagnosis, dilemmas in patient management. Management and Surveillance Raquel E. Davila, MD, FACG3:15 pm Panel Q A Discuss the different strategies for making a diagnosis and the latest recommendations for the management3:25 pm Break and surveillance of GIST.3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Simultaneous Symposia 4:05 pm Management of Duodenal and Ampullary Sessions Polyps and Cancer Gregory B. Haber, MD, FACGSymposium D – Hot Issues in the Performance of Propose an approach for the evaluation and management of patients with duodenal and ampullaryEndoscopy lesions.Moderator: David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG 4:25 pm Pancreatic Cancer: Early Detection, Diagnosis,3:45 pm Sedation: What’s New? and Screening John J. Vargo, MD, FACG Manoop S. Bhutani, MD, FACG Discuss the latest in sedation alternatives for patients Review the current strategies for the early detection undergoing endoscopic procedures. and accurate diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and discuss screening in high-risk individuals.4:05 pm Management of Anti-platelet and 4:45 pm Panel Q A Anti-coagulant Agents David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG 5:00 pm Postgraduate Course Adjourns Understand the implications of discontinuing anti- platelet and anti-coagulant agents in patients undergo- ing endoscopy and develop strategies for the manage- 5:15 pm Opening Welcome Reception ment of these agents in the periprocedural period. Reception will be held in the Exhibit Hall4:25 pm Measuring Quality of Endoscopy David A. Johnson, MD, FACG Outline specific benchmarks to monitor and improve your performance of endoscopy. The Opening Welcome Reception Sunday, October 21, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm4:45 pm Panel Q A Immediately following the conclusion of theSymposium E – Complex Issues in Hepatology Postgraduate Course, join colleagues for theModerator: Paul Martin, MD, FACG ACG 2012 Opening Welcome Reception in the3:45 pm Complications of Cirrhosis: Hepatic Exhibit Hall. The Reception will feature hors Encephalopathy and Ascites d’ouevres and refreshments. This light-hearted Arun Sanyal, MD social gathering will give all attendees the Describe the major complications of cirrhosis and their management. opportunity to explore the Hall, meet with4:05 pm What’s New in Hemochromatosis? exhibitors, and network and mingle with Kris V. Kowdley, MD, FACG fellow professionals. Discuss the latest issues in the diagnosis and treatment of hemochromatosis.4:25 pm Alcohol Liver Disease: Management in 2012 Paul Martin, MD, FACG Analyze the different treatment options for alcohol liver disease.4:45 pm Panel Q A 16
  17. 17. ACG 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting ACG 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting tools and techniques: Monday, October 22 through ACG’s Hands-on Workshop Wednesday, October 24 Center Sunday — 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm The field of gastroenterology and hepatology continues to see advancements in multiple areas relating to diagnostic Monday and Tuesday — 10:00 am – 4:30 pm measures, therapeutic options and technology. In order See experts demonstrate the latest tools and to provide appropriate and top-quality patient care, the techniques at the ACG Hands-on Workshop Center. clinician is challenged to stay abreast of the changes Located in the Exhibit Hall, attendees will see a and advancements affecting the management of many variety of equipment and devices demonstrated. gastrointestinal and liver disease states. Throughout While in the Workshop Center, you can also view the three-day Annual Meeting, you will be exposed to popular video presentations from previous ACG updates in a variety of topics including IBD, colorectal cancer screening, Hepatitis C, liver lesions, endoscopic courses with ACG’s Education Universe on Demand. techniques, Barrett’s esophagus, GERD, pancreatic Proposed hands-on sessions for ACG 2012 are: conditions, IBS and motility disorders. Hemostasis Techniques Capsule Endoscopy Ten scientific plenary symposia will allow attendees to hear lecture presentations from experts and to participate Foreign Body Removal Deep Enteroscopy in interactive question and answer sessions with the Hemorrhoidal Therapy Cholangioscopy faculty. In addition, 16 optional scientific breakfast sessions will be offered, where a smaller setting allows Advanced Imaging ERCP for heightened interaction with the speakers and greater Polypectomy Techniques Mucosal Ablation audience involvement. Many sessions will use expert panel discussions in debate and case-based formats. Stenting Esophageal Motility The program is designed primarily for physicians in PLUS, there will be special gastroenterology and hepatology as well as physician hands-on sessions for GI fellows only. assistants, nurse practitioners and other advanced practice healthcare professionals interested in the latest information on state-of-the-art treatment of these illnesses. “Strong translational data and highly clinically relevant information.” ACG 2011 Attendee17
  18. 18. ACG 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting Monday, October 22Monday Breakfast Sessions6:30 am‑7:45 am 7:50 am – 5:45 pm$60 per person/per breakfast. See page 27 for registration information. 6:00 am – 5:45 pm RegistrationBreakfast A: Standard of Care: When Guidelines 6:30 am – 7:45 am Optional Breakfast SessionsDiverge from Approved Drug Use Separate registration requiredJustify the off-label use of medications for the treatment 7:50 am – 8:00 am Opening Remarksof IBD; apply the role of off-label use of medications in the Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACGmanagement of the IBS patient; and examine the off-label useof medications in the care of the patient with gastroparesis. 8:00 am – 8:50 am President’s Plenary Session 1Moderator: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, FACG Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACGInflammatory Bowel DiseaseSunanda V. Kane, MD, FACG 8:50 am – 9:15 am President’s AddressIrritable Bowel Syndrome Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACGMark Pimentel, MD 9:15 am – 10:05 am President’s Plenary Session 2Gastroparesis Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACGHenry P. Parkman, MD, FACG Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG 10:05 am – 10:35 am Jerome Marks Memorial LectureBreakfast B: How to Do It – Endoscopy 101: Gastroenterology Then and Now – Didactic and Hands-On Session 1932-2012Compare the various Barrett’s ablation techniques and learn Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, FACGhow to use them; distinguish the different deep enteroscopesand learn how to use them; and apply endoscopic mucosal 10:35 am – 11:30 am Break – Visit Exhibits/ resection in your practice and demonstrate the technique. Exhibitor TheaterThis session will conclude with demonstrations by faculty inthe Hands-on Workshop area. 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Simultaneous Symposia 1Moderator: Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG 1A: IBD Debate – To Stop or Not to Stop: Do WeBarrett’s Esophagus AblationPrasad G. Iyer, MD, MS Continue Therapy Indefinitely?Deep Enteroscopy Understand the role of long term immunosuppressive treatmentSeth A. Gross, MD, FACG in IBD patients in remission; and interpret safety and efficacy criteria for withdrawal of IBD therapy.EMR in the GI TractJohn A. Martin, MD Moderator: David T. Rubin, MD, FACG Case Presentation (Clinical Vignette)Breakfast C: CSI: Solving Challenging Motility Cases David T. Rubin, MD, FACGwith the Experts There Is No End in Sight: Continue Therapy Forever?Determine the diagnosis and treatment of complex motility William J. Sandborn, MD, FACGdisorders in a patient case-based and highly interactive format.Note: Attendees and expert panel members will be invited to Stop Therapy After Achieving Remission: Immunomodulator orsubmit challenging cases. Biologic or Both?Moderator: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG Miguel D. Regueiro, MDPanelists: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG, Arnold Wald, MD,MACG, and Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, FACG 1B: All in on Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus Interpret the results of recent studies regarding cancer risk inBreakfast D: Doctor, Is This Pill (PPI) Really Safe? Barrett’s in terms of ablation; describe the advances in treatmentDescribe the management of patients who require techniques in Barrett’s esophagus; and assess the risk ofconcomitant PPI and clopidogrel; determine the true risk of recurrence of Barrett’s esophagus after ablation.osteopenia and bone fracture in chronic PPI use; and identifythe potential enteric and non-enteric infection risks in chronic Moderator: Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACGPPI use. Have the Odds Changed? Do New Results Influence OldModerator: Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG Algorithms in Treatment of Non-Dysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus? Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, FACGCan I Take This with My Heart Medicine? PPI and ClopidogrelJames M. Scheiman, MD, FACG Betting on Ablation: How to Treat Barrett’s Esophagus Like a Pro Prateek Sharma, MD, FACGI Think My Bones Are Thinning on My PPILaura Targownik, MD Doubling up on Barrett’s Esophagus: How Disease Recurrence Influences Follow-up After AblationCan I Get an Infection from Using a PPI? Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACGRonnie Fass, MD, FACG 18
  19. 19. ACG 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Exhibitor Theater Tuesday, October 23 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch Break – Visit Exhibits 8:30 am – 6:15 pm 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Poster Session 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Simultaneous Plenary Sessions 6:00 am – 6:15 pm Registration 3:05 pm – 3:35 pm The American Journal of 6:45 am – 8:15 am Optional Breakfast Sessions Gastroenterology Lecture Separate registration required Fecal Transplantation for Persistent C. difficile Infection 8:30 am – 10:00 am Simultaneous Plenary Sessions Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG 10:00 am – 10:30 am J. Edward Berk Distinguished 3:35 pm – 4:30 pm Break – Visit Exhibits Lecture 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm Simultaneous Symposia 2 Is Gastric Secretion Still Relevant? Mark Feldman, MD, FACG 2A: Hepatitis C: Making Sense of the Treatment 10:30 am – 11:30 am Break – Visit Exhibits Landscape 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Simultaneous Symposia 3 Understand the developments and complexities in HCV therapy, and apply treatment advances in patient care; discuss the unmet need for therapies in special HCV populations; and discuss 3A: IBS: Do Microbes Matter? newer therapies on the horizon. Describe the mechanisms whereby microbes may contribute to Moderator: Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG the pathogenesis of IBS; identify the role of antibiotics in treating New Therapies: Treat Now and How, or Wait? IBS and what to do if they improve symptoms; and assess the evidence of the role of probiotics in the management of IBS. Andrew J. Muir, MD, MHS HCV Special Populations Moderator: Lin Chang, MD Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG Pathogenesis: Do Gut Microbes Play a Role? HCV Therapy: What Is on the Horizon? Yehuda Ringel, MD, FACG Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG Antibiotics: What to Do After They Work Lin Chang, MD 2B: Quality Improvement in CRC Screening with Probiotics: When, Which Ones and Why? Colonoscopy in 2012 Filippo Cremonini, MD Define quality indicators and quantitative thresholds for “quality” colonoscopy, including cecal intubation rate, adenoma 3B: Controversial Malpractice Issues in Clinical GI detection rate, complication rate, and adherence to guideline recommendations and the impact of bowel preparation; define Identify impact of informed consent and endoscopy report causes of interval CRC after colonoscopy and techniques to documentation on malpractice claims for interval CRC and improve adenoma detection rates, including identification of pitfalls that increase your liability; discuss common issues in IBD sessile serrated adenoma, inadequate polypectomy, decreased management that lead to malpractice claims and techniques to effectiveness of colonoscopy to prevent right-sided CRC, and minimize liability; and review impact of informed consent and impact of MSI instability and CIMP mutations on interval cancers, endoscopy report documentation on malpractice claims and and understand the treatment paradigm of response guided approach to post-complication care which minimizes liability. therapy with direct acting antivirals and also the necessary interventions for management of side effects; and review utility Moderator: Richard S. Bloomfeld, MD, FACG of GIQuIC to document quality indicators and review proposed Interval CRC: One of the Malpractice Claims Most Feared By CMS rules on reimbursement based on quality indicators. Gastroenterologists Moderator: Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG How Do You Define “Quality” Colonoscopy for CRC Screening? Complications of IBD Management: Common Errors and How to Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, FACG Avoid Them How Can You Improve ADRs and Other Quality Indicators for Asher Kornbluth, MD Underperformers? Endoscopic Adverse Events: It Happens Eventually…Is Informed Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG Consent Enough? John Baillie, MB, ChB, FACG The Bottom Line: How to Document Quality Indicators and the Impact on Reimbursement David A. Johnson, MD, FACG 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Annual Business Meeting and Reception Honoring the President College Members Fellows invited19

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