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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INTERNATIONAL EDITION – Saturday, June 25, 2022: Biologics in IBD: Different Perspectives
8:00 pm – 9:15 pm Indian Standard Time (10:30am Eastern U.S., 9:30am Central U.S.)
Presenters: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, MACG; and Veneet Ahuja, MD, DM, MNAMS
Moderators: Mahesh K. Goenka, MD, FACG; and Govind K. Makharia, MD, DM, DNB
Panelists: Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG; Rakesh Kochhar, MBBS, MD (PGI), FRCP (London), EULAR; and Ajit Sood, MD, DM
Host: Jointly hosted by the American College of Gastroenterology and the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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Week 26 – Thursday, June 30, 2022: Geriatrics and Gastrointestinal Disorders: Is Age Only a Number?
Faculty: Bharati Kochar, MD, MS
Moderator: Adam S. Faye, MD
Learning Objective: Explain the impact of aging on various GI disorders, discuss the concepts of frailty and polypharmacy, and provide an algorithmic approach to optimally manage geriatric patients with GI 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

Note: There will be no ACG Virtual Grand Rounds presentation on Thursday, July 7th due to the 4th of July holiday.

Week 28 – Thursday, July 14, 2022: Fertility, Preconception, and Pregnancy in IBD
Faculty: Eugenia Shmidt, MD
Moderator: Raina Shivashankar, MD
Learning Objective: Characterize the impact of IBD and IBD-related surgery on fertility, emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary preconception care, discuss what to expect in pregnancy and how to prevent flares and manage disease, and review mode of delivery, breastfeeding and infant care.
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 29 – Thursday, July 21, 2022: Vascular Diseases of the GI Tract
Faculty: Paul Feuerstadt, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Discuss the common presentations of the vascular diseases of the GI tract, including colonic ischemia, and acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia.
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.