Sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology and endorsed by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, NACGF creates an opportunity for GI fellows to present their research, interact with senior faculty and attend excellent educational programs and breakout sessions.
Co-Chairs Sunanda V. Kane, MD, FACG and Philip O. Katz, MD, FACG have been involved in this course for many years. Dr. Kane attended as a fellow and has been a dedicated champion of NACGF ever since.
The 2016 faculty included Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG; ACG President Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG; Immanuel K.H. Ho, MD, FACG; and Simona Rossi, MD.
Mentoring and feedback from a distinguished faculty of gastroenterologists is at the heart of this experience. The competition is tough and fellows must submit their projects for consideration.
Only 25 fellows are selected to attend and their expenses are covered. This year conference was in sunny Florida from March 11 to 13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando.
The strengths of this conference include its small size, and the opportunity for GI fellows to present their research to colleagues in a less pressured environment than at national meetings, while also receiving coaching on presentation skills from experienced faculty.
The NACGF experience gets high marks from attendees who value networking and their interactions with other fellows and the faculty in an informal setting.