Douglas C. Wolf, MD, FACG and Douglas R. Morgan, MD, MPH, FACG, Course Co-Directors
Dear ACG Colleague:
You are personally invited to the ACG Southern Regional Postgraduate course. As the Co-Course Directors, we have a great meeting planned and we hope you will enjoy all that Nashville has to offer while you are here. Join us the first weekend in December for GI learning, exchange with first-rate faculty, and afternoon “Hands-On” learning opportunities — all in a location that is just a fun place to be.
We are honored that so many excellent faculty have agreed to be part of this regional course. ACG’s President Carol Burke will present on genetic testing and hereditary GI cancer syndromes. We have a veritable “who’s who” of ACG Past Presidents: David Johnson on CRC prevention strategies, Christina Surawicz on chronic diarrhea; Larry Brandt on colon ischemia; and Steve Hanauer will moderate a morning session on IBD with expert colleagues.
The top-notch faculty also includes John Saltzman on pancreatic cysts; David Bernstein on care for cirrhotics; Neil Stollman on C. diff in immunocompromised patients; and a session devoted to ACG’s new guidelines on nutrition in the hospitalized patient with Steve McClave. John DiBaise will share insights on post-bariatric surgical challenges, Frank Farraye brings his IBD clinical experience and Bradley Connor offers strategies to evaluate GI symptoms after international travel.
This distinguished group will be joined by rising stars including Evan Dellon on EoE, Millie Long on IBD, Christina Ha on nutrition including elimination diets and FODMAPs, as well as Baharak Moshiree on the gut microbiome.
This course is a well-balanced and clinically targeted learning experience with many opportunities to engage with expert faculty in an environment conducive to Q&A and dialogue.
Plan Now: December 2 – 4
The ACG Southern Regional Postgraduate course will take place Saturday and Sunday December 3-4, 2016. Make weekend of it by planning to join us for a special day-long offering of ACG Hepatitis School on Friday December 2. Our highly regarded Hepatitis School faculty includes nationally known liver experts who will share clinical insights and experience on the latest in hepatitis treatment: David Bernstein, Tram Tan, Paul Kwo, Mark Russo and Mitch Shiffman.
For complete details on both of these timely and relevant courses, as well as the registration details, visit http://gi.org/cme-moc-and-meetings/regional-meetings/.
Music City, USA
Known worldwide as Music City, USA, Nashville is the home of country music. Nashville has been named one of the “Top 10 Cities” by Lonely Plant, “#1 for International Travel” by Trip Advisor, “Destination of the Year: Readers’ Choice” by Travel and Leisure, and “16 Top Destinations for 2016” by Forbes Travel Guide.
Our Venue: The Omni Nashville near Music Row
The courses will take place as the Omni Nashville Hotel which is connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and is within walking distance of Music Row. There is no shortage of entertainment options for music lovers, with dozens of cafés and honkytonks throughout the city offering visitors live music daily or a chance to show off their best country line dance moves.
We hope to see you at these ACG courses and we urge you to enjoy all of the southern hospitality Nashville has to offer!
Douglas R. Morgan, MD, MPH, FACG Douglas C. Wolf, MD, FACG
Vanderbilt University Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates