What Leadership Means Within ACG at This Time

August 18, 2020

As we approach our October Annual meeting – and by the way it’s going to be an incredible virtual experience – I’ve been quite reflective on what leadership means in the ACG.

I believe a leader is someone who helps others to achieve their great potential.

COVID-19 has brought out the best in our profession, as healthcare professionals went to the front lines, and now as all of us try to re-open and ramp up our practices.

It’s also brought out the reason we have professional societies like the ACG: so we can all work together as colleagues, we can review the most up-to-date information, we can create guidelines, and help us all learn about this virus and make recommendations to get through this pandemic in real time, and give the best care to our patients.

Now, as president of the ACG, I feel a little bit like the captain of a sailing vessel in ancient times during a very turbulent storm. Fortunately for all of us, the ACG remains a bright beacon that will show us the way, help us stay safe, help us all provide the absolute best patient care, and together reach our great potential as a profession.

— Mark

Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG

ACG President, 2019-2020