April 1-3, 2022
The Seaport Hotel
Hepatology School: 8.25 CME Credits, 8.25 MOC Points
Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course: 12.75 CME Credits, 12.75 MOC Points
Certification of Covid-19 Vaccination:
To support safely and responsibly convening at ACG’s educational programs, the College’s Board of Trustees voted that the COVID-19 vaccination be required of attendees and exhibitors on-site at our Regional Courses, until further notice. While the College sees a reasonable likelihood that we can convene safely in the current environment, ACG cannot guarantee that no one will be exposed to COVID-19. ACG will continue to monitor the highly fluid situation and will make all necessary and appropriate adjustments as our conferences approach. All attendees will be required to attest to the following statement at the time of registration:
I attest that I have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (individuals are considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine).
ACG’S 2022 Hepatology School and the ACG Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course are Designed to Meet the Needs of the GI Team.
Bring your entire practice and join colleagues at these two outstanding programs developed specifically for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology trainees, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, therapists, and other members of the GI patient care team interested in the latest information on hepatic disorders and diagnostic GI, and the state-of-the-art treatment of these illnesses.
ACG’s Hepatology School is a day-long interactive educational program combining immersion in Hepatology and a clinical update on new therapeutic and monitoring approaches. The program content is tailored to reflect the rapid changes in treatment options and national trends meeting the standard of care. After completing ACG’s Hepatology School, attendees will be able to summarize the current management options for HCV and HBV infections and understand the timeline of new drug development for their treatment. Participating in this educational activity will also enable learners to analyze the challenges of treating patients with NAFLD, cirrhosis, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic liver disease primary biliary cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, and drug-induced liver injury. The structure of the program includes a mix of didactic presentations and case-based presentations delivered by expert faculty. This program is designed for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners interested in the latest information on liver diseases and state-of-the-art treatment of these illnesses.
The ACG Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course will take place all day Saturday and a half-day on Sunday, and features leading experts who will delve into a wide variety of common and not-so-common GI disorders. This program explores those areas which the gastroenterologist often faces in clinical practice and addresses management updates in a variety of gastrointestinal and hepatic areas. During this course, multiple topics will be covered including infectious diseases, motility disorders, IBD, upper GI disorders, liver and pancreas, culturally competent care, digital technology, management of obesity, and staying up to date with social media. The structure of the program includes a mix of didactic presentations delivered by expert faculty, breakout sessions, case presentations, and significant question and answer opportunities.
Hepatology School and Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course Agendas:Hepatology School Agenda ACG Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course Agenda
Hepatology School Course Directors:
David E. Bernstein, MD, MACG
Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
ACG Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course Directors:
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, FACG
Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, MACG
Registration Fees: Hepatology School
|ACG Member Type||Registration Price|
|Associate/Advanced Practice Provider||$125|
|Non-Member Type||Registration Price|
|NP/PA/Allied Health (RN, LPN)||$175|
Registration Fees: Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course
|ACG Member Type||Registration Price|
|Associate/Advanced Practice Provider||$289|
|Non-Member Type||Registration Price|
|NP/PA/Allied Health (RN, LPN)||$349|
Both programs will be held at the Seaport Hotel.
To make your hotel reservation, you may book online or call 1-877-732-7678. The special meeting rate is $249 (plus tax).
Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm EST on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in order to receive the special meeting rate. Only a certain number of rooms are available at this rate and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once ACG’s room block is sold out, the hotel may charge a higher rate for any additional rooms made available. Requests for reservations received after this date will be on a space-available basis only. All reservations require a deposit of one night’s room and tax. Cancellations made within 24 hours of check-in will be charged one night’s room and tax. The Seaport Hotel is located at One Seaport Lane, Boston, Massachusetts, 02210.Book Your Room
Accreditation / CME / MOC:
The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ACG’s Hepatology School: The American College of Gastroenterology designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the ABIM’s MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
ACG Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course: The American College of Gastroenterology designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the ABIM’s MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Friday, April 1 – Dinner: 5:30 PM / Presentation: 5:45 PM (ET)
Hepatitis D Virus Infection: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management
Michael Einstein, MD
This informative presentation provides clinicians with an in-depth review of hepatitis delta virus (HDV), the most severe form of chronic viral hepatitis. Topics covered include its global prevalence, relationship with hepatitis B virus, progression to advance liver disease, and who to screen for HDV. Dinner will be provided.
*This activity will be held during the ACG Hepatology School and Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course. It is not considered part of the official scientific program of ACG. This event is neither sponsored by nor endorsed by ACG.