Providing Noteworthy Speakers for Training in Your Communities

The goal of the ACG Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship Program, is to bolster GI training programs with visiting professors which providing lectures, small group discussions, panel discussions, and one-on-one visits with trainees and faculty. You choose the speaker; the Institute covers the travel costs and honorarium. The Edgar Achkar Visiting Professorship application will be open from July 22 to August 21, 2024.

Apply Now | Download the Informational Flyer

New! ACG Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity, and Ethical Care

I enjoyed the opportunity to meet with the fellows who were very engaging and asked great questions related to IBD and career development. This is an outstanding opportunity to bring in a speaker from outside one’s institution allowing exchange of ideas, professional and career development.
Dr. Laura E. Raffals

How It Works:

The purpose of these visits is to reach a diverse number of programs while aiming to maximize the impact of each visit by targeting GI training programs, which could also leverage an additional community event with local ACG member physicians, sometimes in conjunction with a local gut club. The programs offer expertise for a specific area of need at each institution.

Since the program’s inception in 2014, the Institute has supported more than 91 visits in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

New! ACG Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity, and Ethical Care

The Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity, and Ethical Care will provide lectures to create awareness around the issues and challenges related to delivering equitable care, respecting diversity, and instilling ethical decision making. A section of the EAVP application will allow institutions to include a focus on equity, diversity, and/or ethical care. These topics can be offered as stand alone lectures or in conjunction with a disease state topic driven visit (i.e., Endoscopic Considerations in Underserved Populations). Learn more about the application process here:

Program Details

Evaluation Criteria

Application FAQs

Previous Visit Topics

Past Speakers

Locations of Previous EAVP Visits

2024 ACG Edgar Achkar
Visiting Professorships

*Christopher D. Vélez, MD
Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
January 18-19

Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG
Creighton University – St. Joseph Medical Center
February 1 (Awarded in 2023)

*Baharak Moshiree, MD, MSc, FACG
University of Miami
February 15

Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Westchester Medical Center
March 6

*Rachel Issaka, MD
University of South Florida
April 4

Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, MACG
Texas Tech University – El Paso
April 4

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG
UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate Health
April 10

*Victor Chedid, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
April 11

Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), MACG
AdventHealth Orlando
April 25-26

Tyler M. Berzin, MD, FACG
University of Illinois – Chicago
May 28-29

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG
Augusta University
August 9

*Linda Anh B. Nguyen, MD, FACG
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
September 5

John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG
Oregon Health Sciences
October 11-14

*Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD, MPH
Tufts Medical Center
December 12-13

*visits requested an ACG Visiting Scholar in Equity, Diversity, and Ethical Care