December 6-8, 2019
Omni Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky



Hepatology School: 8.25 CME Credits, 8.25 MOC Points
Southern Regional Postgraduate Course: 13 CME Credits, 13 MOC Points

Course Description:

Join colleagues in Louisville, KY for ACG’s 1-day Hepatology School and weekend Southern Regional Postgraduate Course. The Hepatology School will be offered on Friday, December 6, and will feature leading experts who will provide a comprehensive education for GI clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of many other frequently diagnosed liver disease states. 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, and drug-induced liver injury. The structure of the program includes a mix of didactic presentations and case-based presentations delivered by expert faculty. The Southern Regional Postgraduate Course will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8. The field of gastroenterology continues to experience an introduction of novel diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options affecting numerous areas of GI disease management and patient care. 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 management of IBD in different populations, improving your adenoma detection rate, NAFLD and DILI, addressing disparities in healthcare, ergonomics for the endoscopist, biliary strictures, obscure GI bleeding, celiac disease, SIBO, gastric intestinal metaplasia, the use of POEM and NOTES in the esophagus, and a keynote presentation about the role of diet in disease management. The structure of the program includes a mix of didactic presentations delivered by expert faculty, breakout sessions, and significant question and answer opportunities. Session topics will include: Burning Issues in the Esophagus, Handling Functional Disorders in Clinic, Navigating the Small Bowel and Colon, Medico-Legal Issues in GI Practices, Advances in IBD, Pancreaticobiliary Issues in Clinic, and Updates in Hepatology. Non-CME hands-on sessions will also be offered.

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Hepatology School Course Directors:

PhotoDavid E. Bernstein, MD, FACG
PhotoPaul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
PhotoMitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG

Southern Regional Postgraduate Course Directors:

PhotoLuis S. Marsano, MD, FACG
PhotoVonda G. Reeves, MD, MBA, FACG

Registration Fees: Hepatology School

EARLY BIRD (BY 11/5) REG. (AFTER 11/5) Registration Category
$125 $200 ACG Physician Member / Fellow
$125 $200 ACG Resident / Trainee / Candidate Member
$125 $200 ACG Advanced Practice Provider / Associate Member
$175 $250 Non-Member Physicians / PharmD / PhD / Guest
$175 $250 Non-Member Resident / Trainee
$175 $250 Non-Member NP / PA / Allied Health (RN, LPN)

Registration Fees: Southern Regional Postgraduate Course

EARLY BIRD (BY 11/5) REG. (AFTER 11/5) Registration Category
$449 $499 ACG Physician Member / Fellow
$179 $254 ACG Resident / Trainee / Candidate Member
$289 $364 ACG Advanced Practice Provider / Associate Member
$549 $599 Non-Member Physicians / PharmD / PhD / Guest
$229 $304 Non-Member Resident / Trainee
$349 $424 Non-Member NP / PA / Allied Health (RN, LPN)

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Hotel Information:

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Both programs will be held at the Omni Louisville Hotel.

To make your room reservations, call 1-800-843-6664. Special meeting rates per night are $204, plus state and local taxes (currently 16.07%). All major credit cards are accepted. Reservations must be made by November 5, 2019 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.

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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 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.

Southern Regional Postgraduate Course: The American College of Gastroenterology designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 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 13 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.