Even as all aspects of practice have changed due to COVID-19, your need to stay up to date on clinical GI does not stop. Scroll down to view the upcoming VGRs, and click here to view the past VGRs. ACG is committed to your professional education and—until we can be together in person again—our goal is to help the GI community embrace #GIhomeschooling at this time. Join a nationally recognized expert for a live presentation, with Q&A each week, on Thursday at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time.

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Week 4 – Thursday, January 28, 2021: Functional Dyspepsia: How to Deal with the Burn and the Bloat
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Scott L. Gabbard, MD
Moderator: Afrin N. Kamal, MD
Learning Objective: Increase awareness of functional dyspepsia, understand pathogenesis of functional dyspepsia, and formulate a treatment strategy for functional dyspepsia.
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SPECIAL EDITION – Tuesday, February 2, 2021: COVID-19 Surge: Updated Task Force Recommendations
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Join the ACG Reopening Taskforce as they discuss current guidance and best practices during the surge, including updates in regulatory guidelines, patient safety, lab testing, COVID-19 positive patients and staff, and keeping the practice and endoscopy unit open.
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Week 5 – Thursday, February 4, 2021: Cross-Sectional Imaging in IBD and Small Bowel Bleeding: What Every Gastroenterologist Should Know
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG
Moderator: Edith Y. Ho, MD, MS, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify the role of cross-sectional imaging in patients with Crohn’s disease and small bowel bleeding.
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SPECIAL EDITION – Tuesday, February 9, 2021: COVID-19 Management: Pearls for the Gastroenterologist
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Join the ACG Endoscopy Resumption Task Force as they discuss the top 5 GI consultations for COVID-19 complications, the top 5 updates on COVID-19 therapeutics, and the top 5 common COVID-19 vaccination questions for gastroenterologists.
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Week 6 – Thursday, February 11, 2021: Esophageal Fistulas
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
Moderator: Ali A. Siddiqui, MD
Learning Objective: Review endoscopic treatments for esophageal fistulas, perforations, and leaks.
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SPECIAL EDITION – Wednesday, February 17, 2021: Career Edition: Work Life Balance
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Join the ACG Women in GI and ACG Training Committees as they offer a webinar series focusing on career-based topics. Once per month, usually on the third Wednesday of the month, a new topic will be offered. A short lecture will be followed by plenty of time for the participants to ask questions of the panel members. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process or by using the question feature in the control panel during the webinar. Topics will be geared towards Trainees and Junior Faculty but all members are welcome to attend.
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Week 7 – Thursday, February 18, 2021: Preventing Esophageal Cancer
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, MACG
Moderator: Allon Kahn, MD
Learning Objective: Discuss the current hurdles to successful screening and surveillance efforts to prevent esophageal cancer.
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Week 8 – Thursday, February 25, 2021: Complementary Therapies in GI and Hepatic Disease/Medical Cannabis – Sifting Through the Weeds
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: David J. Hass, MD, FACG
Moderator: Linda Ahn B. Nguyen, MD
Learning Objective: Identify complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of GI and hepatic disease, explain the endocannabinoid system, and highlight the legislative policies in the United Stated regarding medical cannabis.
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Week 9 – Thursday, March 4, 2021: Evaluation of Liver Masses
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Catherine T. Frenette, MD
Moderator: Anjana A. Pillai, MD
Learning Objective: Describe the incidence of various types of liver masses seen in the general population, discuss the importance of correct radiographic evaluation of liver masses, and identify treatment options briefly for incidental liver masses.
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FAQs

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ACG will post all Virtual Grand Rounds to the ACG Universe. Access to the ACG Universe is free to anyone with an account. Members should sign in using their Single Sign-On Account. Non-members should create an account at Universe.gi.org.

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Want to assign the Virtual Grand Rounds to Trainees as homework?
Training programs can request a free Training Pathways account on the Education Universe. With a training pathways account, program directors and coordinators are able to assign and track trainee homework. All of the videos on the Universe along with a question bank of 900 questions can be assigned to trainees. The programs will also have access to a free OSCE toolkit that was developed by NYU. For more information on Training Director Resources or to request an ACG Training Pathways account, please visit gi.org/trainees/program-director-resources.