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 31 – Thursday, August 12, 2021: Screening for Barrett’s Esophagus: Beyond Upper Endoscopy
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Faculty: Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MS, FACG
Moderator: Christina J. Tofani, MD
Learning Objective: Understand recent advances in the non-endoscopic detection of Barrett’s esophagus, and discuss potential limitations and challenges with Barrett’s esophagus screening.
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SPECIAL EDITION – Wednesday, August 18, 2021: Career Edition: Career Transitions
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenters: Sita Chokhavatia, MD, and Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG
Moderator: Hala Fatima, MD
Panelists: Anca Pop, MD, and David Wan, MD
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 is offered. A short lecture will be followed by plenty of time for participants to ask questions of the panel. 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.
Learning Objective: Learn about career transition from academic institution to private practice and vice versa, in additional to exploring GI hospitalist as a career path.
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Week 32 – Thursday, August 19, 2021: Isolated GI Alpha-Gal Meat Allergy: What Clinicians Need to Know
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Faculty: Sarah K. McGill, MD, MSc
Learning Objective: To discuss the symptoms, diagnosis, epidemiology and management of alpha-gal meat allergy.
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Week 33 – Thursday, August 26, 2021: Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Faculty: Patricia D. Jones, MD, MSCR
Learning Objective: Appreciate the changing epidemiology of HCC, explain its diagnostic algorithm, and understand the approach to treatment.
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Week 34 – Thursday, September 2, 2021: ACG Clinical Guideline: Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Faculty: William D. Chey, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify the indications for testing and treating H. pylori infection, and explain the diagnostic tests for H. pylori infection, and primary and salvage treatment strategies.
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Week 35 – Thursday, September 9, 2021: Getting Ready for Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Faculty: Tyler M. Berzin, MD, FACG
Moderator: Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Attendees will develop a basic understanding of the terminology and technology underlying artificial intelligence and the near-term applications of AI in gastroenterology clinical practice.
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SPECIAL EDITION – Tuesday, September 14, 2021: Career Edition: Career Opportunities for Women in GI
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Panelists: Lin Chang, MD, FACG, Danielle E. Marino, MD, Shireen A. Pais, MD, FACG, Kumkum S. Patel, MD, Vonda G. Reeves, MD, MBA, FACG, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, and Lavanya Viswanathan, MD, MS
Moderators: Jana G. Al Hashash, MD, FACG, Julie Tobak, MD
The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a webinar geared toward residents, trainees, and junior faculty who are facing difficult decisions regarding the future of their medical careers. Female gastroenterologists from a variety of medical backgrounds will address the issues of being a female subspecialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities for women in medicine, and more specifically, gastroenterology.
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Week 36 – Thursday, September 16, 2021: ACG Clinical Guideline: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Clostridioides difficile Infections
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Faculty: Colleen R. Kelly, MD, FACG
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Week 38 – Thursday, September 30, 2021: So, a Traveler and Their Microbiome Get Onto a Plane…: What’s New in the World of Travelers’ Diarrhea?
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Faculty: Mark S. Riddle, MD, DrPH, FISTM
Learning Objective: Gain familiarity with current guidelines on diagnosis and management of travelers’ diarrhea, examine new data in the context of existing guidelines, and identify and treat the post-infectious GI consequences in the returning traveler.
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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.