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. 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 Daylight Time.

Register for Upcoming Virtual Grand Rounds

Week 3, Thursday, April 9, 2020: Update on Managing Your Pregnant IBD Patient
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Moderator: Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Counsel pregnant patients in regard to medical management of their IBD.
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Week 4, Thursday, April 16, 2020: Hepatitis B: An Update
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Nancy S. Reau, MD, FACG
Moderator: Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Explain the guidelines for and highlight treatment conundrums in hepatitis B infection.
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Week 5, Thursday, April 23, 2020: Refractory GERD: New Options for Treatment 2020
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Philip O. Katz, MD, MACG
Moderator: Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Develop an approach to the evaluation and treatment of a patient with refractory GERD.
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Week 6, Thursday, April 30, 2020: Celiac Disease
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
Moderator: William D. Chey, MD, FACG
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Can’t make live Virtual Grand Rounds? No Problem!
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.

ACG members can enter promo code UNIGET20 to access 600 Free minutes of CME.

Want to assign the Virtual Grand Rounds to Trainees as homework?
Training program 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.

Accreditation, CME & MOC Information
The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Gastroenterology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (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.

Post-Activity CME & MOC Evaluation Information
Following the live webinar, all attendees from the webinar will be sent a link to the CME and MOC evaluation. CME Certificates will be sent once per month on the first of each month. ABIM MOC Points will be submitted to ABIM directly on the first of each month and will be visible on your ABIM account approximately 3-5 days later.

Please complete your CME evaluation and MOC assessment soon after the activity. ABIM Board Certified physicians need to complete their MOC activities by December 31, 2020 in order for the MOC points to count toward any MOC requirements that are due by the end of the year. ACG will continue to submit participant completion data for this course until March 1, 2021, and any ABIM Board Certified physician who experienced a negative status change as a direct result of insufficient MOC points will have their status adjusted once the required number of points have been earned. No MOC credit may be awarded after March 1, 2021 for this activity.

Disclosure Information

ACG staff involved with this activity have nothing to disclose.

Individual faculty and moderator disclosures will be listed prior to the start of each lecture.

To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was peer reviewed by a member of the ACG Educational Affairs Peer Review Subcommittee. The individuals listed below have each indicated they have no relevant financial relationships.

Scott L. Gabbard, MD (Chair), Cleveland, OH
Steven L. Carpenter, MD, Savannah, GA
Aaron S. Goldberg, MD, Phoenix, AZ
Edith Y. Ho, MD, MS, FACG, Cleveland, OH
Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, Rochester, NY
Mitchell A. Mahmoud, MD, FACG, Raleigh, NC
Renee L. Young, MD, FACG, Omaha, NE

Past Virtual Grand Rounds

Special VGR: COVID-19 and Impact on Clinical GI
Sunday, March 22, 2020 — 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenters: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE and Mark J. Mulligan, MD, FIDSA
Moderator: David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify improvement that can be made now in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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Week 1: SIBO: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment
Thursday, March 26, 2020 — 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: William D. Chey, MD, FACG
Moderator: Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: List risk factors, diagnostic criteria, and treatment options for patients with small bowel bacterial overgrowth.
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Week 2: Chronic Abdominal Pain and Bloating
Thursday, April 2, 2020 — 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Presenter: Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
Moderator: Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Implement clinically oriented algorithms for diagnosis and management of chronic abdominal pain and bloating.
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