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.

NEW FOR 2022! A More Convenient Schedule Increases Reach of ACG Virtual Grand Rounds
In response to tremendous interest in ACG virtual education at convenient times, and to better meet the needs of practicing clinicians both nationally and internationally, the College will now offer Virtual Grand Rounds TWICE each Thursday by adding an evening session. Here’s how it will work: The faculty will present live at Noon Eastern Time and will engage with the audience in Q&A. ACG will then re-broadcast a recording of that day’s lecture at 8:00pm Eastern Time, and, when possible, faculty will again join at the end to answer questions from the evening audience. If you miss either session, a recording of the presentation will be available in the ACG Education Universe the following week, allowing you to watch at your convenience.

ACG Virtual Grand Rounds: Making a good thing even better!

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Week 34 – Thursday, August 25, 2022: Update on the Management of Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets Guidelines
Faculty: Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), FACG
Moderator: Bryan G. Sauer, MD, MSc (Clin Res), FACG
Learning Objective: Explain the updated guideline for the management of anticoagulants and antiplatelets.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 35 – Thursday, September 1, 2022: ID for the GI – GI Presentations of Unusual Infections
Faculty: Mark S. Riddle, MD, DrPH
Learning Objective: Explain the unusual presentations and manifestations of some rarer causes of gastrointestinal infection.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 36 – Thursday, September 8, 2022: Perianal Crohn’s Disease – Evolutions in Management
Faculty: Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, FACG
Moderator: Jill K.J. Gaidos, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Discuss the latest management of perianal Crohn’s disease, including novel therapeutics, combined medical and surgical approaches and optimization of therapies.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 37 – Thursday, September 15, 2022: Pancreatic Cancer Palliation
Faculty: Nalini Guda, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Explain endoscopic palliation options – drainage, GOO, pain management – for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

SPECIAL EDITION – GI OnDEMAND VGR: Clinician and Patient Journey to Managing Health with Genetics Testing and Counseling
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (ET)
Faculty: Jordan J. Karlitz, MD, FACG and Dave Dubin
Moderator: Heather Hampel, MS, LGC
Learning Objective: Hear one patient’s story from learning about inherited risk for colorectal cancer.
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 38 – Thursday, September 22, 2022: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in IBD: Why, When and How?
Faculty: Andres J. Yarur, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Describe the most recent data on the use of therapeutic drug monitoring in patients with IBD including a practical approach on how to use it in clinical practice.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 39 – Thursday, September 29, 2022: Diagnosis and Management of Cancer Risk in the Gastrointestinal Hamartomatous Polyposis Syndromes: Recommendations From the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer
Faculty: Gregory E. Idos, MD
Learning Objective: Explain the updated USMSTF recommendations for the diagnosis and management of cancer risk in the gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyposis syndromes.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

FAQs

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.

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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.