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 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, followed by a rebroadcast at 8:00 pm Eastern time.

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 offers Virtual Grand Rounds TWICE each Thursday by adding an evening session. Here’s how it works: 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.

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2024

Week 9 – Thursday, February 29, 2024: Exocrine and Endocrine Complications of Pancreatitis
Faculty: Jodie A. Barkin, MD, FACG
Moderator: Tara Keihanian, MD, MPH
Learning Objective: Identify the etiologies and recognize the symptoms of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, explore the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, describe endocrine pancreatic insufficiency (diabetes) in chronic pancreatitis, and understand the impact and consequences of untreated exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and diabetes in pancreatic diseases.
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
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Week 10 – Thursday, March 7, 2024: Application of Molecular and Genetic Testing to the Management of Colon Polyps and Cancer
Faculty: Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG
Learning Objective: Formulate a clinical approach to the use of molecular and genetic testing in the evaluation and management of colon polyps and cancer.
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Week 11 – Thursday, March 14, 2024: The Poor Bowel Prep: Effective Strategies to Optimize the Boston Bowel Prep Score in High-Risk Patients
Faculty: Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MScEpi, FACG
Moderator: Philip N. Okafor, MD, MPH, FACG
Learning Objective: Discuss the available bowel preparations, their risks and benefits, and the data to support their usage.
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Week 12 – Thursday, March 21, 2024: I See a Large Polyp During Routine Colonoscopy: How Do I Deal With It?
Faculty: Mohit Girotra, MD, FACG
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
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Special VGR – Tuesday, March 26, 2024: Colorectal Cancer: Insight from Survivors and Experts
Faculty: Aasma Shaukat, MD
Moderator: Mohamad I Itani, MD
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Eastern Time

Week 13 – Thursday, March 28, 2024: There will be no ACG Virtual Grand Rounds this week.

Week 14 – Thursday, April 4, 2024: There will be no ACG Virtual Grand Rounds this week.

Week 15 – Thursday, April 11, 2024: Intro to the Microbiome
Faculty: Ari Grinspan, MD, FACG, and Olga Aroniadis, MD, MSc, FACG
Moderator: Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Discuss the importance of the human micribiome and it implications for GI health.
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Week 16 – Thursday, April 18, 2024: A Practical Approach to Pouch Disorders
Faculty: Laura E. Raffals, MD, MS, FACG
Moderator: Shannon Chang, MD, MBA
Learning Objective: Identify common pouch disorders and discuss diagnostic approaches to common pouch disorders. Summarize treatment options for common pouch disorders.
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SPECIAL EDITION – Wednesday, April 24, 2024: ACG Training Committee 4th Annual Webinar: Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Match Application – Tips & Tricks For Prospective Fellowship Applicants
Moderator: Mohammad Bilal, MD, FACG
Click Here to Register for the 8pm broadcast – 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Eastern Time

Week 17 – Thursday, April 25, 2024: Best of ACG 2023! Outstanding Science, Expert Discussions
Moderators: Daniela Guerrero Vinsard, MD and Vladimir Kushnir, MD, FACG
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Week 18 – Thursday, May 2, 2024: Positioning of Therapies in IBD – Highlighting the new ACG Crohn’s and UC Guidelines
Faculty: Millie D. Long, MD, FACG
Moderator: David T. Rubin, MD, FACG
Click Here to Register for the NOON broadcast – 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
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Week 19 – Thursday, May 9, 2024: We Can Do Better: Laying the Foundation for Understanding Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health
Faculty: Patricia Ajayi-Fox, MD
Moderator: Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
Learning Objective: Outline key concepts in health disparities and social determinants of health.
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Week 20 – Thursday, May 16, 2024: There will be no ACG Virtual Grand Rounds this week.

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.