Trainee Events and Meetings

2nd Year Fellows Course

This exciting and unique opportunity is for 2nd year fellows across North America. The College, through its Training Committee, sponsors a weekend course designed specifically for the 2nd year GI fellow. ACG covers travel, lodging and meal expenses for fellows-in-training to attend this meeting.

The general session topics for the 2018 course will be ABC’s of Private Practice and Academics: Your First Job, Endoscopic Therapy of Obesity, Pancreatic Cysts & Approach to Pancreatic Lesions, How to Manage Refractory Functional GI Patients, Hands-On Manometry, Hands-On Capsule Endoscopy, and Approach to Liver LesionsIn addition, there will be three breakout sessions on the following topics: Hands-On EMR, Fertility and Pregnancy in IBD and Communicating with Patients.

Attendees rotate through the three breakout sessions in small groups. These case centered discussions by the experts follow a meet-the-professor format to encourage two-way discussion between the fellows and faculty. The focus is practical, i.e., how you would approach this patient and what tests you would order, in addition to the form of therapy.

The link to the Nomination website is sent in July directly to the GI Program Directors, who then nominate a second year fellow from their program to attend this meeting. Space is limited to 125 fellows from across North America. Nominations will be accepted from July 17 – August 14, 2017. If accepted into the course, the nominee must be able to arrive in Washington, DC by 6:00 pm on January 12, 2018.

North American Conference of GI Fellows (NACGF)

Gastroenterology Fellows are invited to submit abstracts for the 29th annual North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows (NACGF), scheduled for March 22 – 24, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. NACGF is sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. There is no fee to submit an abstract. A Fellow may submit up to three abstracts, but only one abstract from a Fellow will be accepted for presentation.

Presenting authors whose abstract has been accepted for presentation MUST ATTEND and present the abstract at the assigned date and time. Covered expenses for Fellows attending the conference include hotel accommodations, group meals, round-trip coach airfare and transfer between the hotel and the airport. Departures will not be scheduled before Sunday morning.

Each year, up to 3 Fellows attending the conference will be selected to receive Distinguished Achievement Awards, which include a $1000 travel award to the ACG Annual Meeting held in October of the same year.

Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent via email to the presenting author of a submitted abstract in late January, 2019.

To submit your abstract, visit the NACGF Abstract Submission Site.

Navigating, Networking and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop – October 5, 2018

The Women in Gastroenterology Committee is hosting a program on Friday, October 5, 2018, geared to Senior GI Fellows and Junior Faculty, addressing the specifics of both the private practice and academic job search. This workshop will involve a combination of faculty role play and didactic sessions to enhance your understanding of effective negotiation skills during crucial conversations and to improve networking skills that will broaden future opportunities. Discussions will focus on details of private practice versus academics, contract analysis, networking skills, negotiating skills, and work-life balance. Separate breakouts for small group discussions are planned. There is a $30 fee for this workshop. Dinner will be provided.

Career Opportunities for Women in GI Lunch – October 6, 2018

The Women in Gastroenterology Committee is hosting a program, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 during the Postgraduate Course, geared toward residents and trainees 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 sub-specialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities for women in medicine, and, more specifically, gastroenterology. This is a free program for attendees at ACG 2018.  Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Trainees’ Luncheon – October 7, 2018

Once again, a special lunch exclusively for Fellows-in-Training will be offered on Sunday, October 7, 2018 during the Postgraduate Course. While this year’s topic has yet to be determined, past topics have included, “The GI Job Hunt: Finding, Interviewing, and Negotiating,” “Employment Agreements,” “4th Year GI Fellowships,” “From Fellowship to Practice: What You Need to Know,” and “What I Learned My First Year in Practice.” This session will provide trainees the opportunity to ask questions they may have before finishing fellowship so that they may achieve their professional goals. Don’t delay, as the luncheon sells out every year. Registration for this lunch is available to trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $40.