Course Co-Directors: Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG, and Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019
With the need to remain abreast of the many new and emerging advancements in the field of gastroenterology and the patient volume increasing as the population ages, the clinical gastroenterologist is challenged more than ever to deliver the best patient care. Research across gastroenterology and hepatology areas progresses at a rapid pace. Advances in technology, diagnostic modalities, and therapeutic options have had a positive impact on the management of many GI diseases. Scientific education, based on foundational knowledge and clinical skills, the communication of practical methods for treatment, and the ability to integrate the newest tools in diagnosis with the latest therapeutic/treatment options, are key necessities for the GI clinician to deliver top-quality patient care.
This course will provide updates on a variety of gastroenterology and hepatology subjects, with expert faculty delivering scientific presentations in a variety of formats. Didactic lectures, followed by interactive question and answer sessions, small group learning luncheons, and a choice of simultaneous sessions on the latest topics in GI and liver clinical care will be offered. The program is designed primarily for clinicians in GI/hepatology, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other advanced practice providers interested in a scientifically sound approach to the management of GI and liver illnesses.
Receive your complimentary copy of the 2019 Self-Assessment Test (SAT) when you register for the Annual Postgraduate Course. This two-volume print resource includes approximately 300 questions and answers that will test your knowledge and help you prepare for recertification. You can earn additional CME and MOC when you complete the SAT.
The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Gastroenterology designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are awarded as follows: 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the Postgraduate Course, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each Saturday and Sunday Learning Luncheon session (Learning Luncheons must be purchased separately).
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.75 MOC points in the ABIM's 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.
How to Claim CME and MOC:
Complete the online evaluation at the ACG website, www.evals.gi.org/am/2019, to claim CME credit commensurate with your participation in the course (the evaluation site for this course will open on Saturday, October 26, 2019). Please complete your CME evaluation and MOC assessment soon after the course. ABIM Board Certified physicians need to complete the MOC assessment by December 31, 2019 in order for the MOC points to count toward any MOC requirements that are due by the end of the year. No MOC credit may be awarded for this activity after March 1, 2020.
Instructions on how to claim CME and MOC will be available in the Event Resources tile of the meeting app.