American College of Gastroenterology

2021 ACG

ACG 2021 - Michigan Medicine Highlights

The Michigan Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty and fellows are participating in the ACG 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course taking place October 22–27, 2021.

ACG Awards & Research Grants

ACG Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research

Vonoprazan dual and triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication
William D. Chey, Francis Mégraud, Loren Laine, Luis J. López, Barbara Hunt, Neila Smith, Eckhard Leifke, Nancianne Knipfer, Colin W. Howden

ACG Junior Faculty Development Grant

Eileen Carpenter, MD, PhD
The tumor immune microenvironment and pancreatic cancer chemoresistance

ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program 2021-2022

Sameer Berry, MD

ACG Auxiliary Abstract Award

Real world dispensary data for IBD patients using medical cannabis
Jami A.R. Kinnucan, Arun Swaminath, Maheep S. Sangha, Joanna S. Zeiger

ACG Category Awards

Outstanding Research Award in the Liver Category

Effect of fecal microbiota transplant on hepatic encephalopathy varies by donor and recipient factors
Patricia P. Bloom, John Donlan, Mariam Torres Soto, Michael Daidone, Elizabeth Hohmann, Raymond Chung

Outstanding Research Award in the Small Intestine Category

Phase II trial of weekly erlotinib dosing to reduce duodenal polyp burden associated with familial adenomatous polyposis
N. Jewel Samadder, Nathan Foster, Ryan McMurray, Carol A. Burke, Elena Stoffel, Priyanka Kanth, Rohit Das, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Eduardo Vilar Sanchez, Michelle Westover, Ellen Richmond, Gary Della'Zanna, Luz Maria Rodriguez, Eva Szabo, David Zahrieh, Paul Limburg

ACG Presidential Poster Awards

P0385 - Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevalence of Rome IV functional gastrointestinal disorders
Christopher V. Almario, Katherine Makaroff, Genie Alvarez, William D. Chey, Brennan Spiegel

P0396 - Anorectal function in chronically constipated patients with diabetes mellitus: Evidence of diminished anal sphincter pressure and rectal hyposensitivity
Eden Koo, Borko Nojkov, William D. Chey, Gabrielle Ezell, Jiande Chen

P0872 - Pyloric endoFLIP parameters before and after pyloric botulinum toxin injection and dilation are comparable in adult and pediatric patients with gastroparesis
George Zacur, Lydia Watts, Gabrielle Ezell, Andrew Singer, William Hasler

P0999 - Endoscopy and systematic biopsy of patients with moderate severe unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms compared with healthy controls: High discovery rate of eosinophilic gastritis and/or eosinophilic duodenitis
Nicholas J. Talley, Amol P. Kamboj, William D. Chey, Henrik Rasmussen, Brian E. Lacy, Ikuo Hirano, Mirna Chehade, Nirmala Gonsalves, Kathryn Peterson, Anthony Lembo, Colleen Schmitt, Marc Rothenberg, Robert M. Genta, Maria Pletneva, Kevin Turner, Malika Pasha, Evan S. Dellon, William J. Sandborn

P2650 - Real world dispensary data for IBD patients using medical cannabis
Jami A.R. Kinnucan, Arun Swaminath, Maheep S. Sangha, Joanna S. Zeiger

Healio Disruptive Innovator Awards - Nominations

Disruptive Innovators are honored in eight different categories. Each of these awardees has changed the face of gastroenterology and pushed the status quo toward the betterment of the field. Nominations include:

  • Peter Higgins, @ibddoctor - Helio Social Media Influencer
  • Allison Schulman - Woman Disruptor of the Year

ACG Leadership Positions

American College of Gastroenterology Board of Trustees

William D. Chey, MD, FACG
Trustee and Secretary

ACG Committees and Journal Editorial Boards

Justin Brandler, MD
ACG Universe Education Board – an online learning resource

William D. Chey, MD, FACG
Editor Emeritus
Editorial Advisory Board
American Journal of Gastroenterology

Jami Kinnucan, MD
ACG Women’s Committee
ACG Universe Education Board – an online learning resource

Joel Rubenstein, MD, MS
Associate Editor
American Journal of Gastroenterology

Sameer Saini, MD, MSc
Red Section Editor
American Journal of Gastroenterology

Allison Schulman, MD, MPH
Associate Editor
American Journal of Gastroenterology

Elena Stoffel, MD, MPH
Associate Editor
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology 

Andrew Tai, MD, PhD
Associate Editor
Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology 

Friday Courses

GI Pathophysiology Course

7:00 am – 12:30 pm PDT

10:25 am PDT
Application of molecular and genetic testing to the management of colon polyps and cancer
Elena M. Stoffel

What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course

1:45 pm – 5:20 pm PDT
Course Directors: Brooks D. Cash, William D. Chey

3:40 pm PDT
Modernizing H. pylori therapy
William D. Chey

ASGE Endoscopy Course

7:50 am – 5:20 pm PDT
Course Directors: B. Joseph Elmunzer, Anne Marie Lennon

Session 1 - Optimizing your endoscopic practice
8:00-9:40 am PDT

9:00 am PDT
Minimizing medicolegal risk related to endoscopy
Megan Adams

Postgraduate Course

Saturday, October 23

Symposium C: The Latest Frontiers of Endoscopy
4:00 pm

  • ERCP – Tips for Difficult Cannulations/Special Populations – Shivangi T. Kothari
  • POEM/ESD – Efficacy and Practicality: Cases to Behold – Christopher C. Thompson
  • Endoscopic Management of Obesity – Allison R. Schulman
  • Panel Q & A

Sunday, October 24

Session 2C: Functional Disorders in Practice
1:50 pm
Moderator: William D. Chey

  • Functional Abdominal Pain: A Primer for the Gastroenterologist – Brian E. Lacy
  • Dietary Management of IBS: A Recipe for Success – William D. Chey
  • An Evidence-Based Algorithmic Approach for IBS-C and D – Lin Chang
  • Panel Q & A

Bonus Sessions – Virtual only 

Practical Pearls for the Clinical Gastroenterologist – A Case-Based Approach

SIBO – Optimal Strategies for Testing and Treatment - William D. Chey

Annual Scientific Meeting

Monday, October 25, 2021

Bonus Sessions – On Demand

Bonus Session F: Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Present and Future
Presenters: Ikuo Hirano, Joy Chang, Jacob Robson, Amiko Uchida,

EoE Treatment: Predicting Success or Failure - Joy W. Chang

Hands-on Endoscopy Workshops

Sunday, October 24, 2021
3:45 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Foreign Body Removal -  Joy Chang

Monday, October 25, 2021
The first three sessions are for GI fellows only.

7:45 am – 9:30 am PDT
Foreign Body Removal - Jeffrey K. Lee, Mariam Naveed, Nipaporn Pichetshote, Borko Nojkov, Joy Chang

Hemostasis - Lauren G. Khanna, Navin Paul, Marc Piper, Jami A.R Kinnucan, Robert L. Pompa

11:45 am – 12:55 pm PDT
EMR/Polypectomy - Cyrus Piraka, Allison R. Schulman, Jason B. Samarasena, Ara Sahakian, Harish K. Gagneja

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm PDT
Resident Training Session – Endoscopy Basics - Jami A.R Kinnucan

Plenary Session 1A – Stomach / Practice Management

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm PDT
Moderators: Kimberly N. Harer, Costas H. Kefalas

2:15 pm – 2:25 pm PDT
ACG Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research
11. Vonoprazan dual and triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication. William D. Chey, Francis Mégraud, Loren Laine, Luis J. López, Barbara Hunt, Neila Smith, Eckhard Leifke, Nancianne Knipfer, Colin W. Howden

2:25 pm – 2:35 pm PDT
12. Symptom responses to pyloric botulinum toxin injection in gastroparesis are influenced by the degree of pyloric dysfunction measured by endoFLIP testing. Lydia Watts, Jason Baker, Gabrielle Ezell, Candice Miller, Omar Taher, William Hasler

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Plenary Session 2A – IBD / Colon

8:30 am – 10:00 am PDT

8:30 am
19. Efficacy and safety of upadacitinib induction therapy in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis: Results from the phase 3 U-ACHIEVE study. Silvio Danese, Severine Vermeire, Wen Zhou, Aileen Pangan, Jesse Siffledeen, Xavier Hébuterne, Hiroshi Nakase, Minhu Chen, Peter Higgins, Yuri Sanchez-Gonzalez, Bidan Huang, Wangang Xian, Jianzhong Liu, Michael Weinreich, Remo Panaccione

Plenary Session 2B – Liver

8:30 am – 10:00 am PDT

8:50 am
Outstanding Research Award in the Liver Category
Newsworthy Abstract
30. Effect of fecal microbiota transplant on hepatic encephalopathy varies by donor and recipient factors. Patricia P. Bloom, John Donlan, Mariam Torres Soto, Michael Daidone, Elizabeth Hohmann, Raymond Chung 

J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture

10:05 am
The End of the Beginning: Megatrends in Gastroenterology
William D. Chey

Plenary Session 3A – Esophagus / Functional

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm PDT

3:25 pm
44. Abdominal Bloating in the U.S.: Results of a National Survey of 88,969 Americans Examining Prevalence, Burden of Illness, and Healthcare Seeking. Janice E. Oh, Christopher V. Almario, William D. Chey, Brennan Spiegel

Plenary Session 3B – GI Bleeding / Small Intestine

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm PDT

2:25 pm
Outstanding Research Award in the Small Intestine Category
47. Phase II trial of weekly erlotinib dosing to reduce duodenal polyp burden associated with familial adenomatous polyposis. N. Jewel Samadder, Nathan Foster, Ryan McMurray, Carol A. Burke, Elena Stoffel, Priyanka Kanth, Rohit Das, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Eduardo Vilar Sanchez, Michelle Westover, Ellen Richmond, Gary Della'Zanna, Luz Maria Rodriguez, Eva Szabo, David Zahrieh, Paul Limburg 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Plenary Session 4A – Biliary-Pancreas / General Endoscopy

8:30 am – 10:15 am PDT

10:00 am
64. Efficacy and safety of upadacitinib maintenance therapy in patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis: Results from a randomized phase 3 study. Silvio Danese, Severine Vermeire, Wen Zhou, Aileen Pangan, Jesse Siffledeen, Xavier Hébuterne, Hiroshi Nakase, Minhu Chen, Peter Higgins, Yuri Sanchez-Gonzalez, Bidan Huang, Wangang Xian, Jianzhong Liu, Michael Weinreich, Remo Panaccione

Posters

Sunday October 24, 2021

Functional Bowel Disease

Presidential Poster Award
P0385 - 
Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevalence of Rome IV functional gastrointestinal disorders. Christopher V. Almario, Katherine Makaroff, Genie Alvarez, William D. Chey, Brennan Spiegel

P0386 - Naloxegol accelerates time to first spontaneous bowel movement (SBM) and complete SBM (CSBM) with predictable efficacy in patients with extreme opioid-induced constipation (OIC): A pooled analysis of two phase 3 trials. William D. Chey, Darren M. Brenner, Jeremy Adler, Theresa Mallick-Searle, Carol Rockett, Enoch Bortey

P0390 - Understanding the pathophysiology of chronic constipation in patients with spinal cord injury. Gianna M. Rodriguez, Jason Baker, Martin Forchheimer, Richard Saad, Denise G. Tate, William D. Chey

Presidential Poster Award
P0396 - Anorectal function in chronically constipated patients with diabetes mellitus: Evidence of diminished anal sphincter pressure and rectal hyposensitivity. Eden Koo, Borko Nojkov, William D. Chey, Gabrielle Ezell, Jiande Chen

P0397 - Naloxegol achieved rapid and sustained improvement of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) symptoms in patients with extreme OIC: A pooled analysis of two pivotal phase 3 trials. Darren M. Brenner, William D. Chey, Jeremy Adler, Theresa Mallick-Searle, Enoch Bortey, Carol Rockett

Liver

P0730 - Efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants in treatment of splanchnic vein thrombosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Natapat Chaisidhivej, Ben Ponvilawan, Angkawipa Trongtorsak, Sahar Sultan, Samapon Duangkham, Nipith Charoenngam, Julajak Limsrivilai, Jami A.R. Kinnucan

P0731 - Efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants in treatment of splanchnic vein thrombosis in cirrhotic patients: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Ben Ponvilawan, Natapat Chaisidhivej, Jami A.R. Kinnucan

Pediatrics

Presidential Poster Award
P0872 - Pyloric endoFLIP parameters before and after pyloric botulinum toxin injection and dilation are comparable in adult and pediatric patients with gastroparesis. George Zacur, Lydia Watts, Gabrielle Ezell, Andrew Singer, William Hasler

Practice Management

Newsworthy Abstract
P0897 - Patient perception of telehealth services compared to in-person office visits across multiple gastroenterology practices. Avi Dobrusin, Fadi Hawa, Charlie X. Walsh, Jordan Montagano, Chandy Ellimoottil, Naresh Gunaratnam

Stomach

Presidential Poster Award
P0999 - 
Endoscopy and systematic biopsy of patients with moderate severe unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms compared with healthy controls: High discovery rate of eosinophilic gastritis and/or eosinophilic duodenitis. Nicholas J. Talley, Amol P. Kamboj, William D. Chey, Henrik Rasmussen, Brian E. Lacy, Ikuo Hirano, Mirna Chehade, Nirmala Gonsalves, Kathryn Peterson, Anthony Lembo, Colleen Schmitt, Marc Rothenberg, Robert M. Genta, Maria Pletneva, Kevin Turner, Malika Pasha, Evan S. Dellon, William J. Sandborn

Monday Poster Session

Biliary/Pancreas

P1081 - Longitudinal immunoprofiling of pancreatic cancer patients to identify mediators of therapy resistance. Eileen Carpenter, Samantha Kemp, Padma Kadiyala, Nina Steele, Ahmed Elhossiny, Veerin Sirihorachai, Wenting Du, Carlos Espinoza, Stephanie The, Julia Freeman, Sean Bhalla, Ajay Singhvi, Michelle Anderson, Richard Kwon, Erik-Jan Wamsteker, Anoop Prabhu, Allison Schulman, Valerie Gunchick, Vaibhav Sahai, Timothy Frankel, Filip Bednar, Marina Pasca Di Magliano

Functional Bowel Disease

P1448 - Plecanatide produces a more rapid and durable clinical response compared to placebo in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation: A post-hoc analysis of two randomized controlled trials. Eric Shah, William D. Chey, Alfred Nelson, Sarah Lorenzen, Brian E. Lacy

General Endoscopy

P1456 - SARS-CoV2 testing prior to endoscopy: Discrepancy between estimated and true asymptomatic prevalence rates in a community-based gastroenterology practice. Charlie X. Walsh, Jordan Montagano, Ann Saliares, Fadi Hawa, Naresh Gunaratnam

IBD

P1587 - Social isolation, loneliness, and caring for IBD patients. LaVana Greene-Higgs, Jeff Berinstein, Megan Riehl, Akbar Waljee, Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg

P1588 - Identifying targets for improving inflammatory bowel disease medication adherence. Jessica Sheehan, Jeff Berinstein, Linnea Swanson, LaVana Greene-Higgs, Akbar Waljee, Peter Higgins, Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg

Liver

P1815 - PNPLA3 and TM6SF2 risk alleles amplify effects of diet on hepatic steatosis. Vincent L. Chen, Xiaomeng Du, Yanhua Chen, Annapurna Kuppa, Brian Halligan, Elizabeth K. Speliotes

Tuesday Poster Session

Biliary/Pancreas

P2183 - A rare presentation of acute pancreatitis in mild coronavirus disease 2019 infection. Brianna L. Hatch-Vallier, Fadi Hawa, Vijay Jarodiya, Rebecca Daniel

Colon

P2292 - Lymphocytic colitis following mRNA vaccination for SARS-CoV2. Samuel W. Chey, Maria Westerhoff, William D. Chey

Esophagus

P2419 - What patients with eosinophilic esophagitis may not share with their providers: A qualitative assessment of online health communities. Joy W. Chang, Vincent L. Chen, Joel H. Rubenstein, Evan S. Dellon, Lauren P. Wallner, Raymond De Vries

IBD

ACG Auxiliary Award
Presidential Poster Award
P2650 -  Real world dispensary data for IBD patients using medical cannabis. Jami A.R. Kinnucan, Arun Swaminath, Maheep S. Sangha, Joanna S. Zeiger

P2651 - Clostridium difficile infection in patients treated with tofacitinib in the ulcerative colitis clinical program. Edward V. Loftus, Alessandro Armuzzi, Daniel C. Baumgart, Krisztina B. Gecse, Susan B. Connelly, Chinyu Su, Kenneth K. Kwok, Xiang Guo, Jami A.R. Kinnucan

Small Intestine

P3057 - Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: A fasting serum gastrin level is not enough. Ann Saliares, Veena Janardan, Fadi Hawa, Naresh Gunaratnam

Stomach

P3081 - Helicobacter pylori resistance rates in the U.S. and Europe: Data from the PHALCON-HP study. Francis Mégraud, David Y. Graham, Colin W. Howden, Ernest Trevino, Alice S. Weissfeld, Barbara Hunt, Neila Smith, Eckhard Leifke, William D. Chey

P3083 - Pitfalls of physician-directed treatment of H. pylori infection: Results from two phase 3 clinical trials and real-world prescribing data. Colin Howden, Kely L. Sheldon, June S. Almenoff, William D. Chey

P3116 - Gastric-sparing band and slough technique for gastric high-grade dysplasia in non-surgical candidates. Ann Saliares, Fadi Hawa, Elliot Berinstein, Naresh Gunaratnam

Past ACG Meetings

2020 ACG - October 23–28

Awards & Research Grants

Saturday, October 24

8:30 pm
ACG Leadership Awards Ceremony
Presentation of ACG President’s Special Recognition Award, Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award, Community Service Award, International Leadership Award, Masters of the ACG, and the Samuel S. Weiss Award.

  • Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award - William D. Chey
    • The Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award (formerly the ACG Clinical Achievement Award) is presented to not more than one Member/Fellow in any year and is made in recognition of distinguished contributions to clinical gastroenterology over a significant period of time. Specific criteria include, in addition to a career of distinguished clinical practice of gastroenterology, contributions in patient care, clinical science, clinical education, technological innovation, and public and community service.
  • Community Service Award - Hari S. Conjeevaram
    • The Community Service Award is bestowed upon an ACG Member who has initiated or has been involved in numerous volunteer programs/activities or has provided significant volunteer service post-training – service that has been performed on a completely voluntary basis and not for the completion of training or position requirements.

Watch the ACG Leadership Awards Ceremony

Monday, October 26

7:30 pm
Healio Disruptive Innovators Awards
Disruptive Innovators are honored in eight different categories. Each of these awardees has changed the face of gastroenterology and pushed the status quo toward the betterment of the field. Nominations include:

  • Megan Riehl - Woman Disruptor of the Year Award
  • Elliot Tapper - Rising Disruptive Innovator Award

ACG Abstract Awards

Category Award - Functional Bowel Disease

  • Presidential Plenary Session 1 - "Randomized, comparative effectiveness trial of green kiwi fruit, psyllium, or prunes in U.S. patients with chronic constipation". Samuel W. CheyWilliam D. Chey, Kenya Jackson, Shanti Eswaran 

ACG Auxiliary Award (Trainee)

  • "Developing a multimodal platform for precision medicine using endoscopic fine needle biopsies in pancreatic cancer". Eileen S. Carpenter, Nina Steele, Samantha Kemp, Veerin Sirihorachai, Stephanie The, Arvind Rao, Michelle Anderson, Vaibhav Sahai, Valerie Gunchick, Richard Kwon, Ryan Law, Erik-Jan Wamsteker, Anoop Prabhu, Allison Schulman, Arjun Sondhi, Jessica Yu, Arpan Patel, Howard Crawford, Timothy Frankel, Filip Bednar, Marina Pasca di Magliano

Category Award - Colorectal Cancer Prevention

  • ePoster: P0763. "Rate and burden of advanced colorectal neoplasia in adults approaching the screening age: An opportunity to reduce the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer". Hisham Hussan, Samuel Akinyeye, Kyle Porter, Peter P. Stanich, Darrell Gray, Bryson Katona, Violeta Popov, Folasade P. May, John Carethers

Presidential Poster Awards

  • ePoster: P0373. "Young onset colorectal cancers have somatic variants in NOTCH1 with measurable changes in functional activity". Anand Venugopal, Erika Koeppe, Andrea Todisco, Linda C. Samuelson, Elena Stoffel
  • ePoster: P0763. "Rate and burden of advanced colorectal neoplasia in adults approaching the screening age: An opportunity to reduce the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer". Hisham Hussan, Samuel Akinyeye, Kyle Porter, Peter P. Stanich, Darrell Gray, Bryson Katona, Violeta Popov, Folasade P. May, John Carethers
  • ePoster: P1128."Role of mast cells in FODMAP-induced colonic epithelial barrier dysfunction and mucosal inflammation". Prashant Singh, Shi-Yi Zhou, Gintas Grabauskas, Weiyang Zheng, Yawen Zhang, Chung Owyang
  • ePoster: P1135."Validation of a point of service, disposable rectal expulsion device (RED) to identify constipated individuals with an evacuation disorder". William D. Chey, Eric D. Shah, Lydia Watts, Moira Armstrong, Gabrielle J. Ezell, Jason Baker

ACG Institute Research Grant Recipients

ACG Junior Faculty Development Grant
The ACG Junior Faculty Development Grant is a three-year award in the amount of $300,000, designed to support a junior faculty member or mid-career clinical investigator of outstanding promise to establish an independent, productive career in gastroenterology or hepatology. This award of $100,000 per year for each of three years provides salary support for protected time to young investigators at critical points in their career development. 

  • "Fecal microbiota transplant for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy" - Patricia Bloom
  • "Development of a patient reported outcome measure (PROM) to identify avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) in adult gastroenterology patients" - Kimberly Harer

Friday, October 23

What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course

Moderated by Course Directors: Brooks D. Cash and William D. Chey

2:00 pm
PPI-Refractory Heartburn, Gastric Acid Inhibition, Disaccharidase Deficiencies, and Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Q&A with the Faculty: William D. Chey, Michael F. Vaezi, David C. Whitcomb, and Rena Yadlapati

Saturday, October 24

Postgraduate Course Sessions

2:50 pm
Symposium C: Obesity – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Allison Schulman

  • Bariatric Endoscopy: An Inflated Sense of Success? - Allison Schulman
  • Bariatric Surgery: Cannot Bypass the Surgeon! - John M. Morton
  • Medical and Behavioral Management of Patients with Obesity: The Foundation for Long-Term Success - Shelby A. Sullivan

Sunday, October 25

Postgraduate Course Sessions

11:30 am
Session 2A: Functional GI Disorders – Leveraging the Mind-Gut Connection – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Lin Chang

  • Brain-Gut Axis and Its Interaction With the Enteric Microbiome - Lin Chang
  • Positive Psychology Interventions for Functional GI Disorders - Laurie A. Keefer
  • A Practical Approach to the Use of Anti-Depressants for Functional Disorders - Brian E. Lacy
  • Dietary and CAM Approaches for Management of IBS - William D. Chey

2:00 pm
Symposium D: A Practical Approach to Anorectal Disorders – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Satish S.C. Rao

  • The Role of Pelvic Floor Retraining for Dyssynergic Defecation - Satish S.C. Rao
  • Modern Approaches to Fecal Incontinence - Stacy B. Menees
  • Anorectal Manometry Testing: A Primer for the General Gastroenterologist - Darren M. Brenner

Monday, October 26

Annual Scientific Meeting

3:00 pm
Presidential Plenary Session 1 – With Live Q&A
Oral papers designated as Best in Category and representing excellence in clinical research.

  • 5. Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Green Kiwi Fruit, Psyllium, or Prunes in U.S. Patients with Chronic Constipation
    • Category Award (Functional Bowel Disease)
    • Samuel W. CheyWilliam D. Chey, Kenya Jackson, Shanti Eswaran

5:00 pm
Symposium 4: Recent Developments in Barrett’s Esophagus – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Nicholas J. Shaheen

  • New Tools for Diagnosis - Gary W. Falk
  • Current Approach to Ablation - Nicholas J. Shaheen
  • Role of Chemoprevention - Joel H. Rubenstein

5:30 pm
The 8th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum - With Live Voting
Moderators: Seth A. Gross, Vivek Kaul
Judges: Sameer A. Al Awadhi, Jodie A. Barkin Harish K. Gagneja, Immanuel K. H Ho, Laith H. Jamil, Lauren G. Khanna, Allison R. Schulman

  • During this live-streamed session, attendees can tune in to watch the six selected videos, submit questions for the abstract authors, cast a vote for the best video, and then hear the winner announced live.

Tuesday, October 27

Annual Scientific Meeting

4:30 pm
Career Opportunities for Women in GI – With Live Q&A
Moderator: Jami Kinnucan

  • Hosted by the ACG Women in GI Committee, this session is geared toward female residents, trainees and GI practitioners seeking medical career advice.

Wednesday, October 28

Annual Scientific Meeting

2:30 pm
Symposium 10: What’s New with Small Bowel Disorders? – Clinical Pearls with Live Q&A
Moderator: Peter H.R. Green

  • Common Clinical Scenarios Surrounding Celiac Disease ERCP - Peter H.R. Green
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: What’s New? - Richard J. Saad
  • Short Bowel Syndrome: An Update - Carol E. Semrad

4:30 pm
GI OnDEMAND - Integrated GI Care Goes Virtual!

  • Learn how GI OnDEMAND can amplify the expertise and value your practice brings to patients by providing access to expert Registered Dietitians, GI Psychologists, and Genetic Counselors
  • Join GI OnDEMAND leaders William D. Chey, Jordan Karlitz, and Daniel J. Pambianco as they unveil the next generation of GI OnDEMAND, discuss the latest scientific evidence and unique value-propositions for adopting an integrated care model - and how GI OnDEMAND is taking integrated GI care, virtual
  • Megan Riehl is the Director of Behavioral Health Services and Support for Gastro Girl (patient education partner of ACG) and GI OnDemand

On-Demand Sessions

What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course On-Demand

  • Disaccharidase Deficiencies: When to Consider and How to Treat? - William D. Chey

Postgraduate Course On-Demand

Session 2A: Functional GI Disorders – Leveraging the Mind-Gut Connection
Moderator: Lin Chang

  • Brain-Gut Axis and Its Interaction With the Enteric Microbiome - Lin Chang
  • Positive Psychology Interventions for Functional GI Disorders - Laurie A. Keefer
  • A Practical Approach to the Use of Anti-Depressants for Functional Disorders - Brian E. Lacy
  • Dietary and CAM Approaches for Management of IBS - William D. Chey

Symposium C: Obesity
Moderator: Allison Schulman

  • Bariatric Endoscopy: An Inflated Sense of Success? - Allison Schulman
  • Bariatric Surgery: Cannot Bypass the Surgeon! - John M. Morton
  • Medical and Behavioral Management of Patients with Obesity: The Foundation for Long-Term Success - Shelby A. Sullivan

Symposium D: A Practical Approach to Anorectal Disorders
Moderator: Satish S.C. Rao

  • The Role of Pelvic Floor Training (Biofeedback Therapy) for Dyssynergic Defecation - Satish S.C. Rao
  • Modern Approaches to Fecal Incontinence - Stacy B. Menees
  • Anorectal Manometry Testing: A Primer for the General Gastroenterologist - Darren M. Brenner

Annual Scientific Meeting On-Demand

Symposium 4: Recent Developments in Barrett’s Esophagus
Moderator: Nicholas J. Shaheen

  • New Tools for Diagnosis - Gary W. Falk
  • Current Approach to Ablation - Nicholas J. Shaheen
  • Role of Chemoprevention - Joel H. Rubenstein

Symposium 10: What’s New With Small Bowel Disorders?
Moderators: Peter H.R. Green

  • Common Clinical Scenarios Surrounding Celiac Disease - Peter H.R. Green
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: What’s New? - Richard J. Saad
  • Short Bowel Syndrome: An Update - Carol E. Semrad

Oral Abstract Paper Presentations (On-Demand)

The below oral papers will be available as individual on-demand presentations.

12. "Developing a multimodal platform for precision medicine using endoscopic fine needle biopsies in pancreatic cancer". Eileen S. Carpenter, Nina Steele, Samantha Kemp, Veerin Sirihorachai, Stephanie The, Arvind Rao, Michelle Anderson, Vaibhav Sahai, Valerie Gunchick, Richard Kwon, Ryan Law, Erik-Jan Wamsteker, Anoop Prabhu, Allison Schulman, Arjun Sondhi, Jessica Yu, Arpan Patel, Howard Crawford, Timothy Frankel, Filip Bednar, Marina Pasca di Magliano. ACG Auxiliary Award (Trainee)

22. "Sulindac and eflornithine combination delays the need for lower gastrointestinal surgery in familial adenomatous polyposis: CPP FAP-310 trial". Francesc Balaguer, Elena Stoffel, Carol A. Burke, Evelien Dekker, Patrick Lynch, N. Jewel Samadder, Eric Van Cutsem, Paul Wise, Robert Hüneburg, Ramona Lim, Michelle Boytim, Wei Du, Elizabeth Bruckheimer, Alfred Cohen, James Church

30. "Impact of GI dietitian interventions on the severity of GI symptoms as measured by the food and symptom tracker". Xiaoyu Liu, Alma Jusufagic, Christopher Almario, Garth Fuller, Kelly Issokson, Kenya Jackson, Emily A. Haller, Amanda Dixon, William D. Chey, Brennan Spiegel

31. "Revisiting the cut-off for an abnormal balloon expulsion test: Can we make testing more user friendly?". Kailynn Barton, Eric D. Shah, Stacy B. MeneesWilliam D. Chey, Jason Baker

ePosters

Colon

P0373. "Young onset colorectal cancers have somatic variants in NOTCH1 with measurable changes in functional activity". Anand Venugopal, Erika Koeppe, Andrea Todisco, Linda C. Samuelson, Elena Stoffel. Presidential Poster Award

P0458. "A comparison of anorectal function testing in patients with ulcerative colitis and defecation disorders vs defecation disorders alone". Jordan M. Shapiro, Jill Deutsch, Lydia Watts, Moira Armstrong, Gabrielle J. Ezell, Jason Baker, William D. Chey, MD

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

P0763. "Rate and burden of advanced colorectal neoplasia in adults approaching the screening age: An opportunity to reduce the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer". Hisham Hussan, Samuel Akinyeye, Kyle Porter, Peter P. Stanich, Darrell Gray, Bryson Katona, Violeta Popov, Folasade P. May, John CarethersCategory Award (Colorectal Cancer Prevention) and Presidential Poster Award

Esophagus

P0838. "Variability in formulation, shelf-life, and cost of compounded budesonide for eosinophilic esophagitis: Survey of compounding pharmacy practices". Sagar Joshi, Joel H. Rubenstein, Evan S. Dellon, Nathaniel Worthing, Zoe Stefanadis, Joy W. Chang

Functional Bowel Disease

P1094. "Six-month efficacy of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 in the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation: Analysis using FDA endpoints". Stacy B. Menees, Anthony J. Lembo, William D. Chey

P1095. "Does fecal incontinence symptom severity evaluated by symptom summation and individual fecal incontinence components predict rectal hypersensitivity in a large fecal incontinence cohort?". Jason Baker, William D. Chey, Lydia Watts, Moira Armstrong, Gabrielle J. Ezell, Stacy B. Menees

P1114. "Utilization of dietitians in the management of irritable bowel syndrome by members of the American College of Gastroenterology". Kate Scarlata, William D. Chey, Shanti Eswaran

P1128. "Role of mast cells in FODMAP-induced colonic epithelial barrier dysfunction and mucosal inflammation". Prashant Singh, Shi-Yi Zhou, Gintas Grabauskas, Weiyang Zheng, Yawen Zhang, Chung OwyangPresidential Poster Award

P1129. "Tegaserod 6 mg bid for treating abdominal pain and bloating in women with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation but without cardiovascular risk factors: A pooled analysis of 4 clinical trials". Eric D. Shah, Brian E. Lacy, William D. Chey, Lin Chang, Darren M. Brenner

P1131. "Efficacy of tegaserod 6 mg bid for treating irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in women <65 years of age without cardiovascular risk factors: A pooled analysis of 4 clinical trials". Eric D. Shah, Brian E. Lacy, William D. Chey, Lin Chang, Darren M. Brenner

P1132. "The safety profile of tegaserod 6 mg bid in irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in women <65 years of age without cardiovascular disease history". Eric D. Shah, Brian E. Lacy, William D. Chey, Lin Chang, Darren M. Brenner

P1135. "Validation of a point of service, disposable rectal expulsion device (RED) to identify constipated individuals with an evacuation disorder". William D. Chey, Eric D. Shah, Lydia Watts, Moira Armstrong, Gabrielle J. Ezell, Jason Baker. Presidential Poster Award

P1153. "Small bowel and colonic postprandial response related to bloating in patients with upper GI symptoms suggestive of gastroparesis". Brian Surjanhata, Allen Lee, Ingrid Guerrero López, Jack Semler, Braden Kuo

General Endoscopy

P1211. "Changes in visual gaze patterns during colonoscopy withdrawal over course of fellowship training". Kevin Wenzke, Phillip Chisholm, Dennis Chen, Richard Kwon

IBD

1470. "Clostridium difficile infection in patients with ulcerative colitis treated with tofacitinib in the ulcerative colitis program: An update as of May 2019". Edward V. Loftus, Jr., Alessandro Armuzzi, Daniel C. Baumgart, Jeffrey R. Curtis, Jami A. Kinnucan, Nana Koram, Leonardo Salese, Chinyu Su, Kenneth Kwok, John C. Woolcott

P1594. "Opiate use in hospitalized patients with IBD can be significantly reduced using a proactive pain protocol: Results of a randomized controlled trial". Will Takakura, Sameer K. Berry, Devin Patel, Rajalakshmi Govalan, Afsoon Ghafari, Catherine Bresee, Shao- Chi Huang, Elizabeth Kiefer, Teryl K. Nuckols, Gil Y. Melmed

P1595. "Correlations of pain, sleep, and physical activity in hospitalized subjects with inflammatory bowel disease". Will Takakura, Sameer K. Berry, Devin Patel, Rajalakshmi Govalan, Afsoon Ghafari, Elizabeth Kiefer, Shao- Chi Huang, Catherine Bresee, Teryl K. Nuckols, Gil Y. Melmed

P1654. "Characteristics of patients with Crohn’s disease by history of perianal fistula who enrolled in the Corrona® Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry". Yanni Fan, Amanda Golembesky, Page C. Moore, Margaux Crabtree, Rachel H. Mackey, Silvia Delgado Aros, Wendell Valdecantos, Ryan W. Stidham

P1637. "Characterization of intestinal subepithelial PDGFRαα(high), DLL1+, F3+ cells in ulcerative colitis". Calen A. Steiner, Emily Holloway, Charlie Childs, Joshua H. Wu, Yu-Hwai Tsai, Mike Czerwinski, Caden W. Sweet, Walker Taylor, Jeffrey A. Berinstein, Zack Bearinger, Asma Nusrat, Guoqing Hou, Shrinivas Bishu, Peter D. Higgins, Jason R. Spence

Liver

P2051. "Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with increased disease severity in patients with COVID-19". Calen A. Steiner, Jeffrey A. Berinstein, Chi-Yang Hsu, Jeremy Louissaint, Kevin D. Platt, Chankyaram A. Reddy, Ihab A. Kassab, Fadi Hawa, Naresh Gunaratnam, Pratima Sharma, Vincent L. Chen

P2053. "Risk of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury among patients with prior history of drug allergy". Andrea Portocarrero-Castillo, Neil D. Patel, Lezhi Li, Annette L. Christianson, Karthikeyan Meganathan, Robert J. Fontana, Kenneth E. Sherman, Yizhao Ni, Amoah Yeboah-Korang

P2099. "Hepatic steatosis is associated with elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) but not elevated bilirubin or hepatic decompensation in patients with coronavirus disease (COVID)-19". Jeffrey A. Berinstein, Calen A. Steiner, Chi-Yang Hsu, Jeremy Louissaint, Kevin D. Platt, Chankyaram A. Reddy, Ihab A. Kassab, Fadi Hawa, Naresh Gunaratnam, Pratima Sharma, Vincent L. Chen

Stomach

P2815. "Triple therapy for primary treatment of Helicobacter pylori: A 19-year U.S. single center experience". Brian D. Ginnebaugh, Jason Baker, Lydia Watts, Richard Saad, John Kao, William D. Chey

P2817. "Relation of increased pyloric diameter and distensibility measured by EndoFLIP to improved gastric emptying after G-POEM for refractory gastroparesis". Lydia Watts, Moira Armstrong, Jason Baker, Nicole Bowers, Allen Lee, Ryan Law, William L. Hasler

P2824. "Persistent H. pylori infection following participation in two randomized controlled trials: Outcomes of patients receiving physician-directed standard-of-care therapy". Colin Howden, Raymond M. Panas, June Almenoff, William D. Chey