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. 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 Daylight Time.


Register for Upcoming Virtual Grand Rounds

Please note, there will be no Virtual Grand Rounds on Thursday, November 26, 2020 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Week 35, Thursday, December 3, 2020: Vaccinations for the Immunocompromised in the Era of COVID
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG
Moderator: Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Appreciate the increased risk of infections in immunocompromised patients with inflammatory bowel disease and chronic liver disease, and review necessary vaccinations for these patients in the COVID pandemic.
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Week 36, Thursday, December 10, 2020: New Therapeutic Options for EoE and EGIDs on the Horizon
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG
Moderator: Christine Y. Hachem, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Define treatment refractory disease in eosinophilic esophagitis and identify the potential role for novel therapeutics in eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteritis.
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Week 37, Thursday, December 17, 2020: Choledochal Cysts: Recognition and Management
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Laith H. Jamil, MD, FACG
Moderator: Grace H. Elta, MD, MACG
Learning Objective: Identify the various types of choledochal cysts and their management options.
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Please note, there will be no Virtual Grand Rounds on Thursday, December 24 and Thursday, December 31, 2020 due to the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays.

Virtual Grand Rounds for 2021:

Week 1 – 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021: Management of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Cirrhosis
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
Moderator: Gina Choi, MD
Learning Objective: Identify improved management strategies for patients that have cirrhosis and develop acute kidney injury.
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Week 2 – 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021: Management of Barrett’s Esophagus
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Prateek Sharma, MD, FACG
Moderator: Christine Y. Hachem, MD, FACG
Learning Objective: Identify the risk factors associated with development of esophageal adenocarcinoma, determine surveillance protocols and intervals after being diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus, and assess the role of endoscopic therapy for patients with Barrett’s esophagus.
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Week 3 – 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021: Ergonomics of Endoscopy
12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG
Moderator: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
Learning Objective: Provides strategies to help prevent injury, adjust endoscopic technique based on prior injury history and anthropomorphic features, and show how future developments in technology may make endoscopy less risky for the endoscopist.
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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.

ACG members can enter promo code UNIGET20 to access 600 Free minutes of CME.

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.

Accreditation, CME & MOC Information
The American College of Gastroenterology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Gastroenterology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for special evening webinars). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point (1.5 MOC points for special evening webinars) in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (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.

Post-Activity CME & MOC Evaluation Information
Following the live webinar, all attendees from the webinar will be sent a link to the CME and MOC evaluation. CME Certificates will be sent once per month on the first of each month. ABIM MOC Points will be submitted to ABIM directly on the first of each month and will be visible on your ABIM account approximately 3-5 days later.

Please complete your CME evaluation and MOC assessment soon after the activity. ABIM Board Certified physicians need to complete their MOC activities by December 31, 2020 in order for the MOC points to count toward any MOC requirements that are due by the end of the year. ACG will continue to submit participant completion data for this course until March 1, 2021, and any ABIM Board Certified physician who experienced a negative status change as a direct result of insufficient MOC points will have their status adjusted once the required number of points have been earned. No MOC credit may be awarded after March 1, 2021 for this activity.

Disclosure Information

ACG staff involved with this activity have nothing to disclose.

Individual faculty and moderator disclosures will be listed prior to the start of each lecture.

ACG RSS Planners:

Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG: Consultant: Medtronic, Salix; Speakers Bureau: Allergan, QOL, Salix

Lisa B. Malter, MD, FACG: Advisory Board: Gilead; I have served as the PI on educational grants that support our IBD fellowship and other educational programming at NYU. The supporting companies are AbbVie Janssen Pfizer UCB and Takeda. I have directed educational programs that have been supported by the following companies: AbbVie Gilead Janssen Merck Pfizer Prometheus and Takeda

Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR, FACG: Consultant: Medtronic

Peer Review:

To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was peer reviewed by a member of the ACG Educational Affairs Peer Review Subcommittee. The individuals listed below have each indicated they have no relevant financial relationships.

Scott L. Gabbard, MD (Chair), Cleveland, OH
Steven L. Carpenter, MD, Savannah, GA
Aaron S. Goldberg, MD, Phoenix, AZ
Edith Y. Ho, MD, MS, FACG, Cleveland, OH
Shivangi T. Kothari, MD, FACG, Rochester, NY
Mitchell A. Mahmoud, MD, FACG, Raleigh, NC
Renee L. Young, MD, FACG, Omaha, NE

Past Virtual Grand Rounds

*Access to recordings are free via the ACG Education Universe. Non-members simply need to create an account at https://universe.gi.org. Copy the URL below and paste it in your browser once you have logged into your account.

SPECIAL EDITION — COVID-19 and Impact on Clinical GI
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Presenters: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG, Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FACG, FASGE and Mark J. Mulligan, MD, FIDSA
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*Link to the Recording

Week 1: SIBO: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Presenter: William D. Chey, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 2: Chronic Abdominal Pain and Bloating
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Presenter: Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 3: Update on Managing Your Pregnant IBD Patient
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Presenter: Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — COVID-19: Surviving the Impact to GI Practices
Monday, April 13, 2020
Hosted by: ACG President Mark Pochapin, MD, FACG; ACG President-Elect David Greenwald, MD, FACG; and The ACG Board of Governors
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*Link to the Recording

Week 4: Hepatitis B: An Update
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Presenter: Nancy S. Reau, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — COVID “101” for the Clinical Gastroenterologist
Friday, April 17, 2020
Hosted by: ACG President Mark Pochapin, MD, FACG, and ACG President-Elect David Greenwald, MD, FACG
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Click Here to Download a 37-page PDF of the Slides (3 slides per page for notetaking)
Click Here to Download a 55-page PDF of the Slides (2 slides per page)
*Link to the Recording

Week 5: Refractory GERD: New Options for Treatment 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Presenter: Philip O. Katz, MD, MACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — COVID-19: A Roadmap to Safely Resuming Endoscopy
Monday April 27, 2020
Hosted by: ACG Trustee Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG; ACG Chair of the Board of Governors Neil Stollman, MD, FACG; and the ACG Endoscopy Resumption Task Force
Click Here to Download a 56-page PDF of the Slides (2 slides per page)
Click Here to Download a 112-page PDF of the Slides (1 slide per page)
Click Here to Download a PDF of the PPE Decision Tree
*Link to the Recording

Week 6: Celiac Disease…Or Not? A Guide to Celiac Mimickers
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Presenter: Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 7: C. difficile and Fecal Microbiota Transplant: The Beginnings of Microbiome Therapy
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Presenter: Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — IBD Circle Virtual Grand Rounds: IBD in the COVID-19 Era: Update for the Busy Clinician
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Hosted by: The ACG / CCF IBD Circle
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*Link to the Recording

Week 8: Serrated Polyps and Serrated Polyposis Syndrome
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Presenter: Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — Gastrointestinal Manifestations of COVID-19: Latest Data on Symptoms, Stool Testing, and Clinical Outcomes
Monday, May 18, 2020
Presenters: Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG; Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG; Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG; and Jordan E. Axelrad, MD, MPH
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*Link to the Recording

Week 9: Positioning of Old and New Therapies in IBD
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Presenter: David T. Rubin, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 10: Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Post-COVID World
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Presenter: Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — COVID-19: Resuming Endoscopy: Unanswered Questions and Ongoing Controversies
Monday, June 1, 2020
Hosted by: ACG Trustee Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG; ACG Chair of the Board of Governors Neil Stollman, MD, FACG; and the ACG Endoscopy Resumption Task Force
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*Link to the Recording

Week 11: Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis: Disease Burden, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Presenter: Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — Bolstering Resiliency & Well-Being: Strategies to Reactivate Your Staff and Your Practice During COVID-19
Monday, June 8, 2020
Faculty: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG; Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG; Cynthia M. Stonnington, MD; Patrick E. Young, MD, FACG; Dona E. Locke, PhD; and Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 12: Gastroparesis: Then, Now, and the Future
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Presenter: Henry P. Parkman, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — Joint ACG/ANMS Webinar – Restarting Your Motility Practice
Monday, June 15, 2020
Speakers: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG; Jason Baker, PhD; C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, FACG; Baharak Moshiree, MD, FACG; William D. Chey, MD, FACG; Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG; Abraham R. Khan; MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 13: Health Maintenance for the Patient with IBD
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Presenter: Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — GI OnDemand – Spondyloarthritis in IBD: Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, and Treatment
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Presenter: Randy Longman, MD
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*Link to the Recording

Week 14: EOE and EGID: Pearls and Pitfalls
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Presenter: Kathy A. Peterson, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 15: Management of Anti-Coagulation for GI Endoscopy
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Presenter: Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — Fellowship Education in the COVID Era: How Do We Move Forward?
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Presenters: Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG; Jan-Michael Axel Klapproth, MD; Laura E. Raffals, MD, MS, FACG; Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 16: Managing Complications of Cirrhosis
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Presenter: Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — Racism in Medicine: Shifting Culture and Practice
Monday, July 13, 2020
Presenters: Maria M. Oliva-Hemker, MD; Brooke Abbott; Darwin L. Conwell, MD, MS, FACG; Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG; Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, FACG; Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 17: High-Resolution Manometry: Thinking Beyond the Chicago Classification
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Presenter: John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — GI ON-Demand Presents: Understand the Evidence Supporting the Use of Dietary and Behavioral Therapies for IBS
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Presenters: Peter Gibson, MD; Kate Scarlata, RDN; Megan E. Riehl, PsyD; William D. Chey, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 18: What’s New With Those “Other” Colitides?
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Presenter: Anne G. Tuskey, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — COVID-19: Overcoming Operational Challenges of the New Normal
Monday, July 27, 2020
Presenters: Louis J. Wilson, MD, FACG; David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG; Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG; Melissa Latorre, MD, MS
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*Link to the Recording

Week 19: Update on the Management of Upper GI Bleeding
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Presenter: John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 20: Management of Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease With Hepatology and Addiction Medicine: An Integrated Care Model
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Presenters: Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG; and Jessica L. Mellinger, MD
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*Link to the Recording

Week 21: Dysphagia: A Practical Approach
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Presenter: Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 22: Fecal Incontinence: Innovations in Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Presenter: Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 23: The Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Pancreatic Disorders
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Presenter: Vanessa M. Shami, MD
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*Link to the Recording

Week 24: Combination Therapies in IBD: Assessing the Evidence for and Against
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Presenter: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 25: Management of EoE With Topical Steroids: The When and How of Long-Term Management
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Presenter: Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — Racism in Medicine Webinar Series: The Journey to Health Equity in GI
Monday, September 14, 2020
Panelists: Aiya Aboubakr, MD, Samuel Akinyeye, MD, Chino S. Aneke-Nash, MD, and Florence Odufalu, MD
*Link to the Recording

Week 26: Current and Emerging Concepts in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Presenter: Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — How to Get Published: ACG Journal Editors’ Roundtable
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Presenters: Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG, and David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 27: Making the Case for Screening 45-Year-Old Adults for CRC
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Presenter: Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

SPECIAL EDITION — A Conversation With the President of the ACG – How to Get Involved and Use the ACG to Help Advance Your Career Goals
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Presenters: Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, and Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG
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Week 28: Endoscopic Management of Obesity and Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Presenter: Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH
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*Link to the Recording

Week 29: The Pain of Chronic Pancreatitis: Never Lose Infinite Hope
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Presenter: Darwin L. Conwell, MD, MS, FACG
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*Link to the Recording: Coming Soon!

Week 30: Pouch or True “Ouch”? – Avoid Common Mistakes in the Diagnosis and Management of Ileal Pouch Disorders
Thursday, October 15, 2020:
Presenter: Bo Shen, MD, FACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 31: Special Considerations When Discussing Diet Elimination for EoE
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Presenter: Nirmala Gonsalves, MD
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*Link to the Recording

Week 32: Managing Medical-Legal Risk in Colonoscopy: Rules for Success
Thursday, November 5, 2020:
Presenter: Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG
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*Link to the Recording

Week 33: Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for Improving Leadership in Medicine
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Presenters: Sara Ancello, DO; Divya Bhatt, MD; and Uchenna Agbim, MD
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*Link to the Recording: Coming Soon!

Week 34: ACG Clinical Guideline Chronic Pancreatitis
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Presenter: Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG
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*Link to the Recording: Coming Soon!

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