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. In addition to general sessions, which include hands‐on capsule endoscopy training, attendees rotate through small group breakout sessions with case centered discussions by the experts which follow a meet‐the‐professor format to encourage two‐way discussion between the fellows and faculty.

In addition to general sessions, which include hands-on capsule endoscopy training, attendees rotate through small group breakout sessions with case centered discussions by the experts which fol low 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 directly to the GI Program Directors and Coordinators in July, who then nominate one second year fellow from their program to attend this meeting. Space is limited to 125 fellows from across North America.

North American Conference for GI Fellows

ACG offers the North American Conference of GI Fellows (NACGF) as an annual program for Fellows. Sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology, NACGF includes research presentations by the Fellows, along with lectures and coaching by a distinguished faculty of gastroenterologists. The conference will be held March 20-22, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Attendance at the conference is limited to twenty-five Fellows and is by invitation only. To contend for an invitation, Fellows must submit an abstract of their research via the website. Abstract submissions will take place from November 2019 – January 2020. Notifications will be sent in late January.

A Fellow may submit up to three abstracts. The research should be based on clinical or basic science gastroenterology projects with which the Fellows have been involved, including work in progress or case reports with comprehensive literature reviews. Fellows will be selected competitively to receive invitations, based on their submitted abstracts. All Fellows attending the conference will be honored with a certificate of attendance. Each year, three 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.

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 afternoon. Spouses/Guests are not included in the conference or at any conference activities, including meals. Spouses/Guests may accompany the Fellow on the trip at their own expense. Although the conference is held at a prime family vacation area, it is a three-day working conference and each Fellow’s attendance is expected at all events. Children, other family members and guests are discouraged from attending with the Fellow unless absolutely necessary.

Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program

The Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program is an intensive program that provides a focused cohort of young GI clinicians the opportunity to build foundational leadership and advocacy skill and to develop executive decision‐making capabilities. Motivated young physicians are brought together to exchange ideas as they work to enhance critical thinking and comprehend organizational behavior. The program combines online learning, participation in legislative advocacy, and live course work at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Annual Scientific Meeting Trainee Events

Navigating, Networking and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop

The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program for both men and women geared towards senior GI fellows and junior faculty, addressing the specifics of both the private practice and academic job search. 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. Advance registration is required and space is limited. There is a $30 fee for this workshop. Dinner will be provided. To register, please visit the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting website.

Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon

The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program 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 subspecialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities for women in medicine, and, more specifically, gastroenterology. This is a free program for attendees at the ACG Postgraduate Course. Advance registration is required and space is limited. To register, please click here.

Trainees Luncheon

Each year, a special lunch exclusively for Fellows‐in‐Training is offered on Sunday during the Postgraduate Course. Past topics have included “”The GI Job Hunt: Finding, Interviewing, and Negotiating,” “Employment Agreements and Financial Considerations ,” “4th Year GI Fellowships,” and “What I Learned My First Year in Practice.” This luncheon sells out every year and is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $40. To register, please visit the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting website.