The current pace of scientifc discovery makes mastery of advancing knowledge, new diagnostic techniques, and progress in therapeutics a challenge for the gastroenterologist or generalist. At the same time, the rigors of the profession demand a deeper understanding of changes occurring within the healthcare system. Nationally-recognized expert faculty will provide insight into these areas through a combination of didactic presentations and interactive discussions. Attendees will leave the program ready to immediately implement the knowledge gained to improve their clinical practice. This program is designed for gastroenterologists, gastroenterology trainees, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners interested in the latest information on diagnostic GI and state-of-the-art treatment of GI illnesses.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Gastroenterology and the Louisiana Gastroenterology Society. 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 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 11.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certi cation (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.



The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, the Friday evening welcome reception, continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, and refreshment breaks. All registrants must pay the full registration fee; partial registration is not available. Full refund of registration fees will be given, less a $25 administrative fee, if written notice of cancellation is received by ACG by February 17, 2020. No refunds will be given after this date. Attendees must register online at


For more information about this program, contact ACG Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Attendees of these programs who need additional reasonable accommodations or who have special needs (including dietary needs) should contact the ACG o ce by email at no later than February 17, 2020.



The program will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, conveniently located within walking distance to the French Quarter and Jackson Square as well as numerous restaurants, shops, and galleries.

To make reservations, you may book online at go/11e1c01b or call 1-800-HILTONS (800-445-8667). Special meeting rates per night are $229 single/double, plus taxes (currently 16.2% guestroom tax, and $3 occupancy fee per room, per night). Room rates include complimentary basic guestroom internet access, and complimentary health club access. The hotel accepts all major credit cards.

Reservations must be made by February 17, 2020, in order to receive the special meeting rate. Only a certain number of rooms are available at this rate and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once ACG’s room block is sold out, the hotel may charge a higher rate for any additional rooms made available. Requests for reservations received after this date will be on a space-available basis only. All reservations require a deposit of one night’s room and tax. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax. Check-in time is at 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is at 11:00 a.m. Valet parking is $49 per day; self-parking (garage) is $44 per day. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel is located at 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.