March 9-11th, 2018


The current pace of scientific 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. This program will offer attendees experiences in both areas. During this program, breakthroughs in scientific fields such as fecal microbiota transplantation, inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and idiopathic pancreatitis will be presented by nationally recognized experts. The structure of the program includes a mix of didactic presentations delivered by expert faculty combined with 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, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners interested in the latest developments in the science of gastroenterology and the art of health care.


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 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 8.25 MOC points 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.


(by 2/1)    (after 2/1)    REG. MEMBER TYPE
$275           $350         ACG and LGS Members and Fellows
$125           $200         ACG Trainees/GI Fellows/Resident Members
$125           $200         ACG Allied Health/NP/PA Members
$375           $450         Non-member Physicians/PharmD/Guest
$175           $250         Non-member Allied Health/NP/PA
$175           $250         Non-member Trainees/GI Fellows/Residents


The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, continental breakfast, a mid-morning coffee break, and lunch on Saturday. All registrants must pay the full registration fee; one-day registration is not available. Included with your registration is complimentary access to the course presentations via the ACG Mobile app. The app can be used to download faculty presentations onto tablets, mobile devices, and laptops, and provides note-taking and highlighting capabilities. Take notes at the event and continue reviewing them when you get home. Presentations will also be available online in PDF format. You will have access prior to the course to download or print the slides. (NOTE: A printed syllabus will not be provided.)


For more information about the ACG meeting, call ACG at 301-263-9000.

Americans with Disabilities Act:
Attendees of this ACG Regional Course who need additional reasonable accommodations or who have special needs, including dietary needs, should contact the ACG office ce at 301-263-9000 or by email at no later than February 4, 2016.


Reservations can be made by calling the Hyatt French Quarter at 1-888-421-1442 or 1-402-592-6464. Attendees should ask for the American College of Gastroenterology meeting group block rate. The special group rate for attendees is $209 for a single or double room. All guest rooms are subject to the 14.75% city and state sales tax. The Hotel shall honor the group rate three (3) days before and after the meeting dates, subject to room availability. Reservations must be made by February 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Reservation requests received after this date will be on a space-available basis only. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night’s room deposit for room and tax (14.75%). Reservations may be charged to American Express, VISA, MasterCard, or Diners Club. Individual attendees will be charged for one night’s room and tax if they cancel within 24 hours of arrival. Cancellations made prior to 24 hours will not be penalized.


Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Rooms may not be available for check-in until after 3:00 p.m.


Valet parking is available for $42 per night ($48 for oversized vehicles) plus applicable taxes. The Hyatt French Quarter is a beautifully restored historic hotel offering guest rooms with expansive 12-foot ceilings, plush bedding, modern in-room amenities, and balconies overlooking the historic French Quarter, gorgeously landscaped courtyards or New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street. The hotel offers restaurant and bar service, room service, a 24- hour fitness center, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a business center, and wireless internet access. Complimentary guest room internet access is available for all attendees booking a room within the ACG hotel room block. The hotel is located at 800 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70112.

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Americans with Disabilities Act: 

Attendees of this ACG Regional Course who need additional reasonable accommodations or who have special needs (including dietary needs) should contact the

ACG office by email at no later than February 20, 2018.