Education

Join the global GI community at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 in Orlando, Florida

First time in the U.S. in more than 20 years

The American College of Gastroenterology and the World Gastroenterology Organisation invite you to attend the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 (WCOG at ACG2017), October 13-18, in Orlando, Florida. This will be the first time in more than 20 years that the World Congress will be held in the U.S.

The meeting will provide state-of-the-art education and science by a global faculty focusing on a world-view of GI and hepatology diseases and treatments and will afford attendees an opportunity to present their research in an international forum. Attendees have the option to choose from one-day courses on Friday, the weekend Postgraduate Course, or the three-day Scientific Meeting, which will be held Monday-Wednesday.

The conference begins with Friday courses and attendees can choose half-day courses, the GI Pathophysiology Course and the What's New in GI Pharmacology Course, or a full-day program, which includes the WGO and ASGE Endoscopy Course and the Practice Management Course.

The Postgraduate Course, the premier GI clinical event offered in the U.S., will be offered Saturday and Sunday, and provides the latest clinical updates and what is on the horizon that may impact your practice. The Scientific Meeting, which is free for all ACG members, showcases oral and poster presentations by colleagues from around the world, as well as feature lectures and simultaneous symposia.

Additionally, the Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop Center, which will be located in the Exhibit Hall, will offer more than 40 hands-on endoscopy sessions led by leading experts. Gain practical experience performing the latest techniques and using cutting edge devices when you participate in one of the many workshops offered. Participants will be able to fine-tune their endoscopy skills by interacting with the experts. Limited spaces available.

In selecting the site for the WCOG at ACG2017, there was no better choice than Orlando, Florida. This warm-weather destination, considered the "Theme Park Capital of the World," is home to Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios®, SeaWorld®, and many other attractions. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the numerous rides while movie fans explore attractions based on their favorite characters. Orlando is a great vacation destination for adults as well as families with children of all ages.

Special meeting rates at area hotels may be found on the meeting website, worldcongressACG2017.org. You can learn more about popular attractions in Orlando, as well as access special discount pricing to Walt Disney World, when you visit the Explore Orlando page on the WCGO at ACG2017. Special registration packages are also available. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!