GI Outlook 2020, The Practice Management Conference

GI Outlook 2020: The Practice Management Conference

GO 2020 will optimize your time away from practice and family, highlighting critical trends while providing practical resources on what some have successfully implemented to continue to thrive in the changing U.S. healthcare landscape. Three keynote presentations, followed by breakout session options, have been designed to cover several topic areas.  A fireside chat discussion will incorporate thought leaders’ perspectives over the next decade. We will conclude with discussions on healthcare regulatory reform. Attempts to alter or eliminate the Affordable Care Act have brought additional uncertainty for gastroenterologists and their practices.  As a result, many physicians are postponing important decisions to expand, sell or participate in new patient-centered medical homes, affordable care organizations and other innovations encouraged by the current law.  Listen to and learn from these discussions and how this could impact your practice setting.

Throughout GO 2020, our goal is to provide a diversity of important topics to help facilitate self-examination from a practice perspective, identifying what is truly important about the current practice of gastroenterology.  At the ASGE resource center, we will collect participant and industry thoughts, challenges and ideas that evolve around unique circumstances by geographical area so we can crowdsource collective information garnered throughout GO 2020.

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What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this education activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to increase the economic viability and sustainability of your practice through new practice models, service lines, staffing configurations and payment models
  • List new technologies and innovations to increase consumer engagement and expand your practice
  • Compare and contrast knowledge gained on the changing practice of healthcare as it relates to quality, advocacy and the workforce 
  • Understand the continuum of academic to private GI practices, how they intersect and the foundational principles for their success

Course Directors and Faculty

Lukejohn Welch Day, MD, FASGE
Associate Professor, UCSF Chief Medical Officer
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG)
San Francisco, CA

Walter G. Park, MD, FASGE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University and Medical Center
Stanford, CA

Invited Faculty
Camille Bonta
Lukejohn Welch Day, MD, FASGE
Alejandro Fernandez, MBA, CMPE
Ziad F. Gellad, MD
Bruce Hennessy, MD, FASGE
Jennifer L. Maranki, MD
Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE
Walter G. Park, MD, FASGE
Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE
Siddartha Sinha, MD
Brennan Spiegel
John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FASGE
Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE


Day 1: Saturday, August 1, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 am
Optional Industry Symposia (based upon availability)
7:00 - 8:15 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 am
Welcome and Overview from Course Directors
8:30 - 9:10 am
Keynote Lecture #1:
The Challenges of the Hospital-Based GI Practice in an Evolving Health Care Landscape
9:10 - 9:20 am
Question and Answers
9:20 - 9:45 am
Reaction Panel
9:45 - 10:15 am
Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:15 - 11:00 am

Principles and Foundations for a Successful GI Practice

  • Breakout Option 1: Effectively Incorporating Efficiency into Your Hospital and ASC GI Practices: Where Do They Merge and Diverge?
  • Breakout Option 2: Building and Sustaining a Successful Leadership Team for Your GI Practice
  • Breakout Option 3: Practical Tools for Reducing Staff Burnout and Maximizing the Patient Experience
11:00 - 11:10 am
Move Time
11:10 - 11:55 am
Untangling the Finances of a GI Practice
  • Breakout Option 4: Crunching the Numbers for a Successful GI Practice
  • Breakout Option 5: Navigating Reimbursement and Productivity Models
  • Breakout Option 6: Secret Sauce of Staffing: Perspectives from ASC and Hospital-Based GI Practices
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Visit Exhibitors
1:00 - 1:40 pm
Keynote Lecture #2:
Health Care Technologies and Innovations: Your Practice Cannot Ignore
1:40 - 1:50 pm
Question and Answers
1:50 - 2:15 pm
Reaction Panel
2:15 - 2:25 pm
Move Time
2:25 - 3:10 pm

Emerging Technologies That Will Drive A Practice

  • Breakout Option 7:  The Next Generation: Artificial Intelligence in Endoscopy
  • Breakout Option 8:  Using Telemedicine and Texting to Move Your Practice
  • Breakout Option 9:  Going Green in Endoscopy: Transition to Disposable Equipment or Continued Recycling?
3:10 - 3:40 pm
Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibitors
3:40 – 4:25 pm

Strategies for Leveraging Innovations in A Changing Healthcare System                  

  • Breakout Option 10:  Leveraging EMRs: Scribes, Smart Phrases, Oh My!
  • Breakout Option 11:  Expanding Your Brand: Harnessing the Power of Social Media
  • Breakout Option 12:  Is There Really an App for that?
4:25 - 4:30 pm
Move Time
4:30 - 5:00 pm
Presentation: TBD
5:00 - 5:45 pm

Fireside Chats: What Will it Take to Thrive in the Next Decade?

  • How all these technologies can be efficient from both a clinical and cost perspective
  • Is there really going to be GI physician shortage?  Attracting new GI physicians into the practice
  • Growing needs of GI Physicians:  lifestyle, financial and diversity perspectives
5:45 - 7:15 pm
Networking Reception with Exhibitors
6:45 pm
Adjourn for Day
Day 2: Sunday, August 2, 2020
7:00-8:15 am
Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors
8:15-8:30 am
Welcome Back and Overview for Day 2
8:30-9:10 am
Thriving in a Shifting Healthcare Environment: Government Legislations & Regulations You Need to Know
9:10 -9:20 am
Question and Answer
9:20 – 9:45 am
Reaction panel
9:45 – 10:15 am
Refreshment Break and Visit Exhibitors
10:15 – 11:00 am

Practice Quality and Data: What Does the Future Hold for any GI Practice Setting?

  • Breakout Option 13:  Making Sense of All the Quality Payment Programs
  • Breakout Option 14:  Advocacy: How Not to be on the Menu
  • Breakout Option 15:  Leveraging Big and Small Data to Drive Quality and Change
11:00 – 11:45 am
Panel Discussion: The Changing Workforce and Practice of GI in the Age of Millennials
11:45 – 11:50 am
Question and Answer
11:50 – 12:35 pm
Best Exhibitor(s) recognition by way of informational resources
12:00 pm


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (February 15-May 31, 2020)
REGULAR REGISTRATION (June 1 – July 19, 2020)
ONSITE REGISTRATION (July 20 – August 1, 2020)
ON-DEMAND EARLY REGISTRATION (*available September 2020 via GI Leap)
Physician ASGE Member:
Physician Nonmember:
Nurse, Practice Manager & Other GI ASGE Members:
Non-Physician, Nonmember:

Registering with 3 or more team members, take an extra $100 off per registrant; Call ASGE Customer Care at 630.573.0600 to register at discounted team pricing.

*On-Demand is for all keynote presentations and select breakout sessions, equaling 9.5 hours of content. 

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ASGE Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be sent in writing at least two weeks before the activity to Refunds will be subject to an administrative fee of $100. Attendee substitutions are permitted with ASGE authorization. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.

Hotel Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA  22202

It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations after you register for GO 2020. You may want to wait to make your airline reservations until you receive confirmation of registration from ASGE.

The GI Outlook 2020 Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport.  ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $119 Single/Double occupancy per night plus applicable taxes and fees. Please reference code “ASGE GO2020” when making your reservation.  This discount is only valid if the reservation is made before July 2, 2020. 

Please contact the Reservation Department directly to make reservations by calling 800-233-1234 or via the hotel booking link.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and other information

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIANS - ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Photography Waiver
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Educational programming through the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology is supported, in part, by the ASGE Foundation.  To donate visit www

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