2021 GI Outlook (GO) Conference

The GI Outlook (GO) 2021, offered virtually, will cover a variety of topics to help gastroenterologists and their practice teams reexamine current GI practice models in a post-COVID world. COVID has provided new definitions for “essential” and “necessary.” As patients emerge from the COVID  crisis, there will likely be a reticence to engage in expensive, non-essential healthcare services. GO 2021 keynote presentations, breakout discussions and a fireside chat incorporate thought leaders’ perspectives on what’s ahead and with insights on how to navigate these trends. 
Who should attend

GO 2021 is designed for all gastroenterologists and their practice teams who seek trends and resources in all types of practice settings.   Those involved in small to large GI practice settings, related hospital-based or ASC GI practice relationships, other GI business leadership positions, gastroenterologists, nurse managers, practice administrators, and anyone in a leadership role or are interested in moving into a leadership role in a GI Practice will benefit from a diversity of educational topics and networking opportunities. 

  • Physicians
  • Practice Administrators
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Nurse Managers
Learning Objectives
  1. Identify opportunities to increase the economic viability and sustainability of your practice through new practice models, service lines, staffing configurations and payment models.
  2.  List new technologies and innovations to increase consumer engagement and expand  your practice.
  3.  Compare and contrast knowledge gained on the changing practice of healthcare as it  relates to updated federal rules, quality, and the workforce.
  4. Understand the continuum of private GI practices in a post-COVID era and resources needed for future success.
Course Directors
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Latha Alaparthi, MD
Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut
Hamden, CT



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Bruce L. Hennessy, MD, FASGE
Ohio Gastroenterology Group, Inc.
Columbus, OH


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Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, MHS, MASGE
Galen Medical Group
Chattanooga, TN

Faculty

Camille S. Bonta, MHS
Summit Health Care Consulting
Washington, DC

Austin S. Chiang, MD, MPH
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer A. Christie, MD, FASGE
Emory School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Scott Fraser
HIG Capital
Chester Springs, PA

Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FASGE
Austin Gastroenterology, P.A.
Way Austin, TX

Seth Gross, MD, FASGE
NYU Langone Gastroenterology Associates
Chappaqua, NY

Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FASGE
Akron Digestive Disease Consultants, Inc.
Akron, OH

James S. Leavitt, MD
Gastro Health PL
Miami, FL

Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, MASGE
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Badri Narasimhan
AlertMD
Chicago, IL

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE
Indiana University Medical Center
Indianapolis, IN

David H. Robbins, MD, MSc, FASGE
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
New York, NY

Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Praveen Suthrum, MD
NextServices
Ann Arbor, MI

Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE
Rockford Gastroenterology
Rockford, IL

Agenda

Saturday, August 14, 2021                                         

*Agenda listed in CDT Time Zone

7:45 - 8:45 AM
Explore Virtual Exhibit Hall 

8:45-9:00 AM
Welcome and Overview from Course Co-Directors  

9:00 – 9:40 AM
KEYNOTE LECTURE #1:  Technology’s Impact on GI Practices
Invited Faculty: Seth Gross, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF 

9:40 – 10:00 AM
Question, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

10:00 – 10:15 AM
Screen Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall  

10:15 – 11:00 AM
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout Option 1: Social Media & Marketing your GI Practice 
Invited Faculty: Austin L. Chiang, MD, MPH                                                                        

Breakout Option 2: Humanizing Your Patient Interactions in an Era of Growing Technology
Invited Faculty: Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FASGE 

Breakout Option 3: Hello Siri - Artificial Intelligence in GI Practices
Invited Faculty: Badri Narasimhan                         

11:00 – 11:10 AM
Transition to Breakout Sessions 

11:10 – 11:50 AM
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS (REPEATED)

Breakout Option 1: Social Media & Marketing your GI Practice
Invited Faculty: Austin L. Chiang, MD, MPH

Breakout Option 2: Humanizing Your Patient Interactions in an Era of Growing Technology
Invited Faculty: Harish K. Gagneja, MD, FASGE

Breakout Option 3: Hello Siri - Artificial Intelligence in GI Practices
Invited Faculty: Badri Narasimhan 

11:50 – 1:00 PM
Explore Virtual Exhibit Hall 

1:00 – 1:40 PM
KEYNOTE LECTURE #2: GI Practice in a Post-COVID World
Invited Faculty: Klaus Mergener MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE 

1:40 – 2:00 PM
Question, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

2:00 – 2:15 PM
Explore Virtual Exhibit Hall 

2:15 – 3:00 PM
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

Breakout Option 1: Critical Conversations in GI Practices
Invited Faculty: Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE

Breakout Option 2: Staffing Efficiencies and Challenges
Invited Faculty: David H. Robbins, MD, MSc, FASGE

Breakout Option 3: Leadership in GI Practices
Invited Faculty: Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FASGE                                 

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Break and Explore Virtual Exhibit Hall 

3:30 – 4:15 PM
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS (REPEATED)

Breakout Option 1:
Critical Conversations in GI Practices
Invited Faculty: Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE

Breakout Option 2: Staffing Efficiencies and Challenges
Invited Faculty: David H. Robbins, MD, MSc, FASGE

Breakout Option 3: Leadership in GI Practices
Invited Faculty: Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FASGE                                 

4:15 – 4:30 PM

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Leadership Building with Diversity 
Invited Faculty: Amrita Sethi, MD, MASGE

5:00 – 5:45 PM
Fireside Chat: Hot Topics Emerging
Invited Faculty: Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE 

5:45 – 6:45 PM
Networking Reception with Exhibitors

6:45 PM
Adjourn for Day

 

Sunday, August 15, 2021              

7:30-8:15 AM
Explore Virtual Exhibit Hall 

8:15-8:30 AM
Welcome Back and Overview for Day 2

8:30-9:10 AM
KEYNOTELECTURE #3: Legislative and Regulatory Oversight & Its Impact on Your GI Practice 
Invited Faculty: Camille S. Bonta, MHS 

9:10 -9:30 AM
Question, Answers & Discussion with Panelists

9:30 – 9:45 AM
Transition to Breakout Sessions

9:45 – 10:30 AM
Breakout Option 1: Consolidation in the Healthcare Ecosystem and How it Impacts Gastroenterology Invited Faculty
Invited Faculty: Scott Fraser

Breakout Option 2: Evaluating Private Equity - What Must You Know Before, During, and After
Invited Faculty: Praveen Suthrum

Breakout Option 3: Evolving Reimbursement & the GI Practice
Invited Faculty: James S. Leavitt, MD 

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Break and Explore Virtual Exhibit Hall 

11:001 – 11:45 AM
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS (REPEATED)

Breakout Option 1: How is the current GI Practice Evolving?  
Invited Faculty:  Scott Fraser

Breakout Option 2: Evaluating Private Equity - What Must You Know Before, During, and After
Invited Faculty: Praveen Suthrum

Breakout Option 3: Evolving Reimbursement & the GI PracticeInvited Faculty:
James S. Leavitt, MD 

11:45 – 11:50 AM
Transition to Next Session

11:50 – 12:20 PM
Final Panel Key Take Away Points and Discussions

12:20 – 12:30 PM
Best Exhibitor(s) recognition by way of informational resources

12:30 PM
Adjourn   

Registration Information

Registration Fees
Physician Member: $225
Physician Non-Member: $325
Trainee Member: $50
Trainee Non-Member: $100
Non-Physician Member: $125
Non-Physician Non-Member: $225


ASGE Registration Policies
 
Individuals must be ASGE members at the time of registration to receive member rates for the meeting. Refunds will not be provided for the difference in registration fees if the attendee becomes a member after registering.  Phone cancellations are strictly prohibited. Substitutions are not permitted. All refunds are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Requests must be e-mailed to info@asge.org or mailed to ASGE at the following address:

American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy (ASGE)
Attention: GI Outlook (GO) 
3300 Woodcreek Drive
Downers Grove, Illinois, USA  60515

Continuing Medical Education

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


ASGE designates this live internet course for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


ASGE Assurance to High-Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality:  
ASGE is committed to you, our learners. We are committed to assuring the highest level of scientific rigor, research-based evidence and practicality to clinical use is conveyed throughout this educational activity. The members who designed this educational activity were carefully selected for their content expertise, teaching excellence and neutrality on the topic(s) being presented. ASGE requires all subject matter experts, committee members and staff planners who are in a position to control any aspect of content to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. Financial relationships in any amount are considered a potential conflict of interest and are peer-reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this program. All planner, faculty and staff disclosures are available on the Accreditation Statement in GI Leap and as part of the handout materials to registrants prior to the start of the program. 


HIPAA Accountability:  
ASGE makes every effort to not include individually identifiable health information in this educational activity. To protect patient privacy, faculty are requested to de-identify patient-related material in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 


Educational Attributes: 
This ASGE educational program addresses the following desirable physician attribute(s) that align with ACGME and ABMS Competencies, Institute of Medicine Competencies or Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competencies: a) medical knowledge; b) practice-based learning and improvement; c) provide patient-centered care; and d) employ evidence-based practice.   

Dates: August 14 - 15, 2021

Location:
Livestream United States

Course Director(s):
Latha Alaparthi, MD, Bruce Hennessy, MD, FASGE, Colleen Schmitt, MD, MHS, MASGE