GI Outlook 2020

GI Practice Intelligence, Innovation and the Patient Care Experience


October 3, 2020
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CT

This event is now over but will be available on-demand on GI Leap four weeks after the date.


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GO 2020 will highlight critical trends while providing practical resources on what some have successfully implemented to continue to thrive in the changing U.S. healthcare landscape. A diversity of important topics to be presented will facilitate self-examination from a practice perspective, identifying what is truly important about the current practice of gastroenterology.

You can still obtain an on-demand recording of this course when you register for team access with a bundled registration with Trifecta practice management courses. Save $200 when you purchase the bundle! View the registration tab to learn more.

Course Directors
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Lukejohn W. Day, MD, FASGE
Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Hospital (ZSFG)
San Francisco, CA
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Walter G Park

Walter G. Park, MD, FASGE
Stanford University and
Medical Center
Stanford, CA
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NEW THIS YEAR: Virtual Exhibit Hall

ASGE’s Virtual Exhibit Hall in GI Leap will allow you to:
  • Explore the latest practice management resources, GI tools, equipment and technologies
  • Chat with Exhibitors
  • View video demonstrations
  • Access product literature• Network with attendees and exhibitors
  • Enter our raffle drawing
  • See list of participating exhibitors

Who should attend

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, and practice administrators will benefit from participating in this program.

What you will learn

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

  • Identify opportunities to increase the economic viability and sustainability of your practice in light of the impact of COVID-19.
  • 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 changing health care environment.



Austin Chiang, MD, MPH

Patricia Garcia, MD

Bruce L. Hennessy, MD, FASGE

Reed Hogan III, MD

Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE

Chalmers Nunn, CPE, MMM, FACP

Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

Siddartha Sinha, MD

Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE

Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE

Additional Faculty

Jennifer L. Maranki, MD

Camille Bonta

Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE

Walter G. Park, MD, FASGE

Lukejohn Welch Day, MD, FASGE


9:00 – 9:15 AM                
Welcome and Overview from Course Directors

9:15 – 9:45 AM
The Impact of COVID-19 on GI Practices
Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE

9:45 – 10:15 AM     
Strategic and Leadership Challenges for Gastroenterologists in an Evolving and Consolidating Healthcare Landscape
Chalmers Nunn, Jr., MD, CPE, MMM, FACP

10:45 AM – 11:15 PM
uts & Bolts to Rebuilding your GI practice after COVID-19
Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE
Bruce L. Hennessy, MD, FASGE

11:15 – 11:30 PM
Reaction Panel with Question & Answer

11:30 – 12:00 PM

12:00 – 12:30PM
Post-COVID Financial Considerations for a Successful GI Practice

12:30 – 1:00 PM
Health Care Technologies and Innovations: Your Practice Cannot Ignore
Siddartha Sinha, MD

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Using Telemedicine & Patient Portals to Grow Your Practice
Patricia Garcia, MD

1:30 – 2:00 PM
Expanding Your Brand: Harnessing the Power of Social Media
Austin Chiang, MD, MPH

2:00 – 2:15 PM
Reaction Panel with Question and Answer

2:15 – 2:30 PM

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Leveraging EMRs: Scribes, Smart Phrases, Oh My!
Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Is There Really an App for That?

3:30 – 4:00 PM
Navigating Reimbursement and Productivity Models

4:00 – 4:15 PM
Reaction Panel with Questions & Answers

4:15 – 4:30 PM
Concluding remarks from Course Director

4:30 PM
Course  Adjourns


The following faculty presentations will be pre-recorded and placed in GI Leap for attendees to access.

Building and Sustaining a Successful Leadership Team for Your GI Practice
Jennifer L. Maranki, MD

Post-COVID Legislative & Regulatory Landscape
Camille Bonta

The Next Generation: Artificial Intelligence in Endoscopy
Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE

Going Green in Endoscopy: Transition to Disposable Equipment or Continued Reprocessing?
Bret T. Petersen, MD, MASGE

Advocacy: How Not to be on the Menu

Walter G. Park, MD, FASGE

Leveraging Big and Small Data to Drive Quality and Change
Lukejohn Welch Day, MD, FASGE



GI Outlook 2020: This activity was approved for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

2021 Gastroenterology Reimbursement and Coding Update: This activity was approved for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

GI Unit Leadership: This activity was approved for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Looking at GI Practice Management Differently:  This activity was approved for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

PHYSICIANS - The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASGE designates AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PRACTICE ADMINISTRATORS, CODERS, ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS and NURSES - All Non-Physician participants in the GI Outlook (GO) and GI Practice Management Trifecta courses will receive a certificate of attendance specifying hours of education accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

How to get access for teams

A special note to purchasers on course access to your GI Team

Purchasers of these courses will be fully registered for all events purchased and do not need to take any further action for your access.  You may now share the links for these courses you receive in your confirmation email with members of your GI team that are responsible for helping to advance your practice operations in these areas.  In your confirmation email for the courses registered, you will find the below instructions on how your team can register with the links and receive CME/CE for these courses.

Instructional steps for members of your team to participate and claim CME/CE:

  1. Forward the included links to the appropriate team members that will also be participating in this educational activity. In order for these members to receive CME/CE and to access the recordings after the course, they must register using the appropriate course link.
  2. If team members are members of ASGE, have previously attended an ASGE programming event, or have purchased a product, they should register using the email address associated with their ASGE account. This allows ASGE to link participation to their ASGE profile.Creating a new account will establish a duplicate record.
  3. If they have never participated in any ASGE activity, an ASGE account will be created for the team member after they register through the provided link. Your team member will receive a confirmation email of their new ASGE account and login instructions to activate the ASGE account.Their CME and access to the course recording can be accessed through GI Leap, ASGE’s online learning platform, using this account.

If you need assistance, please contact ASGE Customer Care at  or 630-573-0600.



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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.

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Additional Information

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. Members who designed this educational activity are 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 is considered a potential conflict of interest, is peer-reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this 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/ABMS Competencies, Institute of Medicine Competencies and/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.

ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners: ASGE’s continuing medical education program consists of a diversified educational portfolio. Each educational activity serves to maintain, develop, or increase our learner’s knowledge, skill, and professional performance. It is our intention that you will be able to transfer this learning to the provision of services for your patients, the public and the endoscopy profession. Content developed for this educational activity is based upon a body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the GI profession and ASGE’s standards of practice, the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

ASGE Outcome-Based Education Level
The course is designed to meet ASGE’s Level 2 on an anticipated outcome-based education (OBE) scale. ASGE’s OBE level designation is an educational indicator on what is anticipated for participants to gain from this program’s instruction and objectives.