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2018 ACG/VGS/ODSGNA Postgraduate Course Sets Attendance Record

09/08/2018 • The 2018 ACG/VGS/ODSGNA Postgraduate Course in Gastroenterology has broken another attendance record.  Over 350 clinicians are now gathering in historic Williamsburg, VA for this CME/CEU-accredited conference co-sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology, Virginia GI Society, and Old Dominion Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates.  Attendees represent 28 states across the country, and the faculty […]... {Full Article}

Maintenance of Certification Legislation Introduced in VA General Assembly

01/25/2018 • Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has introduced a bill in the General Assembly that will prohibit hospitals, insurers, and other entities from requiring Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as a prerequisite for staffing privileges or participation as an accredited provider.  A number of states have already enacted similar legislation.  The bill may be tracked through the Virginia […]... {Full Article}

MSV Legislative Alert – COPN (act before July 3)

06/20/2017 • The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is conducting a routine review of the State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP), which is the guidance document that informs all decisions made in regards to Certificate of Public Need (COPN) applications.  The SMFP has not been subject to a comprehensive review in eight years, underscoring how needless and outdated […]... {Full Article}

2016 Couric Lecture Preview: Dr. David Fleischer on International Medicine

09/21/2016 • Dr. Ken Devault, President of the American College of Gastroenterology, previews the ACG National Meeting to be held in Las Vegas,  October 14 – 19, 2016 What Happens in Vegas, Goes Home from Vegas…Education that is! by Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG We are all looking forward to our Annual Scientific Meeting next month in […]... {Full Article}

Virginia COPN Legislative Update

03/06/2016 • From the Medical Society of Virginia: Legislative Update 3.4.16 4 March 2016 The debate on Certificate of Public Need (COPN) reform continues to move along, as the Senate Education and Health Committee took votes on the two COPN reform bills remaining – HB 193 and HB 350. After hearing testimony from all sides, the COPN […]... {Full Article}

Emily Couric Memorial Lecture to be held at ACG Annual Meeting in Honolulu

08/30/2015 • Whether you are currently incorporating quality measures into your practice or not, you may have wondered, is there an endpoint in practice? Dr. Irving Pike, a former practicing gastroenterologist, will speak about the impact of measuring performance on improving GI endoscopic quality as this year’s Emily Couric Memorial lecturer.  His talk, “National Registry Benchmarking for […]... {Full Article}

ACG Governor Richard Sterling, MD comments on D.C. “Fly-In”

06/03/2015 • Dear Colleagues,   Recently, I attended the ACG Governors’ Fly-In and Board of Governors Meeting, in Washington, D.C.  This was an exciting time to be in our nation’s capital.  I would like to share with you the following updates.   On Thursday, April 30th, nearly 50 ACG Governors made more than 200 congressional visits on […]... {Full Article}

2015 Course Brochure and Registration Now Available

05/28/2015 • The Virginia Gastroenterological Society, in conjunction with the Old Dominion Society of Gastrointestinal Nurses and Associates and the American College of Gastroenterology, is pleased to once again serve as a co-sponsor of the 17th Annual “Postgraduate Course in Gastroenterology – Virginia Style”.   We will return to the Williamsburg Lodge for what promises to be another […]... {Full Article}

2013 Postgrad Course Photo Album – Now Online

08/30/2014 • An image gallery from the 2013 Postgraduate Course in Gastroenterology is now available online (click above or see link below).  If you attended the meeting, relive memorable moments, featuring the fife and drum corps, a world-class faculty, and record-setting attendance. Image Gallery:  ... {Full Article}

Letter from ACG Governor Richard Sterling, MD, MSc, FACG

03/25/2014 • Dr. Richard Sterling, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Hepatology at the Medical College of Virginia, serves as the American College of Gastroenterology’s Governor for Virginia.   He filed his annual report in November, which is re-published below: This past year, under the leadership of ACG’s previous President, Dr. Ronald Vender, the College revised our vision […]... {Full Article}