Annual Conference

AGS’ 2018 Annual Conference was February 17-18, 2018, at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in  New Orleans. The following physicians were elected to serve 2018-2020 on the AGS Board:
President – Brad Rice, MD
Vice President – Kenneth Sigman, MD
Secretary – Travis Rutland, MD
Treasurer – Mohamad Eloubeidi, MD


2018 Presentations

Saturday, February 17
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
HCV Transplant Cholestatic Liver Disease
Phillip Henderson, DO, Clinical Instructor of Medicine, USA College of Medicine

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Advances in Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy
Kenneth Sigman, MD, Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Management and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B [Compatibility Mode]
David Fettig, MD, Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Management of Refractory IBD
Steve Hanauer, MD, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Sunday, February 18
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Coding Pitfalls in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Kristin Vaughn, CPC, Ask Mueller Consulting, LLC

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
GI Practice Management Ancillary Opportunities in GI
Reed Hogan, MD, GI Associates and Endoscopy Center

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy
Mouen Khashab, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
New technologies in Endocopy
Mouen Khashab, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation
requirements and policies of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama through the
joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Alabama
Gastroenterological Society. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the
Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for
physicians.

Designation Statement
The Medical Foundation of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 8
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the impact of HCV Transplant Cholestatic Liver Disease as well as current treatment and future therapies.
  • Recognize strategies to optimize management of Refractory IBD.
  • Recognize ICD-10 examples specific to gastroenterology, documentation tips to prevent denials and improve documentation in ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Discuss new endoscopic techniques for the treatment of Achalasia.
  • Review the latest technology and developments in advances therapeutic endoscopy.
  • Develop strategies for management of Biliary-Pancreatic Endoscopy.
  • Review the most current information in treating patients diagnosed with Hepatitis B.
  • Identify ancillary opportunities for physicians practicing gastroenterology.

Future Meeting Dates and Locations

August 16-18, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Greensboro, GA

Make hotel reservations by calling (800) 944-5884 and referring to the Alabama Gastroenterological Society 2019 Annual Meeting. The rate is $269 per night and applies for three days before and three days after the conference, based on availability. The deadline to reserve a room in the AGS room block is July 19, 2019.


February 29 – March 1, 2020
Royal Sonesta
New Orleans, LA