Audience-response technology will be used during Tuesday’s AGA MOC Course, providing attendees with immediate feedback as they answer 30 questions from the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) 2015 Annual Update in Gastroenterology module.

“The course is designed to allow you to respond to each question through an anonymous audience-response system, which will provide you not only with immediate feedback on your answer, but also an assessment of how your answer compares to the responses from the entire group,” said course director Arthur J. DeCross, MD. “Our faculty will then walk you through the question and review sufficient background information to allow you to confidently assess the merit of each of the answer choices.”

Dr. DeCross is the editor of the AGA Institute Guidebook to the 2015 ABIM Annual Update in Gastroenterology and the chair of the AGA subcommittee on maintenance of certification (MOC). The 30 questions for the session were prepared by the same group of GI experts who create the ABIM exam in gastroenterology.

The ABIM MOC program is undergoing substantial revisions and reassessment, Dr. DeCross noted, but certain elements remain constant. There will continue to be an initial board certification exam, as well as a reliance on medical knowledge self-assessment.

“The AGA MOC Course will provide attendees a high-yield educational session that will be useful for board examination preparation,” said Dr. DeCross, associate professor in the gastroenterology and hepatology division at the University of Rochester, NY. “For experienced clinicians maintaining their credentials, the session will prove to be a high-impact review of several current topics and an efficient use of their time.”

Tuesday’s self-study course has been approved for 10 MOC points through ABIM. A separate registration fee is required to attend the two-hour course.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) attendees who can’t attend the session can purchase the AGA Institute Guidebook in the AGA Store in the Hall D lobby and ABIM diplomates can request the 2015 ABIM Update in Gastroenterology at

Please refer to the DDW Mobile App or the schedule-at-a-glance in Tuesday’s issue for the time and location of this and other DDW events.