ACG GI Circle: Online Professional Networking Community for GIs

ACG unveils enhanced version of GI Circle based on member feedback.

The college is proud to unveil the next generation of the GI Circle, a private professional online networking community specially designed for ACG members. The new-and-improved GI Circle features an easier-to-use navigation, improving your ability to find valuable information, post discussions, add your comments, and connect with your colleagues.

Since the initial launch of the GI Circle last October, community activity has exceeded expectations with GI Circle members connecting with colleagues and engaging in discussions on a range of topics concerning the GI profession.

Over the past several months, the College has listened to member feedback about the GI Circle and has worked hard on an enhanced version of this valuable online community in order to meet the unique needs of ACG members.

With the new and improved design, you can quickly find and access all area of the GI Circle so you can update you profile, find discussion on topics that you’re interested in, and search for, connect with, and e-mail you colleagues.

This online community is one more valuable resource the College has developed to advance clinical GI and make practice more rewarding for you. Do you have a challenging patient case? Discuss treatment options with other GIs right in the Circle. Want to connect with former colleagues? Search for them easily so you can reconnect with one another!

Besides a more user-friendly navigation, other new features of the GI Circle include:

The ACG Spotlight: Updated weekly, the ACG Spotlight keeps you informed about the latest news and issues impacting the GI profession and you practice, including ACG resources, news, and events. You can even add comments on each post.

Member Discussions: A streamlined member discussion area makes it easier to find topics you’re interested in and collaborate with fellow GI Circle members. Did you just read an interesting article and want to share the link with your colleagues? Want feedback on a presentation? You can quickly add comments, photos, videos, presentations, or links! You can also assign (or tag) a discussion topic so members can easily find what you’re sharing.

ACG Poll: Polls specifically geared towards issues of concern to the GI profession are an insightful way to see what your fellow members are thinking. This weekly poll is timely, anonymous, and instantly shows you the poll results.

Community Tour: This brief and engaging online overview will better acquaint you with all the exciting features of the GI Circle. Click on Take a Tour in the upper right corner of the Circle

ACG encourages you to take a few minutes to watch the Tour for insight and tips on all the new GI Circle features and how this professional online community can enhance your practice.

You must be registered on the GI Circle site before you can access the discussion areas. Previously, all ACG members received an invitation to register on the ACG GI Circle. If you’ve lost your invitation and need a new invitation sent, please contact the ACG at acgcirclefeedback@within3.com.

Don’t forget to complete your profile and upload a photo, if you haven’t done so already. A completed profile and photo make it easier for your colleagues to find and connect with you. As always, ACG looks forward to your participation in the GI Circle!

Source: ACG 2010 Meeting News, postgraduate course edition.