Workshop Provides Insight on
Building a Career in Academic
Trainees and junior faculty are encouraged to submit an
application for an opportunity to attend the AGA-AASLD
Academic Skills Workshop, taking place March 11 and 12,
2016, in Phoenix, AZ. This is a chance to get insight from
accomplished academicians on what it takes to successfully
shape a career in academic medicine. Not only will participants be able to better understand academic processes,
they’ll also develop the skills necessary to help position
themselves for future success.
The workshop will address topics such as:
• Your first academic job – Learn how changes in health care
reimbursement are impacting academic medicine and discover
how to manage personal and workplace expectations.
• Academic medicine: tracks and pathways – Learn about
available opportunities and strategies that can lead to future
• How to be a successful mentee – Find out how to get the
most out of your mentor-mentee relationship to help with
achieving short- and long-term goals.
• Writing and presentation skills – Acquire tips and strategies for writing grants and preparing, editing, and submitting manuscripts.
• Career development: strategy and funding – Get information on early career funding opportunities, including
grants available for young investigators.
Forty candidates will be selected to participate in the
workshop and all interested candidates must be a member
of either AGA or AASLD. Women and underrepresented mi-norities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are
due no later than Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.
Learn more about the AGA-AASLD Academic Skills Workshop at http://www.gastro.org/in-person/2016/3/11/
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To help patients better under-
stand the latest clinical informa-
tion presented in AGA guidelines,
AGA has started creating patient
guideline summaries that:
• Provide information for
patients on the clinical issue ad-
dressed by the guideline.
• Explain the recommendations and their impact on patient
• Pose helpful questions for
patients to ask their gastroenterologists related to the guideline.
The patient guideline summa-
ries support physicians in their
efforts to effectively communi-
cate important information to
their patients and empower the
patient and physician to work
together to make the most in-
formed and appropriate care
decisions possible. As they are
published, the patient guideline
summaries will be available in
Gastroenterology and on the AGA
website ( http://www.gastro.org/
Current patient summaries in-
• Crohn’s disease drugs.
• HBV reactivation.
• IBS drugs.
• Pancreatic cysts.
AGA has a rigorous guideline
development process that develops focused, actionable clinical
recommendations based on in-depth reviews of all available
To supplement the robust
portfolio of guidelines, each
new guideline is supplemented
by a clinical decision support
tool, an illustrated algorithm
based on the evidence presented in the technical review, and
a patient summary. These tools
can be used at the point of clinical care to help with rapid decision making. n