The Current State of
Hepatitis C Therapy
Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
A PERSONAL STORY
Dr. Akwi W. Asombang recounts
her fellowship journey in Zambia
Protecting Your Future:
A Discussion About
Disability Insurance for GIs
Sample Size, Patient Selection –
Keys to Successful Small Studies
Welcome to the Inaugural Issue of
You’re entering the gastroenterology field at an exciting time. Thanks to transformational policies and technol- ogies, practice today is nothing like practice of yesterday – or tomorrow. And GI science is incredibly exciting
and ripe for discovery.
As I was beginning my career in the early
1980s, we were changing from fiber-optic to
video endoscopes, Helicobacter pylori was just recognized as the
predominant cause of duodenal ulcers, hepatitis C was still called
“non-A–non-B,” and the molecular biology of colon cancer was a
mystery. Imagine how far we have progressed since then. I envy the
knowledge you will acquire during your career.
AGA keeps up with the trends and has an eye on what’s next. Read
The New Gastroenterologist to ensure you’re knowledgeable and
ready for the challenges ahead.
As you kick off your career, the AGA Governing Board welcomes you
to the gastroenterology community. AGA is here to help you succeed.
John I. Allen, M.D., MBA, AGAF
President, AGA Institute