6 // THE NEW GASTROENTEROLOGIST SPRING 2017
• May 6-9
AGA Trainee and Early Career GI
Join your colleagues at special sessions
to meet the unique needs of physicians
who are new to the field. Participants will
learn about all aspects of starting a career
in clinical practice or research, have the
opportunity to network with mentors
and peers, and review board material.
For questions related to the program,
please contact Sandra Megally Amos, AGA
Director of Education (samos@gastro.
• May 6, 8: 15 a.m.–5: 30 p.m; May 7, 8: 30
a.m.– 12.35 p.m.
AGA Postgraduate Course: The Full
Scope of GI Advances
Step beyond basic learning and get the
full scope of GI advances during this
multi-topic course. In just 1.5-days,
world-renowned leaders will test your
knowledge in real time and provide your
pathway for optimal care that will guide
your clinical decisions all year long. To
learn more and register, visit http://
• May 7: 2-3 p.m.
AGA Early Career Networking Hour
Meet AGA volunteers and learn more
about the organization while enjoying
snacks. This will take place in the DDW
Trainee and Young GI Lounge (South Hall
• May 7: 4:00–5: 30 p.m.
Advancing Clinical Practice: GI Fellow-Di-
rected Quality Improvement Projects
This trainee-focused session will show-
case selected abstracts from GI fellows
based on quality improvement, with a
concluding state-of-the art lecture. At-
tendees will be provided with informa-
tion that defines practical approaches to
quality improvement from start to finish.
Free coffee and tea will be available on a
first-come, first-served basis.
• May 8, 12: 30–1: 30 p.m.
Career and Professional-Related Issues
Review strategies that trainees can use
in third or advanced fellowship years
to have a successful academic career
as a clinician investigator or basic
researcher; help trainees and early
the private practice options, challenges
and opportunities; and develop skills
for work-life balance in order to have a
sustainable and successful career path.
Boxed lunches are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• May 8, 1:30–5: 30 p.m.
Board Review Course
This session, designed around content
from DDSEP® 8, serves as a primer
for third-year fellows preparing for
the board exam as well as a review
course for others wanting to test their
knowledge. Session attendees will receive
a $50 coupon to use at the AGA Store at
DDW to purchase DDSEP 8. Successful
completion of this CME activity enables
the participant to earn up to four
Maintenance of Certification points in the
American Board of Internal Medicine’s
(ABIM) MOC program.
For more information about upcoming events and award deadlines,
May 11-12, 2017
please visit http://www.gastro.org/education and http://www.gastro.org/research-funding.
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017 –
May 6-9, Chicago, IL
HIV and Hepatitis Manage-
This advanced CME activity
will provide participants with
and practical guidance from
experts on progress in managing
HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
New York, NY
Sept. 9-10, 2017
James W. Freston Conference:
Extracellular Vesicles — Biol-
ogy, Translation, and Clinical
Application in GI Disorders
Examine the latest research on
vesicle biogenesis and secretion
and its relevance to GI diseases
and clinical applications.
Saint Paul, MN
June 21-22; Aug. 16-17; Sept.
13-14; Oct. 11-12, 2017
Two-Day, In-Depth Coding and
Become a certified GI coder with
2-day, in-depth training course
provided by McVey Associates,
Nashville, TN (6/21-6/22);
Baltimore, MD (8/16-8/17);
Atlanta, GA (9/13-9/14); Las
Vegas, NV (10/11-10/12)
Oct. 4, 2017
Update: October 2017
Audio conference timed with
quarterly release of the Correct
Coding Initiative edits.