4 // THE NEW GASTROENTEROLOGIST: INSIGHTS FOR FELLOWS & YOUNG GIS WINTER 2016
News from the AGA
AGA Helps Prepare for Life
AGA is holding five free 1-day regional workshops for GI
fellows in 2016. During these practice skills workshops,
which will be held throughout the U.S., senior and junior GI
leaders will guide you through the various practice options
and address topics rarely discussed during fellowship.
These topics include employment models, partnerships,
hospital politics, billing and coding, compliance, contracts,
This is a great opportunity to develop an effective action
plan for achieving your career goals and to ensure you are
on track for success as you transition into practice. Find an
AGA workshop near you and mark your calendars today.
• San Diego – Sat., Feb. 20, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Univ. of Cali-
fornia, San Diego; Course Director: Sheila E. Crowe, M.D.,
• New York – Sat., Feb. 20, 8 a.m.–1: 30 p.m., Mount Sinai
Hospital, Hatch Auditorium; Course Director: Brijen Shah,
• Houston – Sat., Feb. 20, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Baylor College
of Medicine, McNair; Course Directors: Avinash Ketwaroo,
M.D., and Mohamed Othman, M.D.
• Boston – Fri., March 18, 9: 30 a.m.–2: 30 p.m., Beth
Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Course Director: Adam
Cheifetz, M.D., AGAF.
• Philadelphia – Wed., April 6, 8 a.m.–12: 30 p.m., Univ.
of Pennsylvania; Course Directors: Jan-Michael Klapproth,
M.D., and Laurel Fisher, M.D., AGAF.
To find out more information and to register, visit http://
life-after-fellowship-with-aga. Contact Carol Brown at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. n
Attend the 2016
AGA Tech Summit
Register for the seventh annual AGA
Tech Summit ( http://www.gastro.
aga-tech-summit), which will take
place March 31 through April 1,
2016, at the InterContinental hotel
in Boston. The summit addresses
critical elements that impact the likelihood of success in developing and
obtaining adoption and coverage of
new medical technologies in today’s
Attendees will learn how AGA is
creating a more supportive environ-
ment for new technologies, through
resources such as the AGA Center for
GI Innovation and Technology (http://
www.gastro.org/cgit) and initiatives
that support innovation in digestive
and metabolic diseases.
Sessions will explore obtaining
funding for new medical devices and
technology, the impact of personalized
medicine on the future of care delivery,
diagnostics in chronic diseases, novel
transplant technologies, and more.
Companies and entrepreneurs with
an innovative technology or FDA-regu-lated product looking to get it financed,
licensed, or distributed are also encouraged to submit an application for
an opportunity to present during the
“Shark Tank” portion of the conference. A panel of business development
leaders, investors, entrepreneurs,
and other strategic partners will provide valuable feedback. Apply now at
Also, make sure to attend How to
Innovate in Digestive Health, a sup-
plement to the AGA Tech Summit, on
April 2, 2016, to hear from leaders in
the physician and medtech commu-
nities on the process of innovation,
protecting intellectual property, and
strategies for achieving success. Learn
more at http://www.gastro.org/