for the Next Chapter
in Your Career
AGA is holding free, 1-day regional workshops for GI fellows and early-career GIs
in early 2017. During these practice skills
workshops, which will be held throughout the U.S. and are open to members and
nonmembers, senior and junior GI leaders will guide you through the various
practice options and address topics rarely
discussed during fellowship.
Topics include employment models,
partnerships, hospital politics, billing
and coding, compliance, contracts,
health care reform and MACRA, and
more. These provide a great opportu-
nity to develop an effective action plan
for achieving your career goals and to
ensure you’re on track for success.
Find a future AGA Regional Practice
Skills workshop near you and mark your
• North Carolina – Friday, Feb. 10, 2017,
Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.
• California – Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
• Texas – Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, Baylor
College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
For registration-related questions, contact AGA Member Relations by emailing
email@example.com. For program-related
questions, contact Carol Brown by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, visit www. gastro.org/ed-ucation and filter by the series, “practice
skills workshops.” While you’re there,
make sure to check out on-demand presentations from the early 2016 workshops as well. n
DDW® Registration Now Open
Registering by March 22 for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)
2017 will save you at least $80. Registration is complimentary up until this date for member trainees, students,
and postdoctoral fellows. To see a detail of all fees, view the
registration fees chart at ddw.org/ddwwebsite/register/reg-istration/register-registration-fees.
Why Attend DDW?
DDW, which is taking place May 6-9 in Chicago, IL, this
year,DDW is the world’s leading educational forum for ac-
ademicians, clinicians, researchers, students, and trainees
working in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, gas-
trointestinal surgery, and related fields. Whether you work
in patient care, research, education, or administration, the
DDW program offers something for you.
Early-Career and Trainee Opportunities
There are a number of AGA events at DDW 2017 that offer additional opportunities for early-career GIs. These include the
Board Review Course, which includes content from Digestive
Disease Self-Education Program (DDSEP® 8), the Career and
Professional Related Issues session, and the GI-Fellow Directed Quality Improvement project presentation.
Additionally, the AGA Postgraduate Course offers practitioners at all stages of their careers information about the
latest GI advances and pathways for optimal care. To sign up,
For more information regarding why you should attend,
what’s included in egistration, the DDW 2017 host city and
more, visit www.ddw.org.