AGA Trainee and Young GI Track at DDW®


Held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

Join your colleages 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. 

Program Director and Co-Director

Rotonya M. Carr, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Pennsylvania

Sheryl A. Pfeil, MD, AGAF
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center
Ohio State University


AGA Spring Postgraduate Course: Evidence That Will Change Your Practice: New Advances for Common Clinical Problems

Saturday, May 16, 8:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17, 8:30 a.m.–12:35 p.m.

This 1.5-day course is a clinically focused program that offers you immediately applicable information. Trainees may register at a reduced registration fee. Learn more and register.

AGA Mentor and Advisor Program: Reception for Trainees/Young GIs: An Evening with AGA Mentors

Saturday, May 16, 5:45–7:15 p.m.

Meet your peers, and more established colleagues who serve as mentors, through the AGA Mentor and Advisor Program, while enjoying refreshments. RSVP by May 1, 2015, to attend.

Trainee and Young GI Networking Event

Sunday, May 17, 7–9 p.m.

Join AGA and your fellow colleagues at Sax Restaurant and Lounge in Washington, DC, for a night of networking, music and refreshments. RSVP by May 1, 2015, to attend.

Board Review Course

Session Chairs: Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF; Carl L. Berg, MD; Anil B. Nagar, MD
Monday, May 18, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This session, designed around content from DDSEP® 7, 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. Discount coupons for DDSEP 7 will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Career and Professional-Related Issues

Session Chairs: Rotonya Carr, MD, and Sheryl Pfeil, MD
Monday, May 18, 12:30–2 p.m.

Receive advice on career options in gastroenterology, learn what you need to know to find your first job from both a U.S. and international medical graduate perspective, and understand how the changes in health care will affect your future as a gastroenterologist.

A free lunch is included, but quantities are limited. Boxed lunches are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advancing Clinical Practice: GI Fellow-Directed Quality Improvement Projects

Monday, May 18, 2–3:30 p.m.

This trainee-focused session will showcase selected abstracts from GI fellows based on quality improvement, with a concluding state-of-the art lecture. Attendees will be provided with information 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.

The Things I Know Now I Wish I'd Known Then: Surviving the First Years in Academic Medicine

Tuesday, May 19, 8–9:30 a.m.

Participants will be able to provide practical advice for common problems faced by early-career gastroenterologists in academic practice.


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