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AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshop - California (UCLA)


Dec. 9, 2017
8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


UCLA Luskin Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


During this free workshop, senior and junior GI leaders will guide you through various practice options and address topics rarely discussed during fellowship, such as employment models, partnerships, hospital politics, billing and coding, compliance, contracts and more.

This is a great opportunity to develop an effective action plan for achieving your career goals and to ensure you're on track for success. Registration is open to both AGA members and non-members.

NOTE: This workshop will be held live at the UCLA Luskin Center and be simultaneously broadcasted to participants of the Stanford University and the University of Iowa workshops. Participants at Stanford and Iowa must still register and will receive separate instructions to join the simulcast as the workshop nears.

Who Should Take this Course

This workshop is intended for GI fellows in training, in either their second or third year, who are beginning to consider career options after fellowship.

Individuals in their first few years out of fellowship, who may be considering career options as they plan the early stages of their careers, are also encouraged to attend.


Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

8–8:15 a.m. Breakfast and Introductions
Christine Yu, MD
Parambir Dulai, MBBS
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF

Session 1: Practice Options
8:15–8:55 a.m. Panel 1: Academics
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF (Clinician/Admin)
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, AGAF (Clinician/Researcher)
Lynn Connolly, MD (Clinician/Educator)
William Chey, MD (Industry/Consulting/Tech)
8:55–9:35 a.m. Panel 2: Mixed Model and Private Practice 
Gareth S. Dulai, MD (Kaiser Permanente)
Lenna A. Martyak, MD (Private Practice)
9:35–9:50 a.m. Break
9:50–10:10 a.m. Increasing Marketability as a Fellow/Life as a Young GI
Jenny Sauk, MD

Session 2: Interview Process
10:10–10:30 a.m. Securing an Interview
James H. Tabibian, MD, PhD
10:30–10:50 a.m. Perfecting the Interview
Lynn Connolly, MD
10:50–11 a.m. Q&A
11–11:20 a.m. Contract Negotiation
Scott Roman, JD
11:20–11:45 a.m. Negotiation Activity
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF
Christine Yu, MD
11:45 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Changes in Health Care
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
12:05–12:30 p.m. Financial Planning/Management
Andrew Fung
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch, Feedback and Closing Remarks


There is no fee for attending the workshop. Both AGA members and non-members are encouraged to attend.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations must be faxed to AGA Member Relations at 301-272-1774, or emailed to member@gastro.org by Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. 

Traveling? Recommended Accommodations

Accommodations through AGA are not available for this workshop. If required, accommodations must be reserved on your own.

About the Instructors

Workshop Director
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF
University of California, Los Angeles


Contact Information

For registration-related questions, contact AGA Member Relations at member@gastro.org.

For questions regarding the program, contact Carol Brown at cbrown@gastro.org.