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AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshop - Ohio


Feb. 24, 2018
8 a.m.–3 p.m.


James Cancer Hospital-Wasserstrom Auditorium  
Room L035
460 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210


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 nonmembers.

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, Feb. 24, 2018

8–8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Session 1
8:45–9 a.m. Welcome
Stephanie Pointer, MD
Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH
9–9:30 a.m. Where Do I Fit? Choosing a Practice in Gastroenterology
Marty Meyer, MD
9:30–10 a.m. Strategies for Securing and Nailing Job Interviews
Anita Afzali, MD, MPH
10–10:30 a.m. Interpreting and Negotiating Your Contract
Mohamed Naem, MD
10:30–10:45 a.m. Panel Q&A/Break
10:45–11:15 a.m. Introduction to Practice Management: Tips for Quality Measurement, Patient Satisfaction, Coding and Billing
Frank Chapman, MD
11:15–11:45 a.m. Planning for Personal Financial Success
David "Scottie" Davidson, RN
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Lunch Presentation: Leveraging Social Medicine in
Clinical Practice

Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH
12:15–12:30 p.m. Panel Q&A/Break

Session 2
12:30–1 p.m. Health Care Reform and GI Forecast
1–1:30 p.m. 360 Degree Leadership in the Workplace
Darwin Conwell, MD, MS
1:30–1:45 p.m. Panel Q&A/Break
1:45–2:15 p.m. Strategies to Combat Burnout in GI
Sheryl Pfeil, MD, AGAF
2:15–2:45 p.m. Emotional Intelligence, Professionalism and Cultural Competency in GI
Edward Levine, MD
2:45–3 p.m. Panel Q&A/Break
3 p.m. Closing Remarks
Darwin Conwell, MD, MS


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

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations must be faxed (301-272-1774) or emailed (member@gastro.org) to AGA Member Relations by Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

Traveling? Recommended Accommodations

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

About the Instructors

Stephanie Pointer, MD
The Ohio State University

Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH
The Ohio State University

Contact Information

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

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