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AGA Trainee and Early Career GI Sessions at DDW® 2017


May 6–9, 2017


Chicago, IL
McCormick Place



Held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW).

Join your colleagues 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.

Who Should Take this Course

Gastroenterologists who are new to the field (trainees and early career GIs).


AGA Postgraduate Course: The Full Scope of GI Advances

Saturday, May 6, 8:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, 8:30 a.m.–12:35 p.m.

Step beyond basic learning and get the full scope of GI advances during this multi-topic course. In just 1.5-days, world-renowned leaders will test your knowledge in real-time and provide your pathway for optimal care that will guide your clinical decisions all year long. Learn more.

Advancing Clinical Practice: GI Fellow-Directed Quality Improvement Projects

Sunday, May 7, 4–5:30 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.

AGA Early Career Networking Hour

Sunday, May 7, 2–3 p.m.
Location: DDW Trainee and Young GI Lounge (South Hall A)

Career and Professional-Related Issues

Session Chair: Madhusudan Grover, MD
Monday, May 8, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Review strategies that trainees can use in third or advanced fellowship years to have a successful academic career as a clinician investigator or basic researcher; help trainees and early stage-gastroenterologists understand the private practice options, challenges and opportunities; and develop skills for work-life balance in order to have a sustainable and successful career path.

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

Board Review Course

Monday, May 8, 1:30–5:30 p.m.

This session, designed around content from DDSEP® 8, 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. Session attendees will receive a $50 coupon to use at the AGA Store at DDW to purchase DDSEP 8.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to four MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Traveling? Recommended Accommodations

We are pleased to offer discounted rates at Chicago’s finest hotels. You can only take advantage of these discounts by reserving your hotel room when you register for the course. Please visit www.ddw.org/housing for more information.

Contact Information

For questions related to the program, please contact Sandra Megally Amos, AGA director of education.
For questions related to AGA membership, please contact AGA Member Relations & Constituency Programs at 301-654-2055 or by email.

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