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AGA Trainee and Early Career GI Sessions at DDW® 2018


June 2–5, 2018


Washington, D.C.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center



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. AGA trainee members can register to attend DDW for free and early career GIs receive discounted rates until April 18, 2018.

Who Should Take this Course

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


AGA Postgraduate Course: From Abstract to Reality

Saturday, June 2, 8:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, 8:30 a.m.–12:35 p.m.

Attend this multi-topic course to get practical, useful information to push your practice to the next level. The 2018 course will provide a comprehensive look at the latest medical, surgical and technological advances over the past 12 months that aim to keep you up to date in a field that is rapidly changing. Each presenter will turn abstract ideas into concrete action items that you can immediately implement in your practice.

AGA member trainees and early career GIs receive discounted pricing for this course. Learn more.

Difficult Conversations: Navigating People, Negotiations, Promotions and Complications

Sunday, June 3, 4–5:30 p.m.

During this session, attendees will obtain effective negotiation techniques and learn how to navigate difficult situations in clinical and research environments.

Advancing Clinical Practice: Gastroenterology Fellow-Directed Quality-Improvement Projects

Monday, June 4, 4–5:30 p.m.

This trainee-focused session will showcase selected abstracts from GI fellows based on quality improvement with a state-of-the-art lecture. Attendees will be provided with information that defines practical approaches to quality improvement from start to finish. A limited supply of coffee and tea will be provided during the session.

AGA Early Career Networking Hour

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 6–7 p.m.
DDW Trainee and Early Career GI Lounge
Walter E. Johnson Convention Center (Hall D)

Board Review Course

Tuesday, June 5, 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 Washington, D.C.'s finest hotels. You can only take advantage of these discounts by reserving your hotel room after you register for DDW. Please visit the DDW website 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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