FDA Taps AGA for Expert Guidance
AGA is developing strong relationships with the FDA. In 2012, AGA was invited to join the FDA Network of Experts program, a vetted network of outside scientists, clinicians and engineers who will provide the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) staff with rapid access to scientific, engineering and medical expertise when it is needed to supplement existing knowledge and expertise within the CDRH.
Building on the success of this program, the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research recently invited AGA to help them pilot the Network of Experts program under their division. This program will facilitate the exchange of scientific understanding from sources outside of the federal government; this feedback will be critical when it comes to new and emerging drugs and pioneering technologies.
By identifying GI experts to provide feedback and information to the FDA through this program, AGA is playing a powerful role in shaping regulations that will impact the GI community. AGA looks forward to collaborating with the FDA in new ways, with the ultimate goal of advancing the science and practice of GI.