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Save the Date: 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course
Dec. 6, 2016Learn the full scope of GI advances on May 6 and 7, 2017, in Chicago, IL.
Here's How Cigarette Smoking Leads to Chronic Pancreatitis
Dec. 6, 2016Aryl hydrocarbons in cigarette smoke activate an immune response that promotes pancreatic fibrosis and contributes to pancreatitis, researchers report in Gastro.
2017 Research Grants Open for Applications
Dec. 6, 2016Apply for one of eight available grants from the AGA Research Foundation in January 2017.
Congress Agrees to 21st Century Cures Agreement Package
Dec. 5, 2016The legislation authorizes budget to increase research and innovation investments at NIH and FDA.
Deadline to Renew Your Membership is Here
Dec. 1, 2016Submit your AGA membership renewal today and avoid a lapse in your benefits.
What to Know About Cosigning a Student Loan
Nov. 30, 2016Some lenders, including AGA partner CommonBond, offer cosigner release options.
Junior Investigators are Top Priority for New Gastro Editors
Nov. 30, 2016Drs. Richard Peek and Douglas Corley discuss plans for an editorial fellowship, among other benefits for trainees and young investigators, in this video.
Download GI Insights Program on GERD
When PPIs Fail: Evaluating and Managing Patients with GERD, broadcast through ReachMD XM 160, addresses the evaluation and management of patients who are refractory to PPI therapy and the applications for pH monitoring systems.
The New Gastroenterologist Examines FMT
Nov. 30, 2016Read about the gut microbiome, pursuing a career in academic medicine and the basics of coding in the fall issue.
New AGA Perspectives Issue Features Celiac Disease Debate
Nov. 30, 2016Along with follow up biopsies in celiac treatment, authors address topics including NAFLD, SIBO and gastritis in the latest issue of AGA's opinion magazine.
New GERD Patient Education Video Available for Sharing
Nov. 30, 2016AGA has created a new video discussing symptoms and causes of GERD, as well as when to see a GI.
Five Tips to Prepare for MACRA
Nov. 29, 2016As 2016 draws to a close, there are several steps you can take to ensure your practice is ready for 2017.
Fragmented Readmission After Liver Transplant Linked to Adverse Outcomes
Nov. 29, 2016GI & Hepatology News reports on new data that finds that post-discharge surgical care fragmentation significantly increases the risk of 30-day mortality following liver transplantation.
Relatives of Patients With IBD Also Have Intestinal Dysbiosis
Nov. 29, 2016The intestinal microbiota of many first-degree relatives of patients with IBD is dysbiotic, signifying a pre-disease state, low-level inflammation and susceptibility to IBD.
AGA Patient INFO Center Now Offers gMed Instructions
Nov. 29, 2016Instructions to load AGA patient education material into gMed are now available for members.
DDW® 2017 Abstract Submission Closes This Week
Nov. 29, 2016Don’t forget that the extended deadline to submit an abstract for the next DDW is Dec. 2 at noon ET.
AGA's MACRA Webinar Series Begins Next Week
Nov. 28, 2016Prepare your practice for MACRA implementation by attending our series of free webinars in December. The first webinar, an overview of the new policy, takes place next Thursday, Dec. 8.
Tell Congress to Complete the FY17 Funding Bill Now
Nov. 25, 2016Lawmakers need to finalize the fiscal year 2017 funding bills before the end of the 114th Congress.
How can we Improve Your Community Experience?
Nov. 25, 2016The suggestion box is closing soon — submit your ideas on ways to improve the AGA Community forum, library and directory by the Dec. 5 deadline.
Can Yoga Reduce Symptoms of IBS?
Nov. 23, 2016Yoga might be a feasible and safe adjunct treatment for IBS, according to a systematic review in CGH. Learn more on the AGA Journals Blog.
Gastro Image Challenge: A Huge Abdominal Mass
Nov. 17, 2016Abdominal ultrasound and cross-sectional imaging revealed an enormous cystic tumor in the right abdomen of a 25-year-old patient.
Biomarker Identifies Precancerous Pancreatic Cysts
Nov. 17, 2016New study highlighted in GI & Hepatology News finds that DNA markers isolated from pancreatic fluid predicted cancer or high-grade dysplasia with 90 percent specificity. Read the full article.
Inflammation Contributes to the Development of Anemia
Nov. 17, 2016The process involves increased liver expression of a microRNA that reduces production of erythropoietin in the kidney, according to a study in Gastroenterology.
New Insurance Coverage Determination for Lynch Syndrome Patients
Nov. 16, 2016Policy is effective for patients in VA, WV, NC and SC who have Palmetto GBA insurance.