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2017 MIPS Reporting Deadlines Approach in March

Feb. 16, 2018

CMS released a list of the top 10 things you need to do and know if you are an eligible clinician.

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FDA Announces GREAT 5 Public Workshop

Feb. 16, 2018

The three-day public workshop will focus on alcoholic hepatitis and liver disease, and pediatric IBS and functional constipation.

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How Can You Land that First Interview?

Feb. 15, 2018

Five things to think about to help you start your career.

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Welcome Soon-To-Be Vice President Bishr Omary!

Feb. 15, 2018

Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, AGAF, will join the AGA Institute board as vice president in June 2018. He will serve as president in 2020-2021.

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Sessions at DDW® 2018 Designed for Trainees and Early Career GIs

Feb. 14, 2018

These AGA sessions will provide career advice, board prep and expert clinical guidance to help you develop your career as a GI physician.

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Blog: Non-Invasive Detection of Early- and Late-Stage PDAC

Feb. 14, 2018

Researchers report that urine samples can identify patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.

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Gastroenterology Accepting Applications for Editorial Fellowship

Feb. 13, 2018

Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to manage the top GI journal in the world.
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The GI Tract is a Long and Winding Road

Feb. 13, 2018

Check your mailbox for a new AGA patient education poster.

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Attend the AGA Postgraduate Course for Practical, Take Home Information

Feb. 12, 2018

Join us on June 2-3 in Washington, D.C. This course is held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018.

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Congress Passes Budget Agreement With Wins for Gastroenterology

Feb. 9, 2018

NIH funding, meaningful use standards and biosimilars coverage under Medicare Part D are some of the areas with GI wins.

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Narcotic Prescriptions for IBD Pain on the Rise

Feb. 8, 2018

Chronic use correlates to higher mortality and morbidity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients — and for some paradoxically, more severe pain.

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Medicaid Skimps on Hepatitis C Treatment in Many States

Feb. 8, 2018

Report finds restrictions based on liver disease severity, sobriety and type of provider.

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Voluntary Recall of Pentax ED-3490TK Duodenoscopes

Feb. 8, 2018

Recall designed to reduce the potential for leakage of patient fluids into the closed elevator channel and under the distal cap.

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Fellows: Are You Cognitively or Procedurally Driven?

Feb. 8, 2018

Before you can market yourself, you have to know who your market is, and, more importantly, know who you are.

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New Home for The New Gastroenterologist

Feb. 8, 2018

The New Gastroenterologist (TNG), AGA’s publication targeted to early career physicians, now lives in GI and Hepatology News.

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Subsidize Your Travel Costs to DDW® 2018: Abstract and Travel Awards

Feb. 7, 2018

Mark your calendar for Feb. 16 and submit your application today.

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Building an IBD Specialty Clinic from the Ground Up

Feb. 7, 2018

Gastro One in Tennessee developed an IBD clinic within their practice, which decreased emergency room visits by 70 percent.

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Better Manage Acute Pancreatitis to Improve Patient Outcomes

Feb. 7, 2018

New AGA guideline addresses questions on the benefits of goal directed fluid resuscitation, early oral feeding and more.

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It’s Time to Talk About the Hard Stuff

Feb. 6, 2018

Discussing constipation with patients may be uncomfortable, but providing information on how to relieve symptoms makes the talk worth it.

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Last Call: Get the Scoop on What’s in Your Gut

Feb. 6, 2018

AGA and the American Gut Project are seeking AGA members interested in having their stool samples analyzed.

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Attention Practices: Impacted by Major Weather Events in 2017?

Feb. 2, 2018

Medicare extends exceptions to additional MIPS-eligible clinicians affected by hurricanes and wildfires.

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DDW® Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Now Open

Feb. 1, 2018

We're looking for new and novel developments.

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Reprocessing of Duodenoscopes: How Do We Get to Zero?

Jan. 31, 2018

Prevention of endoscope transmitted infection will be the focus of a session at the 2018 AGA Tech Summit, a meeting for stakeholders in GI innovation.

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AGA President Sheila Crowe Spends the Day on Capitol Hill Advocating for GI

Jan. 31, 2018

Dr. Crowe met with representatives to let Congress know that research funding and patient access to care are vital.