Obesity

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

May 6, 2017

Registration is now open for this clinically focused, multi-topic course that offers immediately applicable information. Held in conjunction with DDW®. Register by March 22 and save.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

May 6, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

FDA Alert: Adverse Events Associated with Fluid-Filled Intragastric Balloons

Feb. 14, 2017

Physicians are encouraged to closely monitor patients treated with these FDA-approved obesity treatment devices.

Registration Open for 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

Jan. 11, 2017

Early access to registration is open for AGA members. Secure your spot a week before general registration opens and save $75.

Minimally-Invasive Endoscopic Procedure Offers New Option for Obese Patients

Jan. 10, 2017

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) delays gastric emptying, induces early satiation and significantly reduces body weight, researchers report in CGH.

Highlighted Abstracts from the International Digestive Disease Forum

Dec. 21, 2016

CGH features 104 abstracts from the 2016 meeting, which took place in Hong Kong.

Health Leaders Discuss GI Opportunities in Obesity Management

Oct. 27, 2016

Check out some recent tips for GI obesity management and keep an eye out for our upcoming AGA obesity guide and payment model.
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Nutrition Key to Changing Landscape of GI Patient Care

Aug. 29, 2016

Dr. Jessica Bartfield describes how DDSEP 8's nutrition chapter, which highlights topics including obesity and malnutrition, can help you better understand and improve patient care.

Presentations Highlight the Latest in Innovation in GI

Aug. 2, 2016

Select presentations from the 2016 AGA Tech Summit are now available on the AGA website.

2016 AGA Tech Summit Selections

July 28, 2016

2016 AGA Tech Summit Selections

DDSEP® 8: Everything You Need to Succeed

July 26, 2016

Maintain professional excellence with AGA’s premier GI education resource.

Administration of Antibiotics to Children Before Age 2 Years Increases Risk for Childhood Obesity

July 1, 2016

Administration of 3 or more courses of antibiotics before children reach an age of 2 years is associated with an increased risk of early childhood obesity.

AGA Launching Obesity Intervention Guide

May 23, 2016

DDW Blog features session on AGA's obesity initiatives, including an intervention guide which will launch later this year.

DDSEP 8 - Complete

April 12, 2016

The eighth edition of AGA's premier GI education program features new and expanded content to help you enhance your knowledge, build expertise and improve patient care.

DDSEP 8 - Chapter 15 - Nutrition, Obesity and Eating Disorders

April 12, 2016

Focus on a specific GI topic area and master the content most important to you.

Your Guide to Basic and Translational Research at DDW® 2016

April 5, 2016

The AGA Institute Council has published a DDW guide for basic and translational researchers in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Twitter Buzz for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 22, 2016

Here are some of our favorite tweets from our Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Twitter chat.

Three Questions about Obesity

March 16, 2016

Take this online AGA survey and see how your colleagues answered the same questions.

Here’s What You Missed at the 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit

March 10, 2016

Presentations, video interviews, abstracts, infographics and other meeting resources now available.

GI Innovation: A Year in Review

March 8, 2016

2015 brought new innovations, as well as tough technology challenges. Dr. Jay Pasricha, expert from the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology, explains.

Innovation in GI: Dr. Michael Kochman Comments on Advances in GI Technology & Technique

Feb. 9, 2016

This expert commentary provides insight into the new technologies changing clinical practice.

Boston a Natural Fit for 2016 AGA Tech Summit

Feb. 8, 2016

This is an ideal opportunity to get important updates on the digestive health world, including information on medtech successes in GI and metabolic diseases from 2015.

Introducing New DDW Tracks

Feb. 8, 2016

Fifteen new categories help you more easily navigate this year’s meeting.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: A Promising New Weight Loss Procedure

Jan. 20, 2016

New CGH research shows effectiveness of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in treating obese patients.