Council & Sections
AGA Institute Council Section Elections
Cast your vote today for AGA Institute Council section vice chair and nominating committee positions by clicking here. The election site closes on Monday, March 30, 2015.
AGA Highlights at DDW® 2015
Information on AGA programming at DDW® 2015 is now available. View the information using the 2015 AGA Highlights at DDW booklet and online tool. In April 2015, please refer to MyDDW for the most up to date session information.
What is the AGA Institute Council?
The AGA Institute maintains a council to address the diverse needs and specialties of its members. The AGA Institute Council is made up of elected representatives from the 12 special interest groups, or sections, within the AGA membership. The council is responsible for the AGA Institute’s education program at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), developing educational resources and holding events in targeted areas of practice throughout the year.
Meet the Council Chair: Richard M. Peek, Jr., MD, AGAF
“Over the past six years, I have had the privilege to serve with a group of dedicated council members who share a passion in establishing and promoting priorities to achieve AGA's goals. My experience as council chair has given me a greater appreciation for the impact that this body can have on the direction of the AGA as a whole.”
Meet the Council Chair-Elect: Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF
“I am honored and excited to have been chosen as the next AGA council chair. My goal will be to make the time spent by our AGA members at DDW the most impactful for their professions as clinicians and researchers. We will work as a group to reduce redundancy and make the program the most important single meeting members attend every year.”
How to Join a Section
The council is divided into 12 sections that represent special interest groups among AGA members. AGA invites all members to join up to six sections. By joining a section, AGA members will benefit from networking opportunities, professional recognition and growth, and involvement in the council’s educational programming at DDW and throughout the year. To join or manage your section affiliations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit My AGA. Review your section’s page for ideas on how you can get involved.
- Clinical Practice (CP)
- Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders (EGD)
- Gastrointestinal Oncology (GIONC)
- Growth, Development & Child Health (GDCH)
- Imaging & Advanced Technology (IAT)
- Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IMIBD)
- Intestinal Disorders (ID)
- Liver & Biliary (LB)
- Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM)
- Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition (OMN)
- Pancreatic Disorders (PAN)
- Regulatory Peptides, Cell Signaling & Molecular Biology (RPCMB)