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AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshop - Iowa


Dec. 9, 2017
10 a.m.–3 p.m.


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Conference Room 4999
Heart and Vascular Center
Iowa City, IA 52242


During this free workshop, senior and junior GI leaders will guide you through various practice options and address topics rarely discussed during fellowship, such as employment models, partnerships, hospital politics, billing and coding, compliance, contracts and more.

This is a great opportunity to develop an effective action plan for achieving your career goals and to ensure you're on track for success. Registration is open to both AGA members and non-members.

NOTE: This workshop will be a live webcast held in the Heart and Vascular Center on the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics campus.

Who Should Take this Course

This workshop is intended for GI fellows in training, in either their second or third year, who are beginning to consider career options after fellowship.

Individuals in their first few years out of fellowship, who may be considering career options as they plan the early stages of their careers, are also encouraged to attend.


Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

10–10:15 a.m. Breakfast and Introductions
Christine Yu, MD
Parambir Dulai, MBBS
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF

Session 1: Practice Options
10:15–10:55 a.m. Panel 1: Academics
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF (Clinician/Admin)
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, AGAF (Clinician/Researcher)
Lynn Connolly, MD (Clinician/Educator)
William Chey, MD (Industry/Consulting/Tech)
10:55–11:35 a.m. Panel 2: Mixed Model and Private Practice 
Gareth S. Dulai, MD (Kaiser Permanente)
Lenna A. Martyak, MD (Private Practice)
11:35–11:50 a.m. Break
11:50 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Increasing Marketability as a Fellow/Life as a Young GI
Jenny Sauk, MD

Session 2: Interview Process
12:10–12:30 p.m. Securing an Interview
James H. Tabibian, MD, PhD
12:30–12:50 p.m. Perfecting the Interview
Lynn Connolly, MD
12:50–1 p.m. Q&A
1–1:20 p.m. Contract Negotiation
Scott Roman, JD
1:20–1:45 p.m. Negotiation Activity
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF
Christine Yu, MD
1:45–2:05 p.m. Changes in Health Care
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
2:05–2:30 p.m. Financial Planning/Management
Andrew Fung
2:30–3:30 p.m. Lunch, Feedback and Closing Remarks


There is no fee for attending the workshop. Both AGA members and non-members are encouraged to attend.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations must be faxed (301-272-1774) or emailed (member@gastro.org) to AGA Member Relations by Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

Traveling? Recommended Accommodations

Accommodations through AGA are not available for this workshop. If required, accommodations must be reserved on your own.

About the Instructors

Workshop Director
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF
University of California, Los Angeles

Iowa Moderator
Mariam Naveed, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Contact Information

For registration-related questions, contact AGA Member Relations at member@gastro.org.

For questions regarding the program, contact Carol Brown at cbrown@gastro.org.