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AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshop - New York


Dec. 13, 2017
5:30–9:30 p.m.


New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
Wilder Room (4th Floor)
New York, NY 10036


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.

Presented in Cooperation with the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

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.


Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

5:35–5:40 p.m. Introductory Remarks
Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF

Session 1: How to Find the Perfect Job
5:40–5:50 p.m. Life as an Academic Researcher
Ben Lebwohl, MD
5:50–6 p.m. Life as a Clinician Educator
Sophie Balzora, MD
6–6:10 p.m. Life as a Private Practitioner
Reza Akhtar, MD
6:10–6:40 p.m. Panel Discussion: How to Evaluate a Job
6:40–6:50 p.m. Break

Session 2: How to Stay Happy and Financially Secure
6:50–7:15 p.m. Work/Life Balance
Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD, AGAF
7:15–7:40 p.m. Financial Management
Philip Cappelleri
7:40–8:20 p.m. Contracts/Negotiations
Marina Lowy, JD
8:20–8:35 p.m. Break

Session 3: Malpractice and Health Care Reform
8:35–9 p.m. Malpractice 101
Cheryl Wendt, JD, LLM
9–9:25 p.m. What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform
Shazia Siddique, MD


There is no fee for attending the workshop. Both AGA members and nonmembers 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. 29, 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 Directors
Peter S. Liang, MD, MPH
NYU School of Medicine
VA NY Harbor Manhattan Medical Center

Timothy C. Wang, MD, AGAF
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University Medical Center

Contact Information

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

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