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AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshop – Pennsylvania


April 11, 2018
8 a.m.–1 p.m.


UPenn Biomedical Research Building
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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 nonmembers.

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, April 11, 2018

Session 1: Practice Options
8:20–8:30 a.m. Life as an Academic Clinician
Asiya Ahmad, MD
8:30–8:40 a.m. Life as an Academic Researcher
Meena Bewtra, MD, MSCE
8:40–8:50 a.m. Life in Private Practice
Jeff Retig, MD
8:50–9 a.m. Life in Industry
Mark Sostek, MD, AGAF
9–9:20 a.m. Career Panel Discussion
9:20–9:30 a.m. Break

Session 2: Career Preparation
9:30–9:50 a.m. Finding and Preparing for Interviews
Anil Rustgi, MD, AGAF
9:50–10:10 a.m. Contract Negotiation
David Schiller, JD
10:10–10:30 a.m. Transitioning to Practice Post-Fellowship
Anthony Dimarino, MD, AGAF
10:30–10:45 a.m. Career Panel Discussion
10:45–11 a.m. Break

Session 3: After the Job is Secured
11–11:30 a.m. Financial Planning
Langston Laury
11:30 a.m.–noon What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform
Shivan Mehta, MD, MBA
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch/Networking
1 p.m. Adjourn


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, March 28, 2018.

Traveling? Recommended Accommodations

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

About the Instructors

Bryson Katona, MD (Workshop Director)
University of Pennsylvania

Shazia Siddique, MD (Co-Director)
University of Pennsylvania

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.