2016-08-01 15:21:49 UTC

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.

Did you miss the 2016 AGA Tech Summit? This annual event, sponsored by the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology, brings together physicians, device manufacturers, investors and venture capitalists to discuss innovations and new technologies that will shape the future of GI patient care.

Select recordings from the 2016 meeting are now available on the AGA website. Topics include:

  • Personalized medicine — how can it be applied to GI? A keynote address by Mara Aspinall, MBA, executive chairman at GenePeeks, INC, and president and CEO of Health Catalysts.  
  • How the health-care landscape is changing, and how this impacts coverage of new devices. Presented by Harry Glorikian, MBA, formerly entrepreneur in residence, GE Ventures.
  • A continuum of care for obesity. Sarah Streett, MD, AGAF, chair of the AGA Practice Management and Economics Committee from Stanford University, discusses GIs role in the management of obesity.
  • A surgical perspective on managing obesity, presented by Kevin Reavis, MD, FACS, bariatric surgeon at The Oregon Clinic.
  • How to make a value proposition for your device, by GI-turned-venture-capitalist, Tom Shehab, MD, principle, Arboretum Ventures.
  • Evidence for coverage: a perspective on Medicare. Presented by Louis Jacques, MD, ADVI, former director, Coverage and Analysis Group, CMS. 
  • Future biomarkers to assess IBD activity. In this comprehensive presentation, David T. Rubin, MD, AGAF, section chief of gastroenterology at the University of Chicago, also discusses future directions in therapeutic drug monitoring.
  • Adoption of transorifice surgery, presented by Jose M. Martinez, MD, FACS, from University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

We hope you enjoy these presentations from the 2016 AGA Tech Summit. Save the date: the 2017 AGA Tech Summit will take place April 12-14, 2017, in Boston, MA.

More on Crohn's Disease

Crohn's & Colitis Congress™ (A Partnership of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and American Gastroenterological Association)

Feb. 7, 2019

Expand your knowledge, network with IBD leaders, spark innovative research and get inspired to improve patient care.

Principles of GI for the NP and PA

Aug. 10, 2018

Hear from the experts as they provide you with critical updates on treating and managing patients with a variety of GI disorders.

Best Practices in IBD: Differential Diagnosis

March 15, 2018

This activity outlines the different pathophysiologic processes and symptoms that differentiate IBD and from functional bowel disorders such as IBS, and it reviews AGA’s Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis “Clinical Care Pathways.”