The New Gastroenterologist

Register early for the AGA Postgraduate Course


We held a contest in the AGA Community forum asking members to share a piece of advice they learned or heard in the past year for a chance to win free registration to this year’s AGA Postgraduate Course in Washington, D.C., on June 2 and 3.

Here are some of our favorite responses from early career members, including our winner, Hüseyin Bozkurt from Medical Park Private Tarsus Hospital, Turkey:

  • “We can provide healthy gut microbiome, don’t lose your hope. The future is changeable.” Hüseyin Bozkurt Sr., MD, contest winner.
  • “Ambulatory reflux monitoring modalities can help phenotype GERD and guide optimal management.” Amit Patel, MD, 2018 AGA Postgraduate Course faculty.
  • “One tip I heard from an attending in the first year of fellowship, which is particularly useful for IBS patients, is to set realistic expectations from the outset, for e.g. – when diagnosing patients with IBS and giving them advice, telling them ‘We are not looking to cure your GI symptoms, but to control them – you will have GI symptoms off and on despite treatment, my goal is to make sure you have more good days, than bad.’” Aakash Aggarwal, MD

Registration for the popular 1.5-day course is now open. Learn more at and save $75 by registering before April 18.

The AGA Postgraduate Course takes place during AGA’s annual meeting Digestive Disease Week®, which is cosponsored by AASLD, ASGE, and SSAT. Learn more and register at

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