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May 18-21, 2019

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018 – San Diego, CA
DDW is the world’s leading educational forum for academicians, clinicians, researchers, students, and trainees working in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery, and related fields. Whether you work in patient care, research, education or administration, the DDW program offers something for you. DDW is cosponsored by AGA, AASLD, ASGE, and SSAT.

AGA Trainee and Early Career GI Sessions at DDW 2019
Join your colleagues at special sessions to meet the unique needs of physicians who are new to the field. Participants will learn about all aspects of starting a career in clinical practice or research, have the opportunity to network with mentors and peers, and review board material.
  • May 18, 8:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; May 19, 8:30 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
    2019 AGA Postgraduate Course
    The AGA Institute’s flagship live educational offering and premier CME activity, the AGA Postgraduate Course, is a one-and-a-half-day multitopic course covering recent clinical advances that affect how care is delivered. This live CME activity is eligible for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points. Saturday afternoon’s case-based breakout sessions incorporate new learning-style formats for greater audience-speaker engagement. AGA member trainees and early career GIs receive discounted pricing for this cour
  • May 19, 2–3 p.m.
    AGA Networking Hour
    This event is open to all DDW trainee and early career GI attendees and provides a casual atmosphere to network with peers. You can also meet the AGA Trainee & Early Career Committee, participate in an advocacy initiative, and learn more about all that AGA has to offer for fellows and early career GIs. This networking event will take place in the DDW Trainee and Early Career Lounge, Sails Pavilion (San Diego Convention Center). Light refreshments will be served.
  • May 20, 10–11:30 a.m.
    Introduction to GI Practice: A Trainee Boot Camp
    Trainees and early-career GIs interested in or going into private practice should attend this symposium for key tips and insights from experts for a successful career. Learn about the business of private practice GI, how to start and grow your practice, and most importantly, how to find the perfect fit for you. A “must-not-miss ‘insider tips’ session.” This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • May 20, 1:30–5:30 p.m.
    AGA Board Review Course
    This session, designed around content from the newly released DDSEP® 9, serves as a primer for third-year fellows preparing for the board exam as well as a review course for others wanting to test their knowledge. Attendees will be provided with real-time feedback on their readiness to take the board exams and will also receive exclusive access to discounts on DDSEP to further prepare. This live CME activity is eligible for MOC points. This activity has been approved for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
  • May 20, 2-3:30 p.m.
    Advancing Clinical Practice: GI Fellow-Directed Quality-Improvement Projects
    This trainee-focused session will showcase selected abstracts from GI fellows based on quality improvement with a state-of-the-art lecture. Attendees will learn about practical examples of successful quality-improvement projects for integration into their day-to-day work lives. This session also will provide guidance on how to develop a quality-improvement project and will target a specific need in the GI training program curriculum of addressing the development of quality-improvement requirements within training programs. This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • May 20, 4-5:30 p.m.
    GI in the Digital Age
    Social media is becoming a major part of our daily activities at both the social and professional levels. The session will provide attendees with a comprehensive review on the use of social media to build personal brand, interact with other colleagues and with patients. Experts presenting in the session also will discuss tips improve efficiency and safety when working with electronic health records (EHRs). This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

May 18, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Digestive Health Physicians Association® and The New Gastroenterologist Networking Reception

After a full day of DDW sessions, join the Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) and AGA’s The New Gastroenterologist to relax and network with independent GI physicians from across the nation. This event will take place in the Elevation Room at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

May 18-21, 2019, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Trainee and Early Career Lounge

This space is dedicated to trainee and young GI attendees. Come meet and network with peers from around the world over a cup of coffee. Information will be available from each of the sponsoring societies, in addition to trainee-specific programming tips at DDW.

May 21, 2019, 8-9:30 a.m.
2019 AGA Academy of Educators Plenary Session: Achieving Competence Through Learner-Engaged Teaching Methods

Join your peers to improve your teaching skills with systems and strategies from expert faculty leaders. This session is held in conjunction with DDW 2019. A portion of time will also be dedicated to endoscopy education tools and presentations from the 2018 academy grants recipients.

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