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Feb 20; Mar. 24, 2020
Coding and Reimbursement Solutions by McVey Associates, Inc.

Improve the efficiency and performance of your practice by staying current on the latest reimbursement, coding, and compliance changes.
Knoxville, Tenn. (2/20); Birmingham, Ala. (3/24)

Mar. 7-8, 2020
Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2020

The focus of the 2020 program will include dietary and nondietary factors shaping the gut microbiome, the microbiome as orchestrator for the immune system, and drug interactions and the microbiome. The summit is sponsored by the European Society for Neurogastroenterology & Motility and the American Gastroenterological Association.
Madrid, Spain

Mar. 10-11; 11-12; 25-26; Apr. 15-16; May 13-14, 2020
Two-Day, In-Depth Coding Seminar by McVey Associates, Inc.

Become a certified GI coder with a two-day, in-depth training course provided by McVey Associates, Inc.
Orlando, Fla. (3/10-11); Novi, Mich. (3/11-12); Charlotte, N.C. (3/25-26); Columbus, Ohio (4/15-16); Chicago, Ill. (5/13-14)

Mar. 21; Apr. 15, 2020
Regional Practice Skills Workshop

AGA Regional Practice Skills workshops are free in-person, half-day courses that provide trainees and early-career gastroenterologists with practical insights about GI business issues that will shape their professional development. Faculty will discuss employment models, reimbursement strategies, health economics and policy, billing issues, contract negotiations, and other subjects to help attendees navigate the rapidly shifting GI business environment. All workshops are open to both members and nonmembers.
Ann Arbor, Mich. (3/21); Philadelphia, Penn. (4/15)

May 2-5, 2020
Digestive Disease Week
® (DDW)
Digestive Disease Week® (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.
Chicago, Ill.

May 2-3, 2020
2020 AGA Postgraduate Course

The AGA Postgraduate Course is a comprehensive 1.5-day program highlighting groundbreaking advances in the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered GI care. Offering general and breakout sessions, learning lunches, and case-based and panel discussions, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to diagnose and treat a variety of disease states and digestive disorders.

June 3-6, 2020
2020 AGA Tech Summit

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San Francisco, Calif.

Aug. 14-15, 2020
James W. Freston Single-Topic Conference: Gastrointestinal Organoids and Engineered Organ Systems

The 2020 Freston Conference will focus on GI organoids and engineered organ systems.
Chicago, Ill.

Aug. 14-16, 2020
2020 Principles of GI for the NP and PA

Principles of GI is designed by leading advanced practice providers, GI experts, and physicians to mirror real-life settings for nurse practitioners and physician assistants that lead to GI clinical success.
Denver, Colo.


AGA Fellow Abstract Award
This $500 travel award supports recipients who are MD, PhD, or equivalent fellows giving abstract-based oral or poster presentations at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). The top-scoring abstract will be designated the Fellow Abstract of the Year and receive a $1,000 award.
Application Deadline: Feb. 26, 2020

AGA Student Abstract Award
This $500 travel award supports recipients who are graduate students, medical students, or medical residents (residents up to postgraduate year three) giving abstract-based oral or poster presentations at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW).
Application Deadline: Feb. 26, 2020

AGA-Moti L. & Kamla Rustgi International Travel Awards
This $750 travel award supports recipients who are young (i.e., 35 years of age or younger at the time of DDW) basic, translational, or clinical investigators residing outside North America to support travel and related expenses to attend Digestive Disease Week® (DDW).
Application Deadline: Feb. 26, 2020

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