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Receive $300,000 for your research in health disparities

Applications for the research scholar award are due by Nov. 9, 2020.

The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation is pleased to announce an important addition to its prestigious awards portfolio. The AGA Research Scholar Award in Digestive Disease Health Disparities supports early-career faculty dedicated to investigating digestive diseases or disorders that disproportionately affect racial or ethnic minority populations in North America.

Applicants must have a full-time faculty (or equivalent) position and may be performing any type of research (clinical, basic, or translational). Awardees will receive a total of $300,000 over 3 years with funding to commence in July 2021. The deadline to apply is Nov. 9, 2020.

This award is just one example of how AGA is helping to improve patient care for those who need it most. Support AGA Giving Day and learn more about the AGA Equity Project – a multiyear effort spanning all aspects of our organization to achieve equity and eradicate disparities in digestive diseases.

Save the date for DDW Virtual™

In 2021, Digestive Disease Week® moves online as a fully virtual meeting with slightly new dates: May 21-23, 2021.

For more than 50 years, the digestive disease community has connected over the best science, education, and networking at DDW, and we’re confident this year will be no exception. In fact, we’re excited by opportunities the new format provides to learn, share, and connect with each other.

Watch the DDW website for more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, check out our FAQs about DDW Virtual™. If you have a question we didn’t answer, please submit a ticket to our help desk. 

DDW is jointly sponsored by AGA, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Virtual 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress® now open for registration

Help forge the roadmap to advance prevention, treatments, and cures for all patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Join the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, AGA, and a true community of friends and colleagues at the premier conference on IBD. The fourth annual Crohn’s & Colitis Congress®, taking place virtually Jan. 21-24, 2021, is now open for registration.

The 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress virtual experience will look a little different but will still bring you all the benefits and quality programming you have come to expect. The Congress will offer 4 days of learning, with more than 100 speakers and more than 200 expected abstracts – all from the safety of your home or work. Now at an even more affordable price, access from anywhere, and the ability to hear from the top leaders in the IBD field – this is a unique opportunity to join us as we come together virtually.

By moving our event online, we can now pass on greater savings to you. Registration for the conference provides you with substantial savings over last year and access to all sessions and networking opportunities. This virtual experience will bring our community of IBD professionals together in an engaging, interactive setting which will include breakout rooms, receptions, and much more.

The 2021 congress committee chair David T. Rubin, MD, AGAF, University of Chicago, and cochair Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS, AGAF, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, lead a faculty that includes thought leaders in the fields of GI, research investigation, surgery, pediatrics, advanced practice, IBD nursing, diet and nutrition, mental health, radiology, pathology, and more.

Register and get inspired to improve skills and patient outcomes, learn practical information you can immediately implement, hear what’s on the horizon in potential IBD treatments, discover fresh perspectives from multidisciplinary faculty and attendees.

You don’t want to miss the 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, connecting virtually on Jan. 21-24, 2021.

Register today to save before the early bird deadline of Friday, Nov. 6.

Learn more, submit an abstract, and register by visiting


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