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AGA Research Foundation pilot awards are an invaluable tool for investigators, because they provide seed funding to explore promising new lines of research and generate preliminary data for larger grants. So, when David L. Boone, PhD, received the 2017 AGA-Pfizer Young Investigator Pilot Research Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease from the AGA Research Foundation, he […]

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I read the debate articles by Dr. Luke John Day and Dr. Louis Korman regarding training of non-physicians to perform endoscopy with great interest. I appreciate that both sides of the argument were presented to balance the debate. Debate is important, but some positions may not deserve equal time. It is unwise and unnecessary as […]

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The inaugural Crohn’s & Colitis Congress™ (Jan. 18-20, 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada) gathered more than 1,250 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) health care professionals and featured more than 250 abstracts — with the goal of advancing research and transforming the care of IBD patients. The Crohn’s & Colitis Congress is a new partnership between the Crohn’s […]

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For 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) raised the bar for physicians and practices participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which was established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). It will now be more difficult to earn the increasing number of […]

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The four U.S. gastroenterology and hepatology societies have made history this year. For the first time, the presidents of AGA, AASLD, ACG and ASGE are women. To mark and celebrate this occasion, the four presidents shared their experience and advice on taking on a leadership position. Sheila E. Crowe MD, AGAF AGA President What motivated you […]

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Robert “Bob” Funderburg was well-known in Rockford, IL, and throughout the state as a successful businessman and philanthropist. Both Bob and his wife, Sally, were active in many charitable causes in Rockford and Chicago, particularly focusing their efforts in the areas of health care, the arts and education. In the spring of 1990, Bob’s life […]

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AGA Community is an online forum, library and directory that launched in April 2016, providing a secure, AGA member-only network to connect colleagues based on their professional interests. The social platform creates a progressive year-round forum for collaboration with peers outside of the conference, lab, classroom or clinic. It has naturally evolved into a sounding […]