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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 […]

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Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF, of Columbia University began his term as the 111th president of AGA Institute immediately after Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016 this May. Dr. Wang has been an active AGA member since 1986, serving on the AGA By-Laws Committee, AGA Public Policy Committee and most recently as chair of the AGA Institute Research […]