Special programming caters to trainees, early career GIs

Physicians who are new to gastroenterology have unique needs when it comes to starting a career in clinical practice or research, according to Avinash Ketwaroo, MD, chair of the AGA Trainee and Early Career Committee. “To address those needs, AGA has developed some very special programming at DDW® that will help trainees and early career GIs give their careers a boost, network with mentors and peers, and review board material,” he said.

AGA basic science programming will highlight recent microbiome studies and cell plasticity research

AGA basic science programming will highlight recent microbiome studies and cell plasticity research

Basic science advances continue across the breadth of gastroenterology research, but two areas in particular have seen significant recent advances. Studies of the microbiome and research into cell plasticity are moving from earlier descriptive work to more functional progress, according to Mark R. Frey, PhD, co-chair of the AGA Basic Science Program Committee.