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AGAF applications now open

Applications are now open for the 2022 American Gastroenterological Association Fellowship cohort. AGA is proud to formally recognize its exemplary members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate a deep commitment to gastroenterology through the AGA Fellows Program. Those in clinical practice, education, or research (basic or clinical) are encouraged to apply today.

Longstanding members who apply and meet the program criteria are granted the distinguished honor of AGA Fellowship and receive the following:

  • The privilege of using the designation “AGAF” in professional activities. 
  • An official certificate and pin denoting your status. 
  • International acknowledgment at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW).
  • A listing on the AGA website alongside esteemed peers.  
  • A prewritten, fill-in press release and a digital badge to inform others of your accomplishment.

Apply for consideration and gain recognition worldwide for your commitment to the field. The deadline is Aug. 24.

Call for new AGA guideline topics

The AGA Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee wants your input on the next set of guidelines to be developed. By completing this online form, you can submit recommendations for guideline topics that will be developed within the next two years. The deadline to submit your ideas is Monday, May 3.

It’s easy – just take the following 3 steps to submit a guideline idea:

  • Check out the guidelines that AGA has already developed or are in progress.
  • Complete the survey. You can submit more than one guideline topic by filling out the form multiple times.
  • Stay tuned for follow-up questions in case the committee needs more information on your recommendations.

The AGA Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee will review guideline topics in May, prioritizing and ranking topics based on the following criteria: prevalence of disease, resource utilization, variation in care, other existing guidelines, new data/changes in diagnosis or treatment, and potential for measure/quality development. Once vetted, four or more new guidelines will be recommended for development throughout the year. Complete the online survey at

Get to know DDW® 2021 Virtual

The world’s premier meeting for gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery professionals will be a fully virtual event, May 21-23, 2021. We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge with colleagues from all over the world and explore the latest advances in the field – all from the convenience of your home. Plus, your registration grants you access to everything offered at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) this year (no additional ticketed sessions). Learn more and register at

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