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Seasons of change


 

The October issue of GI & Hepatology News marks the first of my tenure as Editor in Chief, accompanied by a talented group of associate editors that truly reflect the spirit and diversity of the AGA. Since its inaugural issue in January 2007, the newspaper has evolved into a trusted source of clinically relevant updates on emerging practice trends and technological advances. I am honored to serve as the fourth editor of GIHN, building on the strong foundation set by former editors Charles J. Lightdale, MD, AGAF; Colin W. Howden, MD, AGAF; and most recently John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF. Each of them has played an instrumental role in the publication’s growth and success over the past 15 years.

Dr. Megan A. Adams

Dr. Megan A. Adams

GIHN is unique among AGA’s flagship publications in that it is designed to bring together content from a variety of sources, including innovative scientific research from leading academic journals, practice management updates, and information regarding emerging policy initiatives impacting frontline GI practice. It also provides a platform to highlight AGA’s important work on behalf of its members. My goal as EIC is to continue to curate high-yield content that has the potential to directly impact how we manage our patients and practices. Several new initiatives are planned, which I am excited to introduce over the next few months. My door is always open, and I welcome your feedback about how GIHN can best serve the needs of AGA’s diverse membership in both academics and community practice.

Highlights of this month’s issue include updates on a unique multidisciplinary collaboration designed to promote a coordinated response among health care providers in caring for patients with NAFLD/NASH and AGA’s Clinical Practice Update on dysplasia management in patients with IBD. If you haven’t already, please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for an AGA committee appointment – the deadline is Nov. 1, and this is a fantastic way to contribute to the national dialogue on important issues affecting frontline GI practice.

Megan A. Adams, MD, JD, MSc

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