The American Gastroenterological
Association (AGA) is the trusted voice of the
GI community. Founded in 1897, AGA has
grown to include more than 16,000
members from around the globe who are
involved in all aspects of the science,
practice and advancement of gastroenterology.
Our vision is a world free from digestive diseases. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to empower clinicians and researchers to improve digestive health.
We commit to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where staff are comfortable as their authentic selves and know that success is based on their contributions.
AGA members drive our organization and field forward. There are many ways to get involved, from serving on a committee to micro-volunteerism. AGA members can view current volunteer opportunities on the AGA Community.
AGA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Foundation provides more than $3 million in research funding annually to support talented researchers who are working to advance our understanding of digestive disorders and identify new diagnostics and treatments.
DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK® (DDW)
The organization’s annual meeting is DDW, which is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.
AGA, a 501(c)(6) organization, administers all membership and public policy activities, while the AGA Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization, runs the organization’s practice, research and educational programs.