AGA Leadership

Council & Sections

The AGA Institute maintains a council to address the diverse needs and specialties of its members. The AGA Institute Council is made up of elected representatives from the 13 special interest groups, or sections, within the AGA membership. The council is responsible for the AGA Institute’s education program at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), developing educational resources and holding events in targeted areas of practice throughout the year.

How to Join a Section

The council is divided into 13 sections that represent special interest groups among AGA members. AGA invites all members to join up to six sections. By joining a section, AGA members will benefit from networking opportunities, professional recognition and growth, and involvement in the council’s educational programming at DDW and throughout the year. To join or manage your section affiliations, email agacouncil@gastro.org or visit My AGA. Review your section’s page for ideas on how you can get involved.

Meet the Council

RHONDA SOUZA, MD, AGAF

“ I LOVE DDW, and I am honored and excited to have been chosen as the next AGA Institute Council chair. My goal is to create a DDW meeting that will invigorate and energize the minds of clinicians and scientists, both young and seasoned, reassuring them that their choice of a career in gastroenterology was the right one! I will work with the AGA Institute Council members to create unique and non-redundant programming that will challenge unsubstantiated dogma, showcase cutting-edge concepts and technologies, and highlight developments that impact clinical practice, making DDW the “must go to” professional meeting each year!”