Get Involved with AGA
Your support can help us achieve our vision: a world free from digestive diseases.
There are many ways you can get involved with AGA. By serving in a volunteer leadership role, you’ll help advance our field and build your CV, all while making valuable connections and lifelong friends.
See what positions are currently open for applications by visiting the Get Involved board on the AGA Community (members-only). In addition to what is listed below, we post short-term opportunities to Get Involved — such as speaking at an event or participating in a focus group — as well as opportunities that arise to serve on subcommittees, task forces or as an AGA representation for various initiatives.Get Involved
Help shape future AGA strategic initiatives by serving in a multi-year leadership role.
AGA Institute Chairs and Vice ChairsAGA maintains a council to address the diverse needs and specialties of its members. The AGA Institute Council is comprised of elected representatives from 13 special interest groups — called sections — within AGA membership. Each section is led by a chair and vice chair who serve two-year terms in each position. Nominations for vice chair and nominating committee members are held within six to seven sections each year. Nominations are due by Nov. 1 and elections are held the upcoming spring.
AGA Institute Council Section Nominating CommitteesThe winners of the election for Nominating Committee meet by teleconference to finalize the ballot of the nominated candidates for vice chair and for the nominating committee in the following section election. It is chaired by the immediate past chair of the section.
AGA Abstract Review for DDWEach year the AGA Council invites members and nonmembers to review the submitted science and help the council identify the science that should be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) as either oral or poster presentations, as well as which submissions are not appropriate for presentations either due to quality or previous publication/presentation. You can express your interest via this survey or email AGACouncil@gastro.org and list your area of expertise. Invitations for reviewers goes out in August and the review happens in early December.
Poster Visitors at DDWThis initiative, which started in 2018, asks AGA leaders to engage with poster presenters and encourages continued, active participation in the meeting, as well as with AGA membership. Those interested can fill out this survey. This event only takes place at DDW; those interested must attend the meeting.
For GIs looking to get involved, we offer short-term opportunities that will fit into your busy schedule.
AGA has several programs designed to prepare you for future leadership roles, within AGA and the field.