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January 28, 2019

How can virtual reality help gastroenterologists?

The use of virtual reality and simulator-based training are among the many new innovations in GI care that will be discussed at the AGA Tech Summit, April 10-12, 2019, in San Francisco. Early bird rates in effect through Feb. 1.

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Simulator-based training in gastroenterology has advanced in recent years and become an accepted methodology for learning with many educators, fellows and early career GIs. However, gaps remain as critics of virtual reality technologies suggest simulators lack a degree of realism. During the 2019 AGA Tech Summit, held April 10-12 in San Francisco, Srinadh Komanduri, MD, MS, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and vice chair of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology, will moderate a session on Training and Simulation in Modern Gastroenterology. Dr. Komanduri and colleagues will review: 

    • Simulation methods that may augment the physician and patient experience.
    • Assess current gaps in training.
    • The clinical impact of virtual reality.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur/innovator, a practicing clinician or both, by attending the AGA Tech Summit, you’ll gain a better understanding of how technological advances will impact GI practice. You’ll also have a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with individuals who you might not meet at other venues. Learn more about the 2019 AGA Tech Summit and take advantage of early bird rates while they are in effect through Feb. 11, 2019. The Tech Summit will continue to hold two of its popular programs for entrepreneurs/innovators — AGA Shark Tank and the Innovator Package. The deadline for Shark Tank applications is Feb. 1, 2019. For more information, visit

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