Practice Guidance

New Technology & Techniques

We’re confident that future gastroenterologists will have new tools to better care for digestive disease patients. AGA is committed to keeping you up-to-date on the latest innovations and technologies being introduced into gastroenterology and hepatology.

Registration is now open for the 2020 AGA Tech Summit

The 2020 AGA Tech Summit, June 3-6, 2020, at the InterContinental San Francisco, will explore new technologies to reduce endoscopy-related infections, ergonomically-designed endoscopy suites, advances in capsule endoscopy and more. Register now.

Attendees will continue to enjoy discussions from leading experts on current innovations and trends as well as annual events such as:
  • Innovation Poster Session.
  • Shark Tank.
  • Entrepreneur/Innovator Consultations.
  • GI Fellows Program.
  • New this year, due to the growth and role of digital health, the Tech Summit will host a Digital Health Fair and half day workshop focused on the role of digital health in GI and digestive diseases (separate registration is required, and space is limited).

We’re defining a path forward to develop a more structured screening program that can increase screening rates, catch more colorectal cancers early, and save countless lives.

Diagnose whether to remove colorectal polyps endoscopically or by referring for surgery. This program’s interactive modules and decision support tool help you decide based on polyp type and risk factors.

These innovations, presented at the 2019 AGA Tech Summit Shark Tank, have the potential to impact your practice and patients in the coming years.

In this video, Dr. Michael Docktor describes the myriad digital tools that gastroenterologists and patients are now using.

Thought leader Brennan Spiegel, MD, AGAF, explains that the field of gastroenterology is particularly promising for therapeutic applications of virtual reality because of the well-established brain-gut interaction.

Dr. Sushovan Guha provides an inside look at the role of AI tools and the hurdles they have to overcome.

In this AGA Tech Summit session recap, read how one company has successfully brought telemedicine into GI practice.

Update on EUS in GI practice

Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD, shares an update on interventional endoscopic ultrasonography, a rapidly expanding area of GI.

AGA has developed FAQs and talking points to help you explain the many benefits of ERCP procedures, which utiize duodenoscopes, and the low risk of infection in light of the recent FDA Safety Communication.

From AGA's Journals

Leaders from the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology write an editorial for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology discussing the current innovation landscape and the one thing all GIs can do to help bring innovation to their practice.

The volume of endoscopic procedures performed by a typical gastroenterologist has increased significantly in the past 20 years. This article reviews basic ergonomic principles that endoscopists can apply today and possible innovations that may improve endoscopic ergonomics in the future.

Expert-written white paper explores variables that impact EUS-TA; standardizes definitions related to EUS-TA; makes recommendations regarding specimen/tissue handling and processing with respect to standard clinical practice, personalized medicine and research protocols; and discusses future directions for EUS-TA with respect to personalized medicine.

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Do you have a difficult patient case? Share HIPAA-compliant patient details and pose questions to the AGA Community. Experts across all GI disciplines are available to provide treatment advice.