DDW News


Physician innovators must be determined, entrepreneurial to get a medical device or technology to market

Have an idea for a new medical device, technology or service? Getting it to market is a complex, time-consuming process that requires analytical and management skills, great communication, collaboration and leadership, according to Virender Sharma, MD, AGAF, who shared lessons he’s learned as a physician innovator on Saturday at DDW® during a session sponsored by the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology.


AGA expands foreign-language programming for international attendees

About 15,000 GI professionals attend DDW® each year and about half of those attendees come from outside the U.S.
With that in mind, AGA has organized several sessions for international attendees, including summary presentations from the recent United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week, as well as sessions in Spanish and Mandarin.


Generational differences challenge educators, millennial learners

Technology has changed the way we learn, and millennials are a prime example of that. Using information, not just learning it, has become a key to success, according to Ryan Madanick, MD, moderator of Tuesday’s AGA Academy of Educators Plenary Session Integrating Education Technology in the Era of Millennial Learners.