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Check out all the AGA offerings, resources at DDW®

AGA offers a myriad of educational programs, practice resources and membership services at DDW® 2017. During the meeting, make sure to stop by the AGA Store, the AGA Booth and the AGA Membership Services Desk to take advantage of all that AGA has to offer.

Visit the AGA Membership Booth to pick up ribbons and for all of your membership needs. Nonmembers who apply for membership at DDW will get their application fee waived — a $40 savings — and receive a free gift.

At the AGA Store (South Hall A), you can purchase the Digestive Diseases Self-Education Program® (DDSEP) 8, the latest update to AGA’s self-education resource. Whether you’re preparing for the GI board exam, looking to assess your knowledge or keep current on advances in the field, DDSEP 8 can help you meet your educational needs. With its app-based format and flexible options, you can completely tailor your educational experience.

You can also take advantage of deep member discounts in the store when you purchase AGA educational tools, including continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) resources, as well as patient books and practice management products. If you can’t attend this year’s AGA Postgraduate Course on Saturday and Sunday, stop by the AGA Store to pre-purchase the eSyllabus and online sessions. The eSyllabus will be available after DDW and the online sessions will be available this fall. And don’t forget to view a demonstration of UpToDate® — an evidence-based, clinical decision support resource that helps practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care.

The AGA Community Professional Portrait Photo Studio will be set up next to the store in the Career and Recruitment Center on Sunday only, providing free professional headshots for participants. Also in the Attendee Activities area, eligible members can stop by the Trainee and Young GI Lounge to submit topic-based questions to the Ask Me Anything suggestion box for experts to address in the AGA Community forum (community.gastro.org) following DDW.

The Exhibit Hall opens Sunday and everyone is encouraged to stop by the AGA Booth (1516). If you’re in the AGA Community, add your name to the booth’s wall of fame and you might win a prize. You can also: meet with editors from Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology; pick up free samples of AGA’s journals, GI & Hepatology News and AGA Perspectives; and discover how AGA is helping clinicians succeed through AGA’s practice management resources and patient information tools.

While you’re in the booth, you can ask representatives how AGA is helping gastroenterologists gain a greater presence on Capitol Hill and a more effective voice in policy discussions. The booth is also where you can learn more about the AGA Research Foundation and how your donations support vital research and fuel advances in patient care.

The AGA Membership Services Desk (North Hall B) is open Saturday through Monday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The AGA Store is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The AGA Booth is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.

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