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Fostering Innovation and Technology in Digestive Diseases: A Conference for Inventors, Investigators and Investors

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Brought to you in conjunction with SAGES

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Brought to you in conjunction with SAGES

AGA Logo

Fostering Innovation and Technology in Digestive Diseases: A Conference for Inventors, Investigators and Investors

SAGES Logo

Brought to you in conjunction with SAGES

AGA Logo

Fostering Innovation and Technology in Digestive Diseases: A Conference for Inventors, Investigators and Investors

SAGES Logo

Brought to you in conjunction with SAGES

April 12-14, 2017

InterContinental Boston, MA

Join us for the eighth annual AGA Tech Summit to get an insider’s perspective on critical elements impacting how innovation in the GI space evolves from concept to reality. Organizers have handpicked some of the most prominent individuals in the physician, medtech and regulatory communities to lead you in a program that’s sure to inform as well as inspire.

You’ll be provided with an outlook on the evolution of the digestive health world, including information on medtech successes in GI and metabolic diseases from 2016. This also a chance to explore opportunities and challenges in personalized medicine, improving patient outcomes and more.


DON’T MISS OUT

Networking Opportunities
April 12-14

Sponsor Reception
April 12, 5-8 p.m.

AGA “Shark Tank”
April 14, 10:10-11:10 a.m.

Boston Intercon, Boston, MA

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April 12-14
Boston Intercon, Boston, MA

Join prominent individuals in the physician, medtech and regulatory communities to get an in-depth outlook on the digestive health world. you’ll be able to explore opportunities in personalized medicine, how MACRA is impacting health economics and underlying factors behind innovation adoption.

This is your opportunity to network and engage with the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology, FDA and other key stakeholders to help shape future and directions and decisions


DON’T MISS OUT

Networking Opportunities
April 12-14

Sponsor Reception
April 12, 5-8 p.m.

AGA “Shark Tank”
April 14, 10:10-11:10 a.m.

Program Agenda

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CGIT Strategic Advisory Board Dinner Reception (Sponsors Only)
5–8 p.m.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Continental Breakfast
7:30–8:30 a.m.
The 2017 Digestive Health World Outlook
Moderator: Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF
8:30–8:40 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Presenters: Timothy C. Wang, MD, AGAF & Aurora D. Pryor, MD
8:40–8:50 a.m. CGIT: A Year in Review
Presenter: Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF
8:50–9 a.m. 2017 Tech Summit Diamond Sponsor Presentations
9–9:20 a.m. Top 2016 Medtech Successes in GI and Metabolic Diseases and the Impact on the Field
Presenter: Jay Pasricha, MD
9:20–9:30 a.m. Q&A Session
9:30–10 a.m. Keynote Presentaton
Presenter: Murray Sheldon, MD (FDA)
10–10:30 a.m. Moderated Panel Discussion
Networking Break
10:30–11 a.m.
The Macroeconomics of Care Delivery: MACRA and the Change to Come
Moderator: Robert A. Ganz, MD
11–11:20 a.m. MACRA: The Big Picture
Presenter: Robert S. Jasak, Esq
11:20–11:40 a.m. MACRA: Value-Based Care
Presenter: Lawrence Kosinski, MD, AGAF
11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Moderated Panel Discussion
Networking Lunch
12:20–1:30 p.m.
Driving Innovation Adoption: What’s the Problem and How Can We Get it Moving?
Moderator(s): Christopher M. Schlachta, MD & Jeffery M. Marks, MD
1:30–1:50 p.m. Underutilization of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the U.S.: What is it Costing Us?
Presenter: Rocco Ricciardi, MD, MPH
1:50–2:05 p.m. Treatment Decision Support for Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Value to Payors, Employers and Employees
Presenter: Richard J. Migliori, MD
2:05–2:20 p.m. Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Proving the Value of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Company Employees
Presenter: John de Csepel, MD
2:20–2:50 p.m. Moderated Panel Discussion
Networking Break
2:50–3:20 p.m.
Research Updates: Presented by Recipient of the 2016 Medtronic Innovation Award
Moderator: Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF
3:20–3:25 p.m. Opening Remarks
Presenter: Jay Pasricha, MD
3:25–3:35 p.m. 2016 Medtronic Innovation Award Recipient
Presenter: Wa Xian, Ph.D
3:35–3:40 p.m. Announcement of the 2017 Medtronic Innovation Award Recipient
Presenter: Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF
Quality Outcomes: Can We Improve the Safety Paradigms?
Moderator(s): Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, and Aurora D. Pryor, MD
3:40–3:55 p.m. Changes in Health Education
Presenter: Matthew Ritter, MD
3:55–4:10 p.m. Real-Time Safety Processes for Improved Patient Outcomes
Presenter: Dana Telem, MD, MPH
4:10–4:25 p.m. The Future of Virtual Mentoring
Presenter: Christopher M. Schlachta, MD
4:25–4:50 p.m. Panel Discussion
Networking Reception
4:50–7 p.m.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Continental Breakfast
7:30–8:30 a.m.
Raising Capital: What Are the Options?
Moderator: Brian Tinkham
8:30–8:50 a.m. Review of Various Funding Models
Presenter: Christopher C. Thompson, MD
8:50–9:10 a.m. Finding Capital: The Difference Between an Idea and a Product
Presenter: Tom Shehab, MD
9:10–9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Shark Tank: Where Are They Now?
Moderator: Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF
9:30–9:40 a.m. Presentation of where past participants of the Shark Tank are now.
Presenter: Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF
9:40–9:45 a.m. Past Participant #1
9:45–9:50 a.m. Past Participant #2
Networking Break
9:50–10:10 a.m.
2017 AGA Shark Tank: Will Their Ideas and Business Plans Survive?
Moderator: V. Raman Muthusamy, MD
10:10–10:22 a.m. CRC Screening Test for the Detection of Colorectal Neoplasia-Associated RNA Biomarkers
Presenter: Andrew Barnell
10:22–10:34 a.m. Reimagining Endoscopy through Advancements in LED Lighting
Presenter: Thomas Root
10:34–10:46 a.m. Early Detection of Infectious Complications of Endoscopic Procedures Using Billing Data
Presenter: Susan Huftless, PhD
10:46–10:58 a.m. Polyp Classification Innovation Using Elastic Scattering Spectroscopy
Presenter: Ray Dogum
10:58–11:10 a.m. EndoReVu™ and EndoFeed™
Presenter: Prosper Abitbol, DO
11:10–11:40 a.m. Moderated Panel Discussion
Networking Lunch
11:40 a.m.–1 p.m.
Techniques to Enhance Personalized Medicine: Is it in Our Genes?
Moderators: C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF & Joshua Melson, MD
1–1:15 p.m. Novel Tools to Accelerate Implementation of Germline Genetic Testing
Presenter: Sapna Syngal, MD, MPH
1:15–1:30 p.m. Molecular Biomarkers for Precision Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer
Presenter: Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH
1:30–1:45 p.m. Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes – Caveats and Pitfalls of Genetics
Presenter: Matthew B. Yurgelun, MD
1:45–2:05 p.m. Panel Discussion
Applications for Evaluating Patient Risk: Can We Personalize Medicine for GI Disease?
Moderators: C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF and Joshua Melson, MD
2:05–2:25 p.m. The Journey of Liquid Biopsy: From Engineering Concept to Clinical Implementation
Presenter: Shannon Stott, PhD
2:25–2:45 p.m. Changes in Tissue Requirements: Overview of Liquid Biopsies and Circulating Tumor Cells
Presenter: Erica Carpenter, MBA, PhD
2:45–3 p.m. Predicting Clinical Outcomes in CRC with Genetics
Presenter: C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF
3–3:20 p.m. How Payors Are Integrating Personalized Medicine into their Plan
Presenter: Abigail Berman, MD
3:20–3:40 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:40–4 p.m. Closing Panel Discussion: Meeting Recap and Call to Action

AGA/SAGES Member

After Feb. 17

  • $700 (After March 31)

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AGA Trainee Member

After Feb. 17

  • $200 (After March 31)

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SAGES Members

To register at the AGA member price, contact AGA at member@gastro.org. Please provide your name and SAGES member ID. Your membership will need to be verified prior to registering for the summit.

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Cancellation Policy
A refund (less a $50 processing fee) will be given for cancellations received in writing on or before March 31, 2017. Please send requests to AGA Member Relations via email (member@gastro.org), fax (301-272-1774) or mail (4930 Del Ray Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814).

No cancellations will be accepted for refunds after March 31, 2017. Refunds cannot be made for no shows.

Highlights

Networking Opportunities
Several opportunities are available to connect with faculty and attendees during the program, including scheduled breaks, lunches and the networking reception on Thursday evening.
Sponsor Reception
Sponsors who contribute at any level are invited to attend this pre-meeting reception to network with AGA and SAGES leadership as well as other industry representatives. This is an opportunity to voice ideas, challenges and unmet needs concerning innovation in the GI space.
AGA “Shark Tank”
Companies/entrepreneurs selected to participate will have five minutes to present their GI-related innovation or technology to an expert panel of venture capitalists, physicians, and industry executives that make acquisition decisions. Learn more and apply.

 “One of my must-attend meetings of the year.”

John O’Dea, PhD; CEO and Chairman, Crospon

Testimonials

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Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF

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Jaime Bohl, MD

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Planning Committee

Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF
Member, CGIT Events and Communications Subcommittee

Jeffrey M. Marks, MD
Liaison, SAGES

Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD, AGAF
Member, CGIT Events and Communications Subcommittee

Robert A. Ganz, MD
Member, CGIT Events and Communications Subcommittee

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF

Chair, CGIT Executive Committee

 “A truly unique event that brings together
clinicians, industry, investors and regulators.”

Patrick MacCarthy, VP of Marketing, NinePoint Medical, Inc.

InterContinental Boston

510 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02210

Room Rate

Room rate: $285 single/double per night, plus 14.45% tax.

Reservations

You may make your hotel reservations by calling (toll free) 866-378-0533. Be sure to mention you are attending the 2017 AGA Tech Summit to receive the discounted rate. You may also make a reservation online.

Deadline Extended

Rooms must be reserved by Friday, March 17, 2017, to ensure availability and the discounted rate.

Cancellation

To cancel a reservation, you must notify the hotel no later than 24-hours prior to your arrival.

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