2015-07-15 15:33:56 UTC

July 15, 2015

The 2015 summit brought together leaders in GI innovation to identify unmet needs and highlight promising new technologies.

KochmanThis past March, the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology held the sixth annual AGA Tech Summit, one of our many initiatives to advance the practice of gastroenterology by supporting innovation in the field of gastroenterology. The summit brings together physicians, medical device companies, regulatory groups and venture capitalists to identify unmet needs in gastroenterology and highlights promising new technologies.

This year’s meeting provided a look at recent med-tech successes and failures, the future of 3D printing (hint: made-to-order livers), the unmet need for obesity devices, how to make complicated purchasing decisions, and much more. Experts in the field provided attendees with vital information on what it takes to obtain approval, adoption, coverage and reimbursement in today’s health-care environment.

To review the most practical information presented at this year’s summit. Head over to www.gihepnews.com. Be sure to also check out the video interviews to hear from the experts paving the way in technology and innovation.

The AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is committed to keeping our field vibrant, and we will continue to update you and keep you informed on how new technologies will impact your practice and improve patient care.

Sincerely,

Michael Kochman, MD, AGAF
Chair, AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology

P.S. Save the date: the 2016 AGA Tech Summit will take place March 31 and April 1, 2016, in Boston, MA.

This article appears in the June/July 2015 issue of AGA Perspectives.