The 2018 annual AGA Tech Summit was held on March 21-23 in Boston, MA. Leaders in the physician, investor and regulatory communities met to review critical elements impacting how technologies move from concept to reality, including what’s needed to obtain adoption, coverage and reimbursement in today’s health-care environment. Participants heard from keynote speaker, Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute Vice Chairman Health Policy, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, discussing “Behavioral Economics and Health”.

The program highlights focused on:

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Device Development: Getting practical guidance on avoiding critical mistakes during the medical device/technology development process and positioning technology for funding.
  • Digital Health and GI Disease: Taking a closer look at the role of digital health in treating GI diseases, including how apps have the potential to address unmet needs.
  • From Innovation to Adoption: “Moving beyond the clinical trial”: Finding out what to expect on the road to adoption for medical device/technology.
  • Health Care Quality and Industry: Discussion on how industry can lead initiatives on health care quality, including practical strategies companies can implement to get started.

News and video interviews from the AGA Tech Summit are now available on the GI & Hepatology News website.

Learn more about the five technologies presented during the 2018 AGA Shark Tank during the AGA Tech Summit.

A special thank you to the corporate sponsors and industry faculty members of the 2018 AGA Tech Summit. Thank you for Medtronic and Boston Scientific for their support of the Technology and Innovation Pilot Awards given to investigators working on novel and innovative technology projects.

We hope to see you in April 2019 in Silicon Valley as we celebrate the AGA Tech Summit’s 10th anniversary. Learn more.