AGA Center for GI Innovation & Technology

The center supports innovation and the development of new technology in gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and obesity by guiding medical device and therapeutics innovators through the technology development and adoption process.

Expertise and Services

We’ll work confidentially one-on-one to help your company reach its business goals.

• Organization of Stakeholder, Expert and Key Opinion Leader Meetings

• Objective Reimbursement Assessment and Recommendations

• Clinical Study Review and Feedback and/or Design and Development

• Identification of Experts

• Assessment of Peer-Reviewed Literature

AGA Tech Summit

The AGA Tech Summit, April 12-14 in Boston, MA, provides a chance to learn from and engage with experts in GI, venture capitalists, payors, industry colleagues and representatives from FDA.

Sponsor the Meeting

There are multiple sponsorship levels ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. See the benefits associated with each level. For more information, contact Amy Woodward.

Secure Private Space

AGA can help you secure a space for private meetings and presentations. For more information, contact Amy Woodward.

Meet with AGA Experts

Sit down with AGA and center leadership or AGA reimbursement experts to receive objective advice and feedback. Email to discuss.

Apply for the Shark Tank

In AGA’s very own Shark Tank, representatives from startups to large companies, with a focus in GI, can present their novel idea/innovation to an expert panel of industry leaders. Learn more and apply.

Sponsor the Report

Each year AGA Tech Summit conference report is distributed to all AGA members. See last year’s report. For more information, contact Amy Woodward.

AGA Star Registry

AGA is currently running the STAR Registry, which will provide the first real-world data observing patient outcomes following laparoscopic surgery versus transoral fundoplication with the EsophyX® device for treatment of GERD.

Find out how you can work with AGA on a device registry.



Infection from Devices

Review the center’s recommendations to physicians on how to prevent device-associated infections.


Barrett’s Esophagus

The center led the development of an expert whitepaper on advanced imaging in Barrett’s esophagus.


Endoluminal Imaging

The center provides guidance on the management of diminutive colon polyps based on endoluminal imaging in this whitepaper.


AGA Tech Summit Report

Review the meeting recap, which covers medtech successes and failures, promising new technologies, and other highlights from the 2016 meeting.

AGA Tech Summit Keynote

Mara Aspinall, discusses personalized medicine and its role in gastroenterology.

Video Insight

Dr. Tom Shehab, venture capitalist, provides advice on creating a value proposition for your device.

Friends of AGA can access more resources on AGA Community.

Friends of the Center

Friends of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology is a distinction given to those companies that make a significant multi-year financial commitment to support the center’s global efforts of fostering innovation and technology in digestive and metabolic diseases.

AGA thankfully acknowledges:

Latest News

Executive Committee

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF, Chair

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF, Chair

Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Health System

Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology Mount Sinai Hospital

Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF

Professor of Clinical Medicine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Dawn L. Francis, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic, Florida

Janak N. Shah, MD

Section Head of Advanced Endoscopy Ochsner Health System

Are you ready to take the next step?

To learn more about the center, please contact Jennifer Conte, CGCS, vice president, research and innovation.

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