Great careers in GI and hepatology academic medicine start with sound management of the practical knowledge and skills necessary for advancement. This free workshop will help you acquire information and contacts so you can achieve your professional goals and enhance your network.

The course faculty are experienced and accomplished, and with a proven track record of success, they can guide you on the path to your own successful GI and hepatology career in academic medicine.


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“It was a great opportunity to meet excellent faculty that are successful and at the same time approachable.”

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“There was so much valuable information provided, however the information regarding strategies for career development plans and grant writing were so helpful.”

“Great materials and great mentors all around. I really felt that the presenters were invested in us and our success”.

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For questions regarding to the program or submitting an application, email Sandra Megally Amos at


Thank you to all our partners that made this day possible. They deserve a grand aplause!


Workshop Directors

Raymond T. Chung, MD, FAASLD

Harvard Medical School

Kim E. Barrett, PhD

University of California, San Diego

To be Announced

W. Ray Kim, MD

Stanford University

James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE

University of Pennsylvania


Travel grants ($500) will be given to all selected applicants to help offset costs associated with attending the workshop. No special application is required for travel grants.


Nonmembers must submit an AGA membership application with their workshop application or apply online for an AASLD membership before applying to the workshop in order to be considered. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Young scientists, MDs, MD-PhDs or PhDs with outstanding potential for careers in independent or translational science, clinical investigational research, or training and education related to academic gastroenterology or hepatology will be accepted.

Candidates must be:

• An AGA or AASLD member.
• A gastroenterology or hepatology fellow or junior faculty member within four years of starting his/her first faculty appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level in a clinical or basic science department. Junior faculty members who have yet to start their first position will need to submit a letter from an academic institution verifying that they have accepted a faculty position.

• Working at an accredited institution in the U.S.

Candidates must apply to attend. A limited number of candidates will be accepted. Candidates may not hold grants earmarked for independent investigators (i.e. R01, R-21), but may be recipients of career development awards from the government (e.g. K awards) or medical specialty organizations.


Candidates will receive notice of their status by the week of Dec. 16, 2020.

Participants are selected based on his/her quality of training, research experience, plans for an academic career and the letter of recommendation from his/her section chief and/or program director. Applications will be reviewed and selected by the workshop directors and faculty.


Workshop Directors

Barbara H. Jung, MD, AGAF
University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael W. Fried, MD, AGAF, FAASLD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Raymond T. Chung, MD, FAASLD
Harvard Medical School

Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD, AGAF
University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center


The AGA Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


FEB. 8-9, 2020 | CHARLOTTE, NC

2020 AGA-AASLD Academic Skills Workshop

For questions regarding to the program or submitting an application, email Sandra Megally Amos at

Application deadline:

Nov. 18, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina

Strategies for Advancing 

Your GI and Hepatology Academic Medical Career

FEB. 8-9, 2020 | CHARLOTTE, NC

2020 AGA-AASLD Academic Skills Workshop

The 2020 Academic Skills Workshop is no accepting applications.