Innovation is coming

March 31 & April 1 • Intercontinental Boston

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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.

For those out-of-the-box thinkers, move beyond concept to reality. Learn how to best leverage your ideas to achieve likely success in the GI marketplace. Hear from FDA representatives on what’s required before new medical technologies are approved.


Are business and regulatory hurdles an issue? Over 30 industry experts will provide insight and real-world experience on what is needed to position your technology for success amid health-care reform and Congressional actions.


See how you an support and stimulate investment and innovation in the development and delivery of new GI technologies. Speak with physician, payor and medtech leaders about the factors and trends that make the GI marketplace an attractive option for investment.

Don't miss your chance to help support and stimulate innovation in digestive and metabolic diseases.


Acquire a better understanding of the forces that drive innovation in the GI marketplace. There's no better opportunity to explore trends in obesity management, learn about opportunities in transorifice surgery and more.
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There is much to see at the 2016 AGA Tech Summit, but there are a few things you shouldn‘t miss.
Discover Why the GI Space is Ripe for Innovation

We’re excited to hold the seventh annual Tech Summit in one of the most recognized cities as a hotbed of innovation. 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 of the digestive health world, including information on medtech successes in GI and metabolic diseases from 2015. This also a chance to explore opportunities and challenges in personalized medicine, transplant technologies and transorifice surgery.

Other topics to be discussed include:
- Obesity management and evolving trends.
- Diagnostics in chronic diseases with IBD as a case study
- Getting a technology/medical device funded
- How AGA’s Center for GI Innovation and Technology is fostering innovation in GI

We hope to see you this spring in Boston for a truly unique experience.

  • Multiple 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.

  • AGA “Shark Tank”

    Selected companies/entrepreneurs will have five minutes to present their GI-related innovation or technology to an expert panel of industry leaders that make acquisition decisions. Learn more and apply.

  • Sponsor Strategic Advisory Board Reception

    Sponsors who contribute at any level are invited to attend this premeeting reception to network with leaders from AGA and SAGES as well as other industry representatives.

  • How to Innovate in Digestive Health

    Do you have an innovative idea but you’re not sure how to take it from concept to reality? Attend How to Innovate in Digestive Health on April 2, 2016. Held after the Tech Summit. Learn more.

    Developed in collaboration with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.


Is Personalized Medicine Finally Ready to Transform Medicine?
Mara G. Aspinall, MBA
Is Personalized Medicine Finally Ready to Transform Medicine?

Aspinall is president and CEO of HealthCatalysts, a firm dedicated to the growth of new health care companies. Aspinall is also executive chairman of GenePeeks, a computational genomics company creating a paradigm shift in genetic testing and personalized medicine. GenePeeks’ proprietary technology can identify the risk of passing on monogenic disease to progeny preconception through data mining the maternal and paternal genomes.

AGA Institute and SAGES would like to thank the 2016 Planning Committee:
Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF, Joel V. Brill, MD, AGAF, Laurel R. Fisher, MD, AGAF, Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, Pankaj Jay Pasricha, MD, Sheryl A. Pfeil, MD, AGAF, Sidhartha R. Sinha, MD, Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD, AGAF


Register early to receive a significant discount on your registration fee and to reserve your spot.

$375 By Feb. 15

  • $475
    Standard (Feb. 16-March 21)
  • $575
    Late/On site (after March 21)

$575 By Feb. 15

  • $675
    Standard (Feb. 16-March 21)
  • $775
    Late/On site (after March 21)
AGA Trainee Member

$100 By Feb. 15

  • $150
    Standard (Feb. 16-March 21)
  • $200
    Late/On site (after March 21)
Nonmember Trainee

$150 By Feb. 15

  • $200
    Standard (Feb. 16-March 21)
  • $250
    Late/On site (after March 21)


Please read below for information regarding hotel, rates, cancellations and more.
InterContinental Boston

Located at 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210. Room blocks have been reserved for attendees of the AGA Tech Summit.

Room Rate

$265 single/double per night, plus 14.45% tax


You may make your hotel reservations by calling (toll free) 866-378-0533. Be sure to mention you are attending the 2016 AGA Tech Summit to receive the discounted rate.


Rooms must be reserved by Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, to ensure availability and the discounted rate.


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

Online Reservations

Click here to make a reservation online.


Listen to what past attendees have to say about the Tech Summit.

Online registration for this event is no longer available. Only on-site registrations will be accepted (space permitting).


For program-related questions, contact Kyle Rand at
For questions regarding registration, contact AGA Member Relations and Constituency Programs at
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Ramona Crawford at for more information.