6 recent GI field partnerships

Here are six gastroenterology field partnerships and collaborations that have been announced during the past two months.

The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation and Gastric Cancer Foundation collaborated to award the first AGA – Gastric Cancer Foundation Research Scholar Award in Gastric and Esophageal Cancer to Mohamed El-Zaatari, PhD.

Birmingham (Ala.) Gastroenterology Associates has expanded and opened new locations at Baptist Health System locations. The collaboration was designed to provide the community greater access to GI care.

Gastrointestinal Associates, based in Knoxville, Tenn., partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide East Tennessee veterans with GI services.

Five gastroenterology and hepatology societies collaborated to create a toolbox designed to help gastroenterology training directors meet the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine Subspecialty Reporting Milestones requirements. The committee responsible for the toolkit, includes members from the following societies:

•    American Gastroenterological Association
•    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
•    American College of Gastroenterology
•    American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
•    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Memphis Gastroenterology Group and Gastro One, both based in Germantown, Tenn., merged in July.

A group of 16 small, independent group practices, including Southern California Gastroenterology, banded together to create the California Integrated Physician Practice Association.

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