By Dr. Thomas Deas, president-elect, ASGE
Keeping up with the healthcare rollercoaster is an increasing challenge for all of us. Additionally, gastrointestinal endoscopy is rapidly evolving in multiple diagnostic and therapeutic directions. For the past several years, the leadership of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has focused on future training needs in GI endoscopy.
How will ASGE’s physician members, and the entire endoscopy team, stay up-to-date and be adequately trained in new technologies as they emerge? One solution is ASGE’s new Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T).
For the past decade, ASGE has been providing learning opportunities at its current IT&T in Oak Brook, Ill. While we are proud of the high-quality hands-on training offered at this facility, we are limited in the types of training that can be offered. To meet the future needs of our members, the endoscopy team and our patients, ASGE will build a new state-of-the art IT&T.
ASGE’s IT&T will be the global home for endoscopy—a place where knowledge and new techniques are shared across borders, across generations, and across disciplines. Whether you participate on-site or via satellite broadcast from your institution or practice, the entire GI endoscopy team can benefit.