OAK BROOK, Ill.—The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation has received a commitment of $1.5 million from Olympus, the largest pledge to date, for ASGE’s IT & T Capital Campaign, a fundraising project to construct a new facility that will provide cutting-edge technology and training capabilities to significantly optimize current educational opportunities. Olympus’ donation will be made in increments of $300,000 annually over five years.
“Olympus has been a dedicated corporate partner of ASGE’s for over three decades and we are grateful for their generous donation of $1.5 million to fund the Society’s new Institute for Training & Technology,” said Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, president, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. “As a leader in endoscopic technology, Olympus understands the importance of providing an interactive learning environment to physicians for the training and adoption of new endoscopic techniques and technologies that improve physician performance and advance patient care.”
“Olympus’ commitment to the ASGE and to physician education and training reflects our dedication as a global healthcare leader to advance medical and surgical techniques, minimally invasive procedures and technological solutions,” said Luke Calcraft, president, Medical Systems Group, Olympus Corporation of the Americas and President & COO, Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
“By enhancing physician knowledge and inspiring visionary solutions, together we will improve life-saving procedures and prolong patient health,” Calcraft added.