OAK BROOK, Ill.—The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation this week announced it has received a donation of $300,000 from FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.'s Endoscopy Division to 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. The donation will be made over five years.
“We are grateful to Fujifilm Endoscopy for their generous financial support and for recognizing the importance of providing high quality physician education in an interactive environment using the latest technologies to improve physician performance and advance patient care," said Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, president, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
“The Endoscopy Division has been a dedicated partner of the ASGE and we look forward to working with them in the future as we open this new state-of-the-art facility that will foster the development, training and adoption of new techniques and technologies as they apply to gastroenterological endoscopic management of digestive and related disorders," Ginsberg continued.
ASGE has been providing learning opportunities at its current Institute for Training & Technology (IT & T) in Oak Brook, Ill. The new facility, on the other hand, will be situated on a 3.5-acre plot in Chicago’s Downers Grove suburb, close to both O’Hare and Midway airports, and will serve as the global home of endoscopy, offering a full range of medical training and continuing medical education (CME).