OAK BROOK, Ill.—The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation announced this week that it has received a donation of $250,000 from PENTAX to ASGE’s IT & T Capital Campaign, a fundraising project to construct a new facility that will provide cutting-edge technology and training capabilities. The donation will be made over five years.
“Partners such as PENTAX share ASGE’s commitment to fostering the development, training and adoption of new techniques and technologies for the gastroenterological endoscopic management of digestive and related disorders," said Gregory Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, president, ASGE. “We are grateful for the generous donation from PENTAX to the building of ASGE’s new state-of-the-art GI training center that will provide high quality physician education in an interactive environment using the latest technologies to improve physician performance and advance patient care."
ASGE has been providing learning opportunities at its current Institute for Training & Technology (IT & T) in Oak Brook, Ill. The new facility 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).
"We are very proud to partner with the ASGE on this training and technology center," said David Woods, president of PENTAX Medical. "We are committed to helping the ASGE realize their shared mission of advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in endoscopy. The new IT & T center will be instrumental in realizing that mission."
The new facility will offer: