OAK BROOK, Ill.—The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation has received a donation of $100,000 from Mauna Kea Technologies to ASGE’s IT&T Capital Campaign, a fundraising project to construct a new facility that will provide cutting-edge technology and training to gastroenterology professionals. The donation will be made over five years.
“We are grateful for the generous donation from Mauna Kea Technologies to the building of ASGE’s new state-of-the-art GI training center," said Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, president, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. "This facility will truly be 'the global home for endoscopy' attracting physicians from around the world in addition to being able to reach physicians where they live through broadcast transmission of courses from the IT&T. As we step into the future of endoscopy, we are excited to have partners like Mauna Kea Technologies who understand the importance of providing 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).