OAK BROOK, Ill.—The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation today announced that it has received a donation of $100,000 from US Endoscopy to ASGE’s IT&T Capital Campaign. The campaign is a fundraising project to construct a new facility that will provide cutting-edge technology and training capabilities to endoscopy professionals. The donation will be made over five years.
“GI endoscopy is rapidly evolving, and this facility will use the latest technologies to foster the development, training and adoption of new techniques in order to improve physician performance and advance patient care," said Thomas Deas, Jr., MD, MMM, FASGE, president, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. “We look forward to working with partners like US Endoscopy who understand the importance of providing high-quality endoscopic training in an interactive environment."
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 opportunities and continuing medical education venues (CME).
“As a new product development company, we understand that continuous innovation and learning is essential to improving clinical practice and advancing patient care," said Gulam Khan, US Endoscopy CEO, president, and co-chairman. “We are extremely proud to support the ASGE and the new IT&T training center. We have great confidence the new facility will provide advanced learning opportunities for many."