OAK BROOK, Ill.—The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation has received a donation of $100,000 from Miraca Life Sciences 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 thank Miraca Life Sciences for their generous donation to ASGE’s new facility and for supporting our commitment to advancing training in gastrointestinal endoscopy," said Thomas Deas, Jr., MD, MMM, FASGE, president, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. “The Institute for Training & Technology will offer state-of-the-art gastrointestinal endoscopy training in an interactive environment to address the future needs of physicians, the endoscopy team and patients. ‘The Global Home for Endoscopy’ will attract physicians from around the world in addition to reaching physicians where they live through broadcast transmissions of educational courses from the IT&T center."
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).
Vicki Hawkins, vice president of GI product development strategy for Miraca Life Sciences, said, “As the leader in GI Pathology services, Miraca Life Sciences recognizes ASGE as a driving force in clinical education and the pursuit of excellence. We are delighted to partner with them in this effort to further enhance quality standards of endoscopy delivered to patients."