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ASGE and ASGE Foundation hold Crystal Awards dinner at Digestive Disease Week
Date:5/2/2010

NEW ORLEANS MAY 2, 2010 The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) will honor important contributions to the field of endoscopy during the sixth annual ASGE Crystal Awards on Sunday, May 2, 2010. Hosted by ASGE and the ASGE Foundation, this year's event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

Held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week (DDW), the ASGE Crystal Awards symbolize the finest in leadership, research and scientific pursuit. The event will recognize the 2010 award and grant recipients who have shared their expertise and strengthened the specialty and the Society. Newly designated ASGE Fellows and facilities participating in the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program will also be recognized at this event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ASGE Foundation in support of GI endoscopy-related research, physician education and training, and public outreach initiatives.

The event will feature live music, dinner and presentations to honorees by ASGE President, Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD, FASGE, ASGE Foundation Chair, Robert A. Ganz, MD, FASGE, various ASGE leaders and Master of Ceremonies, ASGE Past President and Foundation Trustee, David Carr-Locke, MD, FASGE.

Award Recipients

Rudolf V. Schindler Award
C. Paul Swain, MD, Royal London Hospital, London, England
ASGE's highest honor, this award is given to a member whose accomplishments in endoscopic research, teaching and/or service to ASGE exemplifies the standards and traditions of Rudolf V. Schindler, MD, founder of the American Gastroscopic Club, the forerunner of ASGE.

Distinguished Service Award
Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
This award is granted to an individual who has made long-term contributions to GI endoscopy in the areas of equipment research and developmen
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Contact: Anne Brownsey
abrownsey@asge.org
630-570-5635
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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