CHICAGO MAY 8, 2011 The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) will honor important contributions to the field of endoscopy during the seventh annual ASGE Crystal Awards on Sunday, May 8, 2011. Hosted by ASGE and the ASGE Foundation, this year's event will begin at 6:45 p.m. at The Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing.
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 2011 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, M. Brian Fennerty, MD, FASGE, ASGE Foundation Chair, Robert A. Ganz, MD, FASGE, ASGE leaders and Master of Ceremonies, ASGE Past President, David Carr-Locke, MD, FASGE.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the ASGE Foundation, stop by the ASGE Store or ASGE Learning Center at DDW or visit www.asge.org or call (630) 573-0600 or (800) 343-ASGE (2743).
Rudolf V. Schindler Award
David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH, SM, FASGE, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
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.
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