SAN DIEGO - MAY 20, 2012 - The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) will honor important contributions to the field of endoscopy during the eighth annual ASGE Crystal Awards on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Hosted by ASGE and the ASGE Foundation, this year's event will begin at 7:00 p.m. at San Diego's PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
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 2012 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 Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE, ASGE Foundation Chair, Robert A. Ganz, MD, FASGE, ASGE leaders and Master of Ceremonies and ASGE Past President David L. Carr-Locke, MD, FASGE.