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ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner

Oak Brook, IL, April 27, 2005 The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the ASGE Foundation will recognize 35 gastroenterologists who have contributed to the advancement of GI endoscopy at its first annual Crystal Awards Dinner to be held at 6:30 p.m., May 15, at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week (DDW), the program not only will pay tribute to recipients of the Society's highest honors, but it will also raise funds for gastrointestinal endoscopy-related research and public education.

The event will feature live music, dinner and presentations to awardees by ASGE President, Dr. David Bjorkman; ASGE Foundation Chair, Dr. Michael Kimmey; and ASGE Past President and Foundation Trustee, Dr. David Carr-Locke.

Tickets for the Crystal Awards Dinner are available at www.asge.org, or by contacting Kathryn Dattomo, ASGE Development Manager, at KDattomo@asge.org or by phone at 630-570-5607.

Award Recipients

The Rudolf Schindler Award
Richard Kozarek, MD, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, Wash.
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 Schindler, MD, founder of the American Gastroscopic Club, the forerunner of ASGE.

Master Endoscopist Award
Joseph Leung, MD, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
William Long, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Stanley Riepe, MD, Emory Clinic, Atlanta
This Award recognizes physicians who spend the majority of their time in patient care and are recognized regionally or nationally for their expertise and longitudinal contributions to the practice of gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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Contact: Bob Buzogany
buzcom@msn.com
440-338-1023
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
27-Apr-2005


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