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ASGE Honorary Awards – Recognition for Outstanding Contributions

Call for nominations!

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is recognized as the premier specialty society dedicated to the education of physician members in the appropriate use of endoscopic techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

Each year ASGE recognizes and presents awards to members who have contributed to the body of knowledge in our profession, to the betterment of our organization and to society as a whole. Their accomplishments in practice, education, research and/or training, have improved the quality and efficacy of the profession.

Help us celebrate ASGE’s 75th Anniversary and bring honor to the profession by submitting names of colleagues who deserve our highest praise. Honorees will be recognized during DDW® 2016 in San Diego, California at the ASGE Crystal Awards, to be held Sunday, May 22, 2016.

If you or a colleague are deserving of recognition by ASGE, please bring the name(s) forward for consideration by filling out the nomination form below. Nominations will be accepted until October 5, 2015. If you have questions, please contact James Janssen at 630.570.5620 or

Awards and Criteria

Rudolf V. Schindler Award
ASGE’s highest honor is granted periodically to a member whose accomplishments in endoscopic research, teaching, and/or service to ASGE exemplify the standards and traditions of Rudolf V. Schindler, MD, founder of the American Gastroscopic Club, the forerunner of ASGE.

Distinguished Educator Award
With this award, ASGE recognizes the contributions of physician educators and their involvement with trainee education, development, or participation in endoscopy seminars or national postgraduate courses, published scholarly reviews, or published educational materials, including videos.

Distinguished Service Award
This honor is presented to an individual who has made long-term contributions to GI endoscopy in the areas of equipment research and development, and is a strong supporter of the educational and research mission of the Society.

Master Endoscopist Award
This award recognizes clinicians 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 GI endoscopy.

Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award
This annual award recognizes outstanding career achievement by an ASGE member or fellow in the mentoring of faculty or gastroenterology trainees in clinical or lab-related endoscopic research. This distinguished award recognizes mentors who have devoted substantial time and effort to develop and nurture the next generation of endoscopic investigators.

International Service Award
This distinguished honor is presented to an international member who has served in a significant way to advance the mission of the Society in the international community.

View a list of past honorary recipients

Download  the Honorary Awards flyer and nomination form  


  1. Download and complete the  Honorary Awards flyer and nomination form
  2. Return to ASGE by October 5, 2015

To nominate yourself or another member for an ASGE Award, please include with the nomination form:

  1. Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae or resume
  2. Primary nominating letter describing the nominee’s accomplishments in endoscopy and a summary of relevant activities, ensuring the nominee met awards criteria
  3. Two additional supporting letters from colleagues who can address the longitudinal contributions of the nominee

All nominations must be received by October 5, 2015.
Please submit nomination to James Janssen at:
Mail:     ASGE Awards Committee, Attn: James Janssen
             American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
             3300 Woodcreek Drive
             Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Fax:      630-963-8607, Attn: James Janssen


If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact James Janssen at 630.570.5620 or