ASGE Diversity Awards

In an effort to recognize underserved populations, the ASGE Diversity Committee created the ASGE Diversity Awards in 2007.

The Society distributes two awards annually, one for gender and another for ethnicity. A financial award in the amount of $1,000 is given to the first author. In addition, the recipients are recognized for their research during the Crystal Awards dinner and ceremony and in the ASGE DDW® Program Guide, Crystal Awards program book and in ASGE News.

To apply for a Diversity Award, applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract with content based on gender or ethnicity to Digestive Disease Week®. If the abstract is selected by DDW, it could be eligible for an award.

If you are interested in applying for the Diversity Awards, please check the “ASGE Diversity Award” box when submitting your abstract for DDW. Should you have any questions regarding the awards or submission process, please contact the Customer Care Team at 630-573-5600 or

The Diversity Awards are supported by the ASGE Foundation.