ASGE President's Blog

Leap into the future . . . Learn, Explore and Advance your Practice!

By Karen L. Woods, MD, FASGE | May 24, 2018


GILeapLogo1bI am excited to let you know about a new learning platform ASGE recently launched called GI Leap. It’s no surprise to anyone that the Internet has transformed the way we do things, including how we learn. ASGE has built a solid reputation as being a lead provider of CME and hands-on learning opportunities in GI. And, like other great learning institutions, we must evolve our formats to meet the needs of modern-day learners. Hence, GI Leap (Leap = Learn. Explore. Advance Practice).

What I love about the GI Leap interface is that it’s intuitive and fast. You can search for resources by disease state, format, type of procedure, and even by price. Whether you’re looking for something as robust as a certificate program in lower EMR or the GESAP self-assessment program, or you just need a quick video overview of a technique, GI Leap is the perfect self-service starting point.

The number and quality of learning opportunities available on GI Leap is incredible. And most importantly, the experience is fast, efficient and fully mobile.   

Here is what I would say are the main benefits for the busy GI practitioner (like me!).

GI Leap . . .

  brings ASGE’s high-quality education out to you

  offers a wide range of topics and formats, with easy navigation and search tools

  provides simple, fast and self-service access to content

  tracks and documents your activities (critical for CME and MOC purposes!) in one transcript

  is fully mobile and available 24/7

And all of this will be available in an App version very soon. I’m definitely looking forward to that!

Extending Beyond Our Walls

In 2013, the Society opened the doors to the new ASGE Institute for Training and Technology, a world-class training center and the global home for endoscopy. Through GI Leap, ASGE extends that unparalleled learning experience “Beyond its Walls” and brings the best remote opportunities to learners throughout the world. In addition, some of the available programs combine online self-study with in-person hands-on training, offering an incredibly rich blended learning opportunity. 

GI Leap will continue to improve and evolve to meet the needs of GI practitioners in a rapidly changing healthcare and technology environment.  I’m excited to see how GI Leap transforms learning in GI throughout the world.  Many thanks to all who contributed to the ASGE “Beyond Our Walls” campaign, which supported GI Leap development.

Check out GI Leap today at!