While many ASGE committees support advanced endoscopy, the new Advanced Endoscopy Committee (AEC) will directly serve the needs of practicing advanced endoscopists and contribute to efforts and updates in advocacy, post-graduate education, new devices, reimbursement and quality. The newly constituted committee will be looking to collaborate with other ASGE committees and will be chaired by Peter Draganov, MD, FASGE.
“ASGE is the home for all endoscopists- both general and advanced,” said ASGE President Douglas Rex, MD, MASGE. “The new ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Committee will lead to improved services for one of our most valued constituencies - both during advanced endoscopic training and for advanced endoscopists in practice.”
The committee was borne out of the findings of an ASGE task force chaired by Jonathan Cohen, MD, FASGE, which assessed ASGE’s long history of promoting standardization and quality of advanced endoscopy training and education innovation. In looking at the future of the advanced endoscopy profession, the task force concluded that a more formalized relationship between the ASGE and the group of advanced endoscopy training program directors and thought leaders makes this committee strategically important.
Peter V Draganov, MD, FASGE
Chair, ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Committee (AEC)
Professor of Medicine University of Florida
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Gainesville, FL, USA
Other members of the Advanced Endoscopy Committee will include Drs. Prabhleen Chahal, Uzma Siddiqui, Norio Fukami, Mihir Wagh, Reem Sharaiha, Tarun Rustagi, Jarapinyo Pichamol and Mo Al-Haddad.