Released on Aug 31, 2021

ASGE Releases New Strategic Plan

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has released its next five-year strategic plan to guide the Society forward in fulfilling its mission to be the global leader in advancing digestive care through education, advocacy and promotion of excellence and innovation in endoscopy. The plan will further cement the core values that drive ASGE: 

  1. Excellence 
  2. Professionalism
  3. Innovation 
  4. Inclusivity 


The new plan includes defining goals in each of the following categories: 

  • ASGE 

ASGE will be the global leader in state-of-the-art, quality endoscopy education, training, research, and advocacy with an organizational membership that is as diverse as the patients it serves. 


ASGE is the home of and advocate for endoscopists and their professional teams for the lifespan of their careers. 


ASGE and member endoscopists are patients’ most trusted source of accurate and inclusive gastrointestinal health care information and medical care. 


All relevant stakeholders will look to ASGE as the premier source for endoscopic training, research and innovation, patient education, and best practices. 


About Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 14,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit and for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.


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F (630) 963-8332

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