Released on Oct 26, 2021

ASGE Honorary Awards: Nominations Due October 29

Each year, ASGE recognizes and presents awards to members who have contributed to the body of knowledge in our profession and to the betterment of our organization and 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 our profession by nominating yourself or another member for an ASGE Honorary Award using the nomination form. Honorees will be recognized in the spring at the Crystal Awards in conjunction with DDW® 2022.

Please consider the following ASGE diversity statement when making your nomination: 

ASGE values and recognizes the importance of embracing diversity and its impact on strengthening our members’ ability to provide excellent care to all patient populations, regardless of their background. The Society is committed to enhancing diversity by educating and training culturally competent gastroenterologists, as well as providing leadership opportunities to all members regardless of gender, age, religion, racial/ethnic group, sexual orientation and disability status.

Nominations will be accepted until October 29, 2021.

See list of Awards and Criteria

View list of past honorary recipients

Download the Honorary Awards nomination form

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

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 almost 15,000 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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