American Society For Gastrointestina lEndoscopy To Host National Medical Summit, March 10-11

OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) will host its first national interactive Summit on Innovation in Endoscopy, March 10-11, 2005, at the Annenberg Center For Health Services at Eisenhower in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Called "Future Vision 2005," the Summit will feature an impressive line-up of a dozen speakers from around the country representing prestigious universities, medical institutions, government agencies and national medical organizations, with ample opportunity for audience dialogue. The day-and-a-half conference will center on the topics of Endoscopy Today, Tomorrow and In The Future.

Clayton Christenson, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, will present the keynote address "Disruptive Forces in the Future of Healthcare." He will discuss how disruptive forces may impact healthcare and affect the quality of care, the cost, and the convenience and accessibility to patients.

Attendees at the Summit are expected to include government, insurance and third-party payer representatives; venture capitalists interested in the field of gastroenterology and the specialty affecting endoscopic procedures and technology; executives whose companies represent medical devices and accessories, pharmaceuticals, surgical technology and healthcare delivery; and leading physicians in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

For more information or to register, contact Barbara Connell at futurevision2005@asge.org or by phone at (630) 573-0600 or by visiting the ASGE website: http://www.asge.org/ .

About ASGE: The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), founded in 1941, is the preeminent professional organization dedicated to advancing the practice of Endoscopy. ASGE 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. ASGE, with more than 7,800 physician members worldwide, serves the medical profession and the public by developing and advocating responsible positions for the benefit of patients, the public and medical professionals. Headquarters are in Oak Brook, IL.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

CONTACT: Robert J. Buzogany of American Society for GastrointestinalEndoscopy, +1-440-338-1023, ASGEnews@msn.com

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