ASGE-member trainees are invited to Saturday’s ASGE Fellows Networking Session for advice and instruction on a number of issues of interest to young physicians. The session is also a great opportunity for trainees to network with other ASGE members and leadership.
“The Fellows Networking Session was originally designed to introduce fellows to ASGE,” said Frank Gress, MD, FASGE, chair of the ASGE Trainee Engagement Taskforce. “The session continues to do that today, and it also gives ASGE an opportunity to show fellows how the society supports trainee education and benefits the field of GI endoscopy.”
The ASGE Trainee Engagement Taskforce has made several recent improvements to the networking session. The new format features topic stations at tables throughout the room. Expert moderators who are leaders or active members of ASGE lead the discussions at the topic stations. As fellows rotate through the topic stations, they’re encouraged to interact with the moderators and their peers.
“It’s a great way to network with other fellows and experts in the field while meeting ASGE members and learning about what ASGE can offer trainees and its members,” said Dr. Gress, senior faculty member in gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. “It has been increasingly successful since we started the station-topic rotations. The number of trainees attending has doubled over the past three years.”
Trainees are also encouraged to attend the ASGE President’s Reception, which begins immediately after the networking session.
“The proximity of these events provides fellows with even more opportunity to meet ASGE leaders and members,” Dr. Gress said. “I hope they will see just how vibrant the society is and what ASGE brings to the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy.”
The networking session is an exclusive event for ASGE members. The event is complimentary but registration is required at www.asge.org/fellowsession.
It’s a great way to network with other fellows and experts in the field while meeting ASGE members and learning about what ASGE can offer trainees and its members.
Frank Gress, MD, FASGE