Dear friends and colleagues,
It is truly a privilege and great honor to serve as the President of the New York Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (NYSGE). The NYSGE has been home to New York’s most talented gastroenterologists for nearly half a century. It is the organization I grew up on since my GI fellowship and we continue to welcome the region’s accomplished fellows to our society year after year. Our organization has played an important role in the growth of gastroenterology and endoscopy with so many thought leaders residing within the ranks of our society.
This year, the Society is in the process of transition to a new management company, Veritas Association Management. Our goals as a society remain as strong as ever as we continue to expand and diversify our membership and provide a home to those interested in any and all aspects of gastroenterology and endoscopy. Along with the NYSGE council and committee volunteers, we are working hard to provide enhanced resources and educational opportunities to all our members as we continue to advocate for our profession.
These are just some of the exciting projects currently in development:
- Expanding educational resources available on our website through the launch of a completely revised website and member database.
- NYSGE’s restructured video library including all NYSGE educational programming and lectures.
- Enhanced visibility of our research programs including updates from the recipients of the Award for Collaborative Endoscopic Research (ACER).
- Preparation for the celebration of NYSGE’s upcoming 50th year in 2024.
- Maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion as one of our core values by recognizing our differences and embracing various viewpoints to better respond to the challenges confronting the practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy.
- Expanding our collaboration with industry; offering our industry partners an opportunity to grow and learn alongside us in this ever-changing profession.
Our society’s mission remains centered around advancing excellence in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy, disseminating related knowledge, and teaching endoscopic skills in an inclusive environment to enhance professional development and optimize patient care. I am excited for the bright future of the NYSGE in serving as New York’s voice in gastroenterology and endoscopy.
Juan Carlos Bucobo, MD, NYSGEF