ACG Awards and Special Lecturers
Over the last eighty-nine years, the American College of Gastroenterology has developed a comprehensive program to acknowledge contributions made to the College and to GI patient care by outstanding individuals. Both the College’s Awards program and its special invited lectureships serve to recognize some of the leaders in the field of clinical gastroenterology.
Past and current awardees and special lecturers have made significant and lasting contributions to the profession of gastroenterology, as well as contributions to the quality of patient care that is available to persons afflicted with various GI conditions.
The Awards Committee solicits recommendations from the ACG membership for all awards. In May, the Awards Committee meets and develops its recommendations based upon those nominations and other recommendations that are received. In turn, the recommendations of the Awards Committee are discussed and acted upon by the ACG’s Board of Trustees. Similarly, invited guest lecturers are suggested by the President and the Chair(s) of the Annual Postgraduate Course. The prospective nominees are evaluated both by the Educational Affairs Committee, and subsequently, by the entire Board of Trustees. The appreciation and admiration of one’s peers is one of life’s finest honors, and the caliber of the awardees and special guest lecturers that have been selected each year certainly reflects the highest level of quality in the GI field.
This section will serve to generate both a fuller awareness and appreciation by all ACG members of the contributions made by each of our awardees and lecturers. We hope you will join with the College’s Board and Officers, and the countless GI patients who have benefited from their knowledge, in offering a hearty congratulations and thank you to this year’s honorees, whose careers and contributions are highlighted below.
2021 Leadership Awards Ceremony
On October 23, 2021, ACG’s leadership gathered to celebrate the recipients of the College’s highest honors. Dr. David A. Greenwald hosted this tribute to winners of the Samuel S. Weiss Award, Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award, Distinguished Mentorship and Teaching Award, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, International Leadership Award, and Community Service Award, and introduced the newest Masters of the American College of Gastroenterology. To learn more about each winner and the 2020-2021 College leadership, click here to view the ACG Awards and Leadership brochure.
The following three awards, presented for the first time in1996, are given by the Board of Governors in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to the Board and to the College.
Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention & Year-Round Excellence (SCOPY)
ACG’s SCOPY Awards recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention. ACG members are invited to submit examples of projects and programs that demonstrate outstanding creativity and commitment to spreading the potentially lifesaving message of the importance of colorectal cancer screening and prevention.
Projects and activities eligible for consideration include: any events, materials and outreach efforts sponsored, implemented or created between January 1 and May 31 to raise colorectal cancer awareness. The annual deadline for submissions is May 31. The College challenges you to rally your office staff, colleagues, fellows and your most creative ideas in support of the ACG SCOPY Awards.
Join the community of GI clinicians and submit your research or case report for presentation at ACG’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Thousands of poster presentations, and a selection of oral presentations, will be delivered over four days. There are 17 Categories with more than 40 Awards – many for GI fellows-in-training only.