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ASGE Recognized Industry Associate (ARIA) Training Program for Sanofi | June 2022
Release Date: June 2022

This course developed for GI sales and marketing professionals, and created by leading GI experts, the ASGE Basic ARIA program creates a common language and a shared understanding for improved communication and more successful dialogue between clinicians and industry representatives, providing an overview of basic GI Anatomy and physiology, including commonly encountered GI diseases and their endoscopic findings; and a hands-on experience introducing both basic and endoscopic techniques.

Participants who successfully complete the ARIA course are recognized with the ASGE “ARIA Seal” for your business cards, an ASGE Certificate of Completion, and a number of other prestigious recognition benefits and marketing tools. With comprehensive and non-biased education provided through the ASGE ARIA program, you can become better partners with ASGE members and other GI healthcare providers, supporting positive health outcomes.

Course Director and Faculty
Course Director
William Tierney, MD, FASGE
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

EoE Expert Faculty
Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, MASGE
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Nirmala Gonsalves, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Jenifer Lightdale, MD, MPH
UMASS Memorial Children's Medical Center
Worchester, MA

Safia N. Salaria, MD, MMHC (Pathology-Virtual)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 

ARIA Expert Faculty
Ayo Abegunde, MD, MSc, MRCGP, FACP (Lab Only)
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Tauseef Ali, MD 
SSM Healthcare
Oklahoma City, OK

Steven Carpenter, MD
United Digestive
Savannah, GA

Femi Kassim, MD (Lab Only)
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

John Martin, MD, FASGE
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Karen Woods, MD, MASGE
Houston Methodist Gastroenterology Associates
Houston, TX
Target Audience

Target Audience
ARIA targets industry representatives from pharmaceutical and device companies who work with gastroenterologists. The program is offered to individual industry professionals or may be customized for group training based on the needs of a specific company.

ARIA Program Benefits include:
• Use of ARIA Program Recognition Logo
• Participant name listed in an article in ASGE’s e-newsletter, Scope
• Participant name listed on ASGE website
• Annual listing within the ASGE Guide to Endoscopy at DDW and the Crystal Awards Tribute Book and ASGE promotions and awareness of the ARIA program to its members
• ARIA approved template press release that companies can use to publicize their team’s ARIA achievement
• ARIA Template letter for companies to use in communications to their customers making them aware of their team’s recognition and accomplishments

Colleagues who are new to GI or could use a refresher are encouraged to participate in this program. 

Course Information
Course Location:
ASGE IT&T Center
3300 Woodcreek Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Shuttles: Please see the agenda for detailed shuttle information. Please bring your luggage to store at the ASGE IT&T Center for your return to the airport.

Ground Transportation from O'Hare/Midway: ASGE recommends American Taxi. Upon arrival in the baggage claim area, you can contact American Taxi at 1-630-305-0700. The operator will give you instructions on how to meet your driver. The estimated wait time is 5-10 minutes. The estimated flat rate fee is $37 from O’Hare and $36 from Midway. Taxis in the taxi line usually charge double the American Taxi rate for suburban fares. If you Uber from O'Hare:Riders requesting uberX, uberXL, and UberSELECT should meet their driver upstairs on the Departures level in the "Rideshare Pickup" zone. Riders requesting UberBLACK or those in the International Terminal (5) should meet their driver downstairs on the Arrivals level.
Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows Requirements: Operating system: Windows 7+
Browser: Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection

Macintosh Requirements:
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection

Contact Information
For technical difficulties, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8am and 4pm Central Time at 630-573-0600.

For questions related to content, please email
Availability: No future session
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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