SAGES http://www.sages.org Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:12:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 SAGES Launches “Get Well Sooner” Health Education Initiativehttp://www.sages.org/sages-news/sages-launches-get-well-sooner-health-education-initiative/ http://www.sages.org/sages-news/sages-launches-get-well-sooner-health-education-initiative/#respond Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:29:40 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=45629 In order to raise awareness among patients about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and to promote the adoption of MIS techniques among health care providers,SAGES launches the “Get Well Sooner” public education campaign today at the American College of Surgeons 2015 Clinical Congress. “When compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery can potentially […]

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  • GWS_SAGES_largeIn order to raise awareness among patients about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and to promote the adoption of MIS techniques among health care providers,SAGES launches the “Get Well Sooner” public education campaign today at the American College of Surgeons 2015 Clinical Congress.
  • “When compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery can potentially result in much less pain, swifter recovery and lower costs while providing an alternative for repairing and preventing a wide range of conditions,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hazey, chair of SAGES Get Well Sooner Committee.
  • Despite the advantages, a recent John Hopkins University study found that laparoscopic surgical procedures are not offered as an option to hundreds of thousands of patients in the United States who are candidates for MIS and many hospitals underutilize MIS procedures. Patient knowledge about MIS options or a surgeon’s preference for open surgery, possibly due to lack of training, may determine if a patient is offered the opportunity to undergo a laparoscopic procedure.
  • “Part of our mission with this program is to reach out to healthcare providers in order to address any obstacles they may encounter when offering MIS to patients,” said Dr. Michael Brunt, SAGES President. “As more patients ask about MIS, more healthcare providers will have to become skilled at offering these newer cutting-edge techniques,” Dr. Brunt said.
  • Patients should feel comfortable asking their surgeon if an MIS procedure is an option or seek a second opinion from a surgeon experienced in MIS. SAGES has developed Patient Information Guidelines available at www.getwellsooner.org for both patients and healthcare providers that include information about common procedures, how to prepare for and what happens during MIS, and questions patients can ask their healthcare provider.
  • For more information, visit www.getwellsooner.org, join “Get Well Sooner” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gwsooner or on Twitter at @gwsooner.
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    Attend SAGES Led Lectures at the ACS Meetinghttp://www.sages.org/sages-news/attend-sages-led-lectures-acs-meeting/ http://www.sages.org/sages-news/attend-sages-led-lectures-acs-meeting/#respond Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:53:15 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=45625 Attend the following lectures led by SAGES members next week October 27th through October 30th at the ACS Clinical Congress! Monday, October 27   PS100, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Nickel and Dime Operation with a Million Dollar Complication 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 307-310 – Soper, Berger, Rattner PS101, Innovative Approaches of Anastomotic Leaks after Bowel […]

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    Attend the following lectures led by SAGES members next week October 27th through October 30th at the ACS Clinical Congress!

    Monday, October 27

     

    • PS100, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Nickel and Dime Operation with a Million Dollar Complication 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 307-310 – Soper, Berger, Rattner
    • PS101, Innovative Approaches of Anastomotic Leaks after Bowel Resection: Dealing with Disaster 9:45AM-11:15AM MCC Room: Ballroom – Delaney, Ponsky, Wexner, Read
    • PS105, The Surgeon’s Role in Reducing Health Care Costs 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 132-133 Ferreres
    • VE01, Controversies in General Surgery 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 135 Herron, Reardon, Richards, Hernandez, Greeley, Liu, Mason, Patton, Berber
    • PS109, Ventral Hernia Repair: Challenges and Solutions 11:30AM – 1:00PM MCC Room: Ballroom – Voeller, Prabhu, Singh, Greenberg, Rosen
    • PS113, Operative Access: What’s Proven, What’s Not 11:30AM – 1:00PM MCC Room 2002/2004 – Marco, DeMeester, Patti, Hungness, Perretta, Rosemurgy, Soper
    • SC07 , Advanced Colonoscopy: New Techniques for Polypectomy and Advanced Intervention 1:00PM – 5:15PM MCC Room 2001 – Marcello, Gorgun, Lee, Whelan, Abbas, Marks, Francone, Cipriano, George, Mutch, Singer, Sonoda, Stein, Whitlow, Zebley
    • VE06, Clinical Workshop through Video 6:30PM – 8:30PM Hilton San Francisco – Room Grand Ballroom Salon A – Murthy, Swanstrom

     

    Tuesday, October 28

     

    • PS200, Management of Bariatric Surgical Complications 8:00AM – 9:30AM MCC Room 307-310 – Blackstone, Telem, Nguyen, Williams, Hutter, Reavis, Patterson, Provost, Kurian, Rosenthal
    • PS210, Safe Energy Use in the Operating Room 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 2002/2004 – Feldman, Jones, Robinson, Brunt, Mikami, Dunkin
    • VE09, Subject-oriented Symposium I: Spectacular Hernias A to Z 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 2006/2008 – Smith, Sholmovitz, Royall, Petrosky, Pullatt, Szomstein, Pullatt
    • VE10, Subject-oriented Symposium II: Heroes in Surgery: Our Legacy 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 3020/3022 – Richards, Schwaitzberg, Brunt, Fuchshuber, Huang*This session will feature a 15-minute condensed segment from the documentary “George Berci -Trials, Triumphs, Innovations”
    • ME206, Diverticulitis Decision-making for the Acute Care Surgeon 11:30AM – 12:30PM MCC Room 212 – Fadok
    • ME 211, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: My Tips and Techniques 11:30AM – 12:30PM MCC Room 256 – Herron
    • VE15, Best Videos from the Past 6:30PM – 8:30PM Hilton San Francisco Room Grand Ballroom Salon A – Khaitan, Bowers, Stein

     

    Wednesday, October 29
    • VE16, Subject-oriented Symposium III: Complications in General Surgery 8:00AM – 9:30AM MCC Room 135 – Pellegrini, Jacobs, Omelanczuk, Drolet, Russ, Teixeira, Rosenthal
    • PS307, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Update on Resection and Oncologic Management 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room Ballroom – Kooby, Pawlik, Willingham, Swanstrom, Raut
    • PS326, Gaming in Patient Care and Surgical Education 2:30PM – 4:00PM MCC Room 304/306 – Schlachta, Vassiliou, Boyde, Lin, Rosser
    • VE26, General Surgery III 2:30PM – 5:45PM MCC Room 2006/2008 – Herron, Fuchshuber, Reavis, Campos, Lee, Petro, Shah, Spann, Marshall, Saber, Beber, Palazzo, Petro
    • PS311, Metabolic Surgery: Current State of the Role of Surgery in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 4:15PM – 5:45PM MCC Room 3014/3016/3018 – Collins, Dasgupta, Fuller, Pfeifer
    Thursday, October 30  

     

    • PS400, Ten Hot Topics in General Surgery 8:00AM – 9:30AM MCC Room 307-310 – Ellison, Sharp, Hazey, Bohl, Sosa, Duh
    • VE27, Hepatobiliary II 8:00AM – 9:30AM MCC Room 130-131 – Asbun, Berber, Talamonti, Wakabayashi, Guerron, Machado, Matone
    • VE28, Bariatric Surgery 8:00AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 135 – Saber, Herron, Rosenthal, Shah, Hanssen, Campos, Peterson, Pullatt, Spann, Giannone, Weerasinghe, Broderick, Colsen, Prathanvanich, Brownlee

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    FUSE, FES and FLS Testinghttp://www.sages.org/sages-news/fuse_fes_fls/ http://www.sages.org/sages-news/fuse_fes_fls/#respond Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:57:11 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=45506 FUSE, FES and FLS testing will be available at the 2014 Annual ACS Clinical Congress Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on the following dates: Monday, October 27, 2014 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Click the appropriate link below for additional testing information and to register: FES Testing Information FLS Testing Information FUSE […]

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    FUSE, FES and FLS testing will be available at the 2014 Annual ACS Clinical Congress Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on the following dates:

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    Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Caseshttp://www.sages.org/sages-news/surgical-protocol-possible-confirmed-ebola-cases/ http://www.sages.org/sages-news/surgical-protocol-possible-confirmed-ebola-cases/#respond Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:44:15 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=45487 Long standing SAGES member Dr. Sherry Wren and Dr. Adam Kushner have authored a Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases, to offer guidance on protocol and supplies to try and minimize risks when operating on potential Ebola cases. The protocol is available at https://www.facs.org/ebola/surgical-protocol and should be shared with the surgical teams at […]

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  • Long standing SAGES member Dr. Sherry Wren and Dr. Adam Kushner have authored a Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases, to offer guidance on protocol and supplies to try and minimize risks when operating on potential Ebola cases.
  • The protocol is available at https://www.facs.org/ebola/surgical-protocol and should be shared with the surgical teams at your institution today.
  • Additional resources from the CDC and other agencies can be found on the ACS Ebola Virus Transmission Resources & News website at  https://www.facs.org/ebola.
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    FUSE Surgical Training Program Aims to Reduce OR Fires and Enhance Safety around Operating Room Use of Energy Deviceshttp://www.sages.org/sages-news/fuse-surgical-training-program-aims-reduce-fires-enhance-safety-around-operating-room-use-energy-devices/ http://www.sages.org/sages-news/fuse-surgical-training-program-aims-reduce-fires-enhance-safety-around-operating-room-use-energy-devices/#respond Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:59:02 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=45449 SAGES has launched the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™ (FUSE) program, designed to educate surgeons and affiliated staff about the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the OR, endoscopy suite and other procedural areas. FUSE meets a crucial need in surgical education as previously, no formal training program has existed that promotes safety when […]

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  • FUSE_logoSAGES has launched the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™ (FUSE) program, designed to educate surgeons and affiliated staff about the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the OR, endoscopy suite and other procedural areas.
  • FUSE meets a crucial need in surgical education as previously, no formal training program has existed that promotes safety when using electrosurgical devices.
  • SAGES formed the FUSE Task Force, with participation by experts from the Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the American Urological Association.
  • “Surgical fires occur several hundred times in the United States annually,” said Dr. Daniel B. Jones, chair of the FUSE Task Force. “ and approximately two-thirds of these OR fires involve electrosurgical equipment.”
  • The FUSE training program includes a web-based didactic curriculum that is available free on-line at fundamentals-didactics.com and covers a number of topics including the fundamental principles of electrosurgical devices, practical aspects of commonly used energy devices in various settings, integration of energy systems with other devices, as well as prevention of operating room fires.
  • To register to take the FUSE exam at the ACS Congress, please click here: http://www.fuseprogram.org/testing-information/acs-meeting-2014/. Testing for the FUSE certification exam will also be available at regional FUSE Test Centers, the SAGES Annual Meeting, and specially designated FUSE testing events.
  • img4The FUSE program is directed toward practicing surgeons regardless of specialty, surgical nurses, and other Allied Health personnel who work in the operating room and other procedural areas. Up to 12 CME and Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours are available for this activity.
  • For more information on the FUSE program, please go to www.fuseprogram.org
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    FUSE, FES and FLS Testinghttp://www.sages.org/slider/fuse-fes-fls-testing/ http://www.sages.org/slider/fuse-fes-fls-testing/#respond Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:00:12 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=44861 FUSE, FES and FLS testing will be available at the 2014 Annual ACS Clinical Congress Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on the following dates: Monday, October 27, 2014 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Click the appropriate link below for additional testing information and to register: www.fesprogram.org/testing-information/acs-clinical-congress-meeting-2014-2 www.flsprogram.org/testing-information/acs-2014-testing www.fuseprogram.org/testing-information/acs-meeting-2014

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    FUSE, FES and FLS testing will be available at the 2014 Annual ACS Clinical Congress Meeting in San Francisco, CA, on the following dates:

    Monday, October 27, 2014
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Click the appropriate link below for additional testing information and to register:

    FESwww.fesprogram.org/testing-information/acs-clinical-congress-meeting-2014-2
    FLSwww.flsprogram.org/testing-information/acs-2014-testing
    FUSEwww.fuseprogram.org/testing-information/acs-meeting-2014

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    Enhanced Recovery: The Tool You Need to Go Beyond Minimally Invasive Surgeryhttp://www.sages.org/sages-news/enhanced-recovery-tool/ http://www.sages.org/sages-news/enhanced-recovery-tool/#respond Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:47:31 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=44824 SAGES Surgical Multimodal Accelerated Recovery Trajectory (SMART) Initiative,combining minimally invasive surgical techniques with enhanced recovery pathways for perioperative care, improves outcomes and patient satisfaction. “We’ve made great advances in improving patient recovery using minimally invasive surgical techniques, but outcomes can be further improved by combining laparoscopic surgery with an enhanced recovery care plan to deliver […]

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  • SAGES Surgical Multimodal Accelerated Recovery Trajectory (SMART) Initiative,combining minimally invasive surgical techniques with enhanced recovery pathways for perioperative care, improves outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • “We’ve made great advances in improving patient recovery using minimally invasive surgical techniques, but outcomes can be further improved by combining laparoscopic surgery with an enhanced recovery care plan to deliver evidence based care throughout the perioperative period: preop, intraop and postop,” said Dr. Liane Feldman, Chair, SAGES SMART Task Force. “That’s the goal of SAGES SMART enhanced recovery program, to combine multiple perioperative interventions to maximize the value of minimally invasive surgery, but surgeons can’t do this alone.”
  • SMART enhanced recovery task force invites you to join us on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Hotel Delta Montreal, Quebec for the SAGES/ERAS Society Canada course on enhanced recovery for gastrointestinal surgery. This one-day practical introduction to creating and implementing  enhanced recovery programs. The course will bring together surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other perioperative experts to review the building blocks of enhanced recovery and experiences in implementation to allow SAGES surgeons to implement enhanced recovery for a variety of procedures in their own practices.
  • The course directors include Dr. Franco Carli, Dr. Liane Feldman and Dr. Sender Liberman.  The essential building blocks of an ERAS program will be reviewed, and speakers will share experiences in implementing programs in foregut, bariatric, hepatobiliary and colorectal surgery.
  • For more information visit http://www.sages.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ERAS-2014.pdf and to register, please contact the McGill Continuing Education Office at 514-934-8253 or cme@muhc.mcgill.ca
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    The Mission of the SAGES SMART Enhanced Recovery Task Force is to promote the integration of Enhanced Recovery care principles as a cornerstone of minimally invasive surgery to improve safety, efficiency and outcomes of GI surgery.

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    Your 2015 SAGES Membershiphttp://www.sages.org/slider/2015-sages-membership/ http://www.sages.org/slider/2015-sages-membership/#respond Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:10:28 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=45600 Renewal Invoice is available online YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO: • Renew your membership • Donate to SAGES Education and Research Foundation • Update your contact information • And much more To pay online now, please click HERE or call (310) 437-0544, ext. 110  

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    Renewal Invoice is available online

    YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
    • Renew your membership
    • Donate to SAGES Education and Research Foundation
    • Update your contact information
    • And much more

    To pay online now, please click HERE
    or call (310) 437-0544, ext. 110

     

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    SAGES Joins Pilot to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rateshttp://www.sages.org/sages-news/sages-joins-pilot-improve-colorectal-cancer-screening-rates/ http://www.sages.org/sages-news/sages-joins-pilot-improve-colorectal-cancer-screening-rates/#respond Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:10:45 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=44776 SAGES Joins Pilot to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, Access to Specialty Care in Community Health Centers SAGES has joined with the American Cancer Society and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to implement a colorectal cancer screening pilot program in underserved communities. The program is part of NCCR’s effort to reach the goal of 80 […]

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    SAGES Joins Pilot to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, Access to Specialty Care in Community Health Centers

    SAGES has joined with the American Cancer Society and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to implement a colorectal cancer screening pilot program in underserved communities.

    The program is part of NCCR’s effort to reach the goal of 80 percent of adults 50 and over receiving regular screening for colorectal cancer by 2018.   Pilots will be launched in South Carolina, Connecticut and Minnesota.

    SAGES played an instrumental role helping to define the problem, craft the grant process, and educate roundtable participants that general surgeons provide the majority of colonoscopy screening in underserved communities in the US.

    “We are honored to be a part of this national roundtable of foremost experts in the field of colon cancer prevention and treatment,” said Dr. Michael Brunt, SAGES President. “Early screening is essential to prevention and colorectal cancer is the only one of the five most common cancers that can actually be prevented by screening.

    According to Dr. Brian Dunkin, SAGES President-Elect, “This pilot program will help to bring services to communities most in need, and SAGES has committed to helping to identify surgical endoscopists within our rank that are willing to provide colonoscopy screening to the underserved at these healthcare clinics.”

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    SAGES Research Grant Applications Now Openhttp://www.sages.org/sages-news/sages-research-grant-applications-now-open/ http://www.sages.org/sages-news/sages-research-grant-applications-now-open/#respond Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:33:14 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=42738 SAGES is now accepting Research Grant Applications for the 2015 year. To submit your grant, please visit: http://www.sages.org/projects/research-grants/ The deadline is Friday, November 3rd, 2014 at 5:00PM EST. The SAGES Research Awards are open to any principal investigator who is a SAGES member, including Candidate members. SAGES would like to especially encourage grant funding to […]

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    SAGES is now accepting Research Grant Applications for the 2015 year. To submit your grant, please visit:

    http://www.sages.org/projects/research-grants/

    The deadline is Friday, November 3rd, 2014 at 5:00PM EST.

    The SAGES Research Awards are open to any principal investigator who is a SAGES member, including Candidate members. SAGES would like to especially encourage grant funding to young investigators/candidate members in the hopes that funding through SAGES will lead to additional extramural funding. Awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application, which is reviewed and evaluated by the SAGES Research Committee and approved by the Governing Board.

    Grants are limited to no more than $30,000 each, for a period of one year, and are made to the principal investigator. The purpose of these grants is to stimulate original research in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. The study may be either “bench” research or clinical.

    This year the committee will be awarding ONE NEW GRANT dealing with enhanced recovery after surgery. For more information, detailed instructions and guidelines please contact research@sages.org

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