SAGES http://www.sages.org Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:47:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 General Surgery News Interview with L. Michael Brunt, MD – SAGES Past Presidenthttp://www.sages.org/blog/general-surgery-news-interview-l-michael-brunt-md/ http://www.sages.org/blog/general-surgery-news-interview-l-michael-brunt-md/#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:45:50 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=48670 Immediate SAGES Past President, L. Michael Brunt, MD speaks with past president, Rick Greene, MD about current and future initiatives of the society, including safely using surgical energy and preventing bile duct injuries. Watch and comment on this at the General Surgery News Site.

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Immediate SAGES Past President, L. Michael Brunt, MD speaks with past president, Rick Greene, MD about current and future initiatives of the society, including safely using surgical energy and preventing bile duct injuries.

Watch and comment on this at the General Surgery News Site.

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SAGES Safety in Cholecystectomy Task Forcehttp://www.sages.org/blog/sages-safety-in-cholecystectomy-task-force/ http://www.sages.org/blog/sages-safety-in-cholecystectomy-task-force/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:58:21 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=48369 The SAGES Safety in Cholecystectomy Task Force, charged with establishing a universal culture of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, has gained immediate momentum. This past January the Surgical Endoscopy Journal published the results of the Delphi survey, initiated in April 2014. The paper “SAGES expert Delphi consensus: critical factors for safe surgical practice in laparoscopic cholecystectomy” […]

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The SAGES Safety in Cholecystectomy Task Force, charged with establishing a universal culture of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, has gained immediate momentum. This past January the Surgical Endoscopy Journal published the results of the Delphi survey, initiated in April 2014. The paper “SAGES expert Delphi consensus: critical factors for safe surgical practice in laparoscopic cholecystectomy” served to inform the committee on key domains for training, assessment, and research.

The committee has utilized the findings as a roadmap for the initiative aimed at improving surgical outcomes and patient safety. In its early programmatic stages, the committee has identified 6 strategies surgeons can employ to adopt a universal culture of safety for cholecystectomy and to minimize the risk of bile duct injury.

This summer committee volunteers are developing the initial outlines to the didactic content and assessment questions that will be included in the SAFE Cholecystectomy Program Education Curriculum. Additionally, the committee is working on a pilot project that will help to easily compile videos and pictures for educational purposes.

You may find more information on the SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy Program by visiting the SAGES website: http://www.sages.org/safe-cholecystectomy-program/   

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Interviews from the SAGES 2015 Meeting:http://www.sages.org/blog/interviews-from-the-sages-2015-meeting-using-big-data-to-improve-patient-care-reduce-wasted-resources/ http://www.sages.org/blog/interviews-from-the-sages-2015-meeting-using-big-data-to-improve-patient-care-reduce-wasted-resources/#respond Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:44:56 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=48101 Using Big Data To Improve Patient Care, Reduce Wasted Resources  • Dana Telem, MD, of New York discusses the use of biomedical informatics to improve patient care while reducing wasteful aspects of the health system, giving specific examples.

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Using Big Data To Improve Patient Care, Reduce Wasted Resources

  Dana Telem, MD, of New York discusses the use of biomedical informatics to improve patient care while reducing wasteful aspects of the health system, giving specific examples.

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SAGES Joins G4 Alliance as a Founding Member Organizationhttp://www.sages.org/sages-breaking-news/sages-joins-g4-alliance-as-a-founding-member-organization/ http://www.sages.org/sages-breaking-news/sages-joins-g4-alliance-as-a-founding-member-organization/#respond Thu, 28 May 2015 20:54:10 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=48073 SAGES has proudly joined the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anesthesia Care (G4 Alliance) as a founding member organization. SAGES Board Member Dr. Horacio Asbun represented SAGES last week in Geneva at the G4 Alliance inaugural meeting. The G4 Alliance is an advocacy-based organization dedicated to building political priority for surgical care as […]

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SAGES has proudly joined the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anesthesia Care (G4 Alliance) as a founding member organization. SAGES Board Member Dr. Horacio Asbun represented SAGES last week in Geneva at the G4 Alliance inaugural meeting.

The G4 Alliance is an advocacy-based organization dedicated to building political priority for surgical care as part of the global development agenda. G4 provides a collective voice for Member Organizations united in their commitment to supporting increased access to safe, essential surgical, obstetric, trauma, and anesthesia care for all.

G4 AsbunOver two billion people lack access to basic surgical services worldwide with less than 4% of all operations being delivered to the world’s poorest countries. Marginalized populations continue to suffer due to a lack of trained health care providers, inadequate infrastructure, disproportionate out of pocket healthcare costs, and lack of prioritization of surgical, obstetric, trauma and anesthesia care as part of national health plans and more widely, the global agenda.

For more information about the G4 Alliance, please visit http://www.theg4alliance.org

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SAGES Welcomes New Board of Governors, Officers and President Dr. Brian Dunkinhttp://www.sages.org/blog/sages-welcomes-new-president-dr-brian-dunkin/ http://www.sages.org/blog/sages-welcomes-new-president-dr-brian-dunkin/#respond Thu, 14 May 2015 21:12:32 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=47862 Advancing Telementoring and Improving Outcomes to be Top Priorities The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) announced the election of Brian J. Dunkin, M.D., as President on April 18th as part of the SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting. Dr. Dunkin is the Head of Surgical Endoscopy at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, […]

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Advancing Telementoring and Improving Outcomes to be Top Priorities

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) announced the election of Brian J. Dunkin, M.D., as President on April 18th as part of the SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting. Dr. Dunkin is the Head of Surgical Endoscopy at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and Medical Director of the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE) – a comprehensive education and research institute. He is also Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and the John F., Jr. & Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation & Technology.

“I am humbled by the honor of serving as SAGES President for the upcoming year,” said Dr. Dunkin. “The energy and unique ideas created by our membership are unlike any other organization and I am committed to fostering that vitality into meaningful initiatives that serve our members and their patients well.”

Dr. Dunkin will lead two new SAGES initiatives aimed at improving patient care. The first is focused on organizing the society’s work in the quality and outcomes landscape by holding a SAGES Quality Summit in Washington D.C., May 15-16, 2015. There, multiple stakeholders in the field will come together to share their work. The Quality, Outcomes, and Safety Committee will use this information to map out SAGES’ strategy for contributing uniquely to the quality landscape. The second initiative will focus on advancing the field of telementoring – having the ability to mentor a surgeon in one’s own operating room through the early part of their learning curve. Current audio-visual technology enables this type of interaction over distance in a meaningful way and SAGES has created a Telementoring Task Force to leverage collective knowledge and push this field forward. The Task Force is holding a Project 6 Summit in Los Angeles, August 20-22, 2015, where stakeholders in the field will convene to map out strategies to advance the field.

Dr. Dunkin has been a member of the SAGES Board of Governors since 2006 and Chairs the Flexible Endoscopy Committee. He was the Program Chair for the SAGES 2011 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, and serves on the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) Program, Open-to-MIS, and Finance and Assets Committees. Dr. Dunkin’s areas of research and publication include simulation in healthcare, measurement of procedural skills, techniques in minimally invasive surgery, endolumenal surgery, biliary endoscopy, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal physiology.

Additionally, Daniel J. Scott, M.D., has been elected President-Elect of SAGES. Dr. Scott is the Executive Director at the Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He holds the Frank H. Kidd, Jr. MD Distinguished Professorship in Surgery and is Professor and Vice Chair of Education for UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Surgery.

Also joining the SAGES Board this year will be Drs. Robert Lim, Paresh Shah and Patricia Sylla.

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SAGES Quality Summit Meetinghttp://www.sages.org/blog/sages-quality-summit-meeting/ http://www.sages.org/blog/sages-quality-summit-meeting/#respond Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:39:03 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=47483 SAGES Quality Summit Meeting May 15 – 16, 2015, 2015 Grand Hyatt, Washington DC Meeting Goals: 1. Determine the challenges and potential solutions for the development and implementation of quality initiatives in health care, 2. Define the role of surgical & endoscopic societies as facilitators in this process, 3. Inspire society-driven patient-centered quality efforts, 4. […]

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SAGES Quality Summit Meeting May 15 – 16, 2015, 2015 Grand Hyatt, Washington DC

Meeting Goals:
1. Determine the challenges and potential solutions for the development and implementation of quality initiatives in health care,
2. Define the role of surgical & endoscopic societies as facilitators in this process,
3. Inspire society-driven patient-centered quality efforts,
4. Establish new relationships and collaborations to advance the field of quality in surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy.

15-May-15TopicSpeakerOrganization
7:30 AMIntroductions and objectives of the SummitBrian Dunkin, MD, Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, and Benjamin Poulose, MD
Quality 2015Moderators: Anne Lidor, MD and Bradley R Davis, MD (ASCRS)
7:50 AMNational Quality Foundation present and futureHelen Burstin, MDNational Quality Foundation
8:10 AMThe Changing Quality Landscape and Hospital Value Based Purchasing- Linking Quality and Cost in Delivery System ReformLemeneh Tefera, MDCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
8:30 AMHow quality changes affect surgeonsFrank  G. Opelka, MDAmerican College of Surgeons
8:50 AMTransition from fee for service to fee for performance; challenges and opportunitiesRoger Ray, MDCarolinas Health
9:10 AMDiscussion
9:40 AMBreak
KEYNOTE: Maryland Experience
10:00 AMClinical Quality and Outcomes from a Population Health PerspectiveJosh M. Sharfstein, MDJohn Hopkins
10:30 AMQuestions
Imperative for Changes in quality: how can societies help?Moderators: Brian Dunkin, MD and William Richardson, MD (SSAT)
10:45 AMRegulator perspectiveLemeneh Tefera, MDCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
11:05 AMPatient PerspectiveDiane PinakiewiczPatient Safety Advocate
11:25 AMHospital System perspectivePascal R. Fuchshuber, MDKaiser Permanente
11:45 AMDiscussion
12:00 PMLUNCH
15-May-15TopicSpeakerOrganization
Quality Initatives in Surgery and Endoscopy (Challenges and Opportunities)Moderators: Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD and Rebecca Minter, MD (AHPBA)
1:00 PMSTSDavid Shahian, MDSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
1:20 PMACSFrank Opelka, MDAmerican College of Surgeons
1:40 PMASGEJonathan Cohen, MDAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
2:00 PMASMBSStacy Brethauer, MDAmerican Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
2:20 PMDiscussion
3:00 PMBreak
Quality Improvement is all about the quality of collected dataModerators: Benjamin K. Poulose, MD
3:30 PMImpact of quality metrics on avoiding healthcare associated infections and other surgical complicationsDarryl Gray, MDAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
3:50 PMHarnessing Data to Drive Quality ImprovementBimal Shah, MD &/or Carolyn ScottPremier, Inc.
4:10 PMEducation as a driver of quality improvementLouis Diamond, MDAlliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions
4:30 PMDiscussion (45 min)
5:15 PMEnd of Day One RemarksBrian J. Dunkin, MD
6:30 PMDinner at local restaurant
16-May-15TopicSpeakerOrganization
Recollections from Day One
8:00 AMSummary from Quality 2015 sessionAnne Lidor, MDSAGES
Summary from Imperative for Change sessionBrian J. Dunkin, MDSAGES
Summary from Quality Initatives in Surgery/Endoscopy sessionDimitrios Stefanidis, MDSAGES
Summary from Quality Improvement data sessionBenjamin Poulose, MDSAGES
Update on work being done by SAGESModerator: Brian J. Dunkin, MD
9:00 AMUpdate on:Intersociety Complex GI Surgery MetricRepresentative to ABS
Rep to RUC
Rep to CPT
Surgical Quality Alliance
AMA house of delegates
ACS Board of Governors Rep.
ACS GSAC
ACS PAC
Fellowship Council
Invited but not yet confirmed
11:00 AMBreak
11:15 AMDiscuss SAGES strategyAll
12:00 PMConclusion

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Introducing SAGES 2015 Member Recruitment Campaignhttp://www.sages.org/slider/introducing-sages-2015-member-recruitment-campaign/ http://www.sages.org/slider/introducing-sages-2015-member-recruitment-campaign/#respond Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:51:27 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=47676 The post Introducing SAGES 2015 Member Recruitment Campaign appeared first on SAGES.

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SAGES University Video Contest Winners Announcedhttp://www.sages.org/blog/sages-university-video-contest-winners-announced/ http://www.sages.org/blog/sages-university-video-contest-winners-announced/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:44:33 +0000 http://www.sages.org/?p=47336 SAGES is pleased to announce that Miranda Forbes and Megan Rutkai, in partnership with Dr. Adrian Park and his team at the James and Sylvia Earl SAIL Center, are the official winners of the SAGES University Video Contest.  Dr. Park, SAGES 2nd Vice President, and his team at Anne Arundel Medical Center, collaborated with South River […]

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SAGES U WinnersSAGES is pleased to announce that Miranda Forbes and Megan Rutkai, in partnership with Dr. Adrian Park and his team at the James and Sylvia Earl SAIL Center, are the official winners of the SAGES University Video Contest.  Dr. Park, SAGES 2nd Vice President, and his team at Anne Arundel Medical Center, collaborated with South River High Schools “Global Communications and Public Affairs” program out of Annapolis Maryland to develop and produce their  video. In response to the request, the school connected the two high school sophomores with the team.

AAMC Internship Awards Certificate & Check Megan Rukai and Miranda Forbesand will also be presented at the SAGES meeting:

More about SAGES University:

  1. 100% of SAGES University Alumni recommend it to other SAGES Members!
  2. SAGES University is a free educational tool available at http://university.sages.org/ to SAGES members only.
  3. SAGES University courses offer self-assessment credits, which may be used towards fulfilling Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Video Credits:

  • Special thanks to South River High School’s “Global Communications and Public Affairs” Signature Program  (Anne Arundel County Maryland) for partnering with Dr. Park on this effort.
  • Technical Advisors:  Ivan George, Director Earl SAIL Center, and Hamid “Reza” Zahiri, MD,  Linda Lamon, MS,  South River HS
  • Executive Director, Editor & Producer: Megan Rutkai, South River HS
  • Writers: Megan Rutkai, South River HS, Miranda Forbes, South River HS, Kevin Keegan, South River HS, Ivan George, Anne Arundel Medical Center/ Earl SAIL Center
  • Corresponding Author:  Ivan George, Director Earl SAIL Center
  • Music/Art/Camera Director:  Miranda Forbes, South River HS
  • Site / Effect Director: Ivan George, Director Earl SAIL Center
  • Narration: Emil Gallina

Actors:

Arian Park , MD                 Adrian Park
“Reza” Zahiri, MD              Primary Fellow
Udai Sibia, MD                   Cake baker
Keith Terry                         Anesthesiologist
Ann Casamento                Yoga participant
Ivan George                      Yoga participant
Abby Mandelblatt              hallway student

Site:

Shot at The James and Sylvia Earl SAIL Center of the Anne Arundel Medical Center of Annapolis MD

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