Limited Space Still Available For All Hands-On Labs at SAGES 2016

Register for These Hands-On Labs at the SAGES Annual Meeting:
Wednesday, March 16, 1:30PM – 5:00PM

  • Getting Behind Advances in Colorectal Surgery – This hands-on lab will provide practical exposure to ESD, TAMIS, TEO and TEM techniques of dissection and suturing, under the mentorship of expert faculty. This course is designed for any practicing surgeon who incorporates colon and rectal surgery into his or her practice.   Chairs: Patricia Sylla, MD and Peter Marcello, MD  | Co-Chairs: Teresa DeBeche-Adams, MD and Emre Gorgun, MD (This is a simulator based course with explants.)
  • Common Bile Duct Stones – Despite the fact that cholecystectomy is the most common intra-abdominal procedure performed by general surgeons, many do not feel comfortable managing patients with CBD stones and have relegated their care to gastroenterologists. This hands-on course will expose surgeons to laparoscopic and open techniques to treat patients with CBD stones. It is the companion program to the CBD Stones postgraduate course and is meant for general and hepatobiliary surgeons, as well as their operative teams. Chair: Fernando Santos, MD | Co-Chair: Eric Hungness, MD (This is a simulator based course.)

Thursday, March 17, 1:30PM – 5:00PM

  • Endolumenal Bariatrics – Obesity rates have soared in the United States, with over 30% of Americans being classified as being obese. This course is designed for practicing bariatric surgeons and surgeons new to the field who are involved in the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. It will cover basic and advanced flexible endoscopy, as it plays an integral role in the management of obesity and bariatric surgery complications. Chair: Dean Mikami, MD | Co-Chair: Bipan Chand, MD (This is a simulator and explant course.)
  • Hernia – Hernia surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by general surgeons. Recently, several new techniques for repair of ventral and incisional hernias have been developed and many surgeons have little experience with these techniques. The Hernia hands-on course will allow surgeons to learn these new techniques as well as have dialogue with other surgeons regarding nuances and tips for performing these hernia repairs. Instruction will be provided by SAGES experts utilizing a standardized teaching technique to maximize the lab experience for attendees. Chair: William Hope, MD | Co-Chair: William Cobb, MD (This is a cadaver lab.)
    • Participants in this course will automatically be enrolled in the SAGES ADOPT program, a year-long Performance Improvement CME activity, included in the course registration fee. More information is available here. Attendees will receive: 
      1.  Several post-meeting webinars with tips, videos, and coaching by SAGES experts,
      2.  Discussions of challenges and suggestions of ways to overcome them,
      3.  Video review session of two (2) of your cases,
      4. An opportunity to present your experience at the 2017 SAGES Annual Meeting.

Participants may attend a maximum of one Wednesday and one Thursday lab.
To register, proceed to Step 3 of the SAGES 2016 Meeting registration application.

Register Today!
Pre-Registration Deadline:  February 12, 2016 at Midnight PST

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