MIS Fellows Course

2016 SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course for Fellows

Date: September 16-17, 2016

Location: Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE) in Houston, Texas

Registration for the annual 2016 SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course for Fellows is now open.  The non-CME course includes a didactic and hands-on learning lab.   At the end of the course, surgical fellows will become familiar with GI endoscopes, towers and the instruments used for endoscopic surgery.  Fellows will also be able to identify the most common types of GI pathology and options for management.

Registration:
Fellows are required to complete a brief registration application.  Fellows will receive a letter of acceptance to the program within 2 weeks of submitting application.  Please refrain from making travel arrangements prior to receiving an official acceptance letter.

Registration Closing Date:  Registration will close Monday, August 15, 2016. (A wait-list will be established if capacity is met prior to the closing date.)

Please register by clicking this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/zfqy9r

You may view the preliminary course agenda here: 2016 MIS Fellows Course Agenda for Fellows-DRAFT

Additional Course Information
The course accommodates 60 fellows (1st and 2nd year only). Priority will be given to SAGES candidate members.

Fees:  Fellows will be charged a $100 fee, if they are accepted and cancel their participation prior to the course.

Travel:  Air travel to and from Houston, Texas is the responsibility of each participant.  The program will conclude at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Do not make your travel plans prior to receiving an acceptance letter from the SAGES office.

Hotel Accommodations:   Hotel rooms will be provided for the nights of Thursday, September 15th and Friday, September 16th.  Fellows will be sharing a room with one other fellow. Rooms will be assigned on an ad hoc basis. If a room is required for Saturday night or Sunday night, it will be provided at the participant’s expense.

Meals: Meals are included in the program.  Friday, September 16, 2016: breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Saturday, September 17, 2016: breakfast & lunch will be provided

Transportation to local airport: SAGES will provide shuttle transportation to local airports at the conclusion of the program on Saturday, September 17, 2016. (Note: All early departure transportation will be the responsibility of the individual fellow)