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SAGES Joins G4 Alliance as a Founding Member Organization

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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Top Surgeons to Convene for SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting, April 15th – 18th

The Science Behind Diabetes Therapy, FDA Advisory on Duodenoscopes Panel Discussion and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Among Topics Featured – Once a year the world’s top surgeons convene to advance the future of minimally invasive surgery at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). According to Dr. L. Michael Brunt, SAGES […]

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Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning: FDA Safety Communication

In light of an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA linked to ERCP duodenoscopes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a new alert available at: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm434871.htm At the forefront of best practices in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, SAGES is committed to researching, developing and disseminating the guidelines and training for standards of practice in […]

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FES, FLS And FUSE Test Appointments Are Now Available For SAGES 2015!

Testing will take place in the SAGES Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center at the following times: Wednesday, April 15  8am – 5pm Thursday, April 16 8am – 5pm Friday, April 17 8am – 12pm For more information or to purchase your test voucher and schedule your appointment please click on […]

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SAGES 2015 Meeting Highlights

SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting: April 15-18, 2015 Promoting a Universal Culture of Innovation, Safety, and Improved Outcomes in GI Surgery Register and Book Your Hotel Now for the SAGES 2015 Meeting in Nashville! Rooms at the Opryland Hotel (a Marriott Hotel) are going fast!  Don’t wait until the last minute to register.  Pre-Registration Deadline: March […]

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Gastroenterology Societies Discuss Patient Safety in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Patient safety is a primary concern for gastrointestinal endoscopists. You may have recently heard or read about the spread of infection of difficult bacteria, called CRE, through a procedure called ERCP. The following information provides background information and explains important concepts. What is ERCP? ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. It is an advanced highly […]

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