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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: 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 […]

Fundamentals Testing 2015

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 […]


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 […]


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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SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Opens Two International Test Centers in France and Saudi Arabia

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons are pleased to announce that the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic SurgeryTM (FLS) – the nation’s first validated skills-based surgical education program in minimally invasive surgery – is taking a giant leap forward and expanding internationally. Since launching in 2004, FLS has opened […]


SAGES Awarded Accreditation with Commendation for 6 Years as Provider of CME for Physicians

SAGES has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. SAGES’ accreditation has been extended until November 30, 2020. Timothy Farrell, MD, SAGES Continuing Education Committee Chair and Professor of Surgery at UNC School of Medicine, […]


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