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

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons is 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 more than 80 Test Centers throughout […]


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, […]


SAGES Go Global: Laparoscopy in Mongolia – A Model for Health Systems Strengthening by Dr. Raymond Price

Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world.  The austere environment, lack of road building, and high percentage of nomadic people severely limits patients’ access to modern health care.  Lack of trained human resources, supplies, and basic infrastructure posed significant challenges to creating sustainable modern surgical care. In 2005, gastrointestinal diseases were the […]

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SAGES Go Global: Leveraging Laparoscopy and Endoscopy to Change Global Health

The mission of SAGES Go Global project is to promote global collaboration and exchange of knowledge to optimize patient care. Through its webcasting and International Proctoring Courses (ICP) SAGES operates on an international level providing surgical educational world-wide improve health care in low resource regions. This week and next we want to call attention the groundbreaking […]


SAGES Announces 2015 Medical Student Scholarship Award

SAGES is now accepting submissions to the 3rd Annual Medical Student Scholarship Award. Deadline to Apply and Submit Essay: Friday, February 6, 2015 The Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in medical schools in the US and Canada. To enter, applicants must submit a 500 word essay explaining why they should be selected to […]


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