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Sherry Wren, MD

Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases

Long standing SAGES member Dr. Sherry Wren and Dr. Adam Kushner have authored a Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases, to offer guidance on protocol and supplies to try and minimize risks when operating on potential Ebola cases. The protocol is available at and should be shared with the surgical teams at […]


FUSE Surgical Training Program Aims to Reduce OR Fires and Enhance Safety around Operating Room Use of Energy Devices

SAGES has launched the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™ (FUSE) program, designed to educate surgeons and affiliated staff about the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the OR, endoscopy suite and other procedural areas. FUSE meets a crucial need in surgical education as previously, no formal training program has existed that promotes safety when […]


Enhanced Recovery: The Tool You Need to Go Beyond Minimally Invasive Surgery

SAGES Surgical Multimodal Accelerated Recovery Trajectory (SMART) Initiative,combining minimally invasive surgical techniques with enhanced recovery pathways for perioperative care, improves outcomes and patient satisfaction. “We’ve made great advances in improving patient recovery using minimally invasive surgical techniques, but outcomes can be further improved by combining laparoscopic surgery with an enhanced recovery care plan to deliver […]


SAGES Joins Pilot to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

SAGES Joins Pilot to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, Access to Specialty Care in Community Health Centers SAGES has joined with the American Cancer Society and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to implement a colorectal cancer screening pilot program in underserved communities. The program is part of NCCR’s effort to reach the goal of 80 […]

SAGES Research Grant Award Winners

SAGES Research Grant Applications Now Open

SAGES is now accepting Research Grant Applications for the 2015 year. To submit your grant, please visit: The deadline is Friday, November 3rd, 2014 at 5:00PM EST. The SAGES Research Awards are open to any principal investigator who is a SAGES member, including Candidate members. SAGES would like to especially encourage grant funding to […]

Patricia Sylla, MD

Dr. Patricia Sylla, Chair of SAGES CITF Task Force, Profiled in General Surgery News

Dr. Patricia Sylla, Chair of SAGES Conflict of Interest Task Force, is profiled in this month’s issue of General Surgery. Read the full article here.


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