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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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FLS – Celebrating a Decade of Skill-Based Surgical Education

SAGES Celebrates the FLS Program’s 10th Anniversary FLS Pioneered Validated Skill-Based Surgical Education Ten years ago, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) launched the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) in response to the need for formal education in the underlying principles and basic skills of laparoscopic surgery.  View full article “Celebrating a […]

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Get Well Sooner PSA and Media Campaign

Dear SAGES Member, In order to raise awareness among patients about the benefits of MIS and to promote the adoption of MIS techniques among health care providers, SAGES has launched “Get Well Sooner,” a health initiative aimed at improving the overall value of patient care through enhanced adoption and access to minimally invasive surgical and […]


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