SAGES Global Affairs

Mission statement:
To promote global collaboration and exchange of knowledge to optimize patient care.


    • Interact, foster, and collaborate with national, regional societies.
    • Branding SAGES internationally
    • Encourage global collaboration in research, education, and innovation

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SAGES gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their unrestricted support towards the SAGES International Proctoring Courses (IPC), a SAGES Global Affairs Initiative:

SAGES Research & Education Foundation

SAGES gratefully acknowledges the following companies and individuals for their unrestricted contribution in kind:

Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Karl Storz Endoscopy

Swanson Family Foundation


SAGES Board of Governor’s and the SAGES Global Affairs Committee would like to acknowledge the following:

Recipient: Francois Letarte, MD
Abstract: Minimally Invasive Colectomy for Complicated Diverticular Disease in the Emergency Setting: A Safe Choice?
Institution: Hôpital Saint-François d’Assise, CHUQ
Country: Canada

Recipient: Akiyo Matsumuto, MD
Abstract: Laparoscopic versus Open Resection for Colon Cancer Based on 9-year Data:
Results of our Hospital Study in 1065 Patients.
Institution: Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital
Country: Japan

Go Global Researcher Award:

Recipient: Virinder Basal, MD
Abstract: Prospective Randomized Controlled Blinded Study to Evaluate the Effect of Short Term Focused Training Program in Laparoscopy on Operative Room Performance of Surgery Resident.
Institution: All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi
Country: India

Recipient: Bora Koc, MD
Abstract: Comparison of Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration and ERCP/S LC for Choledocholithiasis: A Prospective Randomized Study
Institution: Okmeydan Training and Research Hospital
Country: Turkey

Recipient: Long Tran Cong Duy, MD
Abstract: Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 5 year experience
Institution: University Medical Center, Hochiminh City
Country: Vietnam


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SAGES Global Affairs Committee Chairs:

Horacio Asbun, MD (Chair)
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville

Jeffrey W  Hazey, MD (Co-Chair)
Ohio State University Medical Center

International Proctoring Course:

  • September 1-13, 2013, Dharkhan & Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia