SAGES Advanced Laparoscopic Workshops for Surgical Residents

SAGES offers a series of courses on advanced laparoscopic procedures and techniques. The number of courses varies per year between one and six courses. The topics are selected by SAGES Resident Education committee to address the breadth of interests of SAGES Candidate members. Upcoming courses will give general surgery residents exposure in foregut, solid organ, colon, bariatric and hernia surgery. The faculty will discuss indications and surgical techniques of those subspecialties. In addition to classroom didactics, each course involves an extensive laboratory experience.

SAGES resident course faculty includes many of the most experienced and respected endoscopic surgeons in the world. Tuition for residents will be free and includes hotel & meals.

Program Directors are invited to designate a surgical resident to participate in each course. Residents must be PGY 4 or 5 and must be a SAGES Candidate member to be accepted into Advanced Courses. For more information on Candidate membership, please use this link.

If you are a resident and are interested in attending this course, please contact your Program Director.

We believe that the ongoing series of courses are a stimulating and productive way to further expose surgical trainees to the techniques of endoscopic surgery, to standardize their knowledge base in the area, and to provide strong educational support for the endoscopic resident education programs.

We look forward to your participation and that of your trainees.

Current Schedule of Advanced Laparoscopy Workshops

Course announcements for all SAGES resident courses are sent to all U.S. program directors. Each program selects the resident to attend the course. In order to provide equitable service to all residency programs, each program may register only one resident per course.

For course registration policies, please contact the Registrar at or (310) 437-0544, ext 128.

The complete course schedule for 2015 has not yet been finalized.
Please check back soon for additional course dates.

SAGES Resident Course: Advanced Lap Upper GI/Bariatric
November 20-21, 2014
Open for Surgical Residents (Canada), SAGES Candidate Membership is required
London, ON, Canada
Sponsored by Ethicon Canada

SAGES Advanced Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery Resident Course
December 4-5, 2014
Open to PGY 4-5 Surgical Residents (Canada), SAGES Candidate Membership is required
London, ON, Canada
Sponsored by Ethicon Canada