Generously funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Karl Storz Endoscopy
This Award is designated to give a fellow the opportunity to to visit IRCAD, a private institute that is dedicated to the advancement of minimally invasive surgery through research and education. IRCAD trains more than 5,000 surgeons each year at its world-renown center in Strasbourg and is the home of WebSurg, the leading internet surgical website (WebSurg.com). The visiting fellow will be integrated into the Fellowship programs of the IRCAD and IHU (Strasbourg Institut Hopitalo Universitaires), and offered the opportunity to conduct original research in the state of the art image guided interventional lab of the IHU and to attend course offerings of the IRCAD. This “mini-Fellowship” can take place between 3 and 7 days according to the scope of the Fellow’s interest and research plans. Karl Storz Endoscopy will provide 3 to 7 days of room/board, transportation and the cost of any labs or courses. The Award is available to an Active or Candidate member of SAGES, who is enrolled in a Fellowship Council recognized fellowship program.
The winner will be chosen by the SAGES Awards Committee based on merit and their desire to attend. The Nominee must submit the following:
- Statement from nominee of why they wish to attend the course
- Current abbreviated CV
- Recommendation letter from the nominee’s Program Director
Past winners include:
Eric Hungness, MD (2005); Carlos Galvani, MD (2006); Kevin Reavis, MD (2007); Patricia Sylla, MD (2008); Timothy Kennedy, MD (2009); Basil Yurcisin, MD (2010); Konstantinos Makris, MD (2011); Omar Kudsi, MD (2012); Melanie Lynette Hafford, MD (2013); Eran Shlomovitz, MD (2014); Yulia Zak, MD (2015); Paul Colavita, MD (2016); Iswanto Sucandy, MD (2017); Tyler Cohn, MD (2018); Maria Altieri, MD (2019); Brett Parker, MD (2020); Gad Marom, MD (2021)