Announcing SAGES 2017 Keynote Lectures

Attend These Keynotes at SAGES 2017!

Karl Storz Lecture, Speaker: Dave Kerpen
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Dave Kerpen is the founder and CEO of Likeable Local, and New York Times bestselling author of four books. An international keynote speaker, Mr. Kerpen is the #1 LinkedIn Influencer of all time in page views, ahead of Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Mark Cuban and President Barack Obama.

Social Media and Health Care, Speaker: Brian P. Jacob, MD
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Dr. Brian P. Jacob is an American Board Certified minimally invasive general and bariatric surgeon, and founder of a startup company called the International Hernia Collaboration, Inc. He operates at Mount Sinai Medical Center and at Midtown Surgery Center in New York City. Dr. Jacob performs a variety of surgical procedures, but has a special interest in treating the diseases of hernia, groin pain, abdominal pain, and obesity. In an effort of help optimize patient outcomes after hernia repair, in 2012 Dr. Jacob launched the International Hernia Collaboration (IHC), a private Facebook™ group of over 2500 hernia surgeons and hernia industry partners. He believes there is significant power in large focused professional networks like the IHC, and thus expects the continued growth of it, and other groups like it, to rapidly change the way medical information is disseminated and exchanged in order to improve patient care.

Presidential Address, Speaker: Daniel J. Scott, MD
Friday March 24, 2017, 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Dr. Daniel Scott, SAGES President, is Assistant Dean, Simulation & Student Integration of Graduate Medical Education, Director of UT Southwestern Simulation Center and holds the Frank H. Kidd, Jr. MD Distinguished Professorship in Surgery. Dr. Scott also serves as the Executive Director of the Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level I Education Institute and by SAGES as a Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES), and Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) Test Center. Dr. Scott oversees numerous educational activities within the Department of Surgery and has special interests in technical skills training, performance assessment and competency. Dr. Scott is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in the clinical areas of minimally invasive general surgery, including bariatric, foregut, and hernia surgery. His research interests focus on emerging surgical techniques and technologies, as well as simulation-based surgical education and novel methods for achieving mastery. He has authored 179 publications, including books, monographs, chapters, manuscripts, and videos, all focusing on various areas of minimally invasive and gastrointestinal surgery, including novel surgical devices and approaches, Bariatrics, GERD, Achalasia, Hernia, Robotics, and Surgical Education. Dr. Scott has received grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and other organizations for simulation-based training and device development research.

Gerald Marks Lecture “Competency Based Surgical Training: the Solution?” Speaker: H. Jaap Bonjer, MD, PhD
Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
In this keynote for surgeons and surgical residents, Dr. Bonjer will discuss the elements, implementation and outcomes of competency based surgical training programs. Since 2009, Dr. Bonjer assumed the position of Chairman and Professor of the Department of Surgery at the Free University Medical Centre in Amsterdam. His clinical and research activities focus on endocrine surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

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