SAGES Joins G4 Alliance as a Founding Member Organization

SAGES has proudly joined the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anesthesia Care (G4 Alliance) as a founding member organization. SAGES Board Member Dr. Horacio Asbun represented SAGES last week in Geneva at the G4 Alliance inaugural meeting. The G4 Alliance is an advocacy-based organization dedicated to building political priority for surgical care as […]

Brian J. Dunkin

SAGES Welcomes New Board of Governors, Officers and President Dr. Brian Dunkin

Advancing Telementoring and Improving Outcomes to be Top Priorities The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) announced the election of Brian J. Dunkin, M.D., as President on April 18th as part of the SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting. Dr. Dunkin is the Head of Surgical Endoscopy at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, […]

SAGES quality summit meeting

SAGES Quality Summit Meeting

SAGES Quality Summit Meeting May 15 – 16, 2015, 2015 Grand Hyatt, Washington DC Meeting Goals: 1. Determine the challenges and potential solutions for the development and implementation of quality initiatives in health care, 2. Define the role of surgical & endoscopic societies as facilitators in this process, 3. Inspire society-driven patient-centered quality efforts, 4. […]

SAGES University Winning Video

SAGES University Video Contest Winners Announced

SAGES is pleased to announce that Miranda Forbes and Megan Rutkai, in partnership with Dr. Adrian Park and his team at the James and Sylvia Earl SAIL Center, are the official winners of the SAGES University Video Contest.  Dr. Park, SAGES 2nd Vice President, and his team at Anne Arundel Medical Center, collaborated with South River […]

Top Surgeons to Convene for SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting, April 15th – 18th

The Science Behind Diabetes Therapy, FDA Advisory on Duodenoscopes Panel Discussion and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Among Topics Featured – Once a year the world’s top surgeons convene to advance the future of minimally invasive surgery at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). According to Dr. L. Michael Brunt, SAGES […]

SAGES 2015 Medical Student Scholarship Award Winners

Award-Winning Essays from SAGES 2015 Medical Student Scholarship Program Congratulations Marc Olivier Duverseau, Collin Howser and Cypriana Koziak, winners of SAGES 2015 Medical Scholarship Award Program! For the third consecutive year, SAGES Membership Committee successfully administered the Medical Student Scholarship Award program that offers participating medical students attending medical schools in the United States and […]

Nashville Rescue Mission

SAGES Gives Back: Sign Up Now For Volunteer Opportunities in Nashville

The Humanitarian Committee has initiated two volunteer opportunities with local Nashville nonprofits – the Renewal House and the Nashville Rescue Mission. SAGES members and their families will have the unique opportunity to provide service in the host community. Please join us and volunteer by emailing Cynthia Zarate at or visiting the registration desk during […]

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Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning: FDA Safety Communication

In light of an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA linked to ERCP duodenoscopes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a new alert available at: At the forefront of best practices in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, SAGES is committed to researching, developing and disseminating the guidelines and training for standards of practice in […]

Fundamentals Testing 2015

FES, FLS And FUSE Test Appointments Are Now Available For SAGES 2015!

Testing will take place in the SAGES Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center at the following times: Wednesday, April 15  8am – 5pm Thursday, April 16 8am – 5pm Friday, April 17 8am – 12pm For more information or to purchase your test voucher and schedule your appointment please click on […]

SAGES Fundamentals: Revolutionizing Surgical Training Worldwide