SAGES Fundamentals: Revolutionizing Surgical Training Worldwide

SAGES 2015 Meeting Highlights

SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting: April 15-18, 2015 Promoting a Universal Culture of Innovation, Safety, and Improved Outcomes in GI Surgery Register and Book Your Hotel Now for the SAGES 2015 Meeting in Nashville! Rooms at the Opryland Hotel (a Marriott Hotel) are going fast!  Don’t wait until the last minute to register.  Pre-Registration Deadline: March […]

Gastroenterology Societies Discuss Patient Safety in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Patient safety is a primary concern for gastrointestinal endoscopists. You may have recently heard or read about the spread of infection of difficult bacteria, called CRE, through a procedure called ERCP. The following information provides background information and explains important concepts. What is ERCP? ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. It is an advanced highly […]

2015 Fellowship Council Application Process

As you know, many general surgery chief residents are considering additional surgical training in the fields of Advanced Gastrointestinal, Advanced Minimally Invasive GI Surgery, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary, Bariatric or Flexible Endoscopy. However, many past residents have discovered how difficult it is to find and secure one of these fellowships, experiencing uncertainty and lack of direction through the […]

SAGES Awarded Accreditation with Commendation for 6 Years as Provider of CME for Physicians

SAGES has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. SAGES’ accreditation has been extended until November 30, 2020. Timothy Farrell, MD, SAGES Continuing Education Committee Chair and Professor of Surgery at UNC School of Medicine, […]

SAGES Go Global: Laparoscopy in Mongolia – A Model for Health Systems Strengthening by Dr. Raymond Price

Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world.  The austere environment, lack of road building, and high percentage of nomadic people severely limits patients’ access to modern health care.  Lack of trained human resources, supplies, and basic infrastructure posed significant challenges to creating sustainable modern surgical care. In 2005, gastrointestinal diseases were the […]

SAGES Go Global: Leveraging Laparoscopy and Endoscopy to Change Global Health

The mission of SAGES Go Global project is to promote global collaboration and exchange of knowledge to optimize patient care. Through its webcasting and International Proctoring Courses (ICP) SAGES operates on an international level providing surgical educational world-wide improve health care in low resource regions. This week and next we want to call attention the groundbreaking […]

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FLS – Celebrating a Decade of Skill-Based Surgical Education

SAGES Celebrates the FLS Program’s 10th Anniversary FLS Pioneered Validated Skill-Based Surgical Education Ten years ago, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) launched the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) in response to the need for formal education in the underlying principles and basic skills of laparoscopic surgery.  View full article “Celebrating a […]

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Get Well Sooner PSA and Media Campaign

Dear SAGES Member, In order to raise awareness among patients about the benefits of MIS and to promote the adoption of MIS techniques among health care providers, SAGES has launched “Get Well Sooner,” a health initiative aimed at improving the overall value of patient care through enhanced adoption and access to minimally invasive surgical and […]

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SAGES Launches Program to Reduce Bile Duct Injury

SAGES seeks to create a universal culture of safety in cholecystectomy by educating residents, fellows, and practicing surgeons about technical steps to prevent bile duct injury, such as the Critical View of Safety and intraoperative biliary imaging. Please click on the link for strategies for minimizing bile duct injuries and a video by Dr. Michael […]