Gerald Fried, MD SAGES President 2013-2014

Message from the President – Summer 2013

It is an incredible honor for me to be SAGES President. This organization is remarkable for its energy and the capacity of its members to work hard to achieve our organizational goals. SAGES has grown enormously with the laparoscopic revolution, from its roots as a primarily flexible endoscopy society for surgeons. We are currently much […]

Surgery in Zimbabwe

On the Road With Sherry Wren, MD

It’s Sunday night in Zimbabwe and we just finished two weeks of teaching Trauma and Basic Laparoscopy as part of the educational collaborative we have with the Department of Surgery at the College of Health Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe. The first week we taught spent principles of advanced trauma care to their general […]

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD SAGES President 2011-2012

Message from the President – October 2011

“The world is getting smaller” and with that SAGES today is truly an international society more than ever. Though based in the United States, there are more than 1000 international members (from Europe, Asia, the Americas and even Africa), hundreds of international abstract submissions yearly and a dozen international outreach programs. I would like to […]

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD SAGES President 2011-2012

Message from the President – August 2011

Early in July, the 6th annual NOSCAR sponsored Conference on NOTES was held in Chicago near O’Hare airport. I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to update you on the current status of the journey – what’s been accomplished, where are we now, where might we be going. The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for […]

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD SAGES President 2011-2012

Message from the President – June 2011

The next time you sit in an airplane you might spend a moment thinking about how the flight crew incorporates the new technology that is added to the aircraft from time to time.  Certainly the advent of GPS occurred in the midst of the careers of many senior pilots as well as the evolution of […]

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD SAGES President 2011-2012

Message from the President – May 2011

This month I am writing to all current SAGES members and those of you in the general surgical community thinking about “how many societies do I need to belong to?” In this day and age of declining reimbursements and dramatic economic “belt-tightening”, this becomes an ever increasingly important question. In my mind a professional society has to […]

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD SAGES President 2011-2012

Message from the President – April 2011

Like many of you I recently returned from the SAGES annual meeting in San Antonio marking our 30th anniversary. More than 2000 surgeons and allied health professionals registered for this year’s meeting. I would like to personally congratulate Brian Dunkin, this year’s program chair and his whole team for an extraordinarily engaging series of post […]