We welcome you as a member of a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking leadership group. We take great pride in the accomplishments of SAGES and the working group that has made those accomplishments possible.
This site is designed to “get you up to speed.” We urge you to review each and every link, and also carefully read the board material that will be sent via emailed website link prior to our Board meetings. The more educated you become regarding the functions and structure of the Society, the more effective you will be as a Board Member.
There are a few CRITICAL responsibilities incumbent upon you as a Board Member:
- Be an active participant in Board Meetings. Read in advance and SPEAK UP. Currently the Board of Governors convenes twice per year: Once on the Wednesday of the SAGES Annual Meeting and once at a special weekend retreat in November. We ask that you attend the full meeting, staying until the end for all necessary votes, except in extraordinary circumstances.
- Respond promptly to any Board e-voting requests during the year.
- Participate in Journal article reviews if asked.
- Support the SAGES Foundation!
- Make sure you are certified in FES, FLS and FUSE.
Please mark your calendar now for the SAGES Spring Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Your vision, your knowledge, and your experience are some of the attributes that led to your nomination to the Board of Governors. For those same reasons, we look forward to your input and insight in the coming years as a member of the Board.
On behalf of the entire Board of Governors, welcome aboard!
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Overall Mission and Background
SAGES, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, was founded in 1981 with the mission of improving quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery.
Representing a worldwide community of more than 6,000 surgeons, SAGES seeks to bring excellence in and access to minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and emerging techniques to patients around the globe.
The SAGES Education & Research Foundation
The SAGES Education & Research Foundation was created with the vision of a healthcare world in which all operative procedures are accomplished with the least possible physical trauma, discomfort, and loss of productive time for the patient. The SAGES Foundation achieves its mission by supporting reproducible scientific research, graduate and postgraduate education, and public information. For every $1 donated to the foundation SAGES receives $2.50. For information, visit www.sagesfoundation.org.
Surgical Endoscopy is the official journal of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Surgical Endoscopy represents the surgical aspects of interventional endoscopy, ultrasound, and other techniques in the fields of gastroenterology, obstetrics, gynecology, and urology, as well as in gastroenterologic, thoracic, traumatic, orthopedic, and pediatric surgery. It offers a worldwide forum for discussion of aspects of interventional endoscopy and ultrasound as integral elements of surgical practice. It also affords the international surgical community a focal point for the exchange of information on practice, theory, and research in various medical and surgical disciplines. Participation as a reviewer is critical to the success of our journal, expected of all SAGES leaders, and tracked on your SAGES CV. EAES (Our European sister society) is our partner in the journal, and Springer Nature is our publisher. For more information, visit www.sages.org/publications/journals.
SAGES Staff Contact List
- Carrie Ahern
Annual Meeting Program, Faculty, Registrar and Housing
- Deborah Beck
Fundamentals Test Center On-Boarding
- Dan Berlant
- Dee Berry
Membership Coordinator, Committee staffer for Membership Committee
- Inga Brissman
Committee staffer for FLS Committee
- Carla Bryant
Membership Director, Committee staffer for Membership Committee
- Holly Burt
- Melanie Camero
- Vanessa Cheung
Senior Administrative Coordinator
- Sarah Colon
Fundamentals Coordinator, Test Center Manager, Committee Staffer for FUSE and Guidelines Committee
- Loryn Dager
IT and Abstracts Assistant
- Elizabeth Dorsey
Fundamentals IT Administrative Assistant
- Dale Dullabaun
- Colleen Elkins
- Viera Ewell
Committee Staffer for Awards Committee and Resident and Fellow Training Committee
- Lauren Frankel
Committee staffer for Advocacy Committee, Alternative Funding Task Force, Hernia Committee, and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Committee
- Michelle Freeland
Senior Annual Meeting Planner
- Shelley Ginsberg
Development Director, Committee staffer for Development Committee and Technology Council
- Marissa de Guzman
- Tyler Hinojosa
Fundamentals Administrative Assistant
- Melody Jacobs
Committee staffer for Continuing Education
- Lindsay Jacoby
- Hanah Morinaga
Committee staffer for Research and Career Development Committee, Pediatric Committee, and Community Practice Task Force
- Jillian Kelly
Robotics Fellows Courses, Consensus Conferences, Committee staffer for Artificial Intelligence Task Force, Robotics Committee, Technology and Value Assessment Committee
- Jason Levine
IT Director, Webmaster, Committee staffer for Communications Committee, and Facebook Task Force
- Monica MacAllister
Fundamentals Administrative Assistant
- Sallie Matthews
Executive Director, Board & Executive Committee oversight, Committee staffer for Bylaws Committee, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Program Committee, and new projects
- Christelle Menetrier
Fundamentals Coordinator of International Projects
- Jessica Mischna
Fundamentals Director, Committee staffer for FES Committee
- Betty Mulugeta
Resident and Fellow Training Courses, Annual Meeting Learning Center, Mini-Med School, Committee staffer for Flexible Endoscopy Committee, Foregut Committee, HPB/Solid Organ Committee, and Safe Chole Task Force
- Jacqueline Narvaez
Committee staffer for Global Affairs Committee
- Ashley Pellegrini
- Vanessa Pryor
Fundamentals IT Project Manager, OWLS Project Oversight
- Suzanne Quon
Committee staffer for Acute Care Surgery Task Force, Education Council, and Leadership and Professional Development Task Force
- Roland Ronquillo
Accounting and Membership
- Ed Rosado
IT Project Manager, Annual Meeting IT and AV, Committee staffer for Educational Resources Committee, Military Committee, and Publications Committee
- Linda Schultz
Associate Executive Director, Committee staffer for Education Council and Resident and Fellow Training Committee
- Erin Schwarz
CME Consultant, ADOPT Hands On Course Coordinator, Committee staffer for Colorectal Committee, Conflict of Interest Committee, Continuing Education Committee, and Quality, Outcomes, Safety Committee
- Brian Tolman
- Nicole Von Husen
Hands On Course Lead, Committee staffer for Ethics Committee and Oncology Task Force
- Hillary Wagener
- Anna Wick