SAGES 2018 – Let’s Have Some Fun!

Join Us! (Because You Deserve to Play as Hard as You Work) Opening Session Welcome Ceremony & Exhibits Welcome Reception Wednesday, April 11, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Join us for highlights of the meeting, the upcoming Dr. Jeff Ponsky video preview, a U.S. military color guard and Canadian bagpiper, and a procession to the […]

SAGES 2018 Meeting Highlight – SAGES Masters Program: We Never Stop Learning

Did you know the Annual Meeting offers sessions that are part of the SAGES Masters Program curriculum? The SAGES Masters Program is a curriculum framework which leverages and enhances educational content, activities and assessments. Meeting sessions will cover the eight different framework pathways: Masters Bariatrics: Revision and Reversal Masters Flexible Endoscopy: Endoscopic Dilation and Stent […]

SAGES 2018: More Sessions on What You Want

You Spoke, We Listened! Based on your feedback, SAGES 2018 will be offering more than 15 sessions on topics related to Hernia, Bariatrics, Foregut, and Colorectal including: Masters Bariatrics: Revision and Reversal Devil’s in the Details: Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Masters Foregut: Mastering GERD Masters Hernia: Recurrent Hernias – Making the Best of a Bad Situation […]

High Tech Highlights of SAGES 2018

New Gadgets and Gizmos – Advanced Technologies for Surgeons Wednesday, April 11th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Chair: Sam Atallah, MD Co-Chair: Silvana Peretta, MD This session explores everything from surgical robotics, to holograms and virtual reality in the OR, to 3D printing. State-of-the art technology will shape the future landscape of surgery. Many next-generation concepts in […]

ABOG Announces FLS™ Requirement for Board Certification

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) announced today that it is adding a new requirement – Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS™) – for physicians seeking board certification that will ensure that diplomates possess critical skills for the contemporary practice of obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN). The new requirement will apply to residents graduating after May 31, 2020.

The Next SAGES FREE Resident Webinar: “Hernia Repair Surgery”

SAGES continues its FREE Resident Education Webinar Series with an expert panel on Hernia Repair Surgery, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET.  Panelists will address the surgical management strategies and techniques utilized in caring for patients with hernias. Please mark your calendars and sign up to attend this important and informative complimentary webinar […]

2018 Emerging Technology Call For Abstracts

Abstract Submissions for the Emerging Technology Session of the 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES), jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS are now open. The submission deadline is January 5, 2018. More details are available at:

SAGES Launches iLAP Mastery and Education Program to Improve Global Surgical Outcomes Courses to Commence in 9 Centers in Mexico

Having access to minimally invasive surgery (MIS), where patients can return to work the same day or in just a few days, is of tremendous advantage to patients globally, especially when a patient is the primary income earner for his or her family. To address disparities in global access to MIS, the SAGES Go Global […]

High School Students Try on Their Surgical Gloves at SAGES Mini Medical School

Boot Camp and Interactive Experience Sparks Interest Among Students Wanting to Join the Future Ranks of Minimally Invasive Surgery What:  The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)  Mini Medical School Boot Camp and Interactive Experience where 100 high school students from the Houston area will learn about the field of surgery through lecture and […]

The Surgery of Tomorrow is Here Today

Social Media, Virtual Reality, Telementoring and the Changing the Face Surgery At the SAGES 2017 Meeting, March 22nd– 25th in Houston, TX The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) continues to strive to improve quality patient care in minimally invasive surgery (MIS).  The Society’s annual meeting this March will highlight how social media, […]

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