The SAGES SMART (Surgical Multimodal Accelerated Recovery Trajectory) Task Force provides the education and materials needed for surgeons to adopt a strong, evidence-based Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) into their practices.
As such, SAGES has developed the following SMART Enhanced Recovery Program resources:
- The SAGES SMART Enhanced Recovery Program website, a living resource of best ERP practices and guidelines for SAGES members.
- The SAGES/ERAS Society Manual of Enhanced Recovery Programs for Gastrointestinal Surgery, a companion to the website, provides more in-depth guidance on implementation of ERP concepts.
- The SAGES/ERAS Society Canada course, ERAS 2015: Creating a Culture of Enhanced Recovery, a one-day symposium which will address the issues related to the organization of ERPs for surgery from a multidisciplinary point of view.
- Additional SMART ERP courses will follow at SAGES 2016 at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA on March 16-19, 2016.
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 minimally invasive surgical community must set aside enough resources to assure that it is not dependent on the whims of others for decent, affordable education, for surgical progress.
Surgical/technical progress is a marriage between surgeons and industry. Without the best trained surgeons accomplishing the most exhaustive research, progress will be stifled. With a goal of establishing a $10 million endowment, the SAGES Foundation has successfully raised 95%, and your additional contribution may be the one that completes our goal.
By supporting the SAGES Foundation, you help assure that only the best is good enough for you as a patients and surgeons. We do not want to look back in 20 or 30 or 50 years and say “we lost our preeminence as the world surgical leaders because we were unable to do the research and provide the educational opportunities that would keep us in the forefront.”