To improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation, and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery
Global Affairs Committee (GAC):
The Global Affairs Committee is comprised of SAGES members who are committed to the international SAGES mission: drive adoption and sustainability of basic laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures through education, research, innovation and training.
Interact, foster, and collaborate with national, regional societies.
Branding SAGES internationally
Encourage global collaboration in research, education, and innovation efforts
As the world market continues to “globalize” so too has healthcare. Globalization has begun with large healthcare organizations and increasingly become a part of our professional organizations. SAGES’ is increasingly involved with global initiatives in education and training. This is highlighted by the success of the Global Affairs Committee (GAC) and its rapid expansion over the last ten years with great success in Mongolia, Peru, Mexico, and other parts of the world. Global projects can be initiated from a number of sources…individuals (US and other countries), professional societies, countries, ministries of health, hospitals/universities and industry. In an effort to better appropriate limited resources (money, equipment, SAGES faculty and staff) the GAC created an organizational structure to vet, assure funding, engage/participate and follow-up with sustainable relationships globally. It is the goal of SAGES to support enduring programs that promote the mission of SAGES and the GAC.
International region with educational infrastructure and surgeons who wish to learn and teach the knowledge, skills and attitudes for safe laparoscopy by fostering the development of sustainable educational programs.
SAGES gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their unrestricted support towards the SAGES Global Affairs Initiatives:
For more information or to get involved, please contact [email protected].
SAGES Global Affairs Committee Chairs:
Linda Zhang, MD (Chair)
Abier Abdelnaby, MD (Co-Chair)
Maria Marcela Bailex, MD (Co-Chair)
Paul Severson, MD (Co-Chair)
Jeffrey Hazey, MD (Mentor)
Horacio Asbun, MD (Executive Lead)