SAGES Advanced Laparoscopic Workshops for Surgical Residents

SAGES offers a series of courses on advanced laparoscopic procedures and techniques. The topics are selected by SAGES Resident and Fellow Training (RAFT) Committee to address the breadth of interests of SAGES Candidate members. Upcoming courses will give general surgery residents exposure in foregut, solid organ, colon, bariatric and hernia surgery. The faculty will discuss indications and surgical techniques of those subspecialties. In addition to classroom didactics, each course involves an extensive laboratory experience.

SAGES resident course faculty includes many of the most experienced and respected endoscopic surgeons in the world. Tuition for residents will be free and includes travel, hotel (shared rooms), ground transportation, and course materials.

Registration is limited to the first 18 registrants per course, with priority given to SAGES Candidate members.

Program Directors are invited to designate a surgical resident to participate in each course. Residents must be PGY 4 or 5 and must be a SAGES Candidate member to be accepted into Advanced Courses. For more information on Candidate membership, please use this link.

We believe that the ongoing series of courses are a stimulating and productive way to further expose surgical trainees to the techniques of endoscopic surgery, to standardize their knowledge base in the area, and to provide strong educational support for the endoscopic resident education programs.

Upcoming Courses at Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics London Health Sciences Centre (CSTAR)
November 1-2, 2018                    Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal
November 29-30, 2018                Advanced Laparoscopic Upper GI and Bariatric

(* The November courses are offered to PGY4 or 5 Canadian residents. These courses are sponsored by SAGES and supported by an Educational Grant from Ethicon Canada.)

An official notification will be emailed directly to the Program Directors in August. If you are a Canadian resident and interested in attending one of our courses, please contact your Program Director or Coordinator.

Please contact Vanessa Cheung at for further assistance on these courses.

SAGES Resident & Fellow Training (RAFT) Committee

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