SAGES Basic Endoscopy & Laparoscopy Workshops for Surgical Residents

SAGES offers courses in gastrointestinal endoscopy and laparoscopy for residents at least twice a year. The course is an educational experience designed to present the basic science and technical approaches to modern endoscopic surgery. It will present materials dealing with traditional diagnostic and therapeutic flexible endoscopy as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. It will include an extensive laboratory experience, in addition to classroom didactics. The faculty will include many of the most experienced and respected endoscopic surgeons in the world. Tuition for residents will be free and includes hotel & meals.

Program Directors are invited to designate a surgical resident to participate in a resident’s workshop. The course is designed for 2nd and 3rd year residents. If you are a resident and are interested in attending this course, please notify your Program Director or a SAGES leader at your institution. Preference will be given to SAGES Candidate members. Additional spaces will be assigned to residents on the waiting list from the previous basic course. Remaining spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The course will conclude late afternoon on the second day.

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.

2018 Schedule of Basic Endoscopy & Laparoscopy Workshops(to be announced):

Course announcements for all SAGES resident courses are sent to all Program Directors and Resident Coordinators. Each program selects the resident to attend the course. In order to provide equitable service to all residency programs, each program may register only one resident per course.

For resident courses questions, please contact Vanessa Cheung at

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