SAGES Robotics Course for Fellows

SAGES Robotics Course for Fellows

Date: May 21-22, 2018 or June 8-9, 2018

Location: Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC, SIRI (Surgical Innovation and Robotics Institute), 2001 Hermann Dr. Suite 1-C, Houston, TX 77004

These two day courses are designed to introduce fellows to robotic general surgery. SAGES faculty and experts will teach both didactic and hands-on skills in robotic surgery. A broad range of robotic procedures will be covered with the emphasis placed on system set up, instrument selection, and technical approaches. At the end of a course, MIS fellows will become familiar with current and future robotics technology by emphasizing safe and practical applications in general surgery cases. The courses are designed for MIS fellows who are currently participating in programs where robotic surgical systems and general faculty with robotic privileges are both available.

The courses are being hosted at Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center, in Houston Texas. The course dates are Monday, May 21st – Tuesday, May 22nd, or Thursday, June 7th – Friday, June 8th. Please register for only one of the two courses; whichever one works best with your schedule.


Register for the May 21-22 course here:

Register for the June 7-8 course here:

Additional Course Information

The course will accommodate a total of 12 fellows (1st and 2nd year only). All incoming and Fellowship accredited MIS Fellows are invited to participate. Fellows will be preferred who are currently participating in a program where a robotic surgical system and general faculty with robotic privileges are available, and are SAGES Candidate members, or who have submitted an application for membership.

Agenda: Will be updated shortly

Fees:  The course is complimentary; Fellows will be charged a $100 fee if they accept participation and then cancel prior to the course.

Travel:  Air travel to and from Houston, TX is the responsibility of each participant. The nearest airport is Houston Hobby (HOU).

Transportation to local airport: Ground transportation on arrival is the responsibility of each participant. The program will conclude at 3:00 pm on the second day of the course, after which one shuttle will be provided for all participants to return to Houston Hobby (HOU) airport.

Hotel Accommodations:   Hotel rooms will be provided.  Fellows will share a room with one other fellow, NO EXCEPTIONS. Rooms will be assigned on an ad hoc basis. If a room is required for any additional nights, it can be arranged at the participant’s expense.

Meals: Meals are included in the program.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jillian Kelly at


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