Date: September 5-6, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) & December 4-5, 2019 (Houston, TX)
Goals: 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 the course, MIS fellows will become familiar with current and future robotics technology by emphasizing safe and practical applications in general surgery cases.
- All current/incoming MIS fellows may apply, though this course cannot support GYN or Thoracic fellows.
- Fellowships must contain robotic surgical systems and general faculty with robotic privileges.
- Online Modules: Each fellow will be required to show completion of either the FRS Robotic Surgical Curriculum (Modules 1, 2, 4) or Intuitive Robotic Curriculum for Xi.
- Hands-On Training: Each fellow should have hands-on experience. If you do not, you will be asked to work with your program director to arrange a formal da Vinci in-service prior to the course, or to schedule a local Intuitive Rep to conduct one with you.
Agenda: Robotics Course Sample Agenda
Fees: The course is complimentary; Please do not apply unless you are certain you can attend.
Travel: Air travel to and from the host city is the responsibility of each participant.
Transportation to airport: Ground transportation is the responsibility of each participant.
Hotel Accommodations: Hotel rooms are included in the program and will be arranged by SAGES. Fellows will share a room with one other fellow of the same sex. Rooms will be assigned on an ad hoc basis.
Meals: Meals are included in the program.
September 5-6, 2019 – 24 participants supported
Location: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Regional Lab ⎸Norcross, GA
December 4-5, 2019 – 12 participants supported
Location: Memorial Hermann, SIRI ⎸Houston, TX
The registration deadline for this course is Sunday, July 21, 2019. Fellows will receive a letter of acceptance shortly after the registration deadline closes. Please do not make travel plans prior to receiving an acceptance letter to the course from the SAGES office. If you are not accepted for the course due to capacity limits, you will be automatically added to our waitlist. Should there be a cancellation the space will be allotted to the next fellow in line. Once you are accepted to participate in the course, detailed information regarding hotel, transportation and airport locations will be forwarded to you.