SAGES Robotics Course for Fellows

SAGES Robotics Course for Fellows

Date: February 8-9, 2018

Location: Intuitive Surgical Training Center, Atlanta, GA

This two day course is 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 this course, MIS fellows will become familiar with current and future robotics technology by emphasizing safe and practical applications in general surgery cases. This course is designed for MIS fellows who are currently participating in programs where robotic surgical systems and general faculty with robotic privileges are both available.

This course is being hosted at the Intuitive Surgical Training Center just outside of Atlanta, in Norcross, Georgia. The course dates are Thursday, February 8th – Friday, February 9th.


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Additional Course Information

The course will accommodate a total of 20 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: Robotics Course Agenda February Final

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 Atlanta, Georgia is the responsibility of each participant. The program will conclude at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 9th.

Hotel Accommodations:   Hotel rooms will be provided for the nights of Wednesday, February 7th and Thursday, February 8th.  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 will be provided at the participant’s expense.

Meals: Meals are included in the program.

Thursday, February 8, 2018: breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided

Friday, February 9, 2018: breakfast and lunch will be provided

Transportation to local airport: Shuttle transportation will be provided for airport transfers, and between the hotel and course each day. Air travel to and from Atlanta will be the responsibility of each participant.

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