2016 – 2017: Advanced hernia techniques including open anterior and posterior components separation laparoscopic primary defect closure

SAGES ADOPT (Acquisition of Data for Outcomes and Procedure Transfer)
Program Timeline 2016-2017

Program Planners: Jonathan Dort, MD, John Paige, MD, Brian Dunkin, MD, Erin Schwarz
Program Mentors: Sharon Bachman, MD, William Cobb, MD, Jacob Greenberg, MD, William Hope, MD, Mike Liang, MD, Gregory Mancini, MD, Archana Ramaswamy, MD, Dana Telem, MD, Shawn Tsuda, MD, Khashayar Vaziri, MD


 SAGES ADOPT Program Timeline: click on the image to enlarge.

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) designates this Performance Improvement CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 *The hernia hand on course is separately accredited for CME credits.

Goal: Assist you to expand and/or improve your surgical practice through adoption of new procedures/techniques.

Participants in this 1-year-long program will receive the following:

  • Instruction by SAGES experts during the 2016 Hernia Hands on Course utilizing a standardized teaching technique (Lapco TT),
  • Mentorship through the year by SAGES experts and faculty,
  • Mentor – mentee webinar to cover additional techniques,
  • Follow up surveys and question & answer opportunities,
  • Face-to-face interaction with mentors at the ACS Clinical Congress in October 2016,
  • Opportunity to present your outcomes at the 2017 SAGES Annual Meeting.

At the 2017 SAGES Annual Meeting, those volunteer learners who have fully participated in the program will have the opportunity to present their outcome data as a podium presentation.

Mentors will be involved in the presentation development and submission process.

Register today!

To participate: Register for the SAGES Hernia Hands On Course:*

*Although residents and fellows may attend the Hernia Hands On Course, ADOPT is open to practicing physicians only.

Questions? Contact Erin Schwarz, SAGES CME Manager,

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