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Top Surgeons to Convene for SAGES 2013 Conference to Feature Breakthroughs in Gastrointestinal, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Date:4/2/2013

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 02, 2013

Once a year the world’s top surgeons convene to advance the future of minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Hosted by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), this year’s conference titled “Innovating the Present for the Future” will highlight technological innovations and medical breakthroughs in the fields of general, gastrointestinal, MIS and robotic surgery and will feature the latest hands-on surgical training and practice. The conference will be held April 17th through the 20th at the Baltimore Convention Center.

“For the past 30 years, our primary goal for SAGES has always been to supply patients with the access, and the ability, to have outstanding care in all areas,” said Dr. Scott Melvin, SAGES President and Professor and Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Professor at Ohio State University. “We recognize that technological advances such as MIS allow us to provide better options, easier recovery and even lower costs for our patients and by remaining at the forefront of research, education and standards of practice, SAGES continues to set the bar for patient care in the field.” According to a study published on March 20th in JAMA Surgery, compared with standard surgery, certain minimally invasive procedures significantly lowered health plan spending and were associated with less time off from work.

The SAGES 2013 annual meeting, which is expected to draw more than 2,000 surgeons and allied health professionals, will include hands-on courses and scientific sessions on various advances in MIS and robotic surgery, tours of the learning center with new simulators and simulations scenarios and an exhibit hall featuring the latest equipment and instruments in the field. A Mini Medical School for high school students, featuring video games that help decrease errors and robotic helicopters, will allow students to show that they have the “right stuff” to join the future ranks of laparoscopic surgeons. Also, various SAGES Humanitarian Initiatives will showcase the organization's commitment to bettering the health of patients in the U.S. and in developing nations.

Conference highlights will include:

April 17:

  •     What Every Safe Surgeon Needs to Know About Bariatric Surgery
  •     MIS Colorectal-Overcoming Hurdles to Adoption and New Frontiers
  •     Controversial Topics in MIS Endocrine Surgery
  •     Minimally Invasive HPB: We Can Do it, Now What?
  •     Optimizing Outcomes of Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repairs

April 18:

  •     Surgery South of the Border: What’s New?
  •     Optimizing Outcomes in Rectal Cancer
  •     Re-Operative Foregut Surgery
  •     Innovative Bariatric Procedures
  •     Humanitarianism: The Role of US Military In Disasters, SAGES Initiatives in International Education and Service

April 19:

  •     SAGES Town Hall on Healthcare Reform-What You Need to Know
  •     Gerald Marks Lecture-A Blueprint for Quality and Patient Safety in an Era of Innovation
  •     Presidential Debate: Is it Time to Play Taps for Single Incision Laparoscopy
  •     Surgical Simulation: The Next Generation
  •     MIS in Pregnancy
  •     Current Controversies in Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery
  •     Colorectal Robotics

April 20:

  •     Advancements in Military Surgery
  •     Essentials of Robotic Surgery
  •     Patient Safety Checklist
  •     SAGES Mini Medical School Boot Camp and Interactive Experience

For more information about the 2013 conference visit http://www.sages.org or download the SAGES 2013 Meeting App from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store or as a native Kindle Fire App.

About SAGES
The mission of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is to improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. SAGES is a leading surgical society, representing a worldwide community of over 6,000 surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients worldwide. The organization sets the clinical and educational guidelines on standards of practice in various procedures, critical to enhancing patient safety and health.

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