The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) to Hold its 2007 Annual Meeting and Scientific Session at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, April 18-22

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SAGES was founded in 1981 to foster, promote, support, and encourage academic clinical and research achievement in gastrointestinal endoscopic surgery. That group of 50 surgeons known as SAGES held their first meeting in Williamsburg in 1986 with 110 attendees and 11 exhibitors. SAGES now boasts a membership roster of more than 5,400 surgeons and surgeons-in-training from every state and many foreign countries.

The 2007 SAGES meeting will include a three-day Scientific Session, six hands-on (lab) courses, three Postgraduate Courses, more than 155 scientific podium presentations, 540 posters, a massive learning center, two named lectureships, multiple expert panels and a state-of-the-art exhibit hall with more than 100 companies showing state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Fact Sheet:

WHO:    Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

WHAT: 2007 Annual Meeting ( A Part of 2007 Surgical Spring Week)

WHEN: April 18-22, 2007

WHERE: Paris Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada


Program Chair: Steve Schwaitzberg, MD

Wednesday, April 18

SAGES Half-Day Laboratory Course: Endolumenal & Transgastric

SAGES Panel: Reoperative MIS Surgery

SAGES/SLS Panel: Approaches to Solid Organ Resection - The Debates

SAGES Rural Surgery Panel

Thursday, April 19

SAGES Full Day Postgraduate Course: MIS and Cancer

SAGES Full Day Laboratory Course: Masters Course: Common Bile Duct

SAGES Full Day Laboratory Course: Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

SAGES Poster Sessions and Learning Center Open

SAGES Foundation Awards Lunch:

Desmond Birkett, MD; John Abele, Founder of Boston Scientific

SAGES Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery Symposia

Exhibit Opening

Friday, April 20

SAGES Half Day Postgraduate Course: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

SAGES Half Day Postgraduate Lab Course: Surgeon in the Digital Age Video Editing

SAGES Panel: Reoperative Bariatric Surgery

SAGES/AHPBA Joint Session: Ablative Therapies

SAGES TEM (Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery) Lunch Symposium

SAGES Scientific Session

SAGES Frontiers of Medicine Lecture

SAGES Panel: Safety in Bariatric Surgery

SAGES/ASGE Panel: NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery)

SAGES/AHS Panel: Hernia Debates

SAGES Panel: Endolumenal

SAGES Career Development Seminars

SAGES Poster Sessions and Learning Center Open

Exhibits Open

SAGES Evening Video Session: "Rocky Horror" Video Complications


SAGES Scientific Session

SAGES Presidential Address - Steven D. Wexner, MD

SAGES Karl Storz Lecture in New Technology - Surgeon Responsibility in the Age of Advanced Technology - Richard Heald, MD

SAGES Health Policy Lecture

SAGES Panel: Bariatric Emergencies for non Bariatric Surgeons

SAGES/AHPBA Joint Session: Evaluation of Pancreatic Neoplasms

SAGES Allied Health Course

SAGES/ASCRS Panel: Colon & Rectal Surgery

SAGES Panel: Payment for Innovative Therapies - Debate

SAGES Panel: Innovative Therapies You Will Use in the Future

SAGES Residents and Fellows Scientific Sessions

SAGES/Fellowship Council Lunch

SAGES Poster Sessions and Learning Center Open

Exhibits Open


SAGES Scientific Session

SAGES Panel: Evidence Based Medicine - What's Behind SAGES Guidelines?

SAGES/MIRA Session: Report of Robotics Consensus Conference

SAGES Panel: Real Cases from SAGES Members

SAGES Panel: Legislative Issues

SAGES Gerald Marks Lecture: "Safety in Surgery: Water Can Float or Sink the Boat"

Lester Rosen, MD

SAGES Emerging Technology Session

SAGES Educators' Lunch

SAGES Full Day Postgraduate Course: FLS - Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

SAGES/ACS Half Day Joint Symposium: Foregut (Esophageal and Gastric Disease)

SAGES/ACS Half Day Joint Symposium: Simulation/Education


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