December 06, 2014
This course is designed to inform the attendee of the newest information in the field of Gastroenterology and GI Surgery. The course will cover inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopy and interventional endoscopy, quality standards, minimally invasive surgical outcomes, changes in the management of colorectal cancer, and hernias and reoperative surgery. This course will provide information regarding the techniques, indications, and complications which will be encountered by the physician or surgeon. Course content will include state-of-the-art lectures by nationally and internationally known lecturers, panel discussions, and instructive video presentations.
SAGES Resident Webinar Series
Join us on Tuesday, December 09, 2014, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST for our next SAGES Resident Webinar titled "Career Development: Personal, Professional and Financial". This is a FREE event! Dr. Jacob Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Surgery from the University of Wisconsin, will be our chair for the evening. He will be joined by three other expert panelists from the SAGES organization. Contact sages.org
for information and registration.
February 26 - 28, 2015
The reconstruction of abdominal wall defects remains one of the most challenging dilemmas facing surgeons. Congenital, acquired or post traumatic defects all present unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. A multitude of prosthetic materials are available to improve outcomes in ventral hernia repair. Both synthetic and biologic meshes have revolutionized approaches to the surgical management of abdominal wall reconstruction. The surgeon can choose from both laparoscopic approaches and open repairs or in certain circumstances a combination of the two. Even though ventral hernia repair remains one of the most common procedures performed, there is little consensus as to the best surgical technique, prosthetic material of choice, or strategies to repair complex defects.