, Volume 26, Issue 12, pp 3367-3381
Date: 31 Aug 2012

Practice gaps in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery (2011): a report from the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Continuing Education Committee

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access
This is an excerpt from the content

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) [1] had its first scientific meeting in the 1980 s and has grown since to represent a worldwide community of over 6,000 surgeons and other health-care professionals who bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy, and emerging techniques to patients across the world.

As part of its mission, SAGES has developed and implemented an overarching educational program to help its members improve outcomes for patients who require minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures. The program’s continuing medical education (CME) objectives are to assist surgeons in (1) improving knowledge of gastrointestinal and related diseases, (2) assessing current and emerging surgical therapies, (3) acquiring competence to perform and teach appropriate therapies, and (4) measuring effectiveness of therapies in terms of outcomes.

The SAGES Annual Meeting has evolved into the major platform for CME activities and services offered by SAGES, with ove