Our meeting theme is “Vision 2020: Rockin’ the Future with Innovation and Discovery.” It is our hope and expectation that this meeting will help guide you to progress beyond your current expertise to reach the next level of mastery in your surgical practice. The most popular topics to be highlighted at the meeting are biliary, colorectal, hernia, bariatric, robotics, foregut, minimally invasive liver and pancreas surgery, flexible endoscopy, and emerging technologies. Highlights include “live” surgery in bariatrics, hernia, colorectal and foregut.
Other highlights include innovation sessions and incorporating new technologies into practice. The keynote lectures focus around opioid use with Dr. Andrew Kolodny and Innovation with Dr. Silvana Perretta. The hands-on courses include New Technologies in Endoscopy and Hernia Repair. The ADOPT Program be integrated into the Hernia course, allowing course participants to both learn on-site and then be mentored to foster adoption into their practice.
This year the SAGES Masters Series is a focus of the meeting. Deliberate lifelong learning through a structured curriculum as part of the SAGES Masters Program has been incorporated into the meeting content. We hope that this will help surgeons take their practice to the next level. Back by popular demand are the “Devil’s in the Details” video sessions breaking down common advanced procedures to learn new tips and tricks from experts. New this year will be sessions during 2 days of non-CME programming, allowing us to focus on cutting edge technologies and devices. But SAGES is more than technology. Experts and new voices will discuss planning your career and how to master the Fundamentals.