Registration and Meeting Basics:
SAGES 2017 Final Program: The SAGES 2017 Final Program is now available at http://ow.ly/Mjbg309U274
Onsite Registration: SAGES Meeting registration will be available onsite in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center Grand Ballroom Lobby, 3rd level, starting Tuesday, March 22 at 12:00 PM.
Download the SAGES 2017 App! Features include a personal meeting planner, attendee-to-attendee communications, enhanced mapping functions and in-app PowerPoint. http://www.sages2017.org/get-the-app/
Ongoing at SAGES 2017:
Guest Registration: Register your guests for the meeting! Guests can attend the Wednesday evening Exhibit Reception, Thursday Guest Breakfast, Friday evening Main Event & Sing-Off and will have access to the exhibit hall. Visit the registration booth to add this feature.
Join SAGES today or renew your membership! Visit the SAGES Membership Booth in the Grand Ballroom Lobby at the meeting.
Book Your FES, FLS, and FUSE Test Appointments: Fundamentals testing will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center from Wednesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 25, 2017. For more info or to purchase your test voucher and schedule your appointment please click on the relevant link below:
- FES – http://www.fesprogram.org/testing-information/sages-annual-meeting-2017-fes-testing/
- FLS – http://www.flsprogram.org/testing-information/sages-annual-meeting-2017/
- FUSE – http://www.fuseprogram.org/testing-information/sages-annual-meeting-2017-fuse-testing/
SAGES 2017 Webcast: View selected meeting sessions via webcast. Access is completely free via Facebook Live or the SAGES website. Find out more here: http://www.sages2017.org/sages-2017-webcasting/.
March 22nd Events:
SAGES 2017 Opening Session: Attend the SAGES 2017 opening session on Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 PM in Ballroom B where we will share expected highlights and updates for the meeting.Then join us immediately afterwards for the Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM and enjoy cocktails and refreshments as you visit booths.
Get Published: How to Write a Scientific Manuscript: Chair: Mark Talamini, MD | Co-Chair: Abe Fingerhut, MD, in Room 340 | Postgraduate Course: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm & Workshop:1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
March 23rd Events:
Karl Storz Lecture: “Why It Pays to be Likeable” Speaker: Dave Kerpen – 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM in Ballroom B
Keynote: Social Media and Health Care “So Shines A Good Deed…” Speaker: Brian P. Jacob, MD – 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM in Ballroom B
SAGES Stories: Controversies in Foregut Surgery – Honest Discussions from Expert Surgeons: Chair: Brian Dunkin, MD | Co-Chair: Steven Schwaitzberg, MD – This unique session will have world leaders in the management of foregut disease present real clinical controversies TED style. 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM in Room 342
Industry Education Events: These non-CME symposia are sponsored and presented by industry, and are free to all SAGES attendees. They take place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Visit http://bit.ly/2mUlXmQ for a full schedule of times and locations.
March 24th Events:
Presidential Address: “SAGES is a State of Mind” Speaker: Daniel J. Scott, MD – 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM in Ballroom B
Gerald Marks Lecture: “Competency Based Surgical Training: the Solution?” Speaker: H. Jaap Bonjer, MD, PhD – 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM in Ballroom B
Attend the Fellowship Council Luncheon! – “Ensuring Competency Through Fellowship Training: Frameworks for Success” will take place from 12:00PM – 1:30PM in Room 332B.
Don’t Miss the SAGES Gala – Main Event & International Sing-Off! Space Center Houston – Gateway to NASA Johnson Space Center, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM