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SAGES Leads Multi-society State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury during Cholecystectomy. Read GSN Article here.

The Virtual Hernia Clinic has launched!

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The Virtual Hernia Clinic (VHC) is an interactive educational program that uses virtual patient simulations to model the fundamental knowledge, decision-making, and comprehensive management strategies utilized in caring for patients with hernias.

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The Safe Cholecystectomy Didactic Modules are now live!

“I have just completed the SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy modules online and I have to say that those modules were extremely well written and informative. I learned important techniques to be cognizant of in any gallbladder case, whether elective or urgent. These modules have changed how I approach lap choles and I feel should be an important part of our residency program training. Thanks to your colleagues at SAGES for creating such a well thought-out and informative course.”
Didactic modules can be accessed at no cost at:
Learners can now obtain 3 CME credits after completing the activity directly on the site at no cost

The curriculum includes:
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Pre-Op Assessment and Care
  • Access
  • Strategy of Dissection
  • Identification of biliary anatomy
  • Intra-op Imaging
  • Difficult Gallbladder
  • Identification and Management of Injury
  • Judgment
  • Post-op Care
  • Error Summary
We invite you to take advantage of this exciting new educational opportunity!

For questions or more information please contact SAGES Project Manager Betty Mulugeta:
Email: betty@sages.org
Phone 310-437-0544, ext 160

The SAGES Fundamentals Programs