April 4th Morning


SAGES/JSES Panel: Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)- When Will We Catch Up With Our Japanese Colleagues?

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Session Chair: Manabu Yamamoto, MD PhD
Session Co-chair: Lee L. Swanstrom, MD

Session Description

Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) was developed in 1996 in Japan and has subsequently expanded its indications. ESD is a minimally invasive therapy for benign/selected malignant tumors and an important bridge to more radical surgery. In this panel, attendees can update their knowledge of ESD by seeing techniques and indications from the world's leading surgical endoscopists and understand its role in clinical care of early GI cancers.

Session Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate indications for ESD
  • Discuss ESD technologies and it’s role in clinical care
  • Identify potential complications and how to avoid/treat them

Session Outline

Time Presentation Title Faculty Name


ESD for Esopahgeal Lesions Haruhiro Inoue, MD PhD


Prevention and treatment of ESD Strictures in the Esophagus

Christy Dunst, MD


ESD for stomach Kazuki Sumiyama, MD


New Technologies to facilitate ESD

Lee Swanstrom, MD


ESD for colon

Yutaka Saito, MD


A primer for introducing ESD into a surgical practice

Richard Whelan, MD

8:18am Q&A Panel



Plenary Session 1

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Moderators:L. Michael Brunt, MD and Mario Morino, MD


Session Description

Accepted Oral & Video Presentations


Presidential Address

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Speaker: Gerald M. Fried, MD

Session Description

The address is directed to all those attending the SAGES annual meeting. The lecture will address the role of specialty societies and the value to those at various stages of their careers.

Session Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the opportunities in a surgical career
  • Optimize the value of SAGES to them personally
  • Better engage themselves in SAGES



Gerald Marks Lecture "Simulation-Based Education as a Cultural Change Vehicle in Patient Safety & Quality Care"

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Speaker: Prof. Amitai Ziv MD, MHH

Session Description

The lecture will discuss how simulation-based education can advance the much needed cultural change in quality care and patient safety. It will discuss trends, barriers and challenges of simulation-based education at large and surgical education in particular, as they become more recognized tools in health professionals' training and assessment.

Session Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the current status, trends, barriers and challenges in simulation-based medical education
  • Identify the potential power of simulation-based education in changing patient safety and quality care culture in healthcare at large and in the surgical field in particular
  • Identify opportunities in their own healthcare environment where simulation-based training can be applied in a more effective and systematic manner in order to improve patient safety and quality care



Scientific Session - Metabolic/Obesity 1

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Moderators: Leena Khaitan, MD and Raul Rosenthal, MD

Accepted Oral & Video Presentations