The World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, an IFSES endorsed event held every two years, is an educational forum for all minimally invasive surgical societies around the world.
Is it a World Congress or a SAGES meeting?
The answer is YES, it’s both! You can expect the same superb educational offerings you’ve come to associate with every SAGES meeting. To address the diverse educational needs of the attendees, the program will contain more concurrent sessions, increased international participation, and an IFSES panel.
Is it a CAGS meeting?
Yes! CAGS (Canadian Association of General Surgeons) is fully involved in the development of the program, and the World Congress will include lectures and sessions specifically geared toward the Canadian General Surgeon. CAGS will still host its annual Canadian Surgery Forum in Montreal in September 2018.
Is it an IPEG meeting?
Yes! IPEG’s annual scientific program will run concurrently with the World Congress. IPEG will present programs oriented toward its constituency, and the program will share several joint sessions with SAGES. IPEG and the World Congress will share one exhibit Hall.
SAGES & CAGS are proud to host the 16th World Congress of Endoscopy Surgery, being held in conjunction with IPEG, April 11-14, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.
Expected attendance is over 2,500 general, colon & rectal, endoscopic, pediatric, bariatric and military surgeons & allied health professionals.
Comprised of over 6,000 surgeons world-wide, the mission of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons is to improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery.
Co-located with IPEG
This event is held every 2 years.
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