Courses

Regenerative Therapies for Aesthetic and Functional Medicine San Diego ARTs 2019 3rd Annual Conference

August 2–4, 2019

Regenerative Therapies for Aesthetic and Functional Medicine

  • Optional Pre-Conference Office-Based Hands-On Harvesting and Processing of Microfat and Nanofat Workshop
  • Optional Pre-Conference Workshop on Facial Injection of Microfat and Nanofat
  • Optional Pre-Conference Workshop on Breast and Buttock Injection with Microfat and Nanofat
  • World Renowned Pioneers in Regenerative Applications for Aesthetic Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Functional Medicine
  • Diagnostics and Algorithms for Regenerative Therapies
  • Latest Scientific and Clinical Data on Regenerative Adipose (Nanofat and Cell Isolation), PRP and Bone Marrow
  • Comparing and Combining Regenerative Mediums in Aesthetic and Functional Medicine
  • Current Regulatory Status of Regenerative Therapies and How to Operate Within the Guidelines

Registration coming soon. Download the flyer.


SAGES Robotics Fellows Course

November 29-30th, 2018


This two day course is designed to introduce fellows to robotic general surgery. SAGES faculty and experts will teach both didactic and hands-on skills in robotic surgery. A broad range of robotic procedures will be covered with the emphasis placed on system set up, instrument selection, and technical approaches. At the end of the course, MIS fellows will become familiar with current and future robotics technology by emphasizing safe and practical applications in general surgery cases. The course is designed for MIS fellows who are currently participating in programs where robotic surgical systems and general faculty with robotic privileges are both available.


Review the agenda 


2018 SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018

This September, the Center for the Future of Surgery at UC San Diego will host the the annual 2018 SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course for Fellows. Registration is now open. This non-CME course includes a didactic and hands-on learning lab that will familiarize surgical fellows with GI endoscopes, towers and the instruments used for endoscopic surgery. The fellow will also be able to identify the most common types of GI pathology and options for management.

Review the preliminary agenda on the SAGES website


2018 Super Course: Advancements in Minimally Invasive Surgery

September 27-28, 2018
Day 1: 12:45 pm - 8:30 pm / Day 2: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive 1.5 day course is designed for Bariatric, Colorectal, Hernia, and General Surgeons and will address the safe and effective use of energy, stapling, wound closure and other laparoscopic instrumentation. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions regarding the latest advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques. The course will address patient selection, procedural indications, procedural contraindications, techniques, and management of potential complications. The program will address customized team training to decrease pre- op challenges, reduce intra-operative frustrations and increase procedural acceptance by OR personnel. Participants will practice minimally invasive techniques in a hands-on animate lab, emphasizing the safe and effective use of energy, stapling, wound closure and other laparoscopic instrumentation.


General Information

Students, surgical residents and practitioners get hands-on experience using teaching facilities equipped with the latest surgical, robotic, laparoscopic and microscopic technologies. Students and practitioners train in the microsurgery laboratory for instruction in operating on the body’s tiniest nerves and blood vessels.

Medical students

  • Introduction to surgery
  • Use of surgical lights, booms, imaging
  • Suturing
  • Endoscopes
  • MIS equipment

Surgical Residents

Weekly courses in:

  • Use of surgical equipment and instruments
  • Laparoscopic techniques
  • Introduction to robotics
    • General Surgery (Dr. Horgan)
    • Colorectal surgery (Dr. Ramamorthy)
    • Urology (Dr. Kane)
    • Surgical Oncology (Dr. Lowy)
    • Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
    • Other new techniques and technologies

Continuing Medical Education

  • Certification to teach the Fundamental Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) courses
  • Minimally invasive techniques using simulators
  • NOTES
  • Robotics

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The Center for the Future of Surgery meets all accreditation standards for a level 1 American College of Surgeons Comprehensive Education Center.