Nashville, fondly called “Music City,” hosted this year’s SAGES congress. And I was lucky to attend, along with a few engineers, sales representatives, and product managers.
- Diving deeper into the world of hernias – As someone with limited medical knowledge, I learned so much in every session I attended. I tried to be a sponge during the hernia lectures. I was blown away during Dr. Gregory Mancini’s presentation on complex hernia repairs. I didn’t anticipate how complicated repairing a flank hernia could be.
- Climbing to a mountain’s summit – Keynote speaker Ed Viesturs has climbed all of the world’s tallest mountains. He compared surgery to climbing: “Plan the descent before you plan the ascent,” he said. “Getting to the summit is optional. Coming down is mandatory.” That’s good advice for any profession.
- Learning about #Getwellsooner – Attendees were big on Twitter. This year’s theme for SAGES was “get well sooner,” which prompted many discussions about quicker patient recovery. If you haven’t seen the Twitter conversations, take a look.
- Chatting at our booth – At the booth, our representatives talked to surgeons about partnerships, VistaSM labs, and new devices like Zenapro® and Novapass™. It’s always a good place to hear opinions and ideas.
SAGES sparked many ideas for the people in our team. I’m looking forward to next year’s congress in Boston
Lauren, copywriter for Cook Surgery
PS: Read our recap of the 2014 SAGES congress here.