We are back from the SAGES 2012 Annual Conference which took place in San Diego on March 7-10.

It was a great meeting full of presentations, courses, sessions, exhibits, panels, videos and social events!
We congratulate all the participants from the Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation for their posters and presentations!
We celebrate Dr. Melina Vassiliou's SAGES awards - the SAGES Young Researcher Award and the SAGES Research Grant Award for the work "The Effects of Acute Exercise on the Acquisition of Laparoscopic Skills" (with the research assistant Genevieve Chartrand, BSc).
Here's the list of the posters presented by the residents, fellows, and students of the Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation:


1. Lee L, Mappin-Kasirer B, Li C, Kaneva P, Stein B, Charlebois P, Liberman AS, Vassiliou M, Fried GM, Feldman LS. High incidence of symptomatic incisional hernia after midline extraction in laparoscopic colon resection. Click to view.
2. Li C, Carli F, Charlebois P, Stein B, Liberman AS, Augustin B, Kaneva P, Gamsa A, Kim DJ, Fried GM, Vassiliou MC, Feldman LS. Trimodal prehabilitation program improves functional recovery in colorectal cancer surgery: a pilot study. Click to view.
3. Kolozsvari NO, Capretti G, Kaneva P, Neville A, Carli F, Liberman AS, Charlebois P, Stein B, Vassiliou MC, Fried GM, Feldman LS. Impact of an enhanced recovery program on short-term outcomes after scheduled laparoscopic colon resection. Click to view.
4. Petrucci AM, Kaneva PA, Lebedeva E, Feldman, LS, Fried GM, Vassiliou MC. You have a message! Social networking as a motivator for FLS training. Click to view.
5. Berger-Richardson D, Kurashima Y,  Kaneva PA, Feldman LS, Fried GM, Vassiliou MC. Models for training and evaluation of flexible endoscopic skills using the STEP program. Click to view.
6. Neville A, Liberman AS, Charlebois P, Stein B, Ncuti A, Vassiliou MC, Fried GM, Feldman LS. Enhanced recovery pathways decrease length of stay following colorectal surgery but how quickly do patients actually recover?  Click to view.