Michel Gagner, MD, PhD 2011 SLS Excel Award Recipient
Established in 1991, the Excel Award has been presented to 25 surgeons who have made outstanding contributions to laparoscopy, endoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery. The Excel Award may be presented to an individual, in any field, who has made outstanding contributions to laparoscopy, endoscopy, and/or the field of minimally invasive surgery. Previous recipients have been from various specialties and various nationalities.
The brain can’t handle nonsense, but it can handle meaning. --Hilliard Jason, MD, PhD
A special workshop was held at the 19th SLS Annual Meeting and Endo Expo in New York City for faculty, moderators, residents, and fellows. Hilliard Jason, MD, PhD, and his wife Jane Westberg, PhD, education experts, discussed “Recent findings about how our brains learn. Implications for how we teach.”
"Being effective teachers, like being effective clinicians, depends in part on what we do, and in part on who we are. In both domains we deal with people, and in both domains everything begins with an accurate and complete diagnosis. (Yes, great teaching also begins with being a diagnostician.)
Good brain research is confirming that we are all unique in the ways we perceive the world and in the ways we learn. We are even more diverse as learners than we are in the ways we manifest our medical needs." -- excerpted from Being/Becoming a Great Surgical Teacherby Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD
Even if you missed the learning session or teaching workshop presented by Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD, at the SLS 19th Annual Meeting and Endo Expo 2010, you can still get the distilled notes. Review 8 questions you should ask yourself as a teacher, and get the opportunity to go further into the topic through the suggested reading list.
The 19th SLS Annual Meeting and Endo Expo 2010 Award for Best Poster went to Michael C. Lee, MD, for his presentation "Tumor in Solitary Kidney: Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Versus Laparoscopic Cryoablation." To compete for the $500 Award, recipients must score high
Background: Recurrent inguinal hernias have occurred after endoscopic inguinal hernia repair, although far less frequently than after conventional repair (in the literature between 0.1% to 1.5%). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether these recurrences can be repaired by using the laparoscopic approach with acceptable complication and recurrence rates.