Alex Gandsas, MD
Director, Metabolic Surgery Program
Anne Arundel Hospital
Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Surgical Telementoring Using a Robot

Ninh Nguyen, MD
Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, California, USA

Telementoring and the FAME Grant


Carl H. Snyderman, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
Co-director of the UPMC Center for Skull Base Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Global Surgical Training

Telementoring for Patient Care and Physician Expertise


Todd Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, Ohio, USA

Pediatric Telementoring

Surgical Skills Acquisition

Steven Rothenberg , MD
Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Denver, Colorado, USA


Comparative Technology in Telementoring

Logistical Challenges


Brian Dunkin, MD
Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology
Head, Section of Endoscopic Surgery
Medical Director MITIE℠
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas, USA  

Comparative Technology 

SAGES Presidential Address

Knut Magne Augestad , MD , PhD
Specialist in General Surgery
Oslo University Hospital AHUS, Oslo, Norway
Research manager
Norwegian National Centre of Telemedicine Tromsø Norway

Novel Use of Existing Software for Telementoring

Conor Delaney, MD, PhD
Chairman of the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Comparative Technology in Telementoring

Shafi Ahmed, PhD, FRCS
Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School
The Royal London and St. Bartholomew’s Hospitals
London, England

Snapchat Spectacles Broadcast Surgery

Rifat Latifi, MD
Director of Department of Surgery
Chief of General Surgery
Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York

PPT – International Telemedicine and eHealth New Way of Providing Medical Care

Liam Horgan, FRCSI, FRCS (Gen Surg)
Northhumbria Healthcare Trust
North Shieds, England, UK

UK Laparoscopic training to Tanzania


Mehran Anvari, MD
Chair of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Innovation
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Telementoring as an Educational Tool

Christopher Schlachta, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology,
Medical Director,
CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics)
Western University and London Health Sciences Center
London, Ontario, Canada

Standards for Advanced Laparoscopic Telementoring

Walter Chitwood, MD
East Carolina Medical School
Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Robotic Mitral Valve