Recently, Dr. Gagner was informed that he was unanimously chosen by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and their Board of Governors as the recipient of the SAGES Pioneer in Surgical Endoscopy Award for 2017.
The award is designed for an industry colleague or physician who has made a significant long-term scientific or technological contribution to the field of surgical endoscopy. Dr. Gagner was chosen because of countless work and innovation he has brought to this field, including the work he does in at Clinique Michel Gagner in Montreal.
This award is not given out annually. Instead, it is only given when an individual has substantively changed and improved aspects of the field of endoscopy. Dr. Gagner is one of handful of physicians and medical professionals in the industry to receive an award of this kind. The SAGES foundation awards will be taking place in Houston, Texas at the end of March.
More on SAGES
SAGES strives to improve quality patient care through their efforts in education, research, innovation and leadership — principally in the area of gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. They primarily focus on innovations in minimal access and non-invasive technology and techniques like therapeutic flexible endoscopy, laparoscopic surgery and endoscopic image-guided and energy-assisted modalities and thoracoscopy that relate to gastrointestinal or abdominal disease. Their Board of Governors are made up of medical professionals from all over the US and Canada who have also contributed greatly to this field of medicine.
SAGES also has its own University, courses for medical students and scholarships. It acts as a great resource for jobs in the medical industry and also provides resources such as keynote lectures, a number of publications. SAGES is also known for its participation in global affairs and humanitarian efforts around the world.