14th International NOSCAR Summit
ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY: A LOOKING GLASS BEYOND 2020
2019 Registration Now Open!
Register online for the NOSCAR Summit here.
New this Year- Pre-Summit ESD Hands-on Course
2019 Summit and Pre-Summit Hands-on Course Paper Registration Form
Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:30 am – 4:15 pm NOSCAR Pre-Summit ESD Didactic and Hands-On Program
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm NOSCAR Summit
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Reception
Friday, July 12, 2019
7:00 am – 5:00 pm NOSCAR Summit
Saturday, July 13, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 pm NOSCAR Summit
There are three ways to participate:
- In-Person Pre-Summit and Summit
- Live Stream, Summit Only
Note: On-Demand course will be available approximately 2 weeks after the live event.
2017 NOSCAR Research Award Winners
Endoscopic Trans-gastric Ventral Hernia Repair with Perperitoneal Mesh Placement
Salvatore Docimo Jr, DO
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Transgastric Inguinal Hernia Repair- a Cadaver Feasibility Study
Erica Kane, MD and John Romanelli, MD
Baystate Medical Center
Automated Intraoperative POEM Analysis: A Machine Learning Approac
Ozanan R. Meireles, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
NOSCAR A joint initiative supported by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
It is unique in one’s career in medicine to see a true paradigm shift that significantly changes patient management. This generation experienced such a paradigm shift with the introduction and development of laparoscopic surgery. It is possible that we are on the verge of another paradigm shift – Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)®.
To address this emerging technology, a working group consisting of expert laparoscopic surgeons from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and a group of expert interventional endoscopists representing the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) came together for a meeting in New York City in July 2005. This group identified itself as the Working Group on Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery, later the NOSCAR Joint Committee. The overriding goal of the meeting was to produce a document that would serve as a guide for the responsible development of NOTES®.
For more information about NOSCAR,
contact either SAGES or ASGE
The web site
This web site contains information on the NOTES® process and the related activities of the NOSCAR group. This site will provide updates on the programs and activities developed by SAGES and ASGE on this important initiative. We invite you to check it regularly for updated information and materials related to the NOTES® process.