With thousands of members across the world, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Inc. functions as one of the most popular and largest trade organizations for professionals involved in minimally invasive surgery. Using continuing education and training programs, the organization enlightens individuals about developments in the field. Moreover, the group encourages an expanded presence of laparoendoscopy in medicine and medical schools.

To further its efforts, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons unites with related organizations for joint projects. In 2012, it partnered with the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association and the Society for Robotic Surgery to create a week-long symposium featuring panels and exhibitions dedicated to different topics in minimally invasive surgery. 

About the Author:

Based out of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Gustavo Stringel, MD has involved himself with the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons for much of his career. A member of its Board of Trustees for over a decade, Dr. Stringel also served as its President for a term. He currently acts as Assistant Editor for its well-respected publication, the Journal of the Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

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