We’re very pleased to announce the Canadian Association of General Surgeons supports and endorses the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program for both surgeons and surgeons in training. See below for their full statement in the Winter 2012 CAGS newsletter:
CAGS Endorsement Statement of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program
“The Canadian Association of General Surgeons supports and endorses the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program, which is a comprehensive web-based education module that includes a hands-on skills training component and assessment tool designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery.
General Surgeons interested in performing laparoscopic surgery are encouraged to pursue FLS training and testing. Qualified General Surgery Residents in Canada have access to the FLS Program and testing via their respective General Surgery Program at a substantially reduced cost. General Surgeons already in practice can enroll in the web-based program and gain access to FLS testing through a regional testing centre.
For more information on the FLS Program, visit http://www.flsprogram.org, or call 310-437-0544, ext. 137
Are you a practicing General Surgeon in Canada interested in taking the FLS Program? If so, send an email to CAGS@cags-accg.ca