American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Emerging Surgical Technology & Education (CESTE), Committee on

Emerging Surgical Technology & Education (CESTE), Committee on Mission To improve the care of surgical patients by actively identifying and tracking innovations, evaluating their surgical potential, and promoting their safe and effective adoption. Vision To respond to emerging surgical technologies by evaluating their appropriateness; establishing educational processes for achieving, maintaining and verifying competence in these technologies; and fostering liaisons with societies, certifying bodies and organizations engaged in these new technologies. Values •optimize the safe and timely introduction of efficacious technologies •rely on the best available evidence •deploy good educational strategies •use valid and reliable metrics •work collaboratively with other organizations •respond to the needs of society, patients and Fellows