DDW 2015 Abstract Submission Site – NOW OPEN
Abstract Submission Dates:
OPENS: 9 a.m., ET, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
CLOSES: 9 p.m., ET, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
SSAT 56th Annual Meeting: Save the Date!
In conjunction with DDW2015
May 15-19, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
To see what happened at the 2014 SSAT Annual Meeting click here.
SSAT Announces New Awards
SSAT Health Care Disparities Research Award
The SSAT International Relations Committee presents the "How I Do It" Series, featuring videos provided by distinguished surgeons from around the world on specific topics. The 2014 "How I Do It" Video Series focuses on gastric cancer surgeries from Argentina, China, Germany, Japan, and Korea. Prof Ernst J.M. Klar, MD, SSAT International Relations Committee Chair, introduces the series in the first video, followed by surgical videos, and finally summarized by International Relations Committee Member Jiping Wang, MD, PhD. Click here to view the “How I Do It” Video Series”.
SSAT and Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (JOGS) Associate Editor Search
The Board of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) has appointed an Ad Hoc Editorial Search Committee to conduct a broadly based academic search for an Associate Editor, with the potential to transition to the position of Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (JOGS) upon mutual agreement of both parties. The Editorial Search Committee invites nominations, including self-nominations, for this prestigious position. All nominations must indicate that the proposal is acceptable to the nominee. Nominations are due December 1, 2014. Click here for complete details.
SSAT Advocacy Website
The SSAT Advocacy website gives all U.S. members and supporters of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract the tools and opportunity to be strong advocates for their surgical practices, their patients, their staff, and their colleagues. The SSAT remains committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive diseases and has now added this advocacy piece to strengthen its mission. Click here to learn more about SSAT issues and how you can get involved.
The SSAT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The Foundation was established in 2000 to help the Society achieve its ongoing mission to advance the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease. Research and education remain the cornerstone of fulfilling that mission, and the Foundation seeks to support the SSAT's current initiatives: the Career Development Award for young faculty members (through donations to the unrestricted General Fund); the Layton F. Rikkers Master Clinician Award; and the Andrew L. Warshaw Master Educator Award.