SSAT 56th Annual Meeting
In conjunction with DDW2015
May 15-19, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
The 56th Annual Meeting runs May 15 – 19, 2015, in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), the world's leading educational forum for academicians, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees working in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery and related fields.
Download the abridged Program Book ( 0.9 MB) and the Program Book Abstract Supplement ( 3.0 MB), or log into the Members Only Area to download the complete Program Book, including the listing of Foundation Contributors. The complete Program Book will be distributed on-site in Chicago, Illinois, to all SSAT members.
Registration and Housing
President’s Message from Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
Late Winter 2015 Message
It wasn’t so long ago that the SSAT was solely an academic organization. But now the SSAT is an inclusive association serving the educational and professional interests of all practicing gastrointestinal surgeons, a vibrant GI society nearly 3000 members strong. With that growth comes the responsibility to meet the broader needs of our expanded membership and their specialties, and I am proud to announce that the Society has responded by … More…
JOGS Online CME Program
The SSAT now offers CME credits through the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery! The JOGS Online CME Program is a benefit for SSAT Members in good standing, who can gain access to JOGS and the CME program through the SSAT Members Only Area. There are now four articles available, each offering one CME credit with self-assessment (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per completed article).
Click here to learn more about the new JOGS online CME Program.
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.