SSAT 56th Annual Meeting: Save the Date!
In conjunction with DDW2015
May 15-19, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Abstract Submission Period:
Begins: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM ET
Ends: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET
To see what happened at the 2014 SSAT Annual Meeting click here.
SSAT Announces New Awards
SSAT Health Care Disparities Research Award
The new Health Care Disparities Research Award assists in the development of young faculty members engaged in disparities research in digestive diseases. The SSAT award of $20,000 per year for two years is meant to support health disparities/diversity investigators within 10 years of faculty appointment. The supported research should be focused on health care disparities research. This includes, but is not limited to, investigating the effect on race/ethnicity, access to healthcare, socio-economic status, gender, age, disability, geographic location, or sexual orientation on health care outcomes and developing methodology to decrease these disparities.
Deadline: February 27, 2015
SSAT Mentored Research Awards
The Mentored Research Award is a one-year research fellowship award that will be provided to support the second or third year of research being conducted by a resident or fellow in the research program of an SSAT member. Applications from individuals who have spent at least six months working as a full time research fellow will be judged based on quality of the research proposal, applicant, research environment, and preliminary accomplishments in the period to date in the lab. Up to two awards will be provided annually in the amount of $25,000 each to help defray support costs, such as salary, direct expense, etc. Research programs in clinical and translational research, outcome and health services research, and basic science investigation are eligible for consideration.
Deadline: March: 13, 2015
SSAT Writers Workshop Scholarship
The SSAT Writers Workshop Scholarships provide further education on the writing and revising of journal manuscripts as well as the submission process. Each scholarship includes tickets to attend the SSAT Writers Workshop Parts I & II at the SSAT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week 2015 in Washington, DC.; reimbursement for roundtrip coach air transportation expenses, up to $500; one night’s hotel accommodations (room and tax) at the SSAT headquarters hotel; and reimbursement for an amount equal to the recipient’s DDW Early Bird registration category. Preference will be given to residents and fellows as well as surgeons within their first five years of practice, but all SSAT members are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: February 13, 2015
For complete details on all of the SSAT awards, fellowships and scholarships click here.
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.
SSAT Members can donate online in the Members Only area of the SSAT Website; non-members may download the Donor Form.