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    2016 SSAT Annual Meeting
    In conjunction with DDW2016
    May 21-24, 2016
    San Diego Convention Center
    San Diego, California

    The 57th Annual Meeting runs May 21-24, 2016, in San Diego, California, 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.

    The Preliminary Program with abstracts—including complete Poster Sessions with abstracts —is now available online!

    Preliminary Program

    Registration and Housing NOW open for the SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW!
    Registration and housing for the 2016 Annual Meeting is now open at the DDW Website, www.ddw.org. Register before the Early Bird deadline of April 6, 2016, and registration is only 160 USD (and complimentary for Candidate and Medical Student SSAT members); after April 6th, registration fees will increase by an additional 75 USD.

    Tickets will also be available for SSAT Hands-On Sessions, and SSAT Breakfasts with the Experts and Meet-the Professor Luncheons, including the two-part SSAT Writers Workshop. Visit www.ddw.org after January 6, 2016 to learn more about these exciting programs!

    Register Now

    SSAT Foundation Awards Reception

    At this year’s SSAT Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, the SSAT Foundation Awards Reception will take place on Sunday, May 22nd, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Omni San Diego. The Awards Reception will recognize the recipients of the 2016 Career Development Award, Fischer International Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons in Academic Practice, DeMeester Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons within the U.S. or Canada, Mentored Research Awards, Warshaw Master Educator Award, and Rikkers Master Clinician Award, as well as the recipients of the 2016 Residents and Fellows Research Conference Plenary Presentation Prizes.

    New this year, the Awards Reception will feature a Silent Auction. From hand-signed sports items, sports tickets, limited-edition celebrity items, weekend getaways, and once-in-a-lifetime experience packages, the silent auction is certain to offer items of interest to you! Click here for some highlighted items that will be featured in the SSAT Foundation silent auction.

    All proceeds from the reception and silent auction will help support the Foundation’s initiatives. Plan to join us in honoring your colleagues and celebrating the successes of the SSAT Foundation. Tickets are only 25 USD. Show your support for the SSAT Foundation; register to attend the Awards Reception by purchasing your tickets today!

    GI Surgery Winter Course: Evidence-Based Surgical Treatment of GI Disease
    December 2-3, 2016
    National Doral, Miami, Florida

    The new SSAT GI Surgery Course is geared towards the practicing general surgeon and will focus on both common and controversial topics in GI surgery, from esophagus to anus. This highly interactive course will be taught by internationally recognized experts and will be designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, offering CME Credits with self-assessment. Registration and Housing will open in the summer of 2016!

    JOGS Online CME Program: Two New Articles Available Online

    The SSAT offers CME credits through the JOGS Online CME Program. Two new articles are now online, with eight total available, each offering one CME credit with self-assessment (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per completed article). Click here to learn more.

    SSAT Foundation
    The SSAT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Established in 2000, the Foundation supports the SSAT’s missions to develop surgical leadership in the art and science of patient care; to promote and support education and research on the diseases and functions of the alimentary tract; and to foster training and funding opportunities and scientific publications in support of these activities. The support contributed by SSAT members and grateful patients over the past decade have redounded to the benefit of the welfare of surgical patients around the globe. Your investment in the Foundation will help today’s surgeons create tomorrow’s advances in patient care. The SSAT Foundation gave out 161,500 USD in Traveling Fellowships and Awards at the inaugural Foundation Awards Reception in 2015. Support the Foundation and join us at the 2nd Annual SSAT Foundation Awards Reception on May 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. Donate today and visit the SSAT Foundation webpage for more information on the Foundation Awards Reception!

    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.

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