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SSAT/AAST/SAGES Winter Course
GI Surgical Emergencies: Challenges and Opportunities

January 19-20, 2018
The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) partner on a new Winter Course, "GI Surgical Emergencies: Challenges and Opportunities". This educational offering will focus on the emergent management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The course will explore the evidence that supports the treatment of these disorders, with experts from all three societies providing a "How I Do It" approach to their subject areas. The format will be a mix of didactic and case-based presentations, with time reserved for informal questions and answers. And a reception on the first night will provide networking opportunities with faculty and fellow attendees.

At the conclusion of the course—which has been designated for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, all of which meet the requirements for Self-Assessment—participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current landscape of GI surgical emergency care including the burden of disease, issues of coding and billing, and the controversy around regionalization;
  • Define issues arising in the management of GI surgical emergencies in the complex patient with multiple comorbidities or a hostile abdomen;
  • Outline current endoscopic approaches to the management of emergent pancreaticobiliary disorders, GI bleeding, and perforations; and
  • Explain modern approaches to common and uncommon inflammatory and obstructive GI surgical emergencies.

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Reserve your room at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas before the housing deadline of December 18, 2017.
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Registration is now open for the SSAT/AAST/SAGES Winter Course, GI Surgical Emergencies: Challenges and Opportunities. Register by the Early Bird deadline of December 18, 2017 to avoid an increase in fees.
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