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Public Policy and Advocacy Committee

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GOAL: To advocate for patients and Society members to advance treatment of Digestive Diseases, and to nurture the development of SSAT members with expertise in the legislative and political arena

TASKS:

  1. Advocacy within "the house of medicine"
  2. Work with the American College of Surgeons Political Action Committee and other surgical societies in areas of common interest
  3. Coordinate and design the proposed PPAC panel discussions for the SSAT annual meeting
  4. Serve as moderators on any potential panel Moderators are responsible for communicating with speakers, drafting manuscript, and moderating session
  5. Maintain and update the SSAT advocacy site
  6. Write manuscript summarizing panel discussions
  7. Write manuscripts summarizing PPAC sponsored projects
  8. Present ideas for engagement
  9. Read and Score applications for the ACS/SSAT Health Policy and Management Scholarship
  10. Coordinate/Be informed by work of the Healthcare Quality & Outcomes committee

Committee Initiatives:

Meeting Schedule:

  • In-Person at the Annual Meeting (at DDW) as well as at the ACS Clinical Congress
  • Via conference calls on an as-needed basis
Public Policy and Advocacy Committee

Chair, Term: Jun 04, 2018
Ross F. Goldberg, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Amanda K. Arrington, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Guilherme M. Campos, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Clancy J. Clark, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Daniel B. Jones, M.D., M.S.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Georgios Karagkounis, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Peter Muscarella, II M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
KMarie Reid, M.D.,M.S.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Marek Rudnicki, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Keri A. Seymour, DO

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Richard R. Smith, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Ponnandai S. Somasundar, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Anthony Vine, M.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Shahzad Zafar, MBBS

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Randall S. Zuckerman, M.D.

To see complete requirements and expectations to self-nominate for the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, download the SSAT Committee Handbook.

 
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