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GOAL: To help the SSAT interface with societies and members outside the USA and Canada

TASKS:

  1. Outreach to surgeons and surgical societies outside of the USA and Canada
  2. Advise Member Services Committee on benefits structure for international members
  3. Develop and asses opportunities to hold joint conferences in other countries
  4. Develop and assess medical mission/service opportunities

Committee Initiatives:

  • SSAT International Relations Committee "How I Do It" Video Series
  • SSAT International Relations Panel "Rising Stars in Colorectal Surgery: Highlights in Landmark Publications in 2010-2012" at the 2014 SSAT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week
  • 2nd Annual SSAT-ISDS Symposium at the ISDS National Meeting in November 2014

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
International Relations Committee

Chair, Term: May 20, 2019
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Jasneet S. Bhullar, MD, MS

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Desmond H. Birkett, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Kent-Man Chu, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Michelle L. deOliveira, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Alessandro Fichera

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Christos A. Galanopoulos, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Hiromichi Ito, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Ernst J. M. Klar, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Julio M. Mayol, M.D. Ph.D.

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Marcovalerio Melis, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Giuseppe R. Nigri, MD,. PhD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Tolutope Oyasiji, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Mihir M. Shah, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Luca Stocchi, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Fabio V. Teixeira, MD

Member, Term: May 10, 2017
Jiping Wang, M.D., Ph.D

To see complete requirements and expectations to self-nominate for the International Relations Committee, download the SSAT Committee Handbook.

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