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


  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 21, 2019
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD

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

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