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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 21, 2019
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Waddah B. Al-Refaie, M.D., FACS

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Essa Aleassa, MBBS, MSc

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Naif Alenazi, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Desmond H. Birkett, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Miguel A. Burch, M.D. FACS

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Mark P. Callery, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Sean P. Cleary

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Stefano Crippa, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Alessandro Fichera, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
John G. Hunter, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Hiromichi Ito, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Hermann Kessler, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Ernst J. M. Klar, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Julio M. Mayol, M.D. Ph.D.

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Miguel A. Mercado, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
John R. Monson, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Govind Nandakumar, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Giuseppe R. Nigri, MD,. PhD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Hector Faustino Noyola Villalobos

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Marco G. Patti, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Ulysses Ribeiro Jr, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Stanley Ja Rogers, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Mihir M. Shah, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Fabio V. Teixeira, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Allison Takeo Tsuge, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Selwyn M. Vickers, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Katsuhiko Yanaga, M.D., Ph.D

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Tonia M. Young-Fadok, MD

Member, Term: Jun 05, 2018
Joerg Zehetner, MD

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

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