Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
52nd Annual Meeting Preview at DDW 2011

52nd Annual Meeting Preview at DDW 2011
» Program Book
» Registration & Housing
» Cameron Guest Oration
» Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture
» Inaugural Pellegrini SSAT/SAGES Joint Symposium
» “Count Me In” Program
» Members Reception
» Diversity Reception

900 Cummings Center
Suite 221-U
Beverly, MA 01915
Tel. (978) 927-8330
Fax: (978) 524-8890

Program Book
The Program Book with Abstract Supplement will be mailed to SSAT Early Bird Registrants in advance of the Annual Meeting. In addition, these two publications will be available for SSAT members on-site in Chicago, Illinois. You may also download them now. More...

Registration & Housing
It’s not too late to register for the SSAT 52nd Annual Meeting and 2011 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Course at Digestive Disease Week. More...

Cameron Guest Oration

Mehmet Toner, PhD
Dr. David W. Rattner, SSAT President, has selected Mehmet Toner, PhD, Professor of Surgery (Biomedical Engineering) at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, for the 2011 Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration. His lecture is entitled “Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of the Circulating Tumor Cell Microchip” and is scheduled for Sunday, May 8, 2011, from 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, in Room S504 of McCormick Place. More...

Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture

Kenneth Kaufman
Will all GI physicians become hospital employees in the next 3 years?

Dr. David M. Mahvi, SSAT Board Chair, has selected Mr. Kenneth Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc., for the 2011 Maja and Frank Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture. His lecture title is entitled “The Transformation of America’s Hospitals” and is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2011, from 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, in Room S504 of McCormick Place. More...

Inaugural Pellegrini SSAT/SAGES Joint Symposium
The Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT/SAGES Joint Symposium will be officially inaugurated at Digestive Disease Week 2011 with a session entitled “The Epidemic of Obesity: Surgical Implications”. This symposium, scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, in Room S504 of McCormick Place, will address obesity in terms of patient management, complications, the relationship between obesity and cancer, and bariatric surgery. More...

“Count Me In” Program
Five companies will donate 25 USD to the DDW societies’ research foundations for each person who visits their booths in the exhibit hall. Your visit to these sponsors will thus benefit the SSAT Foundation! More...

Members Reception
This year’s Members Reception takes place in Cathedral Hall of the University Club of Chicago, Monday, May 9, 2011, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available, limited to two per person. More..

Diversity Reception
Come join friends and colleagues to network and explore professional opportunities at the Diversity Reception, a special event to celebrate diversity and to promote relationship-building among minorities in GI. More...