Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
SSAT Foundation 2014 Year-End Report

SSAT Foundation 2014 Year-End Report
» SSAT Foundation Chair's Message
» SSAT Foundation History
» 2014 Career Development Award Recipients
» 2014 Residents and Fellows Research Conference Presentation Awards
» 2014 Invited Speaker Sessions at the SSAT Annual Meeting
» 2014 Traveling Fellowships
» 2014 Master Educator and Clinician Awards
» New Foundation Awards Reception
» Major Gifts Honor Roll
» Giving Opportunities

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2014-2015
Officers and Trustees


David W. Rattner, MD, Chair
Stanley W. Ashley, MD, Secretary
Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, Secretary-Elect
Mark P. Callery, MD, Treasurer
John G. Hunter, MD
Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD
Robin S. McLeod, MD
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
Sean J. Mulvihill, MD
Jeffrey H. Peters, MD
Robert V. Stephens, MD

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SSAT Foundation Chair's Message
2014 marked another year wherein the SSAT Foundation was able to provide strong support for scholarship, education, and research in GI surgery. In 2015, the Foundation will award its first mentored research awards to help successful residents in their second year of work in an SSAT memberís laboratory; we see this effort along with the more substantial Career Development Awards as a great investment to sustain the academic mission of the SSAT for the future. However, the need for novel mechanisms to support academic GI surgeons are greater than ever before. More...

SSAT Foundation History
The history of the SSAT Foundation truly starts with the founding of the parent organization, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, which, to this day, remains the only North American organization focused on surgical problems of the entire alimentary tract. The SSAT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The Foundation was established in 2000 to help the Society achieve its ongoing mission: to stimulate, foster, and provide surgical leadership in the art and science of patient care; to promote and support the education and research of the diseases and functions of the alimentary tract; to provide a forum for the presentation of such research and educational endeavors; and to foster training and funding opportunities and scientific publications in support of these activities. More...

2014 Career Development Award Recipients
Selected by the SSAT Research Committee, this Foundation award for young faculty members ($50,000 per year for two years) is to assist in the establishment of (primarily basic science) investigators in digestive diseases. More...

2014 Residents and Fellows Research Conference Presentation Awards
The SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference, funded by the Foundation, is a daylong session held annually in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week, at which the residents and fellows who serve as the presenting authors of the highest ranked abstracts from the Annual Meeting are given the opportunity to present their own work and hear and discuss the work of their colleagues from around the world. More...

2014 Invited Speaker Sessions at the SSAT Annual Meeting
The Foundation provides support for the Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration, the Maja and Frank Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture, and the Kelly and Carlos Pellegrini SSAT/SAGES Joint Symposium at the Annual Meeting. More...

2014 Traveling Fellowships
The Foundation provides support for the Carol and Tom R. DeMeester Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons within the U.S. or Canada and the Karen and Josef E. Fischer International Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons in Academic Practice. More...

2014 Master Educator and Clinician Awards
The Foundation annually honors a distinguished mentor, teacher, and educator via the Andrew L. Warshaw Master Educator Award and an outstanding clinical surgeon via the Layton F. Rikkers Master Clinician Award. More...

New Foundation Awards Reception
At the 56th Annual Meeting at DDW 2015 in Washington, DC, the former SSAT Members Reception will transform into a new eventóthe SSAT Foundation Awards Reception, to be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015. More...

Major Gifts Honor Roll
The SSAT Foundation is extremely grateful for its most generous donors who have given $1,000 or more cumulatively. More...

Giving Opportunities
The SSAT Foundation offers numerous ways to make outright gifts as well as deferred, planned gifts to leave an enduring and personal legacy. SSAT Members can immediately and securely donate online via credit card in the Members Only area; non-members may download the Donor Form. More...