Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
56th Annual Meeting Preview at DDW 2015

56th Annual Meeting Preview at DDW 2015
» President’s Message from Fabrizio Michelassi
» Registration & Housing
» Ticketed Sessions
» CME with Self-Assessment Opportunities
» Cameron Guest Oration
» Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture
» New: Foundation Awards Reception
» Diversity Reception
» SSAT Lobby Day and Boot Camp
» SSAT Partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank

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President’s Message from Fabrizio Michelassi
Fabrizio Michelassi, SSAT President
Fabrizio Michelassi
SSAT President
Looking forward to seeing you in Washington D.C. for the next meeting of the SSAT at DDW— a superb program that will be of interest to all surgeons. More...

Registration & Housing
It’s not too late to register for the SSAT 56th Annual Meeting at Digestive Disease Week, as well as for the SSAT-sponsored supplemental scientific offerings—the 2015 Postgraduate / Maintenance of Certification Courses, the Transanal Endoscopic Surgery Hands-On Session, and the Breakfasts with the Experts and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons. More...

Ticketed Sessions
Don’t forget to supplement your meeting registration with the outstanding lineup of ticketed SSAT Sessions, including: the two concurrent Postgraduate/ Maintenance of Certification Courses, “Minimally Invasive Approaches to Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgeries” and “Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery”; the “Transanal Endoscopic Surgery” Hands-On Courseand; Breakfasts with the Experts; and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons. More...

CME with Self-Assessment Opportunities
The SSAT 56th Annual Meeting provides more sessions offering CME with Self-Assessment than ever before. More...

Cameron Guest Oration
Jeff DeGraff, MD
Jeff DeGraff, MD
Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, SSAT President, has selected Jeff DeGraff PhD, clinical professor of business administration at Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and founder of the Innovatrium Institute for Innovation, in Ann Arbor, MI and Atlanta, GA, for the 2015 Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration. His lecture, “Leading Innovation in the Age of Health Care Transformation” is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, in Room 202B of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Dr. DeGraff will encourage attendees to incorporate philanthropy into and outside of surgical practice, and to maximize societal change locally and internationally through surgical work. More...

Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture
Peter Ferguson, MD
Peter Ferguson, MD
Dr. Robin S. McLeod, SSAT Chair, has selected Dr. Peter Ferguson, the Albert and Temmy Latner Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, for the 2015 Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture. His lecture, “A Recipe for Radical Curricular Change in Postgraduate Surgical Training” is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, from 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, in Room 202B of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. More..

New: Foundation Awards Reception
At this year’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the SSAT Members Reception transforms into a new event! The SSAT Foundation Awards Reception will take place on Sunday, May 17th, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Independence ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Washington. More...

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

SSAT Lobby Day and Boot Camp
The SSAT will hold its first Lobby Day and Advocacy Boot Camp for its U.S. Members on Tuesday, May 19th. More...

SSAT Partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank
The SSAT has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) and Digestive Disease Week to give back to the Washington, DC, community. DDW, SSAT, AASLD, AGA, and ASGE are joining together to help raise money to support the CAFB through a Virtual Food Bank. The goal is to raise 100,000 USD, and donations can be made either online now or in-person at the meeting. The SSAT is also offering two volunteer opportunities at the CAFB DC Warehouse on Saturday, May 16th, and Monday, May 18th. More...