Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
SSAT Foundation 2015 Year-End Report

SSAT Foundation 2015 Year-End Report
» SSAT Foundation Chair's Message
» SSAT Foundation History
» 2015 Career Development Award Recipients
» 2015 Residents and Fellows Research Conference Presentation Awards
» 2015 Invited Speaker Sessions at the SSAT Annual Meeting
» 2015 Mentored Research Award Recipients
» 2015 Traveling Fellowships
» 2015 Master Educator and Clinician Awards
» Foundation Awards Reception Review
» A Look Back at Nearly Three Decades of SSAT Career Development Awards
» Major Gifts Honor Roll
» Giving Opportunities
» AmazonSmile: A New Way to Support the SSAT Foundation
» 2016 Foundation Award Application Deadlines

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2015-2015
Officers and Trustees


David W. Rattner, MD, Chair
Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, Secretary
Mark P. Callery, MD, Treasurer
Susan Galandiuk, MD
Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD
Robin S. McLeod, MD
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
Mark A. Talamini, MD
Selwyn M. Vickers, MD
Charles J. Yeo, MD

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SSAT Foundation Chair's Message
Over the past 12 months the SSAT Foundation has continued its work in enabling both young and established surgeons to pursue their career goals. Thanks to your support we’ve been able to grant seven major awards to surgeons in practice and several other awards to surgical residents for outstanding presentations at our annual Residents and Fellows Research Symposium. As I wrote in last year’s annual letter, the need to support the academic mission of our society has never been greater. All of us feel the belt tightening occurring at our institutions and in our practices. This environment makes SSAT Foundation grants particularly impactful. It would be great if the Foundation could do even more! 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...

2015 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...

2015 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...

2015 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...

2015 Mentored Research Award Recipients
Selected by the SSAT Research Committee, this Foundation award for residents or fellows ($25,000 for one-year) is to support the second or third year of research being conducted in the research program of an SSAT member. More...

2015 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...

2015 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...

Foundation Awards Reception Review
The inaugural SSAT Foundation Awards Reception was held on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Washington, DC, during the SSAT 56th Annual Meeting at DDW2015. The Foundation gave out 161,500 USD to the recipients of the 2015 Awards. More...

A Look Back at Nearly Three Decades of SSAT Career Development Awards
The SSAT Career Development Award was established in 1987 and since its inception has fostered the careers over 27 outstanding surgeon-scientists. The SSAT Career Development Award continues to be the cornerstone of the work of the SSAT Foundation. More...

Major Gifts Honor Roll
The SSAT Foundation is extremely grateful for its most generous donors who have given $2,500 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...

AmazonSmile: A New Way to Support the SSAT Foundation
Do you shop on Amazon? The SSAT Foundation is excited to offer its supporters a new and easy way to give back to the Foundation. Shop using AmazonSmile and select the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Foundation as your charity, and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the SSAT Foundation. More...

2016 Foundation Award Application Deadlines
The SSAT Foundation funds six awards to support surgeon-scientists and recognize outstanding individuals in the fields of surgical education and clinical surgery. More...