SSAT Offers Opportunities for Residents and Fellows to Get Involved
SSAT Committee Volunteers
In 2011, per its Strategic Plan, the SSAT began filling most committee positions through a self-nomination process, which successfully enhanced participation by the membership and opened active roles in the society to members who may not have been from the same institutions as the top leadership. The SSAT self-nomination process is open for one month, between April and May, and is done entirely online through a personalized email communication from the SSAT. SSAT Candidate Members are encouraged to self-nominate for the following committees:
- Resident Education Committee
- Continuing Education Committee
- Member Services Committee
- Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
- International Relations Committee
- Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
Learn about the requirements, expectations, and goals of all of the SSAT Committees here.
SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference
The SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference 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. SSAT Board and Resident Education Committee members spend an entire day with these young surgeons, with the top presenter(s) receiving modest award(s). This Conference provides the participants a stimulating educational environment and an opportunity to interact directly not only with senior members of the Society but also with their peers. This experience solidifies the residents and fellows’ knowledge and commitment to the research endeavors within the specialty, thereby strengthening the future of the specialty and the Society as well. Click here for past SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference presentation award recipients.