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Public Policy & Advocacy Committee

Chair: Anthony Vine, MD The SSAT is committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive diseases and continues to provide advocacy resources to strengthen its mission. The Advocacy Corner features information and tools for all U.S. members and supporters of the SSAT to be strong advocates for their surgical practices, their patients, their staff, and their colleagues. The SSAT Public Policy and Advocacy Committee is committed to keeping you up-to-date on the most pressing issues our members face in the United States and will do so through their monthly blog posts.

Anthony Vine, MD
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Blog Posts

June 2023: An Evening with NYS Governor Kathy Hochul
May 2023: ACS 2023 Leadership & Advocacy Summit
February 2023: The Fruits of Advocacy

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ACS/SSAT Health Policy and Management Scholarship

2021 Recipient
Amanda Arrington, MD, FACS
Amanda Arrington, MD, FACS
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Scholarship Information
Lobby Day at DDW

The SSAT most recently hosted a Lobby Day on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. SSAT participates in Lobby Day every time DDW is located in Washington, DC. Due to COVID-19 Lobby Day was cancelled in 2020.

SSAT Leave Behinds and Congressional Asks:
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • Maintaining a Strong Investment in Cancer Research and Prevention
  • Stop Overregulating My OR
2018 Lobby Day: Washington DC
Lobby Day
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