GI Surgery Winter Course:
Evidence-Based Surgical Treatment of GI Disease
December 2-3, 2016
National Doral, Miami, Florida
The new SSAT GI Surgery Course is geared towards the practicing general surgeon and will focus on both common and controversial topics in GI surgery, from esophagus to anus. This highly interactive course will be taught by internationally recognized experts and will be designated for 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, offering CME Credits with self-assessment.
Registration and Housing NOW Open! Registration for the SSAT GI Surgery Winter Course is now open at the SSAT Website. Register before the Early Bird deadline of October 31, 2016, and avoid an increase in registration fees!
Reserve your housing before the cut-off date of Tuesday, November 01, 2016 at 4:00 pm EST. To make your reservations, visit the housing page or call the National Doral directly at (800) 713-6725. Be sure to mention that you are with the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.
SSAT and Research Foundation of the ASCRS Joint Research Award
The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) and the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) are pleased to announce the SSAT and Research Foundation of the ASCRS Joint Research Award. This award is designed to assist in the development of young faculty members of the SSAT and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons who want to cultivate an active research program in colorectal diseases. Specifically, this is designed to support research that is focused on diseases of the lower intestinal tract, including but not limited to inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, or benign conditions of the lower GI tract. This is a $100,000 two-year award ($50,000 per year). Each association is equally sponsoring this award.
New CME Opportunity for SSAT Members
The SSAT now offers CME credits through the following online enduring materials, which are meant to educate participants on minimally invasive techniques of gastrointestinal surgery:
The SSAT designates these enduring material activities for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, of which 5.25 credits meet the requirement for self-assessment. The Enduring Materials Online CME Program is a benefit for SSAT Members who are in good standing.
Learn more about these online video enduring materials and how you can receive CME with self-assessment in the SSAT Members Only Area here. While there be sure to check out the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery Online CME Program for even more CME opportunities.
SSAT 58th Annual Meeting: Save the Date
In conjunction with DDW2017
May 6-9, 2017
The 58th Annual Meeting runs May 6-9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois, in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), the world's leading educational forum for academicians, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees working in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery and related fields.
JOGS Online CME Program:
One New Article Available Online
The SSAT offers CME credits through the JOGS Online CME Program. One new article is online now, with nine total available, each offering one CME credit with self-assessment (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per completed article). Click here to learn more.
The SSAT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Established in 2000, the Foundation supports the SSAT’s missions to develop surgical leadership in the art and science of patient care; to promote and support education and research on the diseases and functions of the alimentary tract; and to foster training and funding opportunities and scientific publications in support of these activities. The support contributed by SSAT members and grateful patients over the past decade have redounded to the benefit of the welfare of surgical patients around the globe. Your investment in the Foundation will help today’s surgeons create tomorrow’s advances in patient care. The SSAT Foundation gave out 161,500 USD in Traveling Fellowships and Awards at the Foundation Awards Reception in 2015 and again in 2016. Donate today and visit the SSAT Foundation webpage for more information on the Foundation Awards Reception!