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Selwyn M. Vickers
SSAT President

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    DDW 2016 Abstract Submission Site – NOW OPEN:

    Abstract Submission Dates:
    OPENS: 9 a.m., ET, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
    CLOSES: 9 p.m., ET, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

    Submit An Abstract for DDW 2016
    Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 9:00 PM ET

    SSAT 57th Annual Meeting
    In conjunction with DDW2016
    May 21-24, 2016
    San Diego Convention Center
    San Diego, California

    The 57th Annual Meeting runs May 21-24, 2016, in San Diego, California, 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.

    Call for Abstracts Submission Period
    Share your cutting-edge, unique research findings with leaders in the field of digestive diseases. By submitting your abstract for presentation consideration at the SSAT Annual Meeting and DDW2016, you become part of the momentum to establish, discuss, and promote basic, clinical, and translational research on a global stage. The Abstract Submission period runs from Thursday, October 22, 2015, to Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

    2016 SSAT Awards, Scholarships, and Traveling Fellowships Open for Application
    The SSAT announces that the 2016 SSAT Awards, Traveling Fellowships, and Scholarships are now open for application. The following awards all have application deadlines in January 2016: Visit the SSAT Awards webpage for details on all of the SSAT Awards, Traveling Fellowships, and Scholarships.

    SSAT Foundation
    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 inaugural Foundation Awards Reception on May 17, 2015. Together, let us raise over 160,000 USD more in support of next year’s awards. Donate today and visit the new SSAT Foundation webpage for more information!

    JOGS Online CME Program

    The SSAT offers CME credits through the JOGS Online CME Program. A new article is now online, with five total available, each offering one CME credit with self-assessment (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per completed article). Click here to learn more.

    SSAT Advocacy Website

    The SSAT Advocacy website gives all U.S. members and supporters of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract the tools and opportunity to be strong advocates for their surgical practices, their patients, their staff, and their colleagues. The SSAT remains committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive diseases and has now added this advocacy piece to strengthen its mission. Click here to learn more about SSAT issues and how you can get involved.

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