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Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, Chair, SSAT Board of Trustees

Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, SSAT President
Fabrizio Michelassi
Chair, SSAT Board
of Trustees
Selwyn M. Vickers
SSAT President

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    SSAT 56th Annual Meeting Review

    SSAT 57th Annual Meeting Save the Date
    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.

    SSAT Foundation Awards Reception Recap

    At the inaugural SSAT Foundation Awards Reception on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Washington, DC, the Foundation gave out 161,500 USD in honoring the recipients of the following 2015 awards: The DeMeester Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons within the U.S. or Canada; The Fischer International Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons in Academic Practice; The new Mentored Research Awards; The Residents and Fellows Research Conference Plenary Presentation Prizes; The Warshaw Master Educator Award; The Rikkers Master Clinician Award; and The Career Development Award.

    In addition, the Reception highlighted what the SSAT Foundation has accomplished by looking back at past recipients of the Career Development Award. Help the SSAT Foundation continue its work of recognizing outstanding surgeon scientists and supporting the future of our profession. 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 now offers CME credits through the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery! The JOGS Online CME Program is a benefit for SSAT Members in good standing, who can gain access to JOGS and the CME program through the SSAT Members Only Area. There are now four articles available, each offering one CME credit with self-assessment (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per completed article).

    Click here to learn more about the new JOGS online CME Program.

    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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