SSAT/AAST/SAGES Winter Course
GI Surgical Emergencies: Challenges and Opportunities
The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) are excited to announce that they are partnering on a new Winter Course, “GI Surgical Emergencies: Challenges and Opportunities”. It will take place January 19-20, 2018 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Preliminary Program is now available online
Registration and Housing are now available
Registration is now open for the SSAT/AAST/SAGES Winter Course, GI Surgical Emergencies: Challenges and Opportunities. Register by the Early Bird deadline of December 18, 2017 to avoid an increase in fees.
Reserve your room at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas before the housing deadline of December 18, 2017. The SSAT/AAST/SAGES special group rate is 219 USD per night, excluding the discounted 30 USD per day resort fee. (Thus the effective nightly rate is 249 USD, plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 13.38%.)
SSAT 58th Annual Meeting Review
The SSAT’s 58th Annual Meeting took place from May 6-9, 2017, in Chicago, IL, during Digestive Disease Week.
Mark your calendars now for next year’s SSAT Annual Meeting, June 2-5, 2018 in Washington, DC!
SSAT Foundation Establishes the Frank G. Moody Memorial Fund for Research and Education in Digestive Surgery
The Board of Trustees of the SSAT Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Frank G. Moody Memorial Fund for Research and Education in Digestive Surgery. The purpose of the Moody Memorial Fund is to further his lifelong passion in developing the next generation of GI surgeons, by helping the SSAT achieve its ongoing mission of research and education through the advancement of the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease.
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 11 total available, each offering one CME credit with self-assessment (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per completed article). Click here to learn more.
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:
- Minimally Invasive Approaches to Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgeries
- Minimally Invasive Colorectal 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. While there be sure to check out the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery Online CME Program for even more CME opportunities.
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 and the Society have provided 860,000 USD in research funding over the past four years and committed to an additional 560,000 USD over the next three years. Donate today and visit the SSAT Foundation webpage for more information.