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Robin S. McLeod
Chair, SSAT Board
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Fabrizio Michelassi
SSAT President

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    2014 Annual Meeting: Review

    • The SSAT’s 55th Annual Meeting took place from May 2–6, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois, during Digestive Disease Week.

    • View the Complete Final Program with abstracts.

    • Claim CME credits.

    • Order DDW on Demand and enjoy on-demand access of presentations from DDW 2014. DDW on Demand is a comprehensive digital library of presentations from DDW 2014, which offers approximately 500 hours of medical educational content. Watch presenters’ slides while listening to fully-synchronized audio as if you were actually attending each session.

    • Download the abridged Program Book ( 0.9 MB) and the Program Book Abstract Supplement ( 3.0 MB), or log into the Members Only Area to download the complete Program Book, including the listing of Foundation Contributors.

    • Mark your calendars now for next year’s SSAT Annual Meeting,
      May 15–19, 2015, in Washington, DC.

    • Order a copy of the 2014 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Course Syllabus Book today! Syllabus Books from the 2014 MOC Course, “The General Surgeon Performing GI Surgery: Current Management of Benign and Malignant Foregut Diseases”, are now available for $50 each. This MOC Course will focus on the management of diseases of the stomach and esophagus as well as bariatric surgery. This course will explore the evidence that supports the management of these disorders, and experts will provide a "how I do it" approach to their subject areas.

    • Stay tuned for Photos from the Annual Meeting!

    SSAT Advocacy Website Now Active

    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.

    SSAT Foundation

    The SSAT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The Foundation was established in 2000 to help the Society achieve its ongoing mission to advance the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease. Research and education remain the cornerstone of fulfilling that mission, and the Foundation seeks to support the SSAT's current initiatives: the Layton F. Rikkers Master Clinician Award; the Career Development Award for young faculty members (through donations to the unrestricted General Fund); and the Residents and Fellows Research Conference held at the time of the SSAT Annual Meeting (through donations to the restricted Research Conference Fund).

    The purpose of the unrestricted Rikkers Fund is twofold:

    1. To help the SSAT achieve its ongoing mission of research and education by advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease; and
    2. To honor an outstanding surgical clinician at the SSAT meeting at Digestive Disease Week via presentation of an annual Layton F. Rikkers Master Clinician Award.
    SSAT Members can donate online in the Members Only area of the SSAT Website; non-members may download the Donor Form.

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