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    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.

    Click here for complete info & to donate

    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.

    The deadline to apply is February 17, 2017. Click here for complete details and to apply.

    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 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
    McCormick Place
    Chicago, Illinois

    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.

    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 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!

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