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The SSAT is committed to advancing the science and practice of surgery in the treatment of digestive disease. SSAT provides the following digital and print publications and links as a resource to the GI surgeon community.

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (JOGS) Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (JOGS)
The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (JOGS) is the official publication of the SSAT. It includes original articles on surgery of the digestive tract, gastrointestinal images, “How I Do It” articles, subject reviews, book reports, editorial columns, the SSAT Presidential Address, articles by guest orators and lecturers, symposia, letters, results of conferences and more.

SSAT Newsletters SSAT Newsletter
The SSAT Newsletter is a digital publication that highlights Society news, meetings, and educational and award opportunities.

Patient Care Guidelines
The SSAT Patient Care Guidelines were written for the primary care physician on a variety of digestive diseases to assist on when to refer the patient for surgical consultation. Their goal is to guide Primary Care Physicians to the appropriate utilization of surgical procedures on the alimentary tract or related organs; they are based on critical review of the literature and expert opinion. Both of the latter sources of information result in a consensus that is recorded in the form of these Guidelines. The consensus addresses the range of acceptable clinical practice and should not be construed as a standard of care. The reader must realize that clinical judgment may justify a course of action outside of the recommendations contained herein.

DDW On Demand Digestive Disease Week Recorded Sessions
DDW on Demand is a comprehensive digital library of educational sessions across the four sponsoring DDW societies—AASLD, AGA, ASGE, and SSAT.

Depending on the meeting year, DDW on Demand may feature:

  • Fully-synchronized video content with presenter slides and audio
  • Online access within 24 hours of session
  • DVD-ROM set for offline viewing
  • Streaming content from your iPad,® iPhone,® or Android device*
  • Downloadable MP3 files for listening on-the-go
  • Additional CME/CE credit available on selected sessions
DDW2011 on Demand
DDW2005-DDW2010 on Demand

Advocacy Guide
The SSAT Public Policy and Advocacy Committee composed an Advocacy Guide with helpful information on successful lobbying. The Guide includes information on Basic Civics; Face-to-Face Meetings; Lobbying from Home; How to Stay Informed and; The Top Rules of Advocacy.

For a list of the current SSAT Public Policy and Advocacy Committee Members click here.

Evidence-Based Current Surgical Practice Manuscripts
A key goal of the 2011 strategic plan of the Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (J Gastrointest Surg 2001; 15: 1077-1085) was to accelerate efforts to meet the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and continuing medical education (CME) needs of the membership. Starting in 2012 the SSAT Health Care Quality and Outcomes Committee began soliciting authoritative manuscripts of topics that correspond to the annual MOC course held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week, as well as a limited number of additional specific topics. These manuscripts represent an expert interpretation of the latest evidence on best surgical practice and treatment of particular surgical conditions of the alimentary tract. These Evidence-based Current Surgical Practice Manuscripts are published in the society’s Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (JOGS) and are freely available to SSAT Members and non-members alike for a limited time only.

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