Eight experts will discuss novel endoscopic approaches for the treatment of obesity during Tuesday’s Kelly and Carlos Pelligrini SSAT and SAGES Luncheon Symposium. The annual symposium, which qualifies for up to three hours of CME credit and does not require a ticket, is co-sponsored by SSAT and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
‘Your life’s work should be fun. If it’s nothing more than a job, it’s time to find your passion.
That was the message from SSAT President Nathaniel J. Soper, MD, who recounted his professional journey Sunday morning at DDW® during the annual SSAT Presidential Address.
During Tuesday’s SSAT Joint Symposium with the International Society for Digestive Surgery, five experts will examine the appropriate use of minimally invasive surgery in managing cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. The two-hour morning symposium is titled Minimally Invasive Frontier in GI Surgery.
On Monday, a joint symposium sponsored by SSAT and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) will highlight efforts to improve rectal cancer treatment in the U.S.
Chad Barnes, MD
General Surgery Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
An SSAT Panel Session on Monday will feature expert perspectives on several areas of uncertainty in the medical profession. The session, Health Policy in the United States: The View from Different Angles, is sponsored by the SSAT Public Policy & Advocacy Committee and the Health Care & Quality Outcomes Committee.
Renowned health care leader Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP, will share an optimistic message about the future of health care when she delivers the annual SSAT Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture on Monday morning.
“Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS
Marjory K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology, and Associate Vice Chair of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Founder and Director of the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation “
At a time when the health care community is facing challenges that range from increasing administrative burdens to decreasing autonomy to reimbursement changes, many physicians are experiencing a decreased sense of purpose, leading to burnout.
By 2030, pancreatic cancer is projected to be the second-leading cause of cancer death, according to an estimate by SSAT and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA).