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).