Gastric cancers are the second most common cancers in the world, affecting an estimated 22,000 patients every year in the U.S. and resulting in 13,000 deaths. During an SSAT State-of-the Art Conference on Sunday, experts addressed the surgical management of gastric tumors.
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.