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53rd Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 18 - 22, 2012
San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, California
during Digestive Disease Week®


Program (Subject to Change)
Last Updated 02/13/12

All rooms at San Diego Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

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Participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.
Program
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
TBD
RESIDENTS & FELLOWS RESEARCH CONFERENCE
(by invitation only)
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
8:00 AM - 4:35 PM
28abcd
Ticket-holder only - requires separate registration and fee MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION COURSE
Evidence Based Treatment of Hepatopancreatobiliary Disease
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
6a
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (ASGE-accredited)
Treatment of Early Gastrointestinal Cancer: When Is It Safe? (ASGE, SSAT)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
7ab
DDW COMBINED TRANSLATIONAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-accredited)
Probiotics in Health and Disease (AGA, AASLD, ASGE, SSAT)
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
28ab
OPENING SESSION
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
28ab
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY A (PLENARY SESSION I)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
31abc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (ASGE-accredited)
Management of the Patient at High Risk for Colon Cancer (ASGE, SSAT)
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
28ab
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Relationships Matter
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
28ab
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY B (PLENARY SESSION II)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
32ab
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-accredited)
Gastrointestinal Management of the Patient with Obesity (AGA, ASGE, SSAT, AASLD)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
28ab
MAJA AND FRANK G. MOODY STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE
The Treatment of Obesity: How Science CAN Influence Public Policy
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Halls C-G
POSTER SESSION I (non-CME)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Ticket-holder only - requires separate registration and fee MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEONS
28cd
Operative Therapies for GERD: What Are the Options?
29d
The Difficult Gallbladder: Tricks to Get Out of Trouble
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
28cd
CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY A
Debate 1: C. Difficile Colitis: Ileostomy and Lavage vs. Resection
Debate 2: Is Surgical Intervention for Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas Being Overutilized?
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
20a
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM
Management of Fecal Incontinence (SSAT/AGA/ASGE)
2:15 PM - 4:30 PM
26ab
VIDEO SESSION I: ROBOTIC, ENDOSCOPIC, AND ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC GI SURGERY
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
28ab
STATE-OF-THE-ART CONFERENCE
Technological Advances in the Surgical Treatment of Colon and Rectal Cancer
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM
27b
PLENARY SESSION III
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
28cd
CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS I
The Difficult Bile Duct Stone: Case Presentations and Tricks of the Trade
MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
28ab
VIDEO SESSION II: BREAKFAST AT THE MOVIES
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
28cd
CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS II
Diverticulitis: Lavage and Resection-Which Treatment When?
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
27b
SSAT PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY COMMITTEE PANEL
Will There be a General Surgeon When You Need One?
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
28ab
SSAT/AHPBA JOINT SYMPOSIUM
Evaluation and Treatment of Benign Liver Neoplasms
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
27b
PLENARY SESSION IV
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
26ab
QUICK SHOTS SESSION I
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
28cd
VIDEO SESSION III: HPB & FOREGUT VIDEOS
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
20a
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM
Functional Disorders of the Esophagus (SSAT/AGA/ASGE)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
28ab
DORIS AND JOHN L. CAMERON GUEST ORATION
Bringing Health Information to Life
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Halls C-G
POSTER SESSION II (non-CME)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Ticket-holder only - requires separate registration and fee MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEONS
9
Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas: To Operate or Not?
10
Diverticulitis: Two and Out or Not?
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
28ab
QUICK SHOTS SESSION II
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
28cd
CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY B
Debate 3: Ban The Band? Which Is the Best Operation for Morbid Obiesity?
Debate 4: 360 vs. Partial Fundoplication: Which Is the Standard for GERD?
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
20a
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-accredited)
Multidisciplinary Management of Complicated Crohn's Disease (AGA/SSAT/ASGE)
2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
27b
PLENARY SESSION V
3:15 PM - 4:45 AM
28ab
SSAT/ASCRS JOINT SYMPOSIUM
Controversies in Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
28cd
CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS III
The GI Surgeon and Endoscopy: Case Presentations Where the Endoscope Matters
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
27b
QUICK SHOTS SESSION III
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
20bc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM
Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms and IPMN (SSAT/AGA)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
28ab
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Don Room at El Cortez
MEMBERS RECEPTION
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
28ab
SSAT/ISDS JOINT BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM
Optimizing Outcomes for Our Patients: Data and Practice: Combining Perioperative Patient Management and Expert Technical Tips
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
27b
PLENARY SESSION VI
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
20bc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AASLD-accredited)
Management of HCC: Chemotherapy, Reduction of Tumor Load, or Transplant? (AASLD/SSAT)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
27b
PLENARY SESSION VII
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
20bc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-accredited)
Can You Eliminate Barrett's Esophagus? (AGA/ASGE/SSAT)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
28cd
SSAT HEALTH CARE QUALITY & OUTCOMES COMMITTEE PANEL
Three Ways to Bend the Cost Curve in GI Surgery Without Sacrificing Quality
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Halls C-G
POSTER SESSION III (non-CME)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
28ab
KELLY AND CARLOS PELLEGRINI SSAT/SAGES JOINT LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM
Current Concepts and Controversies in Foregut Motility
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Ticket-holder only - requires separate registration and fee MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEONS
7ab
CBD Stones: Laparoscopic or Endoscopic?
26ab
Modern Staging and Treatment of Rectal Cancer
29a
Success During the Early Phases of Your Academic GI Career
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
28cd
BEST OF DDW 2012 (non-CME)
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
20bc
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (ASGE-accredited)
Endoscopic Biliary Complications: What Can You Do? (ASGE/SSAT)



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