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56th Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 15 - 19, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Washington, DC
during Digestive Disease Week®


Final Program

All rooms at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.

Ticketed Session indicates a ticketed session requiring a separate registration and fee.
CME with self-assessment indicates a session offering CME with self-assessment.
Tracks
Esophagus & Gastric GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015
7:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Constitution Ballroom A, Grant Hyatt
RESIDENTS & FELLOWS RESEARCH CONFERENCE
(non-CME; by invitation only)
 
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
202A
Ticketed SessionCME with self-assessment POSTGRADUATE / MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION COURSE: HPB
Minimally Invasive Approaches to Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgeries
202B
Ticketed SessionCME with self-assessment POSTGRADUATE / MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION COURSE: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (ASGE-ACCREDITED)
Periprocedural Management of Antithrombotic Agents
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Univ. of DC & Catholic Univ. Rooms, Marriott Marquis
SURGICAL FELLOWSHIP FAIR
(non-CME; by invitation only)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall A
Ticketed Session HANDS-ON SESSION: HPB
Utilization of Intraoperative Ultrasound in HPB Surgery
Exhibit Hall A
Ticketed Session HANDS-ON SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Transanal Endoscopic Surgery
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL (AGA-ACCREDITED)
Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Perianal Crohn's Disease
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AASLD-ACCREDITED)
Managing Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Cirrhosis
 
Tracks
Esophagus & Gastric GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
150A
Ticketed Session BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
Leiomyoma and GIST: What to Do with Esophageal and Gastric Lumps and Bumps?
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
202B
OPENING SESSION
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
202B
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY I
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
202B
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Training in Advanced GI Surgery
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AASLD-ACCREDITED)
Assessment of Surgical Risk in the Patient with Liver Disease
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
202B
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY II
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
202B
DORIS AND JOHN L. CAMERON GUEST ORATION
Leading Innovation in the Age of Health Care Transformation
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Exhibit Hall C
Ticketed Session POSTER TOUR: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
(non-CME)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C
POSTER SESSION I
(non-CME)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
101
Ticketed Session MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: WRITERS WORKSHOP
Writers Workshop Part 1: Writing and Editing Your Manuscript
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM
Multidisciplinary Treatment of Leaks, Fistulas, and Perforations: What Is Possible?
204AB
PLENARY SESSION: HPB I
202B
CME with self-assessment STATE-OF-THE-ART CONFERENCE: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
The Present and Future of Metabolic Surgery
204C
CME with self-assessment RESIDENT EDUCATION COMMITTEE PANEL A Primer for Your Job Search
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
202B
PLENARY SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC I
204C
QUICK SHOTS SESSION: HPB
204AB
VIDEO SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Independence Ballroom, Grand Hyatt
Ticketed Session FOUNDATION AWARDS RECEPTION
 
Tracks
Esophagus & Gastric GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business
MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
156
Ticketed Session BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS: WRITERS WORKSHOP
Writers Workshop Part 2: Submitting and Revising Your Manuscript
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
204C
PLENARY SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL I
202B
CME with self-assessment SSAT/AHPBA SYMPOSIUM
Starting a Career in Hepatobiliary Surgery
204AB
VIDEO SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
204AB
CME with self-assessment CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: HPB
Neuroendocrine Liver Metastases: Observation, Resection, Ablation, or Symptom Suppression?
204C
CME with self-assessment CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia: What Is the State of the Art in Diagnosis and Management?
202B
CME with self-assessment CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
Buried Barrett Metaplasia after Endoluminal Ablation: A Ticking Time Bomb or Much Ado about Nothing?
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGEAL & GASTRIC (AGA-ACCREDITED)
Gastric Cancer: Epidemiology, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
202B
MAJA AND FRANK G. MOODY STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE
A Recipe for Radical Curricular Change in Postgraduate Surgical Training
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Exhibit Hall C
Ticketed Session POSTER TOUR: HPB
(non-CME)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C
POSTER SESSION II
(non-CME)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
158
Ticketed Session MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: HPB
Benign Liver Tumors: Observation or Resection?
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
204C
CME with self-assessment CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE PANEL
Advances in Endoscopic Surgical Interventions
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB
Pancreatic Necrosis: Where Are We Now and What Is the Future?
204AB
PLENARY SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC II
202B
CME with self-assessment SSAT/ASCRS SYMPOSIUM
Optimizing Outcomes following the Low Anastomosis for Rectal Cancer
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
204C
CME with self-assessment CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: ESOPHAGEAL & GASTRIC
Management of the Failed Fundoplication: What to Do about Recurrent and New Symptoms
202B
CME with self-assessment CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: HPB
Does Liver Resection Improve the Outcome of Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastases and Extrahepatic Disease?
204AB
CME with self-assessment CONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Postoperative Medical Management of Crohn's Disease: Prevention and Surveillance Strategies
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AASLD-ACCREDITED)
Endoscopic Assessment of the Patient with Sclerosing Cholangitis
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
202B
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (members only)
 
Tracks
Esophagus & Gastric GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
151A
Ticketed Session BREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS: HPB
Evaluation of the Gallbladder Polyps and Masses: Cholecystitis, Mirizzi, or Malignancy?
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
202B
CME with self-assessment SSAT/ISDS BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Protocols in GI Surgery: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-ACCREDITED)
The Brave New World of Biotechnology: How It Is Affecting the Approach to the Identification and Management of Hereditary GI Cancers
204AB
PLENARY SESSION: HPB II
204C
QUICK SHOTS SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGEAL & GASTRIC (AGA-ACCREDITED)
Endoscopic Management of Barrett's Esophagus: Watch, Ablate, or Resect?
204AB
PLENARY SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL II
204C
QUICK SHOTS SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
202B
VIDEO SESSION: HPB
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C
POSTER SESSION III
(non-CME)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
202B
KELLY AND CARLOS PELLEGRINI SSAT/SAGES LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM
Improving Your Patient's Operative Experience: Practical Advice
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
103B
Ticketed Session MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Bring Your Toughest Crohn's Cases: Discussion with an Expert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ballroom C
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGEAL & GASTRIC
Is POEM the Future of Achalasia Therapy?
201
DDW COMBINED RESEARCH FORUM
Modification of the Microbiome in Human Disease
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
140
BEST OF DDW 2015
(non-CME)



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