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57th Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 21 - 24, 2016
San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, CA
during Digestive Disease Week®


Program (Subject to Change)
Last Updated 02/29/16

All rooms at the San Diego 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.
Plenary presentation indicates a Plenary presentation that is also being presented at the Residents & Fellows Research Conference; participation in and attendance at this conference is by invitation only.
Tracks
Esophagus & Gastric GI Tract Potpourri
HPB Education & Quality & Outcomes & Policy
Small Bowel & Colorectal General & Society Business
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
28AB
RESIDENTS & FELLOWS RESEARCH CONFERENCE (non-CME, by invitation only)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AASLD-ACCREDITED)
Medical and Surgical Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
28E
CME with self-assessmentPOSTGRADUATE / CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE PANEL
Robotics for the GI Surgeon: Training, Economics, and the Future
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC A
Introduction to POEM - *SOLD OUT*
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: HPB A
Utilization of Intraoperative Ultrasound in HPB Surgery
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL A
Transanal Endoscopic Surgery - *SOLD OUT*
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (ASGE-ACCREDITED)
Pancreatic Fluid Collection: Where Are We Now and What Is The Future?
28CD
DDW COMBINED DIVERSITY PROGRAM
Diversity And Inclusion For Digestive Diseases: Workforce, Leadership, and Healthcare Disparities
28E
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM PART I
Innovative Approaches in the Management of Benign And Malignant Bile Duct and Gallbladder Disease
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC B
Introduction to Barrett's Radiofrequency Ablation
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: HPB B
Utilization of Intraoperative Ultrasound in HPB Surgery
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL B
Transanal Endoscopic Surgery
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC (ASGE-ACCREDITED)
Cut, Burn, or Freeze for Barrett's Esophagus?
28E
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM PART II
The Current Status of the GI Surgeon: From General to Specialized Training, Certification, and Role - An International Perspective
28CD
SURGICAL FELLOWSHIP FAIR (NON-CME)
 
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
32
Ticketed SessionBREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy for the UES, LES, and Pylorus
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
28AB
OPENING SESSION
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
28AB
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY I
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
28AB
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Lessons Learned from Mentors and Heroes on Leadership and Surgical Resilience
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
28AB
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY II
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
28AB
DORIS AND JOHN L. CAMERON GUEST ORATION
Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C
POSTER SESSION I (NON-CME)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
33
Ticketed SessionMEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: WRITERS WORKSHOP PART I
Writing and Editing Your Manuscript
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC C
Introduction to Advanced Upper Endoscopic Techniques: Suturing, Stenting, Clipping, Foreign Body Retrieval - *SOLD OUT*
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: HPB C
Utilization of Intraoperative Ultrasound in HPB Surgery
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL C
Transanal Endoscopic Surgery - *SOLD OUT*
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL (AGA-ACCREDITED)
Colorectal Cancer Screening
28C
PLENARY SESSION: ESOPHAGUS &
GASTRIC I
28D
PLENARY SESSION: HPB I
28AB
CME with self-assessmentSTATE-OF-THE-ART CONFERENCE
New Frontiers in Liver Surgery
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC D
Introduction to EMR/ESD
- *SOLD OUT*
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: HPB D
Utilization of Intraoperative Ultrasound in HPB Surgery
Exhibit Hall F
Ticketed SessionHANDS-ON SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL D
Transanal Endoscopic Surgery - *SOLD OUT*
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
Achalasia Therapy in 2016
28C
QUICK SHOTS SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
28AB
CME with self-assessmentRESIDENT EDUCATION COMMITTEE PANEL
Work-Life Balance
28D
VIDEO SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grand Ballroom CDE, Omni San Diego
Ticketed SessionFOUNDATION AWARDS RECEPTION
 
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
24
Ticketed SessionBREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS: WRITERS WORKSHOP PART II
Submitting and Revising Your Manuscript
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Hereditary Colorectal Syndromes and Their Management
28D
PLENARY SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL I
28AB
CME with self-assessmentSSAT/AHPBA/E-AHPBA SYMPOSIUM: HPB
Extending the Limits of Resection for Colorectal Liver Metastases
28C
VIDEO SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
28C
CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: HPB
Preop & Intraop Strategies for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
28D
CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Diverticulitis Management in 2016
28AB
CME with self-assessmentCONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
POEM vs. Laparoscopic Heller: Which Is Now the Gold Standard?
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (AASLD-ACCREDITED)
Workup and Management of Unknown Liver Masses
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
28AB
MAJA AND FRANK G. MOODY STATE-OF-THE-ART LECTURE
The Best Medicine: Leadership Lessons for Work and Life
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C
POSTER SESSION II (NON-CME)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
32
Ticketed SessionMEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
Tips to Stay Out of Trouble and Get Good Outcomes with PEH Repair
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: HPB (ASGE-ACCREDITED)
Clinical Challenges of Pancreatic Cysts
28C
PLENARY SESSION: HPB II
28D
CME with self-assessmentPUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE PANEL
Regionalization: Will It Improve Patient Safety or Hurt Access to GI Surgery Care?
28AB
CME with self-assessmentSSAT/ASCRS SYMPOSIUM: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Rectal Cancer: How Best to Perform a Total Mesorectal Excision
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
28C
CLINICAL WARD ROUNDS: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
Alternatives to Fundoplication for GERD: An Objective Look at the Data
28AB
CME with self-assessmentCONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: HPB
Mixed-Duct IPMN: Resect or Observe?
28D
CME with self-assessmentCONTROVERSIES IN GI SURGERY DEBATE: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Complete Clinical Response after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Watch and Wait or Radical Surgery?
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
28AB
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (members only)
 
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
29B
Ticketed SessionBREAKFAST WITH THE EXPERTS: HPB
Pancreatic Fistulas and Bile Leaks
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
28AB
CME with self-assessmentSSAT/ISDS SYMPOSIUM
Chronic Inflammation and Neoplastic Transformation: Pathways, Prevention, and Treatment
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
30
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
New Approaches to the Management of Obesity
29CD
DDW COMBINED TRANSLATIONAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-ACCREDITED)
Manipulating the Microbiome To Treat
Gastrointestinal Diseases
28D
QUICK SHOTS SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
28C
VIDEO SESSION: HPB
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
28AB
PLENARY SESSION: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC II
28C
PLENARY SESSION: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL II
28D
QUICK SHOTS SESSION: HPB
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C
POSTER SESSION III (NON-CME)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
28AB
CME with self-assessmentKELLY AND CARLOS PELLEGRINI SSAT/SAGES LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM: ESOPHAGUS & GASTRIC
Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus and Early Esophageal Cancer
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
29A
Ticketed SessionMEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL
Emergencies in Colo-Rectal Cancer: Resect, Divert, or Stent?
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
29CD
DDW COMBINED RESEARCH FORUM: SMALL BOWEL & COLORECTAL (AGA-ACCREDITED)
Does an Apple a Day Keep Colon Cancer Away? Diet and Environmental Roles in Colon Cancer
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
30
BEST OF DDW 2016 (NON-CME)



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