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Program and Abstracts

61st Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 2-5, 2020
McCormick Place - Chicago, IL
in partnership with Digestive Disease Week®


Program (Subject to Change)

All rooms at McCormick Place unless otherwise indicated.

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Ticketed Session indicates a Ticketed Session requiring a separate registration and fee.
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, Bariatric, & Metabolic GI Tract
Hepatobiliary & Pancreas Education, Quality, Outcomes, & Policy
Small Bowel, Abdominal Wall, Hernia, & Colorectal General & Society Business

SUNDAY, May 3, 2020
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
S105d
Ticketed Session BREAKFAST CONNECTION:
WRITERS WORKSHOP PART I:
MANUSCRIPT WRITING AND EDITING
 
Faculty: Timothy M. Pawlik, Columbus, OH
Richard A. Hodin, Boston, MA
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
S105a
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY I
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
S105a
SSAT & FOUNDATION AWARDS CEREMONY
 
Welcome and introduction of new members, announcements of SSAT and Foundation sponsored awards, reports from the SSAT Foundation, recognition of the Foundation donors, presentation of the Public Service Award, and conferment of the Founders Medal.
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
S105a
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:
CREATING TOMORROW TOGETHER
 
INTRODUCTION
Richard A. Hodin, Boston, MA

ADDRESS: CREATING TOMORROW TOGETHER
Mark P. Callery, Boston, MA
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
S100c
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-ACCREDITED):
ENDOSCOPIC AND SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF GERD AND ACHALASIA: STATUS IN 2020
 
Sponsored by: AGA, SSAT, ASGE
Moderators: Peter J. Kahrilas, Chicago, IL
Lee L. Swanstrom, Strasbourg, France

MEDICAL VS. NON-MEDICAL GERD INTERVENTIONS: CURRENT INDICATIONS
John Lipham, Los Angeles, CA

DIAGNOSTICS PRIOR TO GERD INTERVENTIONS: OPTIMAL PATIENT SELECTION
Blair Jobe, Pittsburgh, PA

ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS FOR EMDS AND THE DILEMMA OF OPIOIDS
Marcelo Vela, Scottsdale, AZ

LINX, TIFF AND STRETTA: HOW AND WHEN TO CHOOSE?
Kenneth Chang, Orange, CA

IS POEM NOW THE PREFERRED PRIMARY MANAGEMENT OF ACHALASIA?
Arjan Bredenoord, Amsterdam, Netherlands

WHERE DO LNF AND LHM FIT IN 2020: JUST INSURANCE REJECTIONS?
Marco Patti, Chapel Hill, NC

POST-POEM GERD, HOW BIG AN ISSUE?
Joel Richter, Tampa, FL

POST-LNF/LINX DYSPHAGIA, WHAT TO DO?
Prakash C. Gyawali, St. Louis, MO

Q&A

CONTINUING CONVERSATIONS
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
S105a
PRESIDENTIAL PLENARY II
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
S105a
DORIS AND JOHN L. CAMERON GUEST ORATION:
TEAMWORK, PATIENT EXPERIENCE, AND THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE
 
ORATION: TEAMWORK, PATIENT EXPERIENCE, AND THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE
Conor P. Delaney, Cleveland, OH
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Hall E
POSTER SESSION I (NON-CME)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
S503
Ticketed Session MEET-THE-PROFESSOR LUNCHEON:
NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN FOREGUT AND BARIATRIC SURGERY
 
Faculty: Jayleen Grams, Birmingham, AL
Min Kim, Houston, TX
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
S100c
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (SSAT-ACCREDITED):
DECISION-MAKING IN IPMN MANAGEMENT
 
Sponsored by: SSAT, ASGE, AGA
Moderators: Santi Vege, Rochester, MN
Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Boston, MA

IPMNS AND PANCREATIC CANCER: IS THERE A LEGITIMATE CONNECTION?
Laura Wood, Baltimore, MD

CAN CYST FLUID ANALYSIS ESTABLISH A DIAGNOSIS AND PREDICT MALIGNANCY?
Koushik Kumar Das, St. Louis, MO

SURGERY FOR IPMNS: ARE WE DOING TOO LITTLE OR TOO MUCH?
Peter Allen, New York, NY

IS THERE AN END TO SURVEILLANCE?
Timothy B. Gardner, Norwich, VT

Q&A

CONTINUING CONVERSATIONS
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
S105d
VIDEO SESSION: ESOPHAGUS, GASTRIC, BARIATRIC, & METABOLIC
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
S105bc
PLENARY SESSION: SMALL BOWEL, ABDOMINAL WALL, HERNIA, & COLORECTAL I
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
S105a
STATE-OF-THE-ART CONFERENCE:
THE EVOLUTION OF ENDOSCOPIC GI SURGERY
 
Moderators: Michael J. Sessler, Bremerhaven, Germany
Benjamin D. Shogan, Chicago, IL

ADVANCES IN ENDOSCOPIC COLORECTAL SURGERY
Emre Gorgun, Cleveland, OH

ADVANCES IN ENDOSCOPIC GASTRIC SURGERY
TBD

ADVANCES IN ENDOSCOPIC BARIATRIC SURGERY
Santiago Horgan, La Jolla, CA

UPDATES IN ENDOSCOPIC TREATMENT FOR BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS
Kenneth K. Wang, Rochester, MN

THE FUTURE OF ENDOSCOPIC PANCREATIC NECROSECTOMY
David E. Loren, Wynnewood, PA

PANEL & AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
S105d
VIDEO SESSION: HEPATOBILIARY & PANCREAS
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
S406a
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AGA-ACCREDITED):
SHARK TANK
 
Sponsored by: AGA, AASLD, ASGE, SSAT
Moderators: Nichlas J. Shaheen, Chapel Hill, NC
Michael L. Kochman, Philadelphia, PA
Uzma D. Siddiqui, Chicago, IL
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
S105a
HEALTH CARE QUALITY & OUTCOMES COMMITTEE PANEL:
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COST AND SURGICAL QUALITY IN HEALTHCARE
 
Moderators: Vanita Ahuja, York, PA
Dmitry Oleynikov, Omaha, NE

EFFECTS OF HOSPITAL MERGERS TO PATIENT OUTCOMES
TBD

DOES EVERYONE BENEFIT FROM QUALITY CARE?
David Chang, Boston, MA

DISRUPTIVE TRANSFORMATION: AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS
Matthew M. Hutter, Boston, MA

SUCCESS STORY IN IMPROVED OUTCOMES WITH COLLOBORATION
John M. Morton, New Haven, CT

PANEL & AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
S105bc
PG/CME COMMITTEE PANEL:
APPROPRIATE INTRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY OR APPROACH IN ABDOMINAL SURGERY
 
Moderators: Clancy J. Clark, Winston Salem, NC
Andreas M. Kaiser, Los Angeles, CA

CHOLESCYSTECTOMY AND APPENDECTOMY REINVENTED?
Peter P. Lopez, Bloomfield Hills, MI

NON-URGENT SURGERY: I WON'T TOUCH THE PATIENT BEFORE BARIATRICS
Andrew J. Duffy, New Haven, CT

COLORECTAL SURGERY: I AM BETTER THAN THE PUBLISHED DATA!
Heather Yeo, New York, NY

THIS TOOL IS COOL, BUT I HAVE NEVER DONE IT - AND HOW SHOULD I TELL MY PATIENT
Ankit Patel, Atlanta, GA

TATME/ROBOTICS/TAMIS/TEMS: FANCY VS FUNCTION: THE CASE FOR BALANCING EGO VS PATIENT GOALS - IT IS NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Luca Stocchi, Jacksonville, FL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
S100c
DDW DIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM:
UNIQUE PATIENT POPULATIONS WITH GI DISEASES EXPERIENCING BARRIERS TO CARE
 
Sponsored by: SSAT, AGA, AASLD, ASGE
Moderators: Matthew Walsh, Cleveland, OH
Aline Charbaty, Baltimore, MD

IMPROVING AWARENESS AND SENSITIVITY TO LGBT HEALTH ISSUES
Will Dewitt, New York, NY

CULTURAL BARRIERS TO HEALTH CARE
Julius Wilder, Raleigh, NC

COMMUNICATION BARRIERS
Renee Williams, Chicago, IL

SOCIO-ECONOMIC BARRIERS
John Carethers, Ann Arbor, MI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
S100c Lobby
DDW DIVERSITY RECEPTION
 
Immediately following the DDW Diversity Symposium, this reception provides a networking opportunity for attendees to gather, discuss relevant issues, and learn more about what each society is doing to promote diversity in GI.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Empire Room, Palmer House Hilton
Ticketed Session FOUNDATION RECEPTION
 
The SSAT Foundation Reception will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Palmer House Hilton during the SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW 2020. All proceeds from the reception will help support the Foundation's initiatives. Plan to join us in celebrating the successes of the SSAT Foundation. Tickets are only 25 USD when purchased in advance and 40 USD if purchased at the door; advance tickets are available to purchase online now.

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