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Ticketed & Highlighted Sessions

Ticketed Session Ticketed Session  indicates a ticketed session requiring a separate registration and fee.

Register for the SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW, then supplement your Annual Meeting experience by adding the following ticketed sessions.

Ticketed Session SSAT Hands-On Sessions
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Enhance your 2019 DDW® experience with this year's SSAT Hands-On Sessions! Engage in an intensive workshop experience with expert faculty in the field, using "How I Do It" approaches on the latest developments in the upper and lower GI tract. You may also register for just the SSAT Hands-On Session without registering for the entire Annual Meeting at DDW.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Esophagus, Gastric, Bariatric & Metabolic
    12 - 4 PM: Gastric Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (G-POEM)

  • Small Bowel & Colorectal
    12 - 2 PM: Transanal Endoscopic Surgery CANCELLED
    3 - 5 PM: Transanal Endoscopic Surgery CANCELLED
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Space is limited so register online today!

Ticketed Session 5th Annual SSAT Foundation Awards Reception
Sunday, May 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom (4th Level), Omni San Diego Hotel

The SSAT Foundation Awards Reception will take place on Sunday, May 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Omni San Diego Hotel during the SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW 2019. The Awards Reception will recognize the recipients of the 2019 Career Development Award, Fischer International Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons in Academic Practice, DeMeester Traveling Fellowships for Surgeons within the U.S. or Canada, Warshaw Master Educator Award, and Rikkers Master Clinician Award, as well as the recipients of the 2019 Residents and Fellows Research Conference Plenary Presentation Prizes.

All proceeds from the reception will help support the Foundation's initiatives. Plan to join us in honoring your colleagues and celebrating the successes of the SSAT Foundation. Tickets are no longer available online and can be purchased outside of room 28AB until 5pm on Sunday, May 19th or at the door of the event in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni San Diego Hotel between 5 and 8pm on Sunday.
Ticketed Session SSAT Breakfast Connections and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons
Breakfasts run from 6:30–7:45 a.m; lunches run from 12:30–1:45 p.m.

Breakfast Connections and Meet-the-Professor Luncheons are an opportunity to participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Each Breakfast Connections session is 75 USD - or 30 USD for candidate members and non-member trainees. Each luncheon session is 75 USD and includes a meal.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 Monday, May 20, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 *The Writers Workshop is a two-day interactive session led by editorial board members and/or senior editors of several surgical journals including the SSAT’s own Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. Participants will gain insight into scientific writing and peer review with practical tips for manuscript preparation and for navigating the publication process.
Gaslamp Quarter
Sunset and Palm Trees