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Reviewers from the “Advancing Clinical Practice: GI Fellow-Directed Quality Improvement (QI) Projects” session at DDW 2019 answer questions and give advice on submitting an abstract to DDW.
An SSAT joint symposium with the International Society of Digestive Surgery (ISDS) at DDW on Tuesday, May 21, featured a series of presentations covering the latest evidence-based updates on paraesophageal, inguinal, ventral and parastomal hernia repairs. Garth R. Jacobsen, MD, FACS, opened the symposium with a discussion of inguinal hernia repair.
Carol A. Burke, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, FACP, and Joseph C. Anderson, MD, MHCDS, FACG, shared practical ways physicians and institutions can decrease the chance for burnout in the AGA symposium “Balancing Work and Life While Avoiding Burnout in Gastroenterology” on Sunday afternoon.
Monday’s SSAT Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecturer David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, offered suggestions for overcoming challenges associated with value-based health care models as they continue to evolve.
SSAT President Steven C. Stain, MD, reviewed some of the society’s key initiatives and accomplishments over the past year and shared his thoughts on both the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead for the society and the specialty during his presidential address “Our Path Forward” on Sunday.