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Education and Training

SSAT workshop will offer practical fellowship, career advice for trainees

Calling all SSAT trainees! Hear insider tips and advice about choosing a specialty and applying for fellowships from current fellows and representatives from several GI surgical societies during SSAT Residents and Fellows Workshop on Saturday afternoon, May 18, says Motaz Qadan, MD, PhD, chair of the SSAT Resident & Fellow Education Committee.


ASGE Speaker Spotlight: Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE

Sachin Wani, MD, FASGE, will present “Most Advanced Endoscopy Trainees (AETS) Meet Quality Indicator (QI) Thresholds in the First Year of Independent Practice: The Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES2) Study” during Tuesday’s ASGE Topic Forum Quality Improvement for Trainees and Colonoscopy.


Lecturer advocates for volunteerism, leads by example

If you were asked to make a list of words describing a surgeon, you may include words like skilled and intelligent. But odds are the word “altruistic” didn’t make your list, and American Board of Surgery Executive Director Jo Buyske, MD, FACS, thinks that’s a shame. Her SSAT Maja and Frank G. Moody State-of-the-Art Lecture on Monday will challenge surgeons to leverage their skills to give back.


Special session and reception will highlight strategies to promote diversity in GI, address health care disparities

Diversity issues among gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons as they relate to academia and various clinical practice settings are the subject of the Sunday afternoon session Ensuring Diversity in Gastroenterology: Practical Approaches for GI Societies, Institutions and Practices. “Diverse organizations ensure a broad range of perspectives and skills that stem from the experiences of individuals that make up organizations,” said AGA Diversity Committee Chair Rotonya Carr, MD.


Special programming caters to trainees, early career GIs

Physicians who are new to gastroenterology have unique needs when it comes to starting a career in clinical practice or research, according to Avinash Ketwaroo, MD, chair of the AGA Trainee and Early Career Committee. “To address those needs, AGA has developed some very special programming at DDW® that will help trainees and early career GIs give their careers a boost, network with mentors and peers, and review board material,” he said.