A Message from the President - February, 2017
Colleagues and Friends of the SAR,
I am excited to tell you about the remarkable progress of our society. We continue to grow with over 1200 members and an active campaign to expand trainee and international membership. Our Board held a strategic retreat developing vision and mission statements and strategic goals for the next five years which can be seen on this website. The SAR's mission is to advance patient health by the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of abdominal disease through education, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Our 2017 meeting in Hollywood, Florida has an exciting program including 70 peer reviewed scientific presentations, 153 posters 163 didactic workshops, 5 SAMs, 5 hands-on workshops and eight plenary sessions featuring topics on genetics, imaging and intervention of abdominal diseases. Registration is currently very strong and we are providing up to 47.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ including 5.25 ARLM leadership credits. Our Canon and New Horizons lectures feature 3d imaging and machine learning using artificial intelligence. The venue at the Diplomat Beach Resort has undergone a $100 million makeover including nine restaurants which should provide a collegial environment to congregate with our colleagues. Please see the full program on this website..... Click here to read more!