Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 1–10 | Cite as

SSAT Presidential Address: Whereof What’s Past Is Prologue

  • Stanley W. AshleyEmail author
SSAT Presidential Address


In preparation for an upcoming SSAT strategic planning process, the rich history, current demographics, and financial outlook of the Society are reviewed. Building on a strong tradition of innovative leadership, the SSAT remains a vibrant and financially sound organization that continues to attract new members from across the spectrum of GI surgery. However, several trends—subspecialization, an increasing focus on clinical research, the size of DDW, among others—challenge the society to better to define its identity as we plan for and prioritize for the future.


SSAT History Demographics Finances Strategic planning 


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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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