What I’ve learnt on my second day at #SSAT19

Today has been an intense and long day at #SSAT19: plenary sessions, Foundation awards, presidential address, editorial board meeting, etc. However, these are the things that come to my mind when I try to recall what I’ve learnt: The SSAT must be transformed to meet new challenges and generate new opportunities for academic surgeons. Obesity and bacteria are clearly linked. In mice. IBD is linked to microbiota.
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What I’ve learnt today at #SSAT19

On the first day of the #SSAT19 meeting, two of the most important take-home messages came from a a retired surgeon, Prof. Christopher Ellison: You’re only old once, You never retire too early. Robin McLeod has reminded us that the role of women in surgery is… the same as it is for a man. Alberto Ferreres has pointed out that surgery is a moral practice, guided by three values: self-sacrifice, altruism an
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