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2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

2017 Annual Scientific Meeting | ASCRS

Tripartite Meeting

Washington State Convention Center
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington
June 10-14, 2017

Final Program

The Annual Meeting features new, innovative technology, up-to-date research, topic-specific symposia, expert panels, hands-on workshops, oral and e-poster presentations and much more.  

The Final Program provides all important meeting information, inlcuding course descriptions, speakers, details about each symposia, social events information, list of exhibitors and more!


Registration for the 2017 Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting

This year the Annual Meeting is also a Tripartite Meeting.  We welcome our Tripartite partners this year. Registration is now open for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Mobile App

The Annual Meeting mobile app is available for download from Google Play or the Apple Store. Browse sessions, set your schedule, and more! You can see local attractions and follow the #ASCRS17 twitter feed right from the app (even if you are not on twitter)! 


The meeting will be held at the Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, which are about 30 minutes from the Seatte-Tacoma International Airport. Make your hotel reservations through the links on the Accommodations page. The room blocks are full, but continue to check with hotels as rooms may become available due to cancellations.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, June 11, 7:30 – 10:00 pm.
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment at the world-famous Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). The reception is hosted by the ASCRS and the Research Foundation of the ASCRS. It is complimentary for all registered meeting attendees.The museum features a collection of more than 140,000 pop culture artifacts and recorded interviews with thousands of musicians and filmmakers who influenced contemporary culture. 

MoPOP is located approximately 1 mile from the convention center at 325 5th Avenue North. Complimentary monorail transportation to the event will be provided to meeting attendees from the Westlake Monorail Station located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Pine Street. Name Badges MUST be worn in order to ride the monorail.  

Guests staying at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel should gather in the lobby at 7:00 pm and will begin departing on foot for the monorail at 7:05 pm. Guests staying at the Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Olive 8 hotels should gather in the lobby at 7:15 pm and will begin departing on foot for the monorail at 7:20 pm. Guests in other hotels should make their way over to the Monorail station prior to 7:30 pm. The monorail station is a few blocks from the hotels and there will be personnel standing on the street holding “ASCRS” labeled lollipop signs to direct guests. For those guests unable to walk to the monorail, there will be a motorcoach departing from the Sheraton, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Olive 8 hotels at approximately 7:20 pm. If you are unable to find the motorcoach at your hotel, please ask the front desk. 

At the end of the event, complimentary monorail transportation will be provided from the Seattle Center Monorail Station back to the Westlake Monorail Station. For those guests unable to walk to the monorail, there will be a couple motorcoaches departing from the MoPOP that will make stops at the Sheraton, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Olive 8 hotels.

Tripartite Gala

Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 pm
Join your colleagues from around the world at the Tripartite Gala at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. If you are a full-paying ASCRS Member or Fellow or a Tripartite Member, there is no charge for this event, but you must indicate your attendance when you register for the Annual Meeting. You will receive your ticket on-site prior to the gala. The cost for others is $150 per ticket.

Fun Run

The 5K "Fun Run" is Sunday, June 11 from 6:00 am - 7:00 am at Myrtle Edwards Park. Transportation from the Sheraton Seattle Hotel will be provided. Pick up is at 5:30 am. The registration fee is $10. Proceeds from the event benefit the Ostomy Supply Closet, a local organization that provides ostomy supplies for those that cannot afford them.


Abstracts for the meeting are here.

The meeting will include new innovative technology, and the most up-to-date research in the field.  The Annual Meeting offers attendees: topic-specific symposia, expert panels, hands-on workshops, oral and e-poster presentations, meet the professor breakfasts, and much more.  


The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.