2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

2018 Annual Scientific Meeting | ASCRS

The 2018 ASCRS Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN was a resounding success. Registration was the second highest in ASCRS history for a non-Tripartite meeting. 

Videos and Recordings from the Annual Meeting

Oral presentations given at the 2018 Annual Scientific in Nashville were recorded for our members to view. You can search for presentations by day below or search through videos in the Member Resource Library under the Members section of the website.

Saturday, May 19

Advanced Methods for Management of Rectal Prolapse, Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME), Health Care Policy, Critical Review of Scientific Manuscripts, Leadership Symposium, Question Writing: Do You Know How to Write the Perfect Exam Question?

Sunday, May 20

Advanced Endoscopy, Core Subject Update, Contemporary Management of Lower GI Bleeding, When You Hear Hoofbeats, Think Zebras, Norman D. Nigro, MD, Research Lectureship, Abstract Sessions, Anal and Rectovaginal Fistula Management, Complex Cases – I Need Help! Plastic Surgery for the Colorectal Surgeon, Enhanced Recovery Protocols and Pathways for Colectomy and Beyond, Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery: Tips and Tricks

Monday, May 21

Coffee and Controversies: MIS, Abstract Sessions  - Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Through the Ages: Caring for the Adult Who was a Pediatric Surgery Patient, Ethics Symposium, Ask the Expert panel – Complex Cases, Your Day Just Got Complicated: Management of Intra-operative Consults and Postoperative Complications, Controversies in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pathogen or Partner? The Role of the Gut Microbiome in the Colorectal Surgical Patient, Financial Planning for the Colorectal Surgeon, Harry E. Bacon, MD, Lectureship, New Technologies Symposium.

Tuesday, May 22

Parviz Kamangar Humanities in Surgery Lectureship, The Best of The Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal, Abstract Sessions, Out of the Movies and Into Reality: How Disruptive Technology May Change the Way You Practice, What the American College of Surgeons Does for Me as an ASCRS Member, Masters in Colorectal Surgery Lectureship, Memorial Lectureship Honoring Bertram Portin, MD, Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes, Drinks and Disputes: The After Hours Debates.

Wednesday, May 23

Coffee and Controversies MIS and Big Data vs. Social Media, What’s New in the Management of Rectal Cancer, Are There Solid Options for Fecal Incontinence, The Future of Surgical Practice: How Will Changes in the Rules Affect You, When the Dust Settles - Reconstruction After Leaks, Fistulas and Abdominal Wall Defects, Abstract Sessions, Ernestine Hambrick, MD, Lectureship, Translating Outcomes Data into Meaningful Practice Change

Online Evaluation

If you attended the 2018 ASCRS Annual Scientific meeting in in Nashville, TN, to claim credit for sessions you attended, please email education@fascrs.org or call 847-290-9184.

You will be asked to enter your Last Name and ID Number to complete the evaluations. Your ID can be found on your Annual Meeting registration card and badge. You may also log in to the ASCRS website and click on My Account. Please remember to print and save a copy of the certificate with your CME for your records. We ask that you complete your online evaluations by August 31, 2018.

ASCRS Awards

The "best and brightest" are honored with awards at the Annual Meeting. The Awards Committee is charged with evaluating scientific presentations for scientific merit, study design, conclusions, timeliness, and clarity of presentation for ASCRS and Regional Society Awards. Committee members meet daily during the Annual Meeting and attend all scientific and abstract sessions to evaluate each presentation. 

Awards for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (DC&R) are selected by the DC&R.  Research Foundation of the ASCRS awards acknowledge up-and-coming researchers and the leaders that significantly impact young researchers. The Young Researchers committee determines the Research Forum Works in Progress awardee annually as well as selecting the Mentor Award biannually.

We congratulate recipients of 2018 Awards

Annual Meeting Photos

The Annual Meeting photopgrapher captured hundreds of shots of award presentations, e-poster sessions, social events and more! Browse the selection and purchase photos online.


Hundreds of abstracts were presented at the 2018 ASCRS Annual Meeting. View the abstracts list to review the exciting research presented this year!

Final Program

Do you need to reference something from the meeting? The Final Program provides information on workshops, symposia and 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.