Annual Scientific Meeting

Annual Scientific Meeting | ASCRS

The goal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Meeting is to improve the quality of patient care by maintaining, developing and enhancing the knowledge, skills, professional performance and multidisciplinary relationships necessary for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus.

Each year, ASCRS offers hands-on workshops and symposia led by experts in the field, Core Subject Updates that keep members up to date on the most current and cutting-edge evaluation and management of colorectal diseases, and After Hours Debates where speakers discuss the differences of treatment plans to help illustrate what treatment plan may be best for various scenarios.

2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
ASCRS has completed the abstract submission process for the 2017 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting, scheduled for June 10-14 in Seattle, Washington.

This meeting will also be a Tripartite Meeting including other international colon and rectal groups which provides attendees an international prespective. The meeting will include new innovative technology, and the most up-to-date research in the field.  The Annual Scientific Meeting offers attendees: topic-specific symposia, expert panels, hands-on workshops, oral and e-poster presentations, meet the professor breakfasts, and much more.  

2016 Annual Scientific Meeting
The 2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting, which recently concluded in Los Angeles, was a resounding success, with more than 1,950 physicians and other health care providers participating in the program. 

The meeting featured the Masters in Colorectal Surgery Lectureship Honoring Robert W. Beart, Jr., MD, which was given by Dr. John Pemberton, of Rochester, MN, on the topic, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Robert W. Beart.” It also featured exciting new programs, like the Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) Symposium and Ventral Rectopexy: An International Perspective.

Click on the link above to view oral presentations that were given at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles.

2015 Annual Scientific Meeting
The 2015 ASCRS Annual Meeting at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston broke all attendance records for physicians and other health care providers with 2,080 registrants.

Seven speakers presented special and memorial lectures, including a pioneer in the application of technological advances in surgery, the longtime chair of surgery at the University of Louisville Medical School, a recognized authority in clinical ethics and palliative medicine, and a leading researcher on the epidemiology and prevention of diverticulitis.

The Masters in Colorectal Surgery Lectureship honoring David Schoetz, Jr., MD, was given by then ASCRS Treasurer, now President, Dr. Patricia L. Roberts, Burlington, MA, on the topic “The Value of Mentorship.”

Click on the link above to view oral presentations that were given at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston.