Executive Council Meeting Highlights April 2018

Executive Council Meeting Highlights April 2018 | ASCRS

At the April 2018 meeting, the Executive Council:

  • Approved, as presented by the Nominating Committee, the following 2018-2019 slate of Officers and Members-at-Large for consideration at the May 22 Annual Business Meeting.
    • President - David A. Margolin, MD
    • President-elect - Tracy L. Hull, MD
    • Vice President - Neil H. Hyman, MD
    • Past President - Guy R. Orangio, MD
    • Secretary - Thomas E. Read, MD
    • Treasurer - Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD
    • Member-at-Large - Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD
    • Member-at-Large - Charles B. Whitlow, MD
    • Member-at-Large - Kirsten B. Wilkins, MD
    • Research Foundation President – Scott Strong, MD
       
  • Authorized President Orangio to contract with a consulting firm to conduct an Educational Needs Assessment (phase one data gathering initiative) based on recently-received consulting proposals.
  • Approved, as presented by the Governance Committee, job descriptions for the following Executive Council positions: Immediate Past President, President, President‐elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Member‐at‐Large.
  • Approved, as presented by the Governance Committee, the updated ASCRS Disciplinary Procedures Policy.
  • Approved, as presented by the Governance Committee, the Antitrust and Fair Competition Compliance Policy.
  • Approved moving forward with finalization and distribution of the rectal cancer surgery curriculum and exam.
  • Pending projects and other Executive Council items:
    • The Governance Committee is working on a policy outlining approved methods of supporting other organizations’ meetings.
    • The Executive Council is gathering input on how ASCRS is perceived by other organizations (e.g., industry and international colorectal societies).
    • The Executive Council will be negotiating a license agreement that will enable ESCP and other non-members to access DCR Journal articles through the CREST site.