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This module discusses the preoperative processes for the local, regional and metastatic staging of rectal cancer. This module is eligible for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™.

We are sad to report the passing of a long-time friend and ASCRS Fellow Dr. Leela Madhavareddy Prasad who passed away on Dec. 12 at the age of 72. Dr. Prasad was a member of the Society since 1982 and served as ASCRS Vice President from 2003-2004. He will be greatly missed.

Eugene Philip Salvati, MD, FASCRS 

We are sad to report the passing of a long-time friend and ASCRS Fellow, Dr. Eugene Philip Salviti, who passed away on Dec. 8 at the age of 93. Dr. Salvati was an ASCRS Fellow since 1962, served as President of the organization from 1985-86 and regularly attended the Society's Annual Meetings. He will be greatly missed.

Currently, all parties – patients, payers, and providers are motivated (for different reasons) to optimize the speed and safety of patient recovery after abdominal surgery. So, in order to assist colon and rectal surgeons with this important topic, the Quality and Safety Committee has developed an Enhanced Recovery Overview document. 

This module focuses on the technical "how-tos" of high quality rectal cancer surgery and implications for the future - including the role of laparoscopic surgery.This module is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

This scholarship supports attendance and participation in the "Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management," which will take place June 4-10, 2017, at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. 

This module provides an overview of fecal incontinence, focusing on the results with both injectables and SNS, along with a review of most current and relevant literature.

The Investigative Robotic Surgery Grants are intended to stimulate original research in robotic surgery for either “bench” or clinical research and the awards were based on the scientific merit of the project. 

This module serves as a comprehensive review of endometriosis for the colorectal surgeon.

This course covers the main treatment options for patients with fecal incontinence. 

Discussion topics include sphincteroplasty, sacral nerve stimulation, biomaterial injection, artificial bowel sphincter implantation and radio frequency energy delivery.