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This module includes a thorough review of all aspects of preoperative evaluation of colorectal surgery patients, including in-office assessment, preoperative studies, risk assessment of patients and management of relevant medications.

Surgeons are often referred patients with colon polyps not amenable to endoscopic removal. In recent years, several new approaches, large and small, have emerged. This module summarizes the surgeon’s approach to difficult colorectal polyps.

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) was awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  This is the highest level of accreditation awarded.

Highlights from the ASCRS Executive Council’s meeting in June, 2017 are now available.

The ASCRS Executive Council meets throughout the year to discuss and vote on important matters that shape the direction of the Society. To help keep members informed, ASCRS is publishing regular updates online that highlight the Council’s latest activities. 

Dr. Michael Stamos, president of the Research Foundation, was appointed dean of the University of California School of Medicine.

If you attended the 2017 ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite meeting in Seattle, please visit the online evaluation site to claim credit today for the CME and eligible self-assessment (MOC) credit sessions you attended.

This Module is set to lay out a strategy to categorize and accurately diagnose different anal and perianal skin conditions and causes of pruritus ani and to formulate a successful treatment algorithm.

Now is your chance to submit abstracts for the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, scheduled for May 19 – 23, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Abstracts submitted for the ASCRS Annual Meeting are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and relevance to the field of colorectal surgery.

This module will include a review of pruritis ani and extramammary Paget's disease.

ASCRS Awards represent the best scientific presentations at the Annual Meeting. The Awards Committee is charged with evaluating all of the scientific presentations for scientific merit, study design, conclusions, timeliness, and clarity of presentation.  Committee members meet daily during the Annual Meeting and attend all scientific and poster sessions to evaluate each presentation.