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Don't miss the 2018 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting, May 19 - 23, 2018 in Nashville, TN! Save big! The advance registration rate expires April 30!

The ASCRS Nominating Committee, consisting of Chair, Dr. Terry Hicks, Dr. Charles Littlejohn and Dr. Patricia Roberts, has submitted the slate of Officers and Members-at-Large for election at the Society’s Annual Business Meeting. 

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is saddened to report the passing of Dr. Philip H. Gordon on April 11, 2018. Dr. Gordon was the 1994 – 1995 ASCRS president.

Learn more about the current clinical trials for adjuvant therapy in patients with colon and rectal cancer.


The Public Relations Committee is highlighting a different colorectal condition each month to create awareness and provide accurate information for patients. The focus in April is Ulcerative Colitis.

Highlights from the ASCRS Executive Council’s meeting in February 2018 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. 

Learn the principles of Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), a newer platform that combines the philosophy of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) with the increased flexibility of conventional laparoscopic equipment.

What are the risk factors for malignant polyps?  Learn more about malignant polyps and those that are likely to harbor residual malignancy or positive lymph nodes following resection in this CREST Weekly module.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Take this opportunity to promote the importance of colorectal cancer screening, prevention, and treatment.