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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 will review the literature and current recommendations for the use of laparoscopic lavage in the setting of Hinchey III diverticulitis.

This is a comprehensive overview of the medical management of inflammatory bowel disease. A review of the classes of medications used, as well as other non-operative adjuncts and looking into the newer classes of medications coming out.

The Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is pleased to announce that through funding generously provided by Intuitive Surgical, multiple research awards to investigate robotic surgery are available. 


The Research in Robotic Surgical Technology Grant provides an investigator the opportunity to pursue research specifically germane to robotic surgical technology in the field of colon and rectal surgery. 

This module will discuss anal cancer etiology, risk factors, evaluation and treatment.

Upon completion of this module participants will be able to:

  1. Determine the risk factors associated with the development of anal cancer.
  2. Review treatment strategies for anal cancer.
  3. Discuss an algorithm for the treatment of recurrent anal cancer.

As a Core Subject, it is eligible for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This module will review minimally invasive approaches to rectal cancer surgery including laparoscopic, robotic and transanal total mesorectal excision. Lastly, the module will touch on non-operative management of rectal cancer.

Highlights from the ASCRS Executive Council’s meeting in March, 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. 

Learn more about colonic volvulus with this CREST® Core Sbject. This module will cover the epidemiology, types, diagnosis and management, both medical and surgical, of colonic volvulus.

ASCRS publishes updates online that highlight the Executive Council’s latest activities. 

This module will describe the techniques of EMR and ESD.

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the technique of EMR and ESD.
  2. Identify the role of EMR and ESD for colorectal pathology.
  3. Identify which patients would benefit from these procedural techniques.

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.

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