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Registatration is now open for the 2017 ASCRS Scientific Annual Meeting, June 10 - 14 in Seattle, WA. This year's meeting is also a Tripartite Meeting, which provides you with the opportunity to meet and learn from distinguished colorectal surgeons from around the world.

The scientific program features 44 hours of CME credit and is designed to provide surgeons with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with emphasis on patient care, teaching and research. 

This is a discussion of recent literature regarding colonoscopy in the elderly and a review of recent guidelines for performing screening colonoscopy in the elderly.


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

This module describes the safe techniques for the extraction of foreign bodies that are retained after transanal insertion.

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

  • Approach the work-up for a patient with a retained rectal foreign body.
  • Determine which approach is optimal: transanal versus transabdominal.
  • Utilize safe techniques for transanal extraction.

As a Core Subject, this module is eligible for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This module serves as an update on foreign bodies for colorectal surgeons.

This module will discuss the management of anal fissure with either BOTOX® injections or lateral internal sphincterotomy.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

Deep postanal infections/fistula are a complex area often misunderstood. This module reviews the available literature on the topic from diagnosis, anatomy to treatment including strategies to prevent recurrence and complications. As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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™.

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