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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.

The U.S. Multicenter Study of taTME for rectal cancer opened for enrollment in May 2017. The trial is led by Patricia Sylla, MD, at Mount Sinai Hospital and is funded in part by a generous grant from the Research Foundation of ASCRS.

ASCRS’ online educational resources, CARSEP® and CREST®, are now hosted on a new robust, user-friendly platform.

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is saddened to report the passing of Dr. Bertram Portin on January 13, 2018. Dr. Portin was ASCRS president in 1981 – 82.

The Public Relations Committee is highlighting a different colorectal condition each month to create awareness and provide accurate information for patients. This month's focus is Pilonidal Disease.

The Public Relations Committee is highlighting a different colorectal condition each month to create awareness and provide accurate information for patients. This month's focus is colon cancer. 

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ACS) are supporting the annual health policy scholarship to attend the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management. 

Last spring, the ASCRS Executive Council approved the endorsement of a letter written by the leadership of the Society of American Endoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES). 

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.

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