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Registration is now open for the ASCRS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. Click here for more information.

ASCRS is seeking volunteers to serve on ASCRS committees for the 2019-2020 year beginning in June 2019. In nearly all cases, Committee volunteers serve 3-year terms. Serving on a committee is one of the best ways to get involved and to make an impact in the field of colon and rectal surgery.

We invite you to indicate your interest in up to three ASCRS committees by taking a few minutes to complete the Call for Volunteers Survey. Your response is due March 1, 2019.

The 2019 Physicians Compensation Survey is underway. The scope of the survey is to collect and report market compensation and production benchmarks for colorectal surgeons, with detailed information on practice characteristics, physician demographics, clinical activities, income levels, compensation plan structure, and benefits. Click here to learn more.

The 2019 Leadership Retreat is being postponed until later this year. We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you posted once the event is rescheduled.

Becoming the first surgeon to receive a Sherman Prize for Excellence in Crohn's and Colitis, Dr. Amy Lightner was awarded with the 2018 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize at the AIBD conference on December 13, 2018, for her achievements pushing the boundaries of minimally invasive surgery and exploring regenerative cellular and acellular therapies to help manage some of the most difficult complications of Crohn's disease. Dr. Lightner is an assistant professor of surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the associate chair of the ASCRS IBD Committee. Learn more about her work.


Dr. Pedro Juan Soberanis Aguilar,70, of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully on December 8, 2018, surrounded by family. He battled lung and brain cancer. He is survived by his wife, Aireen, daughter Angelia and son Alain.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:00–11:00 am CST

Registration is now closed. An email will be sent Saturday evening with instructions on how to view this webcast. 

Presented by:
Liliana Bordeianou, MD, Boston, MA
Eric Weiss, MD, Weston, FL
Joseph Carmichael, MD, Orange, CA

This free webcast on the new ASCRS Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) Guidelines will address physiologic principles behind preoperative carbohydrate loading, the medications used in multimodal analgesia (MMA), and strategies for prophylaxis of post-operative ileus (POI).

This CREST weekly module will provide the learner a high level overview of Lynch Syndrome. The module will cover epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, familial testing, and lynch and lynch-like syndromes. At completion the learner should have a good understanding of how to screen, survey, and effectively treat patients with Lynch Syndrome.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9 p.m. ET

Join ASCRS President Dr. David Margolin for the December ASCRS Member Town Hall call. As an ASCRS member, you are invited to hear an update of ASCRS’ current priorities and activities and subsequently ask Dr. Margolin any questions you may have.

Learn more about preoperative diagnostics in the evaluation of constipation

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