The 2018 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting is May 19 - 23, 2018 in Nashville, TN. There is still time to register! Maximize your time in Nashville. Download the Mobile App!

Learn more about Anastomotic Techniques in Colorectal Surgery with the new CREST module!

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. 

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. 

Do you want to have hands-on experience in taTME? Register for the Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) workshop at the 2018 ASCRS 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.