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Daniel I. Chu, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Health Services Research
Medical and Quality Officer for General Surgery/Sepsis
Associate Scientist, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC)

ASCRS wants to help colorectal surgeons from underserved regions of the world attend the 2020 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting. If you could benefit from an International Travel Scholarship, apply by October 25, 2019. 

Learn more about International Travel Scholarships. 

Gifty Kwakye, MD MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medicare doesn’t charge patients out of pocket for preventative colonoscopies—unless the procedure detects precancerous polyps. Forty-five organizations are trying to change that.

Steven A. Lee-Kong, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Colon and Rectal
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Heather L. Yeo
Associate Professor Of Surgery
Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Why I am a member of ASCRS:

I am a member of the ASCRS because I believe this society will shape the future of colon and rectal surgery nationally.  ASCRS values the input of young members and is where the future leaders of our profession will develop. Also, it provides an important venue for research collaboration, networking, and learning from others.

Joshua A. Tyler
Chief, Colorectal and Robotic Surgery, Keesler Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Dept of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Director of Robotic Surgery, Merit Health Biloxi
Founder/Director, Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education (InDoRSE)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is working with the Harvard Business School in a new program entitled transforming health care resources to increase value and efficiency (ACS THRIVE). Members of ASCRS who want more information or would like to participate in this program should contact the ACS.

Carrie Y. Peterson, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Learn about the medical and surgical management of simple and complex perianal Chrohn's disease, including when to divert. This webinar is complimentary for ASCRS members and is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Learn more and register.

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