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.

Dr. Michael Stamos, president of the Research Foundation, was appointed dean of the University of California School of Medicine.

This Module is set to lay out a strategy to categorize and accurately diagnose different anal and perianal skin conditions and causes of pruritus ani and to formulate a successful treatment algorithm.

This module will include a review of pruritis ani and extramammary Paget's disease.

ASCRS Awards represent the best scientific presentations at the Annual Meeting. The Awards Committee is charged with evaluating all of the scientific presentations for scientific merit, study design, conclusions, timeliness, and clarity of presentation.  Committee members meet daily during the Annual Meeting and attend all scientific and poster sessions to evaluate each presentation.

This module will review the literature and current recommendations for the use of laparoscopic lavage in the setting of Hinchey III diverticulitis.

This is a comprehensive overview of the medical management of inflammatory bowel disease. A review of the classes of medications used, as well as other non-operative adjuncts and looking into the newer classes of medications coming out.

The Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is pleased to announce that through funding generously provided by Intuitive Surgical, multiple research awards to investigate robotic surgery are available. 

The Research in Robotic Surgical Technology Grant provides an investigator the opportunity to pursue research specifically germane to robotic surgical technology in the field of colon and rectal surgery. 

This module will discuss anal cancer etiology, risk factors, evaluation and treatment.

Upon completion of this module participants will be able to:

  1. Determine the risk factors associated with the development of anal cancer.
  2. Review treatment strategies for anal cancer.
  3. Discuss an algorithm for the treatment of recurrent anal cancer.

As a Core Subject, it is eligible for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This module will review minimally invasive approaches to rectal cancer surgery including laparoscopic, robotic and transanal total mesorectal excision. Lastly, the module will touch on non-operative management of rectal cancer.