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.

Learn more about colonic volvulus with this CREST® Core Sbject. This module will cover the epidemiology, types, diagnosis and management, both medical and surgical, of colonic volvulus.

This module will describe the techniques of EMR and ESD.

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the technique of EMR and ESD.
  2. Identify the role of EMR and ESD for colorectal pathology.
  3. Identify which patients would benefit from these procedural techniques.

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.

This module is a review of the Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH) as well as an update on the current use of PPH.

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

Moderated by Scott Strong, MD Speakers included David Dietz, MD and Alessandro Fichera, MD This webinar focused on the different surgical approaches available for treatment of Crohn's disease throughout the G.I. tract. Speakers also discussed the indication for surgery, as well as the medical management before and after surgery in regard to long-term outcomes.

Upon the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

This module will give an overview of the common sexually transmitted diseases of the anus and rectum.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

View the historical ASCRS Scrapbook and visit past eras of the specialty. The scrapbook begins with news articles dating back to 1898.  Enjoy the rich history of the Society and read about the early leadership and their many accomplishments.  

Intersphincteric resection (ISR) is a surgical approach that allows resection of low lying rectal cancers that abut or invade the sphincter complex while avoiding the creation of a permanent stoma. While removing a portion of or the entire internal anal sphincter, the goal of therapy is complete extirpation of the cancer while preserving the external sphincter for anastomosis and preservation of continence through the anal canal. The critical considerations revolve around cancer outcomes (local and distant recurrence rates), as well as bowel function/continence.