Physicians | ASCRS


The role of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee focuses primarily on the creation of practice parameters for various procedures to assist physicians in caring for patients with colon and rectal disease. The clinical practice guidelines have been published in the ASCRS scientific journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.


The Core Subject Update is a continuing medical education activity which was developed to assist in the education and recertification of colon and rectal surgeons. Twenty-four core subjects have been chosen and are presented in a rotating 4-year cycle.

Presenters are experts on their selected topics and present evidence-based reviews on the current diagnosis, treatment and controversies of these diseases. Questions developed from each presentation are included in the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery’s recertification question bank.

Join the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and enjoy the many benefits of membership.  The ASCRS is the premier organization who represents colon and rectal surgeons.  Join your colleagues and discover the advantages networking with your peers and attending educational events designed for the colon and rectal surgeon.  Become involved in the organization that represents your specialty.  

Despite decreasing reimbursement for many procedures, overhead continues to increase. We seem to pay more to get less and work harder to earn fewer dollars to pay for services and commodities. Furthermore, it often seems difficult to find an organization to adequately voice concerns and represent our needs. It is therefore crucial to avail ourselves of cost effective means of maximizing our return while minimizing the money expended to support our practices. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons understands these issues and has incorporated them into its mission. Enjoy the benefits of membership along with the other 3,500 active members of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.