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Registration is Open for the 2018 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting!

Join us for the premier meeting in colon and rectal surgery! Registration is open for the 2018 ASCRS Annual Scientific taking place May 19 – 23, 2018, at the Music City Center and Omni Nashville Hotel.

The Preliminary Program provides all important meeting information, including course descriptions, speakers, details about symposia, social events information, list of exhibitors and more!

Registration Types and Fees

See rates by registration type below.

Registration Type Through 3/26/18 Through 4/30/18 After 4/30/18
Member/Fellow/International Fellow/Honorary Fellow   $595 $645 $795
Retired Member/Fellow   $150 $200 $225
Candidate Member* (Residents/Fellows-in-Training)   $100 $150 $175
Allied Health Professional Member   $100 $150 $175
Nonmember Physicians (including nonmember retired)   $950 $1,000 $1,150
Nonmember Non-Physician (PharmD, PhD, other)   $950 $1,000 $1,150
Nonmember Allied Health/Office Administrator   $175 $225 $250
*Nonmember residents who wish to receive the Candidate Member rate must submit a membership application accompanied by a verification letter from their Program Director which should include resident status and program end date.

Spouse/Companion Registration: You may add a spouse/companion to your registration which enables access to the exhibit hall and evening social events; this registration type is not eligible for continuing medical education credits. The spouse/companion registration does not include access to any General Sessions, Workshops or Symposia. If your spouse/companion wishes to attend the scientific sessions, they must register as a nonmember. Two spouse/companion options are available:

  • Package #1: Welcome Reception, Music City Gala and admission to Exhibit Hall: $175
  • Package #2:  Welcome Reception and admission to Exhibit Hall: $75

Music City Gala: The Music City Gala will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Please note:

  • There is no additional cost for a ticket for full-paying ASCRS Members/Fellows for the Music City Gala.
  • The cost for a ticket for Nonmembers, Candidate Members, Retired Members and Allied Health Professionals is $150. 
  • Once onsite, attendees must exchange the gala voucher for an entrance ticket in order to attend. 

Media Registration: Media representatives are encouraged to attend; please contact the ASCRS Meeting Registration Department at meetings@fascrs.org to register. For other media inquiries, please send an email to media@fascrs.org

TaTME Hands-On Workshop Registration: A pre-registration survey must be completed before registration for this workshop can be confirmed. Visit the taTME workshop page to learn more about the workshop and the pre-registration survey. 

Advanced Endoscopy Workshop Registration: A pre-registration survey must be completed before registration for this workshop can be confirmed. Learn more about the workshop and the pre-registration survey on the Advanced Endoscopy web page

International Registration: To request a VISA letter, you must first be registered for the Annual Meeting. Please send your VISA letter request to the ASCRS Meeting Registration Department at meetings@fascrs.org.

Join and Register

Nonmember residents/students, physicians, and nurses/allied health/office administrators who wish to receive a reduced rate must submit the appropriate application to become a member before registering. Full-paying members save up to $355 off the price of their meeting registration. If you attend the meeting, your membership will pay for itself, plus offers:

  • subscription to Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal
  • complimentary access to CREST®, our robust online education portal
  • listing in the patient-directed Find a Surgeon search engine
  • access to an extensive Members-Only Resource Library
  • ability to post job openings and your resume on our job board
  • discounted pricing for the CARSEP® Self-Assessment Exam
  • ...and much more.

Questions? Please contact the ASCRS Membership Department at membership@fascrs.org or (847) 725-2267. 

Register Now

Conveniently register in one of three ways:

  1. Online: Follow this link to register online now.
  2. Fax: Send your completed registration form and payment to ASCRS, Attn: Meeting Registration, at (847) 427-9656.
  3. Mail: Mail your completed registration form and payment to ASCRS, Attn: Meeting Registration, 85 W. Algonquin Road, Suite 550, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4460.

Online and faxed registrations will receive an email confirmation of their registration details. Registrants who submit forms by mail/check will receive a confirmation by post. Be sure to print out and save your email confirmation for your records.

Onsite Registration

The ASCRS Registration Desk will be located on Level 2 of the Music City Center.

Registration Desk Hours

Saturday, May 19 --  6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 20 --  6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, May 21 --  6:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 22 --  6:15 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, May 23 --  6:30 am – 3:00 pm

Provision of Your NPI Number 

To help exhibitors and sponsors comply with new federal health care laws, ASCRS asks its U.S. health care provider attendees to supply their 10-digit NPI (National Provider Identifier) number.

Medical device and pharmaceutical companies are required by the Sunshine Act terms of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to use this number to report any payment or other transfer of value (TOV) given to healthcare providers with a minimum value of $10/payment or $100/year to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The Sunshine Act classifies TOV as, but not limited to, gifts, entertainment, certain meals, consulting fees, and honoraria.

If you have not supplied this number, you can add it when you register. This number will be part of the information embedded in your badge's barcode but will not be printed on the badge.

NPI numbers are public information. If you do not know your NPI number, you can search for your NPI. More information about the NPI is available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Cancellation Policy 

Registrants who wish to cancel their registration should send a request to the ASCRS Meeting Registration Department via email, fax at (847) 427-9656, or mail prior to April 30, 2018. A $75 processing fee will apply to all cancellations. No refunds will be made on cancellations received or postmarked after April 30, 2018. 

Contact Information

For all other inquiries regarding the ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting, please contact the ASCRS Meeting Registration Department at meetings@fascrs.org or (847) 290-9184.