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In This Issue

President's Message

Meeting to Feature Distinguished Lecturers

Core Subject Update

Society Updates Strategic Plan

Washington Update

NIH Study Sections

Council Actions
Nominations Sought for Executive Council, Honorary Fellows
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ASCRS Research Foundation
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ASCRS Facebook Page

 

2010 Annual Meeting to explore genetics' impact on colorectal cancer treatment

Timely reports that focus on how a growing understanding of genetics is impacting colorectal cancer patient treatment are key highlights of ASCRS’ 2010 Annual Meeting, May 15 – 19, in Minneapolis, MN.

“This year’s meeting will offer registrants an update on how genetics-based research is transforming the way physicians treat patients suffering from colon and rectal cancer,” explain Program Chair Dr. Matthew Mutch and Vice Chair Dr. Steven Hunt . . .

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Dr. James Fleshman, Jr.
Dr. James Fleshman
President’s Message:
Annual Meeting features new, exciting innovations

You can expect our annual gathering of friends, held in Minneapolis this year, to give a new and exciting cast to your idea of an ASCRS Annual Meeting. Program Chair Dr. Matt Mutch and Vice Chair Dr. Steve Hunt have done a great job. They have brought innovation to the program by expanding it . . .

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Lecture slate to feature new ‘Masters’ program honoring past president Dr. Stanley Goldberg

A new Masters of Colorectal Surgery Lectureship making its debut at the 2010 Annual Meeting will honor 1983-84 ASCRS President Dr. Stanley M. Goldberg. The “Masters” program kicks off an impressive series of special lectures by noted experts in the field of colon and rectal surgery.

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Dr. Stanley Goldberg
Dr. Stanley Goldberg
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Dr. Donald Buie
Dr. Donald Buie
Update on Core Subjects to address critical areas of colorectal care, May 16

Evidence-based reviews that focus on current concepts and controversies of colorectal care will be presented during the 2010 Update on Core Subjects, Sunday, May 16, at the ASCRS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

 

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‘Get Your Rear in Gear’ 5K scheduled in conjunction with ASCRS Annual Meeting

The Colon Cancer Coalition’s Twin Cities “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5K race, scheduled in conjunction with ASCRS’ Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, expects to draw more than 5,000 people, Public Relations Committee Chair Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou, Temple, TX, reports.

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Dr. Nicole Kafka
Dr. Nicole Kafka
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month helps members enhance practice value

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, observed each year in March, affords an excellent opportunity for Society members to enhance the community’s perception of their practice’s value in colorectal cancer prevention and management.

 

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Executive Council updates Society’s Strategic Plan for 2010-13

The Executive Council, working with 15 Past Presidents and key committee chairs, updated the Society’s Strategic Plan for the period 2010-13 during its February 6 Strategic Planning Retreat in Dallas, TX.

 
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Washington Update:
ACS, physician community support some health care reforms, oppose others

In November, the House of Representatives, in a 220 to 215 vote, passed its version of health reform legislation, the America's Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3962). The American College of Surgeons offered its support for the health care reforms included in the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act (H.R. 3961) and America's Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3962) . . .

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Seven ASCRS members appointed to NIH study sections

The ASCRS Executive Council has approved the appointment of seven members to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections to review grant applications.

 
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Dr. David Margolin
Dr. David Margolin
Facebook helps ASCRS deliver ‘limitless stream’ of information to members, patients, public

By leveraging Facebook’s ability to deliver a virtually limitless stream of information directly to users, the Society has embraced an increasingly effective way to communicate with members, patients and the public.

 

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Executive Council actions

Recent ASCRS Executive Council actions.

 
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Committee seeks nominations for Executive Council, Honorary Fellows

The Nominating Committee invites members to submit recommendations for Executive Council and nominations for Honorary Fellows.