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

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.

The Update on Core Subjects helps busy colorectal surgeons remain at the forefront of important treatment advances, explains course director Dr. W. Donald Buie, Calgary, AB, Canada.

“The Core Subject Update helps surgeons stay on top of important advances that may enhance patient care by reporting on technology and research breakthroughs,” he says. “Each presenter conducts an exhaustive review in a specific practice area and reports on developments in research and new treatment modalities.

The 2010 Core Subjects and their presenters are:

  • Ostomies and Stomal Therapy - Dr. Sharon Dykes, Minneapolis, MN;

  • Benign Anorectal Pruritis Pilonidal Hydradenitis - Dr. Bradley Davis, Cincinnati, OH;

  • Retrovaginal Fistula/Rectourethral Fistula - Dr. Andrew Shelton, Stanford, CA;

  • Medical Management of IBD - Dr. Daniel Geisler, Cleveland, OH;

  • GI Bleeding - Dr. Anthony MacLean, Calgary, Alberta, Canada;

  • Rectal Cancer (Neoadjuvant Adjuvant) – Dr. George Chang, Houston, TX.

Each speaker presents a 20-minute review that focuses on current concepts and controversies, followed by a five-minute discussion period. A written summary of each presentation will be available on the ASCRS Website,, prior to the meeting.

An Annual Meeting staple, ASCRS developed the Core Subject Update with the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS) in 1988 to foster continuing education and assist in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. Questions developed from Core Subject Update presentations are included in the ABCRS recertification question bank.

Those unable to attend this year’s program may review Core Subject manuscripts and presentations on the Society’s Website.