American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons News
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In This Issue
Dr. Steven Wexner, Weston, FL, ASCRS President; Dr. Alan Thorson, Omaha, NE, President-elect
Vancouver Annual Meeting sets attendance record
Presidential Address:
Outgoing President Dr. David Back outlines value of “Choosing your Goals”
ASCRS retains AMA House of Delegates seat

High quality drives DC&R’s Impact Factor to 2.819

Results of Operative Competency Evaluation Committee’s first technical skills assessment exam “very exciting”
ASCRS awards three National Media Awards; two special media and advocacy awards
Awards honor accomplishments, papers, presentations, posters, videos
2011 International Scholar Report: Memorable ASCRS Fellowship experience will enhance delivery of colorectal surgery services in Bangladesh
2010 International Scholar Report: Fellowship experience will enhance delivery of colorectal care in Jamaica
Health policy scholarship prepared Dr. Robert Cima to take leadership role in shaping U.S. healthcare system
Society extends CBS HealthWatch™ Campaign, Participates in Final 4 “Coaches Huddle”
Great Comebacks® honors Chuck Wielgus, Heidi Cross, RN
ASCRS Premier Partners
ASCRS Committee Chairs, 2011-12
ASCRS Welcomes New Fellows, Members, Candidates
Call for abstracts, 2010 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, June 2-6
Working models of Society’s own case log system for MOC reviewed in Vancouver
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Annual Meeting Information
ASCRS Website
ASCRS Research Foundation
Annual Meeting Information
ASCRS Facebook Page
ASCRS retains AMA House of Delegates seat

American Medical AssociationThe American Medical Association has certified that ASCRS met the compliance requirements and will retain its representation in the AMA House of Delegates. AMA placed eight medical organizations on probation for failing to meet its requirements.

To retain certification, a national specialty society must have at least 100 AMA members, and 25 percent of its physician members must be AMA members. It must also comply with AMA’s policy guidelines and meet specific responsibilities.

ASCRS met the membership requirement, and 28 percent of physician members are AMA members. It also met the guidelines and responsibilities.

ASCRS has held a seat on the AMA House of Delegates, the organization’s top policy making body, since 1977, when specialty societies were first offered seats.