American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons News
ASCRS Web Site
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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ASCRS Premier Partners

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons recognizes the indispensable role that health care companies play in helping the Society maintain its focus on colorectal surgery and enhance the care its members provide to patients. ASCRS thanks the following companies for their generous support of this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

DIAMOND
$250,000 and above

Ethican Endo-Surgery, Inc.


GOLD
$50,000 - $99,999
Applied Medical
CareFusion
Covidien
Intuitive Surgical
Oceana Therapeutics, Inc.
Olympus


SILVER
$5,000 - $49,999
Abbott
American Medical Systems
Amgen Inc.
BK Medical
Boston Scientific Endoscopy
Ethicon, Inc.
Ferndale Healthcare™, Inc.
Genentech
Genomic Health, Inc.
LifeCell
NiTi™ Surgical Solutions
Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation


OTHER CONTRIBUTORS
Centocor Ortho Biotech Services, LLC • ProVation Medical • Varian Medical Systems, Inc.