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Wide-ranging Vancouver Annual Meeting program offers something for every colorectal surgeon
Special lectures often provide Annual Meeting’s
most memorable moments
ICCP, ASCRS forum showcases volunteering, outreach in countries where needs exist
Society joins American Cancer Society as sponsor of Final Four Coaches Huddle

In Memoriam:
W. Douglas Wong

MSKCC seeks Colorectal Service Chief to succeed
Dr. Douglas Wong
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Special lectures often provide Annual Meeting’s most memorable moments
Dr. James Fleshman
Dr. David Beck
ASCRS President

Special lectures often provide the most memorable moments at an ASCRS Annual Meeting, and each day in Vancouver, May 14-18, will feature a special presentation sure to live up to this expectation.

As always, the ASCRS President will make a special address, and among the other special lecturers are four of the Society’s past presidents.

These are the special lectures, in chronological order of their place in the program:

Dr. David Schoetz
Dr. David Schoetz, Jr.
ASCRS President
Dr. David Rothenberger
Dr. David Rothenberger
ASCRS President
Professor John Northover
John Northover

Dr. James Fleshman
Dr. James Fleshman
ASCRS President

Sunday, May 15

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Masters in Colorectal Surgery Lectureship
Honoring Philip Gordon, MD

Dr. Philip H. Gordon – Commitment to Excellence

By David J. Schoetz, MD
Executive Director, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Tufts School of Medicine
Academic Dean at Lahey Clinic
Chairman Emeritus, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Professor of Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Memorial Lectureship
Honoring W. Douglas Wong, MD

Go Placidly Amid the Noise and Haste…Reflections on Leadership

By David Rothenberger, MD
Deputy Chairman and Delaney Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Norman Nigro, MD Memorial/Research Lectureship

Anal Cancer – A Paradigm for Surgical Redundancy

Professor John Northover, MS FRCS
Consultant Surgeon, St. Mark’s Hospital
Harrow, Middlesex, UK

Monday, May 16

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
Residents’ Breakfast

The Few, the Proud, the Colorectal Surgeons

By James Fleshman, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Presidential Address

Choosing Your Goals

By David E. Beck, MD
Chairman, Department of Colon Rectal Surgery
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, LA
Professor of Surgery
Ochsner Clinical School University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Walter Koltun
Dr. Walter Koltun
Dr. Teresa Gilewski
Dr. Teresa Gilewski
Dr. Bruce Wolff
Dr. Bruce Wolff
ASCRS President
Dr. Richard Satava
Dr. Richard Satava

Tuesday, May 17

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Ernestine Hambrick, MD Lectureship

The Evolving Role of Genetics in the Surgical Management of IBD

By Walter Koltun, MD
Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Peter and Marshia Carlino Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Professor of Surgery
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

2:20 – 3:00 p.m.
Parvis Kamangar Humanities in Surgery Lectureship

Integrating Humanism and Science in Medicine

By Teresa A. Gilewski, MD
Attending Physician
Breast Cancer Medicine Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Wednesday, May 18

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Memorial Lectureship Honoring J. Byron Gathright, MD

Byron’s Bird’s Eye View on History

By Bruce Wolff, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chair, Div. Of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Harry E. Bacon, MD Lectureship

The Impact of Advanced Technologies, Robotics and Simulation on the Future of Colorectal Surgery

By Richard Satava, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA