In This Issue
ASCRS achieves ACCME six-year Accreditation with Commendation for Third time in a row
President's Message: We will meet the challenge
San Antonio Annual Meeting draws record 1,519 physicians from 63 nations
Research Foundation “Meet the Challenge” raises $87,795 in San Antonio

Second COSATS pilot project held Sept. 22-23 at Northwestern University, Chicago

Presidential Address: Outgoing President Dr. Steven Wexner shows how global collaboration enhances patient care
11 Boards, including ABCRS, report publicly whether doctors meet MOC requirements
2012 ASCRS National Media Awards
Awards honor accomplishments, papers, presentations, posters, video
ACS/Brandeis health policy scholarship “valuable and useful experience,” Dr. Neil Hyman reports
Great Comebacks® honors Joanna Burgess, RN, Harriet Pilert, RN
ASCRS Premier Partners
ASCRS Committee Chairs, 2012-13
ASCRS welcomes new Fellows, Members, Candidates
Call for abstracts, 2013 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, April 27-May 1
Dr. James Guthrie, Past President of ASCRS Research Foundation, dies at 81
Dr. Patrick Hagihara, survivor of Hiroshima atomic attack, accomplished endoscopist, colorectal surgeon, dies at 79
Executive Council sanctions dual presentations at ASCRS, DDW
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Annual Meeting Information
ASCRS Website
ASCRS Research Foundation
ASCRS Facebook Page

Research Foundation “Meet the Challenge” raises $87,795 in San Antonio

Research Foundation FundraiserThe Research Foundation raised $87,795 during the 8th annual “Meet the Challenge” program, held during the opening reception of the annual meeting in San Antonio, surpassing its goal by more than $15,000.

Four industry partners — Covidien, Gore & Associates, novoGI Inc., and Sanofi Biosurgery— and ten Regional Colon and Rectal Society partners agreed to pledge a total of $36,250 for the 2012 fundraiser. The goal was for ASCRS members to match that amount, thereby raising $72,500 to support Research Foundation grants and awards.

Participating Regional Society partners were: Chesapeake Society, Chicago Society, Midwest Society, New England Society, New Jersey Society, New York Society, Niagara Frontier Society, Pennsylvania Society, Piedmont Society, and Southern California Society.

Society members and Annual Meeting attendees contributed and pledged $51,545 for a total of $87,795. This funding will be used to support Limited Project Grants, Career Development Awards, Medical Student and General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grants, the International Fellowship and the Request for Proposal for Clinical Studies on Benign Colorectal Disorders program.

Research Foundation Fundraiser