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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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 – $150,000 and above
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

PLATINUM – $100,000 - $149,999
Applied Medical
Covidien

GOLD – $50,000 - $99,999
Intuitive Surgical
Medtronic, Inc.
novoGI Inc.
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

SILVER – $5,000 – 49,999
Abbott
American Medical Systems
Aptalis Pharma Inc.
Baxter Healthcare
BK Medical
Boston Scientific Endoscopy
ConvaTec
Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ferndale Healthcare, Inc.
Gore & Associates
Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc.
Mederi Therapeutics Inc.
Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.
Olympus America Inc.
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Precision Therapeutics, Inc.
Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation
Sanofi Biosurgery

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS
Ethicon, Inc.
LABORIE
LifeBond, Ltd.
Mediwatch USA Inc
Stryker Endoscopy
The Prometheus Group