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
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ASCRS Website
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ASCRS Research Foundation
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ASCRS Facebook Page
ASCRS Committee Chairs, 2012-13

Awards Committee
James Yoo, MD, Chair

Bylaws Committee
Michael Snyder, MD, Chair

Continuing Education Committee
Judith Trudel, MD, Chair

CREST Committee
Scott Steele, MD, Chair

Finance and Management Committee
Terry Hicks, MD, Chair

History of ASCRS Committee
Richard Billingham, MD, Chair

Hospitality Committee
Sharon Beck, Chair

Leadership COI Committee
Lester Rosen, MD, Chair

Local Arrangements Committee
Marc Goldblatt, MD, Chair

Membership Committee
Maher Abbas, MD, Chair

New Technologies Committee
Peter Marcello, MD, Chair

Operative Competency Evaluation Committee
Patricia Roberts, MD, Chair

Professional Outreach Committee
Thomas Cataldo, MD, Chair

Program Committee
Stephen Sentovich, MD, Chair

Public Relations Committee
Roberta Muldoon, MD, Chair

Quality Assessment and Safety Committee
Arden Morris, MD, Chair, and Larissa Temple, MD, Co-Chair

Rectal Cancer Coordinating Committee
Steven Wexner, MD, Chair

Regional Society Committee
Jon Palmintier, MD, Chair

Residents Committee
Eric Weiss, MD, Chair

Self Assessment Committee
Matthew Mutch, MD, Chair

Socioeconomic Committee
James Merlino, MD, Chair

Standards
Janice Rafferty, MD, Chair

Video Based Education Committee
Tonia Young-Fadok, MD, Chair

Website Committee
David Margolin, MD, Chair

Young Surgeons Committee
Sharon Stein, MD, Chair