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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Executive Council sanctions dual presentations at ASCRS, DDW

Following its written policy, the Executive Council sanctioned the authors of two abstracts for duplicate presentations at the 2012 ASCRS Annual Meeting that had previously been presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW). The sanction included a three year prohibition on the submission of abstracts for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 ASCRS Annual Meetings.

The two papers were:

  • Controversies in the Surgical Management of Females of Reproductive Age with Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Validated Nomogram for Preoperative Prediction of Chronic Pouchitis and Denovo Crohn’s Disease after Ileal Pouch-anal Anastomosis.

In addition, the abstracts and manuscripts have been retracted from publication in Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.