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Special memorial lectures highlight Annual Meeting
Society’s CREST Committee reaches final stages before release of online learning system
Operative Competency Evaluation Committee completes larger technical skills assessment

Washington Update
Congress postpones repeal, reform of sustainable growth rate formula, averting 27% cut

Nominate journalists for National Media Awards
ASCRS Past President Dr. Steven Wexner elected to ACS Board of Regents
ASCRS & Research Foundation partner with NIH to fund K series awards for intensive research
Members receive excellent value for their membership in ASCRS
Winners of 2013 Mark Killingback Prize, British Traveling Fellow, ESCP to present
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Dr. Glenn Steele, J.r
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Dr. Daniel Sulmasy
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Dr. Anthony Senagore
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Dr. Frederick Greene
Dr. Frederick Greene
Special memorial lectures highlight Annual Meeting

Special and memorial lectures scheduled throughout the Annual Meeting, April 27-May 1, in Phoenix, Arizona, will add an important dimension to the meeting experience.

The distinguished lineup of special lecturers includes:

  • Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA, and past Chairman of the American Board of Surgery. Before joining Geisinger, he was a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, President and Chief Chairman of the Department of Surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital.

    Dr. Steele will present the Harry E. Bacon, MD Lectureship, Post Reform Value Re-engineering: the Geisinger Model, at 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
  • Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD, Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Divinity School and Associate Professor of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in the Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Dr. Sulmasy is an internist and an ethicist. His research interests encompass both theoretical and empirical investigations of the ethics of end-of-life decision-making, ethics education, and spirituality in medicine.

    Dr. Sulmasy will present the Parviz Kamanger Humanities in Surgery Lectureship, Why Surgeons Must Be Very Careful, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Monday, April 29.
  • James M. Church, MBChB, Cleveland, OH, a longtime ASCRS member who holds the Victor W. Fazio Chair in Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is Director, Sanford R. Weiss MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia.

    Dr. Church will present the Masters in Colorectal Surgery Lectureship Honoring Victor W. Fazio, MD, Reoperative Abdominal Surgery, Lessons of a Lifetime, at 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Monday.
  • Anthony J. Senagore, MD, Los Angeles, CA, ASCRS Research Foundation President and ASCRS Past President, currently a member of the faculty at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

    Dr. Senagore will present the Memorial Lectureship Honoring James F. Guthrie, MD, On Becoming “Anti-Fragile” – Leadership Lessons from the ASCRS, at 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 30.
  • Barbara Lee Bass, MD, who holds the John F. Bookout Distinguished Endowed Chair, Department of Surgery, at the Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education.

    Dr. Bass will present the Ernestine Hambrick, MD, Lectureship, Raising Our Replacements: A Two-Way Street of Lessons Learned, at 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Frederick L. Greene, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Charlotte, NC.

    Dr. Greene will present the Norman E. Nigro, MD, Research Lectureship, Staging of Colorectal Cancer – Anatomical and Molecular Factors and Beyond, at 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

As always, the ASCRS President, Dr. Alan Thorson, Omaha, NE, will make an historical address, at 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 29.