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Dr. Thomas Read, Co-editor of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, standing in for Editor Dr. Robert Madoff, presents the Robert W. Beart, MD 2013 Impact Paper Award to Dr. Angelita Habr-Gama, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Awards honored papers, presentations, posters, a video and mentor

Following is a summary of major awards announced at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

Best Paper by a surgical resident – Podium

  • The Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award, AJCC Regression Grade: A New Prognostic Factor in Rectal Cancer, Adam G. Mace, MD, R. Pai, L. Stocchi, M. Kalady, Cleveland, OH

Basic Science - Podium

  • The Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Durand Smith, MD Award, Area of Submucosal Invasion and Width of Invasion Predicts Lymph Node Metastasis in pT1 Colorectal Cancers, Eu-Wing Toh, BMedSci (Hons), MBBS, MRCS, P. Brown, I. Botterill, P. Quirke, Leeds, United Kingdom

Clinical – Podium

  • The New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award, Can We Use NSQIP to Provide Accurate Surgeon Specific Outcomes? Angela Kuhnen, MD, P. Marcello, P. Roberts, T. Read, D. Schoetz, Jr., L. Rusin, J. Hall, R. Ricciardi, Burlington, MA
  • The Northern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award, Impact of MFOLFOX6 Following Chemoradiation on Tumor Response and Surgical Complications in Patients with Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Treated with Total Mesorectal Excision: Results of a Prospective Trial, Julio Garcia-Aguilar, MD, PhD, J . Marcet, P. Cataldo, M. Varma, A. Kumar, S. Oommen, T. Coutsoftides, S. Hunt, M. Stamos, C. Ternent, D. Herzig, A. Fichera, B. Polite, D. Dietz, D. Smith, K. Avila, New York, NY, Tampa, FL, Burlington, VT, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Concord, CA, Orange, CA, St. Louis, MO, Irvine, CA, Omaha, NE, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Chicago, IL, Cleveland, OH, Duarte, CA
  • The Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award, Is it Time for a New Scoring System for Fecal Incontinence? Ian M. Paquette, MD, A. Abodeely, B. Johnson, J. Rafferty, Cincinnati, OH, Saranac Lake, NY

Basic Science – Poster

  • The Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons William C. Bernstein, MD Award, TAK-1 and Thioredoxin Metabolism Inhibition: A Potentially Powerful Combination Therapy for KRAS-Mutated Colon Cancers, Jennifer E. Hrabe, MD, F. Domann, D. Spitz, J. Mezhi, Iowa City, IA

Clinical - Poster

  • The Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award, Predicting Readmission after Colorectal Surgery: A Point-Based Score, Kristin N. Kelly, MD, J. Iannuzzi, C. Aquina, C. Probst, L. Zhang, K. Noyes, J. Monson, F. Fleming, Rochester, NY

General Surgery Forum Best Paper

  • Can Readmission be Predicted in New Ileostomates? A Bi-Institutional Cohort Study, Daniel R. Fish, MD, C. Mancuso, M. Wells, J. Garcia-Aguilar, J. Guillem, S. Lee, G. Nash, P. Paty, T. Sonoda, M. Weiser, M. Charlson, L. Temple, New York, NY

2014 ASCRS Best Paper Award

  • Recurrence and Survival in Patients with uT2uNO Rectal Cancer Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation and Local Excision: Results of the ACOSOG Z6041 Trial, Julio Garcia-Aguilar, MD, PhD, L. Renfro, C. Thomas Jr., E. Chan, P. Cataldo, J. Marcet, D. Medich, C. Johnson, S. Oommen, B. Wolff, A. Pigazzi, M. McNevin, R. Pons, R. Bleday, New York, NY, New York, NY; Rochester, MN; Portland, OR; Nashville, TN; Burlington, VT; Tampa, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; Tulsa, OK; Concord, CA; Irvine, CA; Spokane, WA; Hialeah, FL; Boston, MA

Best Video

  • The ASCRS Barton Hoexter, MD, Best Video Award, A Tandem Robotic Technique of Extralevator Abdominoperineal Resection Followed by Robotic Rectus Abdominus Muscle Flap Harvest for Immediate Reconstruction of Pelvic Floor Defect, Brian Bello, MD, E. Teng, E. Lyubashevsky, L. Cannon, D. Song, K. Umanskiy, Chicago, IL, Michigan City, IN

The Robert W. Beart, MD 2013 Impact Paper of the Year Award, Watch and Wait Approach Following Extended Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Distal Rectal Cancer: Are We Getting Closer to Anal Cancer Management? Angelita Habr-Gama, MD, PhD, J. Sabbaga, J. Gama-Rodrigues, G. Sao Juliao, I. Proscurshim, P. Bailao Aguilar, W. Nadalin, R. Perez Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Victor W. Fazio, MD, MS Award For Editorial Excellence, In recognition of his outstanding work on behalf of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Andreas M. Kaiser, MD, Los Angeles, CA

ASCRS Research Foundation 2014 Mentor Award, James W. Fleshman, Jr., MD, Dallas, TX

2014 Research Forum “Works In Progress” Award, Novel Inhibitors of WNT/β-Catenin Responsive Transcription Augment Response of HCT116 CRC Cells to Radiation In Vitro and In Vivo, Harvey G. Moore, MD, M. Murphy, M. Flaherty, K. Abhichandani, K. Du, H. Pachter, R. DasGupta, New York, NY