The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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Fall 2015  
Dr. Charles Littlejohn

President’s Message
Committees and Volunteerism Are Our Lifeblood

By Dr. Charles E. Littlejohn
The 2015 calendar year has been one of the most successful years in recent memory for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), and as I reflect on our accomplishments, I have to acknowledge and congratulate the members of our 29 active committees… Read More…


Robust Functionality Offered in New Online CARSEP IX

When the Self-Assessment Committee, led by Chair Matthew Mutch, MD, and Vice-Chair Charles Friel, MD, began developing CARSEP™ IX, they knew they wanted it to be easier to navigate, without losing any of the quality found in the popular self-study tool. Read More…

ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting

Excitement Mounts for the 2016 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles is still five months away, but the Program Committee has been hard at work for many months pulling together what we believe will be the strongest ASCRS meeting yet. If you plan to attend an educational conference this year, you will want to mark your calendars for April 30 – May 4, 2016… Read More…

Dr. Robert Madoff

DC&R Journal Earns Record-High Impact Factor

The Society’s journal, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DC&R), has achieved a new record high impact factor of 3.749 for 2014, a substantial increase over the journal’s previous record impact factor of 3.336 in 2012, Editor-in-Chief Robert D. Madoff, MD, of Minneapolis, MN, reports. Read More…

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

An Interview with DC&R Podcast Co-Founders Kyle Cologne and Scott Steele

One of the Society’s most popular member benefits became a little more accessible in September, when the Diseases of the Colon and Rectum’s (DC&R) first podcast series launched. A new podcast is released each month following the publication of the latest DC&R issue. Read More…

Dr. Sharon Stein

Traveling Fellow: Reflections on the ACPGBI Annual Meeting

By Sharon Stein, MD
I was honored to be selected as the 2015 ASCRS Traveling Fellow, an award offered by the ASCRS and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI). It provides funding for one of ASCRS’s junior members to attend the ACPGBI annual meeting… Read More…

ASCRS Committees

ASCRS Congratulates New Committee Members, Highlights Latest Efforts

Committees are a vital part of the Society’s work plan, and the Executive Council was thrilled to receive more requests this year than ever before from individuals interested in participating on a committee. In September, invitations were sent out to all 2015-2016 committee appointments. Read More…


ASCRS Joins LinkedIn, Shares Social Media Surveys Results

The first rule of communication for a membership-based organization is to meet members where they are. Which social media sites are ASCRS members using to catch up on research and news in the field? Read More…

In the News

Members in the News

The ASCRS congratulates the following members who were recently honored in the news: Read More…


Welcome, New Members

A hearty welcome is extended to the following new members of ASCRS who were welcomed into the Society between July and November 2015. Read More…

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