The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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Spring 2015  
Dr. David Margolin

Balanced 2015 Annual Meeting program meets needs of our diverse membership

By Dr. David Margolin
The challenge facing the ASCRS Program Committee was to create a program that meets the needs of a diverse membership. Member practices run the gamut from office based proctology to complex reoperative cancer surgery and anywhere in-between.
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ASCRS Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting lecturers include international leaders, medical pioneers

Seven speakers have been invited to present special and memorial lectures during the ASCRS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, May 30-June 3. Their presentations will reach outside the meeting's main scientific emphasis to add an important learning dimension for participants. Read More…

ASCRS Website

Society launches major website redesign

By Dr. David Margolin
The Society has launched a new website, the first major redesign and enhancement of our web presence in eight years, with the purpose of incorporating newly available technologies to better serve three major groups of users: members, patients, and other physicians. Read More…

Dr. Terry Hicks

As details of Annual Meeting come together, work of busy ASCRS committees continues

By Dr. Terry Hicks
The Annual ASCRS Meeting in Boston, May 31-June 3 is drawing nearer.  Meeting Chair Dr. David Margolin and Vice-Chair Dr. David Vargas have put together a program that is well rounded, informative, and educational for everyone who attends. Read More…

Dr. Kyle Cologne

There’s an app for that! Use your smartphone to navigate the 2015 Annual Meeting

By Dr. Kyle Cologne
There’s an app for that! For the last few years, the ASCRS Social Media Committee and Annual Meeting Program Committee have been pleased to offer a smartphone meeting application to help you navigate our annual meeting. This app has a variety of features… Read More…

Dr. Guy Orangio

Report to ASCRS on new Surgical Global Packages

By Dr. Guy Orangio
The January meeting of the AMA Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), held in San Diego, CA, highlighted some important information about forthcoming changes in coding and billing… Read More…

Dr. Stephen Sentovich

Significant coding changes will be implemented in 2015

By Dr. Stephen Sentovich
Significant coding changes will be implemented in 2015 that affect colon and rectal surgeons, including changes for reporting lower GI endoscopy, high resolution anoscopy, and injection for fecal incontinence. Read More…

2015 Award Winners

Winners of 2015 Mark Killingback Prize, ESCP Best Paper, British Traveling Fellow to present

2015 Award Winners to present at the 2015 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting include: Mark Killingback Award Winner: Dr. Jevon Puckett, ESCP Best Paper Award Winner: Dr. Tony W. C. Mak, and British Traveling Fellow: Dr. Ronnie Mathew. Read More…

Colon Cancer Alliance

ASCRS collaboration with Colon Cancer Alliance reaches new donor base to gain wider public visibility

The ASCRS collaborative effort with the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is reaching a new base of potential donors for the ASCRS Research Foundation and giving the Society’s name, our specialty and patient care mission much wider public visibility. Read More…

Dr. Fabio Potenti

Dr. Fabio Potenti awarded $8,000 ACS/ASCRS scholarship for Brandeis Leadership Program in Health Policy

Dr. Fabio Potenti, Cleveland, OH, has been awarded a 2015 scholarship to attend the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management offered at Brandeis University’s Heller School of Management, May 31-June 6. Read More…

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