The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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Summer 2015  
ASCRS Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting Sets Attendance Records

The Society’s highly successful Annual Meeting which recently concluded in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center broke all attendance records for physicians and other health care providers with 2,080 registrants. In addition, 782 exhibitors representing 96 companies showcased their products and services in 162 exhibit booths. Read More…

Dr. Charles Littlejohn

President’s Message
We Want Industry Partners To Know We Understand the Value of Their Support

By Dr. Charles E. Littlejohn
Our Annual Meeting in Boston was a resounding success. Thanks to the work of the program committee, led by Drs. David Margolin and David Vargas, and our executive staff, the meeting broke all attendance records. Read More…

Dr. Charles Littlejohn

Dr. Charles Littlejohn Elected ASCRS President; Dr. Patricia Roberts Chosen President Elect

Dr. Charles E. Littlejohn, Stamford, CT, was elected President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the Society’s Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, succeeding Dr. Terry C. Hicks, New Orleans, LA. Other new officers and members elected to serve on the organization’s governing Executive Council are: Read More…

Dr. Terry Hicks

Outgoing President Dr. Terry Hicks Encourages New Surgeons to Meet Challenges of Modern Medicine

With a bow to the past in his Presidential Address and a focus on the external influences impacting the modern colorectal surgeon, Dr. Terry Hicks challenged his younger colleagues to tackle and find solutions to three key issues that are shaping medical training and practice in the 21st century. Read More…

Annual Meeting Awards

Annual Meeting Awards

Following is a summary of major awards announced at the 2015 Annual Meeting.
ASCRS Best Paper Award

Surgical Site Infection following Colorectal Surgery: In the Eye of the Beholder? Traci L. Hedrick, MD, A. Harrigan, B. Umapathi, F. Turrentine, G. Stukenborg, R. Sawyer, C. M. Friel, Charlottesville, VA. Read More…

Society Awards for Colorectal Cancer Advocacy

Society Awards for Colorectal Cancer Advocacy

The Society presented the 2015 David Jagelman, MD, Award for Advocacy in Colorectal Cancer, a National Media Award for excellence in creating public awareness of diseases of the colon and rectum, and a Local Hero Award at the Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

The 2015 Jagelman Award went to. . . Read More…

ASCRS Research Foundation Raises $72,550 in “Challenge” at Boston Annual Meeting

ASCRS Research Foundation Raises $72,550 in “Challenge” at Boston Annual Meeting

ASCRS Research Foundation Raises $72,550 in “Challenge” at Boston Annual Meeting The ASCRS Research Foundation raised $72,550 during the 11th annual "Meet the Challenge" program, held during the opening reception of the 2015 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Read More…

Dr. Victor W. Fazio

Past President, DC&R Editor-in-Chief Dr. Victor W. Fazio Dies at 75

Dr. Victor W. Fazio, an Australian surgeon who came to the U.S. to study under one of the legends of colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Rupert Turnbull, and stayed on to chair the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic for 38 years, has died at age 75. Read More…

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts, 2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 30-May 4, 2016

Online submission of abstracts for the 2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting opened last month and will close November 8 at 11:59 p.m. EST at The Annual Meeting will be held April 30-May 4, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. Read More…


Five New Honorary Fellows Approved

The Society approved five new Honorary Fellows at the Annual Business Meeting held during the Annual Meeting. To qualify as an Honorary Fellow, an applicant may be recommended by unanimous vote of the Executive Council and formally approved by the voting members at the Annual Business Meeting. Read More…


CREST™, Premier Online Educational Portal for Colorectal Surgeons, Launched on ASCRS Website

ColoRectal Educational Systems Template, commonly known as CREST™, the premier online educational portal for physicians interested in colorectal surgery, launched on the Society’s website, Read More…

ASCRS Patient Information Brochures

Eleven New Patient Information Brochures Now Available

Eleven new and revised patient information brochures, prepared by the Public Relations Committee and approved by the Executive Council, are now available for purchase. Read More…


ASCRS Premier Partners

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons appreciates the role that health care companies play in helping the Society maintain its focus on colorectal surgery and enhance the care its members provide to patients. ASCRS thanks the following companies for their generous support of this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting . . . Read More…

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