Spring 2017  

Annual Scientific Meeting Distinguished Lectureships

ASCRS Tripartite MeetingThe American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is pleased to present nine special and memorial lectureships at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA. Since this is a Tripartite Meeting, we are honored to present additional lectureships including the John Goligher, MD, Lectureship, the Lars Pahlman, MD, Lectureship and the Louis A. Buie, MD, Lectureship.

Reaching beyond the meeting’s main scientific emphasis, memorial and special lectureships enhance attendees’ educational experience at the meeting. The distinguished lineup of special lectureships includes:

Norman D. Nigro, MD, Research Lectureship
Roel Hompes, MD, of Oxford, England, will present this year’s Norman D. Nigro, MD, Research Lectureship on Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 1:30 – 2:15 pm. Dr. Hompes will discuss “Transanal TME: From Inception to Implementation.” This lectureship honors Dr. Nigro’s significant research in the prevention of large bowel cancer and treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, as well as his leadership role in his chosen specialty and allied medical organizations.

Lars Pahlman, MD, Lectureship
Emmanuel Tiret, MD, of Paris, France, will present this year’s Lars Pahlman, MD, Lectureship on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 10:00 – 10:45 am. Dr. Tiret’s topic is “What to Do with a T2 Rectal Cancer?” This lectureship honors Dr. Lars Pahlman, a distinguished colorectal surgeon, who played a critical role in Swedish surgery, particularly in bowel cancer surgery. Many patients worldwide benefitted both directly and indirectly from his research.

Harry E. Bacon, MD, Lectureship
Gary Kaplan, MD, of Seattle, WA, will present this year’s Harry E. Bacon, MD, Lectureship on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 4:15 – 5:00 pm. Dr. Kaplan will discuss “Seeking Perfection in Health Care: Applying the Toyota Production System to Medicine.” This lectureship honors Dr. Bacon, a distinguished colorectal surgeon, who established the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum Journal, founded the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons and was a past president of ASCRS.

Parviz Kamangar Humanities in Surgery Lectureship
Carlos Pellegrini, MD, of Seattle, WA, will present this year’s Parviz Kamangar Humanities in Surgery Lectureship on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 7:30 – 8:15 am. Dr. Pellegrini’s topic is “Trust, Patients and Doctors: Building the Perfect Arch.” This unique lectureship is funded by Mr. Parviz Kamangar, a grateful patient, to remind physicians and surgeons to place an emphasis on providing compassionate care.

John Goligher, MD, Lectureship
Peter Dawson, MD, of Isleworth, England, will present this year's John Goligher, MD, Lectureship on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 8:15 – 9:00 am. Dr. Dawson will discuss “Guidelines, Resources and Statements – the ACPGBI Position.” The Goligher Lectureship was instituted following the death of Professor John Goligher in January 1998 to acknowledge his great contribution to coloproctology.

Masters in Colorectal Surgery Lectureship
Robert Madoff, MD, of Minneapolis, MN, will present this year’s Masters in Colorectal Surgery Lectureship, which this year honors David Rothenberger, MD, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 10:45 – 11:30 am. Each year, this lectureship honors a different senior surgeon who has made a considerable contribution to the specialty and to ASCRS.

Louis A. Buie, MD, Lectureship
Andrew Hill, MD, of Auckland, New Zealand, will present this year’s Louis A. Buie, MD, Lectureship on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 1:00 – 1:45 pm. Dr. Hill’s topic will be “ERAS – What Henrik Kehlet Didn’t Tell You and What Has Happened Since Then.” This lectureship honors Dr. Louis A. Buie as the first editor-in-chief of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum Journal and a past president of ASCRS.

Memorial Lectureship Honoring Eugene P. Salvati, MD
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, of Edison, NJ, will present this year's Memorial Lectureship, honoring Eugene P. Salvati, MD, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 5:00 – 5:40 pm. This lectureship honors a recently-deceased, high-ranking member of ASCRS.

Ernestine Hambrick, MD, Lectureship
Liselotte Dyrbye, MD, of Rochester, MN, will present this year’s Ernestine Hambrick, MD, Lectureship on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 10:45 – 11:30 am. Dr. Dyrbye will discuss “Physician Burnout: Prevalence, Drivers, Consequences and Mitigating Strategies.” This lectureship honors Dr. Ernestine Hambrick for her dedication to patients with colon and rectal disorders, surgical students and trainees and the community at large. She was the first woman to be board certified in colon and rectal surgery and provided excellent care to patients and mentored numerous students, residents and young surgeons during her clinical practice.

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