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ASCRS News
Summer 2017  
ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ASCRS Awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the ACCME

We’re extremely proud to announce that ASCRS was awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. This is the highest level of accreditation awarded… Read More…

Dr. Guy R. Orangio, New Orleans, LA, Elected ASCRS President

Dr. Guy R. Orangio Elected ASCRS President

Dr. Guy R. Orangio, New Orleans, LA, was elected president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the 2017 ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting in Seattle, WA, succeeding Dr. Patricia L. Roberts, Burlington, MA. Read More…

ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting

A Record-Breaking ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting

The 2017 ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting, which recently concluded in Seattle, WA, was an outstanding success! The meeting had the highest attendance in ASCRS history, with more than 2,043 physicians, including 792 international attendees from 59 countries. Read More…

Dr. Guy Orangio

President’s Message
The Future of ASCRS Rests on the Shoulders of our Young Surgeons

By Guy R. Orangio, MD
I am honored and privileged to be the president of our Society for the coming year and am looking forward to carrying on a strong tradition of leadership to support our mission and values. Read More…

The Victor W. Fazio, MD, MS Award for Editorial Excellence

Congratulations to ASCRS Annual Meeting Award Recipients

ASCRS Awards represent some of the best scientific presentations at the Annual Meeting. The Awards Committee is charged with evaluating scientific presentations for scientific merit, study design, conclusions, timeliness, and clarity of presentation. Read More…

Dr. Robert Madoff

ASCRS Establishes the Robert D. Madoff, MD Award for Scientific Achievement

The Executive Council of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) established the Robert D. Madoff, MD, Award to honor the longstanding editor-in-chief of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. Read More…

Rectal Cancer Awareness Advocate Receives ASCRS 2017 Local Hero Award

Rectal Cancer Awareness Advocate Receives ASCRS 2017 Local Hero Award

Rectal Cancer survivor Doug Dallmann was honored with the 2017 ASCRS Local Hero Award, which was presented to him during the Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. The award recognizes a patient who was affected by a colorectal disease, has contributed to the local community… Read More…

ASCRS Honors Advocate George Kiel III with 2017 David Jagelman Award

ASCRS Honors Advocate George Kiel III with 2017 David Jagelman Award

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) presented its 2017 David Jagelman, MD, Award for Advocacy in Colorectal Cancer to George Kiel III, founder, president and executive director of Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation based in Austin, TX. Read More…

ASCRS National Media Awards

Public Relations Committee Names Media Award Recipient

The author of two articles about colorectal cancer in younger adults published in the New York Times was awarded the Society’s 2017 Media Award. The ASCRS Public Relations Committee awards the Media Award for outstanding promotion of colorectal conditions and screening, in any media form (print, online, radio or television). Read More…

Donors Dr. Jose Guillem and Dr. Walter Peters make gifts to “Meet the Challenge.”

Donors Help Research Foundation Meet the Challenge

The Research Foundation of the ASCRS raised more than $39,000 during the “Meet the Challenge” at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. With the support of our regional and industry partners and the ASCRS membership, the Research Foundation surpassed the goal of $30,000. Read More…

ASCRS Bylaws Amendments Approved at Business Meeting

ASCRS Bylaws Amendments Approved at Business Meeting

A number of proposed amendments to the Society’s Bylaws were approved by the voting Fellows during the Annual Business Meeting in Seattle on June 14. These amendments included some general housekeeping revisions along with several more substantive changes to: Read More…

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ASCRS Names New Fellows, Honorary Fellows and International Fellows

The Society would like to recognize its 2017 Fellows, International Fellows and Honorary Fellows who were recently approved by the voting Fellows at the Society’s Annual Business Meeting in Seattle. Read More…

Webinars Explore Colorectal Conditions

Webinars Explore Colorectal Conditions

Two webinars are coming up that offer ASCRS members information on colorectal conditions. ASCRS offers these complimentary webinars as an exclusive member benefit. Read More…

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum Website Redesigned with New Features

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum Website Redesigned with New Features

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum’s redesigned website offers many user-friendly features to make DC&R more enjoyable. A “carousel” of images chosen from feature articles selected by the editor highlights articles of special interest. Read More…

Members in the News

Members in the News
ASCRS Past President Dr. Stuart Quan Celebrated his 97th Birthday

Surrounded by family and friends, ASCRS Past President Dr. Stuart Quan recently celebrated his 97th birthday. Dr. Quan was the ASCRS president from 1979 to 1980. Read More…

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Welcome New Members!

We welcome new members to the ASCRS, as approved by the Executive Council at its March, April, June and July meetings. Read More…

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