Summer 2017  

Congratulations to ASCRS Annual Meeting Award Recipients

The Victor W. Fazio, MD, MS Award for Editorial Excellence
In recognition of his outstanding work on behalf of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, David B. Stewart, MD, FASCRS, Hershey, PA

Dr. Susan Galandiuk, editor-in-chief of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, presents the Victor W. Fazio, MD Award for Editorial Excellence to Dr. David B. Stewart.

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. Committee members meet daily during the Annual Meeting and attend all scientific and abstract sessions to evaluate each presentation.

The following awards were presented at the 2017 ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting. We congratulate the following authors on their excellent research and presentations.

ASCRS Awards

  • ASCRS Best Paper Award
    In Vivo and In Vitro Efficacy of Dual PI3K/mTOR Inhibition in Novel Murine Models of Anal Cancer
    B.L. Rademacher, A. Lim, H. Sleiman, J.A. Micka, W.S. Culberson, A. Romero, L.M. Meske, E.H. Carchman, Madison, WI
  • General Surgery Forum Best Paper Award
    Improved Stage-Specific Survival and Superior Margin Negativity for Rectal Adenocarcinoma at Academic Comprehensive Cancer Institutions

    S. Sujatha-Bhaskar, J.V. Gahagan, S. Gambhir, M.D. Jafari, S.D. Mills, A. Pigazzi, M. Stamos, J. Carmichael, Orange, CA
  • Harry E. Bacon Award
    Plasmid Regenerates Both Smooth and Skeletal Muscle After Anal Sphincter Injury in the Long-term
    L. Sun, M. Kuang, K. Philips, M.S. Damaser, M.S. Penn, M. Zutshi, Cleveland, OH
  • ASCRS Barton Hoexter, MD, Best Video Award
    Transanal Total Pelvic Exenteration

    D. Uematsu, Saku, Japan

Regional Society Awards

  • Chesapeake Colorectal Society Award
    The Role of Asparagine Synthetase (ASNS) in Colorectal Cancer With Mutated KRAS
    K. Toda, K. Kawada, M. Iwamoto, S. Inamoto, S. Hasegawa, Y. Sakai, Kyoto, Japan, Fukuoka, Japan
  • The Michigan Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award
    Patient Satisfaction with Propofol for Outpatient Colonoscopy: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Study
    A. Padmanabhan, C. Frangopoulos, L. Shaffer, Columbus, OH, Chapel Hill, NC
  • The New Jersey Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award
    Near Infrared Targeted Colonoscopy for the Detection and Removal of Colonic Neoplasms
    J.B. Mitchem, J. Amos-Landgraf, M.R. Lewis, Columbia, MO
  • The New York Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award
    The Incidence of Malignant Conversion of Anal Dysplasia to Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus
    M.J. Tomassi, D. Klaristenfeld, M. Batech, San Diego, CA
  • The Northwest Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award
    Consensus Molecular Classification of Colorectal Cancer and Association With the Colonic Microbiome
    R.V. Purcell, M. Visnovska, P. Biggs, S. Schmeier, F. Frizelle, Christchurch, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • The Piedmont Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award
    Local Excision Followed by Postoperative Contact X-ray Brachytherapy +/- External Beam Radiotherapy or Chemoradiotherapy Instead of Radical Resection in 180 Patients With Rectal Cancer
    F.M. Smith, A. Sun Myint, H. Wong, K. Whitmarsh, K. Perkins, M. Hershman, D. Pritchard, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Bebington, Wirral, United Kingdom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • The Southern California Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award
    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Patients With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: A Cause for Concern
    J. Church, E. Wood, Cleveland, OH, Waco, TX

Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Research Forum Works in Progress Award
    Simvastatin Targets Colorectal Cancer Initiating Cells in Vivo and Enhances the Effects of Radiation Therapy on Patient-derived Xenograft Tumors
    G. Karagkounis, J. DeVecchio, S. Ferrandon, M. Kalady, Cleveland, OH

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Awards

  • The Robert W. Beart, Jr., MD Impact Paper of the Year Award
    Predicting the Risk of Bowel-Related Quality-of-Life Impairment After Restorative Resection for Rectal Cancer: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study
    Nick J. Battersby, MBChB, BMedSc, MRCS; Therese Juul, MHSc, PhD; Peter Christensen, MD, DMSc; Ahemed Z. Janjua, FRCSI; Graham Branagan, FRCS; Katrine J. Emmertsen, PhD; Christine Norton, PhD, RN; Robert Hughes, FRCR, MCP; Soren Laurberg, FRCS; Brendan J. Moran, FRCSI
  • The Victor W. Fazio, MD, MS Award for Editorial Excellence
    In recognition of his outstanding work on behalf of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, David B. Stewart, MD, FASCRS, Hershey, PA
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