Member Benefits

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is a professional medical society that represents 3,900 physicians and other health care providers interested in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. Join your colleagues and discover the advantages of networking with your peers and attending educational events designed for the colon and rectal surgeon. Become involved in the premier professional medical organization that represents your specialty. 

Why Join, Why Renew?

ASCRS members are dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. ASCRS is committed to helping its members achieve this goal through a robust and expanding set of benefits.
Benefits of Being an ASCRS Member

Education/Operative Competency - Discounts for Members

Annual Scientific Meeting

  • Hands-on workshops on latest surgical techniques
  • More than 400 oral and ePoster abstracts
  • Opportunities to earn CME and Self-Assessment (MOC) credit

Clinical Practice Guidelines

ASCRS U Education Portal

  • Access all ASCRS educational programs and content in one place 
  • 24/7 unlimited on-demand streaming
  • Includes the new interactive ASCRS Textbook
  • Searchable by topic

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (DC&R) Journal related:

  • Podcasts
  • Videos
  • Journal club
  • International education scholarships
  • Online Resource Library
  • Webinars


DC&R Journal – Included in cost of membership

  • Print and online versions
  • Topical collections

Patient Education Brochures - Discounts for Members

Online Weekly Digest to members

ASCRS Textbook and Manual

Online Membership Directory

Listing in the patient-directed Find-A-Surgeon search engine

Leadership Development

Surgical Leadership Institute

Committee/Task Force membership and leadership

Opportunities for Early Career Members

Young Researchers Committee

Young Surgeons Committee

Mentoring program

Resident Receptions

ASCRS offers several types of membership