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 - Deep 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) credits
    • Annual Scientific Meeting Recorded Sessions (A.S.C.R.S. 2020) including virtual exhibit hall, complimentary to ASCRS members!
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Colon and Rectal Education System Template (CREST)
    • More than 60 educational modules including:
      • Core subjects
      • Narrated slide presentations
      • Images
      • Videos
      • DC&R articles
    • New content added weekly       
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Educational Program (CARSEP)
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (DC&R) journal related:
    • Podcasts
    • Videos
    • Journal club
  • International education scholarships
  • Online Resource library
  • Webinars
  • DC&R JournalIncluded in cost of membership
    • Print and online versions
    • Topical collections
  • Patient education brochures - Deep Discounts for Members
  • Online bi-weekly digest providing essential information to members
  • ASCRS Textbook and Manual
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Listing in the patient-directed Find-A-Surgeon search engine
Leadership Development
Opportunities for Early Career Members
  • Young Researchers Committee
  • Young Surgeons Committee
  • Mentoring program
  • Peer Support Program, a lifeline for colorectal surgeons !!Launching Summer 2020!!
  • Resident receptions