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

Colon and Rectal Education System Template (CREST)

  • More than 60 educational modules including: core subjects, 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 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

Leadership Course

Committee/Task Force membership and leadership link to page

Opportunities for Early Career Members

Young Researchers Committee

Young Surgeons Committee

Mentoring program

Peer Support Program; a lifeline for Colorectal Surgeons 

Resident Receptions

ASCRS offers several types of membership