Geriatric Special Interest Group

The Geriatric Special Interest Group is an ASCRS community focused on collaboration and innovation to advance knowledge and improve care for older adults with colorectal disease.
Officers & Founding Members
Nicole Saur - Chair
Julia Berian - Vice Chair
Hiroko Kunitake 
Isacco Montroni 
Pasithorn Amy Suwanabol 
Josh Wolf 
Christy Cauley
Emily Finlayson
Fergal Fleming
Susan Gearhart
Gabriela Poles
Marcia Russell
Joshua Sommovilla
Amalia Stefanou

*If you are interested in becoming a member of the Geriatric Special Interest Group, please complete this online form.

Upcoming Events at the 2024 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting: Register for the 2024 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting and add these events to your schedule.

Don’t Gamble with your Geriatric Patients! Strategies To Stack the Deck in their Favor
Saturday, June 1, 2024
2:15 PM – 3:05 PM Eastern
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 307-310
Event Included with ASCRS 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration.
Geriatric Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
Saturday, June 1, 2024
3:30 PM – 4:05 PM Eastern
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 328
Join the Geriatric Special Interest Group members at the 2024 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD, to learn about upcoming educational initiatives and sign up to become a special interest group member. This meeting is open to all ASCRS Annual Meeting attendees. No additional registration or fee required to attend.

Meet the Professor Breakfast (MTP-S1): Geriatric Optimization for the Colorectal Surgeon: Starting Where you are to Improve Patient Outcomes
Sunday, June 2, 2024
6:45 AM – 7:45 AM Eastern
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 304
CME: 1; Contact Hours: 1
Ticketed Event ($50 per person). Fee and registration required in addition to ASCRS 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration.

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Geriatric Special Interest Group Resources

2022 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Frailty Among Older Adults Undergoing Colorectal Surgery

Care of the Geriatric Colorectal Surgical Patient and Framework for Creating a Geriatric Program: A Compendium From the 2019 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting

Questions? Contact ASCRS