Video Mentorship Series

The ASCRS video mentorship series aims to build a community of learners who regularly engage in intraoperative video-based coaching sessions using a learner-contributory moderated format with the goal of sharing operative techniques and improving procedural confidence. 

A curriculum has been established that focuses on one step of one procedure (for example splenic flexure takedown).  The steps identified in the curriculum will each be the topic of a webinar in the series. During the webinar, the videos will be presented anonymously. Moderators will review and provide commentary on several videos on the webinar topic and respond to questions submitted by attendees in real time. 2021 Schedule
The following topics will be presented in the 2021 ASCRS Video Mentorship Series:
*Please note there has been a date change.  The third webinar in the series will now take place on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Topic: Finding the left ureter in diverticulitis or obesity
Recorded: January 29, 2021 | Watch the Recording
Moderators: John C. Byrn, MD, Karen N. Zaghiyan, MD, Michael McGee, MD
Topic: High ligation of IMA and IMV
Recorded: March 26, 2021 | Watch the Recording
Moderators: Mark Soliman, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Gabriela M. Vargas, MD, MS, Alessandro Fichera, MD
Topic: Robotic splenic flexure takedown
Date & Time: May 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM Central 
Moderators: Amir L. Bastawrous, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, Carrie Y. Peterson, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS,
                       Lisa Marie Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Topic: Minimally invasive stapling in the deep pelvis
Date & Time: July 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM Central
Moderators: Patricia Sylla, MD, Wissam J. Halabi, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Michael McGee, MD
Topic: Finding the correct TME plane
Date & Time: September 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM Central 
Moderators: Justin A. Maykel, MD, Marco Bertucci Zoccali, MD, Alessandro Fichera, MD
Topic: Finding the correct plane in a right colon
Date & Time: November 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM Central 
Moderators: Jennifer S. Davids, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Vlad V. Simianu, MD, MPH, Lisa Marie Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Video Mentorship Series webinars will also be added to our webinars page as they become available. 

IMPORTANT: This is a one-time registration for enrollment in the full 2021 series.  You do not need to register more than once.

Registration for the 2021 Video Mentorship Series includes access to all live webinars and recorded sessions in the ASCRS Online Learning Center. Registration is free to ASCRS members and a $20 flat-fee for non-members.

Register through the ASCRS Store:
1. Click this link to the Video Mentorship Series Details page in the store.
2. Add the Video Mentorship Series to your cart.
3. Complete the checkout process.

Accessing Live Webinars
All registrants of the 2021 Video Mentorship Series will receive an email with webinar access information the day before and the day of each live webinar in the series.

Registrants also have webinar access information posted to the Video Mentorship Series tab in their Profile. Log into and click Profile under My ASCRS to view the Video Mentorship Series tab.

Call for Videos – Submit your video!
Submit your video files for review and possible presentation during the series. All video files will undergo a single-blind review process and if selected they will be presented anonymously during the webinar.

Video submissions are now being accepted for the following topics:
  • Minimally invasive stapling in the deep pelvis
  • Finding the correct TME plane
  • Finding the correct plane in a right colon
Video files must be 2 – 7 minutes in length of continuous uncut footage, showing only one step of a procedure as identified in the curriculum.
Videos should NOT be ‘slick’ examples.  We are looking for videos that show a problem to solve or technique to improve on. Authors can include a short note regarding why they submitted their video (for example “I got stuck at this point.“ or “How do I get set up better for this move?”) on the video submission form.

The Call for Videos is open. Please review these guidelines prior to submitting your video.

Submit your video HERE.

For questions or more information, please contact Steffanye Hawbaker Mack at [email protected].