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. 
  2023 Curriculum and Schedule
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, videos will be presented anonymously while moderators provide commentary and respond to questions submitted by attendees in real time.

Upcoming Live Sessions:

Topic: Complete mesocolic excision - Submit Video
Date & Time: September 29, 2023, at 6:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Host: Michael F. McGee, MD Moderators: Sridevi Maddineni, MD; Luca Morelli, MD
Topic: Parastomal hernia repair - Submit Video
Date & Time: November 17, 2023, at 6:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Host: Brian L. Bello, MD Moderators: Jennifer Ayscue, MD; Jim Khan, MD, PhD

Recorded Sessions: Recordings posted to Video Mentorship Series Channel in ASCRS U

Topic: Abdominal vs. perineal rectal prolapse repair (including mesh rectopexy) 
Recorded: January 27, 2023
Host: Craig Olson, MD Moderators: Monika A. Krezalek, MD, MS; Alex Jenny Ky, MD

Topic: Tips and Tricks for high BMI patients
Recorded: March 31, 2023
Host: Neil H. Hyman, MD Moderators: Sarah Stringfield, MD; Mark H. Whiteford, MD

Topic: Difficult ostomy creations
Recorded: May 19, 2023
Host: Lisa M. Cannon, MD Moderators: Meagan Costedio, MD; Todd D. Francone, MD, MPH

Topic: Creation of IPAA and lengthening maneuvers 
Recorded: July 28, 2023
Host: Alessandro Fichera, MD Moderators: Michelle Cowan, MD; Jean H. Ashburn, MD

Series Registration 
IMPORTANT: This is a one-time registration for enrollment in the full 2023 series. You do not need to register more than once.

The ASCRS video mentorship series is an annual series of intraoperative video-based coaching sessions, presented in the webinar format. Registration for the 2023 Video Mentorship Series includes access to all live webinars and recordings posted in ASCRS U. Registration is free to ASCRS members and a $50 flat-fee for non-members.


Access Information - *Must be registered for the series and logged into to access tab referenced below.

Registrants can access live webinars and links to recordings in the “2023 Video Mentorship Series” tab of their ASCRS Profile. Log into and click Profile under the My ASCRS tab to access this information.

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 in the 2023 Video Mentorship Series: 
  1. Complete mesocolic excision
  2. Parastomal hernia repair
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 a Video

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