Volunteers are at the heart of ASCRS’ existence. Collectively, they accomplish incredible work on behalf of the Society and specialty. ASCRS strives to assure a wide range of committee involvement opportunities for members.
Committee Members and Leadership Policies
On February 21, 2018, the Executive Council approved the Policy for Committee Membership to ensure each committee exemplifies diversity of experiences, competencies and demographics. On February 11, 2019, the Executive Council approved the Policy for the Selection and Responsibility for Committee Leadership within the ASCRS.
Rectal Cancer Coordinating Committee
The Rectal Cancer Coordinating Committee will work on accreditation programs and rectal cancer skills including preoperative image-based and postoperative pathology-based staging. A skills module analogous to FES or FLS will be developed along with video-based educational materials.
Lastly, the committee will serve as an advocate for surgeons treating patients with rectal cancer and provide resources and information regarding the latest trials on the surgical management of rectal cancer. The committee will work together with the ACS and NCDB to coordinate these trials and registries.