Submit Your Abstract for the 2022 American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting!

April 20 - May 4, 2022
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, FL


The following dates outline the timeline for abstract submissions and notification of acceptance. Please review these carefully as the deadline for submission cannot be extended.

  • Abstract site is open!
  • Abstract site closes October 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.
  • Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of an abstract will be sent by email to the First Author/Presenter only in December 2021.

For your convenience, we have created an ASCRS 2022 Abstract FAQ document that covers common questions asked by applicants. If your specific question is not answered here or you have problems logging in, please contact ASCRS directly at [email protected]  or (847) 607-6414 and ask for the Senior Manager, Meetings and Events


New this year! You will log in to your ASCRS account to submit an abstract. You do not need to be a Member of ASCRS, but you do need to have an ASCRS account. If you do not have an account, you can create one by clicking on the Submit button below.

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Presentation Formats

  • Oral, Quick Shot or ePoster: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Program Committee for presentation in the oral, quick shot or ePoster format. Presentations selected will be eligible for annual awards including best overall, basic science or clinical paper presented from the podium or as an ePoster.
  • Oral Only: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Program Committee for presentation in the oral format ONLY (Podium and Quick Shot). Abstracts will NOT be considered for ePoster presentation. Presentations selected will be eligible for annual awards including best overall, basic science or clinical paper presented from the podium.
  • ePoster Only: Abstracts submitted to this category will be evaluated for ePoster presentation only. Presentations selected will be eligible for best basic science or clinical e-poster.
  • Video: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Video-Based Education Committee for presentation during the video abstract symposium and the Ongoing Video Room. Videos selected will be eligible for the best video award.
  • Case Study: Abstracts submitted to this category will be evaluated for ePoster presentation only.
  • Research Forum: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Young Researchers Committee for oral presentation during the Research Forum. This session highlights developing areas of research that have clinical relevance for the care of patients with colorectal diseases. Presentations selected will be eligible for the Research in Progress award. If not accepted for Oral presentation the abstract will be considered for ePoster presentation.
  • New Technology: Abstracts submitted to this category will be competitively evaluated by the Program Committee in conjunction with the New Technologies Committee for oral presentation during the New Technology Symposium. This symposium highlights the development, integration, evaluation and dissemination of new technology in the practice of colon and rectal surgery. If not accepted for Oral presentation the abstract will be considered for e-poster presentation.

*** Abstracts submitted by General Surgery Residents will be considered for the General Surgery Forum and other oral abstract sessions. The General Surgery Forum highlights work completed by General Surgery residents and is aimed at increasing experience and participation at the ASCRS annual meeting.

 

Categories/Topics

  • Benign Anorectal: Hemorrhoids, Anal fissure, Abscess, Fistula, Rectovaginal fistula, Anal Stricture, Pilonidal disease, Pruritis ani, Sexually transmitted infections (excluding HPV)
  • Basic and Translational Science: Projects aimed at the fundamental understanding of Colorectal Disease development and treatment
  • Benign Abdominal: Diverticular disease, Large bowel obstruction, Volvulus, Lower gastrointestinal bleeding, Endometriosis, Trauma, Intestinal stomas, Colitis (infectious, ischemic, microscopic, radiation induced and C. difficile related), Anastomotic issues
  • Education, Assessment and Practice Management: Patient education, Physician education (medical student, resident, fellow, and in-practice), Technical skills assessment, and Practice management, Maintenance of certification
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Inflammatory bowel disease, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Anorectal Crohn’s disease, Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer: Adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum, Neoadjuvant treatment, Watch and wait, Adjuvant therapy, Functional outcomes, Low anterior resection syndrome, Local Recurrence, Transanal excision
  • Other Neoplasia: Anal cancer, Anal dysplasia, Condyloma, HPV infection, Colon polyps, Colonoscopy, Advanced Polypectomy techniques, Neuroendocrine tumors, Polyposis syndromes, Presacral tumors, Appendiceal Neoplasms, Carcinoid, GIST, Lymphoma
  • Pelvic Floor: Anal pain, Fecal incontinence, Constipation, Obstructed defecation, Rectal prolapse, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Functional Bowel Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Quality and Cost: Enhanced recovery after surgery, Administrative databases, Clinical registries, Observational studies, Health care economics, Quality and safety issues, Ethical Considerations


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