Social Events


Welcome Reception

Saturday, April 30, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Complimentary to all registered attendees

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with current and former colleagues. 

LGBTQ+ and Allies Virtual Meet-up

Sunday, May 1, 6:30 – 7:30 am
Open to all registered attendees

This event is open to all meeting registrants and is intended to provide an opportunity for all ASCRS members to interact with society members who are members of the LGBTQ+ and Allies community. Join us to network and gain a better appreciation of the aspects of the practice of colon and rectal surgery pertinent to both physicians and patients who are members of the LGBTQ+ and Allies community.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Luncheon

Sunday, May 1, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Open to all registered attendees

Please join us at the inaugural Diversity and Inclusivity (DEI) Luncheon. Our DEI committee is thrilled to have this platform to highlight all of the hard work the society has put forth to ensure all feel welcome and literally have a seat at the table. We will also host students from underprivileged backgrounds to dine with us to mentor them and encourage them to pursue careers in medicine and colorectal surgery. 

Monday, May 2, 6:45 - 7:45 pm 
Open to General Surgery residents and Colorectal Surgery program directors only

The Residents' Reception is an opportunity for general surgery residents to network with colorectal surgery program directors and learn more about the specialty and the Society. Residents can win a copy of the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, the ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery or free registration to the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting during the raffle.

Women and Allies of Women in Colorectal Surgery Luncheon

Tuesday, May 3, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Registration Required

Fee: $70
Limit: 200 Participants 

The Women’s Luncheon offers an opportunity for everyone to renew friendships and make new contacts. While the focus of the meet-up is unique challenges and opportunities specifically facing women in colorectal surgery, any Annual Meeting attendee who supports the advancement of women is welcome to attend. Trainees are particularly encouraged to attend, as this meet-up provides an opportunity to interact with experienced colon and rectal surgeons from a variety of settings. 

Farewell Reception

Tuesday, May 3, 5:00 - 6:00 pm