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ASCRS Connect Awards President’s Luncheon

Sunday, June 7, Noon – 1:15 pm • Fee: $10
Join us for the first annual ASCRS Connect Awards luncheon hosted by ASCRS President Dr. Tracy Hull. She will be honoring those involved in the well- and not so well-known achievements of colorectal surgery in 2019.

Welcome Reception: ASCRS CONNECTS in BOSTON!

Sunday, June 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Complimentary to all registered attendees

The Welcome Reception will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in the Grand Ballroom complex. This opening event will highlight the unique attributes of Boston from the city’s ethnic neighborhoods of Little Italy, Seaport District and Chinatown. Explore the city’s nostalgic past, as well as the present and highlights of some of the innovations , popular
culture icons and accomplishments that have evolved from the Cradle of Liberty and Bostonians. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with current and former colleagues. The Research Foundation will join forces with ASCRS to welcome all at this reception.

Speed Mentoring Breakfast

Monday, June 8, 7:00 – 8:00 am
Registration Required • Limit: 85 participants

Open to Early Career Professionals within seven years of training completion or newly admitted ASCRS Fellows only. If you register for the Early Career Speed Mentoring Symposium and will attend the breakfast, please note it when registering.

Mentorship is a key resource for successful career development in colon and rectal surgery and a key focus of the 2020 meeting. The Mentoring Breakfast will be a semi-structured forum for early career development. Participants will include early career surgeons (within seven years of completion of training or newly admitted to fellowship in ASCRS), as well as experienced and influential senior Society members. Participants will have the opportunity to interact within tables focused thematically on distinct facets of clinical, academic, business and personal development.

Residents’ Reception

Monday, June 8, 6:30 – 8:00 pm • Complimentary
Open to General Surgery residents and Colorectal Surgery program directors only.

An opportunity for general surgery residents to network with colorectal surgery program directors. Learn more about the specialty and the Society. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Residents can win a copy of the “ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Tjhird Edition.”

Women and Allies for Women in Colorectal Surgery Luncheon

Tuesday, June 9, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: $30 per person

The Women’s Luncheon offers an opportunity for everyone to renew friendships and make new contacts. While the focus of the luncheon 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 Luncheon provides an opportunity to interact with experienced colon and rectal surgeons from a variety of settings. Please mark the registration form if you plan to attend.

All-Attendee President’s Reception: CONNECT with Your Colleagues and Friends

Tuesday, June 9, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Join your colleagues, friends and industry partners at this last opportunity to connect as we close out ASCRS 2020 Scientific Annual Meeting. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drinks and some great entertainment in a casual environment. There is no additional cost for a ticket for full paying Members and Fellows. Members/Fellows must indicate whether they want to attend the event when registering for the meeting. All other registration categories must purchase a ticket. Additional tickets are $150 per person.

LGBTQ+ and Allies Breakfast

Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 – 8:00 am
Open to all registered attendees.

This breakfast 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 Breakfast

Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 – 8:00 am
Open to all registered attendees.

ASCRS is proud of its diversity and wants to ensure all voices are heard at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting. Come celebrate diversity with us over breakfast and learn how to get more involved with the society. We seek to have many races, ethnicities and backgrounds involved at every level. Everyone is welcome.

CODE BLUE: A Colorectal Game Show

Tuesday, June 9, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
CME Credit Hours: 1

Colorectal surgeons are often called upon to manage complex medical and surgical conditions as well as some rarely seen disorders. In addition, suggested diagnostic and treatment algorithms change over time. All surgical specialties have certain topics/diseases the treatments of which remain controversial. Understanding the optimal treatment plan for patients often depends on a physician’s ability to see clarity in these lines of gray.

This session will highlight the strategies of both a group of senior colorectal surgeons as well as a group of physicians newer to the specialty. Participants will encounter both common and less common conditions, including recognition, diagnostic work up and management of infectious, benign and malignant conditions addressed by our specialty.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the management options of recurrent and complex colorectal disorders as well as rare conditions affecting the colon, rectum and anus
  2. Describe normal anatomic relations of the colon, rectum and anus, as well as disturbances of these relations in colorectal disorders
Director: David Maron, MD, Weston, FL

The “Late Career” Surgeon
Team Captain: Herand Abcarian, MD, Chicago, IL
Panel: Elisa Birnbaum, MD, Denver, CO
C. Neil Ellis, MD, Odessa, TX
Robert Madoff, MD, Minneapolis, MN
Guy Orangio, MD, New Orleans, LA
Patricia Roberts, MD, Burlington, MA

The “Early Career” Surgeon
Team Captain: Yosi Nasseri, MD, Los Angeles, CA
Panel: Jennifer Davids, MD, Worcester, MA
Lisa Haubert, MD, Houston, TX
Brian Kann, MD, New Orleans, LA
Sean Langenfeld, MD, Omaha, NE
Jason Mizell, MD, Little Rock, AR