CREST® Weekly - Laparoscopic Lavage for Hinchey III Diverticulitis

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the management options for Hinchey III diverticulitis.
  2. Explain the background literature on the role and indications of laparoscopic lavage for perforated purulent peritonitis, including limitations of these studies.
  3. Review the strengths and limitations of recently published randomized controlled trials on the role of laparoscopic lavage in perforated purulent peritonitis.
  4. Explain the current recommendations on the role of laparoscopic lavage on perforated purulent diverticulitis.

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.


Not a member of ASCRS? Learn more about the benefits of membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

CREST® Weekly - Management of the Malignant Colon Polyp

What are the risk factors for malignant polyps? Learn more about malignant polyps and those that are likely to harbor residual malignancy or positive lymph nodes following resection. This module also covers polyps that are adequately treated with polypectomy, endoscopic submucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection.

Access CREST via the ASCRS "Online Learning Center." Using your ASCRS website login, you will have access to up-to-date information on colorectal diseases.

CREST® Weekly - Refractory Pruritis Ani

This module will include a review of pruritis ani and extramammary Paget's disease.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify causes and risk factors for pruritis ani.
  2. Describe a treatment algorithm for pruritis ani.
  3. Identify and treat extramammary Paget's disease.


As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.


Not a member of ASCRS? Learn more about the benefits of membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

CREST® Weekly - Surgery for Crohn's Disease Webinar

Moderated by Scott Strong, MD Speakers included David Dietz, MD and Alessandro Fichera, MD This webinar focused on the different surgical approaches available for treatment of Crohn's disease throughout the G.I. tract. Speakers also discussed the indication for surgery, as well as the medical management before and after surgery in regard to long-term outcomes.

Upon the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the medical optimization in the preoperative settings.
  2. Discuss the different surgical strategies and adapt them to the different segments of the G.I. tract.
  3. Facilitate multidisciplinary interaction between surgery, gastroenterology, radiology and wound and ostomy nurses.

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.

Not a member of ASCRS? Learn more about the benefits of membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

CREST® Weekly - The Role of TAMIS/TEMS in Benign and Malignant Rectal Polyps

This module provides a historical and literature review of TEMS and TAMIS in the management of benign and malignant rectal lesions. It first provides a historical perspective on the introduction and ultimate adaptation of the technology. The core of the presentation is focused on review of current available data on recurrence rate and survival of benign, T1 ant T2 malignant rectal lesions treated with TEMS and TAMIS.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe historical perspective of TEM and its ultimate widespread adoption
  2. Explain advantages of this technology compared to trans-anal excision
  3. Recall relevant literature in management of benign and T1 and T2 malignant rectal lesions using TEMS
  4. Recall relevant literature in management of rectal lesions using TAMIS

As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.

Not a member of ASCRS? Learn more about the benefits of membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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