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CREST® Weekly: The Role of Ventral Rectopexy in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Our newest CREST® Weekly Curriculum module, The Role of Ventral Rectopexy in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, is now available! Included in the module are a narrated presentation, full-text articles from Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, a practice parameters guideline, and a brief posttest.

Objectives:

  • To review constipation related pelvic floor outlet disorders
  • To briefly describe obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS)
  • To briefly review risk factors and scoring systems related to pelvic floor dysfunction
  • To discuss the role of surgical intervention for pelvic floor dysfunction

CREST® Weekly Curriculum modules are free to members. To access, 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: Persistent and Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Colitis

Our newest CREST® Weekly Curriculum module, Persistent and Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Colitis, is now available! This module covers Clostridium difficile infection and specifically focuses on the evaluation and management of those patients with persistent and recurrent C. difficile colitis.

Objectives:

  • Describe the etiology of persistent and recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.
  • Determine clinical practices to help prevent the spread of Clostridium difficile infection.
  • Create a treatment strategy for Clostridium difficile.

CREST® Weekly Curriculum modules are free to members. To access, 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: Pouchitis Diagnosis and Treatment Now Available

Our newest CREST® Weekly Curriculum module, Pouchitis Diagnosis and Treatment, is now available! This module focuses on pouchitis, including the etiology, diagnosis, first and second-line therapy, and the approach to complicated, recurrent and refractory disease. Included in the module are a narrated presentation, full-text articles from Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, and a brief posttest.

Objectives:

  • Understand the etiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute pouchitis.
  • Understand the diagnostic approach and treatment of chronic or refractory pouchitis.
  • Understand strategies for the maintenance of remission from pouchitis in high-risk patients.

CREST® Weekly Curriculum modules are free to members. To access, 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.

Don't Forget! Claim CME from the 2017 ASCRS Annual Meeting

If you attended the 2017 ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite meeting in Seattle, please visit the online evaluation site to claim credit today for the CME and eligible self-assessment (MOC) credit sessions you attended.

You will be asked to enter your Last Name and ID Number in order to complete the evaluations. Please remember to print and save a copy of the certificate with your CME for your records. We ask that you complete your online evaluations by August 31, 2017.

Don't forget! Claim CME from the 2017 ASCRS Annual Meeting

As the end of the year approaches, don't forget to claim CME if you attended the 2017 ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite meeting in Seattle. Pease visit the online evaluation site to claim credit for the CME and eligible self-assessment (MOC) credit sessions you attended.

You will be asked to enter your Last Name and ID Number in order to complete the evaluations. Please remember to print and save a copy of the certificate with your CME for your records.

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