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Download 2018 Annual Meeting Mobile App

There is still time to register for the ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting, May 19 - 23, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

Download the Mobile App from Google Play or the Apple Store. Browse sessions, set your schedule, find speakers and more!

Meeting highlights include:

  • A robust scientific program featuring 39.75 hours of CME credit to provide in-depth and up-to-date information relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
  • World-class educational opportunities from distinguished speakers from around the globe.
  • A program with returning sessions and new additions for attendees to learn new techniques and ideas that will make a difference in their daily practice.
  • The opportunity to network with more than 1,700 healthcare professionals. This is the largest meeting in North America devoted exclusively to colon and rectal surgery.

Visit the 2018 Annual Meeting page to review the meeting program, view accommodations, and register for the meeting.

See you in Nashvile!

Download the Annual Meeting Mobile App

Utilize the Mobile App to browse sessions, customize your schedule, and more! With the App, you can:

  • Browse the Meeting Program – sessions, speakers, topics, exhibitors.
  • Build Your Personal Schedule – create a custom itinerary.
  • Search Sessions by CME and Self-Assessment (MOC) Credit.
  • Use Polling feature during select sessions.
  • Network – contact speakers and attendees; find exhibitors.
  • Tweet – use #ASCRS18 to follow Annual Meeting activities.

Download the App from Google Play or the Apple Store. Customized App features make creating your own personal schedule quick and easy.

Download the ASCRS 2019 Meeting App Now

The app for the ASCRS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting is now available for free download on mobile devices. Get up-to-date session changes in your calendar so you won't have to worry about missing a session. Link up with your friends to share information and schedules, message each other and even set up meetings. Learn more and download.

Dr. Michael Stamos Appointed Dean, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. Michael Stamos, president of the Research Foundation of the ASCRS, was appointed dean of the University of California School of Medicine. Dr. Stamos had been serving as interim dean since 2016. Dr. Stamos joined UC Irvine in 2002 and established the Department of Surgery's Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and its residency program.

Dr. Susan Galandiuk Named Editor-in-Chief of DC&R

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) congratulates Dr. Susan Galandiuk, of Louisville, Kentucky, who was recently named Editor-in-Chief of the society's scientific journal, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

Dr. Galandiuk is a professor of surgery, program director for the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery and director of the Price Institute of Surgical Research at the University of Louisville. She will replace the current and longstanding Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Robert Madoff, effective January 1, 2017.

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum is the world's leading publication in colorectal surgery, ranking in the top 14% of all peer-reviewed surgery journals. Editors-in-Chief must show a record of significant scholarly achievement, editorial skills and an understanding of the international community of scholars and practitioners. The position is held for a term of five years, and can be renewed for a second five-year term.

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