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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.

Early-Bird Discounted Registration for 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Ends March 7

Don’t miss out on the discounted early-bird registration for the 2016 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting, April 30 – May 4 in Los Angeles, CA. You can save up to $200 if you register before 11:59 p.m. CST March 7.

Why Attend?

• Earn up to 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
• Learn from the best and brightest in the field of colon and rectal surgery.
• Receive hands-on training and attend didactic lectures on the latest techniques during Saturday and Sunday workshops (space is limited; register early).
• Network with colleagues, speakers, and industry during the welcome reception, lunches, exhibit hall hours, after-hours debates, and evening receptions.
• Relax during the Annual Reception and Dinner Dance, which features a stand-up comedy routine from Full House star and comedian Dave Coulier.
• Leave with practical takeaways that can be quickly implemented in your daily practice.
• Bring your family to sightsee in Los Angeles, dine at some of the most acclaimed restaurants (and food trucks!) in the world, and shop along the country's most famous boulevards.

Eleven Newly Revised Patient Brochures Released

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is pleased to announce the availability of 11 new patient education brochures that have been fully revised and redesigned. The newest brochures include:

  • Abscess and Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Colonoscopy
  • Follow Up Evaluation After Surgery for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer

These brochures join the list of 11 additional brochures that were released in August 2015. Be sure that your patients leave the office with easy-to-understand, beautifully designed brochures explaining their conditions. Purchase the brochures you need in bulk in our Store or download an order form.


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