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USC Division of Colorectal Surgery 8th Annual Advanced Endoscopic and Endo-Luminal Surgery Course

March 7-8 or April 4-5, 2024

Hands on Endoscopic Training

Day 1 – Mini Symposium Dinner
Day 2 – Didactic Conference and Hands-on Lab Course

All current ACGME Colorectal Surgery Fellows are cordially invited to participate in the 8th Annual Advanced Endoscopic and Endo-luminal Surgery Course. The in-person, hands-on educational training program will focus on the use of advanced endoscopic techniques including EMR, ESD, CELS, FLEX, endoscopic stents, and endoscopic closure methods. Participants will also be exposed to the latest endoscopic energy devices and endoscopic platforms. Space is limited to 30 ACGME Fellows per course. This allows each Fellow a full interactive hands-on learning experience with distinguished Colorectal Surgeons from elite institutions throughout the US. Through educational grants from the industry and trade partnerships, we will host reasonable travel expenses (air, hotel & meals) within the program timeframe for all participating ACGME Fellows.

Course Director
Sang W. Lee, MD
Professor and Chief, Colorectal Surgery
USC Keck School of Medicine

Email Amelia Cordova, Course Coordinator
to Reserve your Spot on a first come basis.

APDCRS Fall 2023 Newsletter

As the leaves begin to turn, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with our latest Newsletter

Exciting Professional Development Opportunity for Fellows and Recent Graduates!


We are thrilled to bring your attention to a wonderful opportunity available for your current fellow or recent graduate from your program. This initiative is not just a chance for individual professional development but is also a pathway to furthering the advancement of our esteemed specialty.

🌟 The Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Rising Star Award 🌟 offers funding support designed for trainees beginning their careers in colorectal surgery or for junior colorectal surgery faculty members seeking engaging professional development opportunities.

The objective of this award is to nurture a diverse cadre of colorectal surgeons equipped with the necessary skills to contribute significantly across various domains including clinical practice, research, and education. These empowered individuals are expected to evolve into the next generation of leaders within the national and international colorectal surgery community.

Rising Star Award

Here’s how the Rising Star Award can benefit the awardees:

  • Funding of up to $7,000 is provided.
  • Funds can be utilized for coach air travel, hotel accommodations, meals, and registration for career development courses.
  • Any remaining funds can be allocated for direct research assistance.

It’s crucial that the proposed professional development plan meticulously aligns with the applicant’s career objectives.

Application Deadline: November 27th, 2023 – for consideration in the 2024 grant cycle

For detailed information regarding eligibility criteria and the submission process, please click here.

We encourage you to forward this announcement to your current fellows and recent graduates who would benefit immensely from this opportunity. Should there be any queries or if clarification is needed, do not hesitate to reach out.

HALS and TAMIS Residents Workshop – October 25, 2023

This intensive, one-day course is designed for colon and rectal surgery residents who want to fine-tune their HALS colectomy and TAMIS skills. The didactic session is packed with technical insights aimed at shortening the learning curve, addressing the management of intraoperative complications, and pushing the MIS envelope. Click here to Register and Learn More!

Registration now open! 14th Annual Colorectal Residents Career Course

ACGME Colon and Rectal Surgery residents invited to participate in this year’s Annual Colorectal Residents Career Course on November 10 and November 11 and hear from an impressive faculty who will provide participants with essential knowledge and a unique perspective as residents prepare for their future in the real world. Learn More and Register!

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The Surgeon-Led (TR400) Course will feature a combination of peer-led didactic training (either virtually or on-site) and hands-on surgeon-led procedural training. Awardees will return to their institution and apply their training in surgical procedures with their attending surgeon.

2022 APDCRS Summer Newsletter.