- President’s Report
- Director General’s Report
This Society founded in Mexico City, Mexico on November 24, 1962, shall be known as the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
The purpose of this society shall be to contribute to the progress of Colon and Anorectal Surgery, and to hold congresses and meetings throughout the world in order to interchange scientific knowledge.
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The World Journal of Colorectal Surgery
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ISUCRS Congress September, 4-7 2014, Cape Town (South Africa)
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ISUCRS Interim Meeting May 31 - June 1, 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania
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XXV ISUCRS Biennial Congress June, 24-26 2012, Bologna (Italy)
XXIV Biennial Congress of International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ISUCRS)
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ISUCRS President’s Report
Dear ISUCRS member,
Please consider this as one of the more ensuing communications during my tenure as your President.
First, it is an honor to lead the Society after many years as Director General. I shall do my best to lead the Society to a level bigger and better.
The XXVI Biennial Congress of the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons was a great success. Held in the International Convention Centre in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, the Congress was held in association with noted South African colorectal and endoscopic organizations. Over 1,000 attendees from 56 countries participated in numerous sessions, presentations, panel discussions and lectures given over a rigorous 4-day schedule, complemented by an Exhibit Hall featuring over 45 vendors.
The strong scientific program, under the leadership of Professor Paul Goldberg, was accompanied by excellent social events.
At their meeting, the ISUCRS Executive Board presented the 2014-2016 slate of officers (listed below) and discussed at length ideas regarding the mission, vision and opportunities the Society can pursue in order to reinvigorate and realign the organization and its members. As you will notice, there is a younger energetic leadership with Raul Cutait as Director General and Phil Caushaj as President-Elect. Dr. Fidel Ruiz-Healy will continue with his sage advice as the Past-President. The Editor in Chief, Marc Brozovich, of our electronic journal is active at work with publications. The journal will soon be indexed, so please send him any articles you wish to submit for publication.
Please communicate with me directly or through the executive office for any suggestions, your will to participate in the committee or other active participation in the Society.
Indru T. Khubchandani, MD
Professor of Surgery, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida
President, International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Director General's Message
It was an honor being elected Director General of ISUCRS after Drs. Bacon, Kubchandani and Caushaj. I must say the main reason I accepted this distinguished position is because I believe our society is capable of bringing together colorectal surgeons from all over the world and helping them improve their practices.
In that direction, during the Executive Board meeting in South Africa, four major points were raised. The first was the need to redefine our mission, vision, values and proposed activities, and after a warm discussion, they were enunciated in a very sensitive way.
The second point was how to make our society more attractive to its members and how to increase its membership. Although our biennial congresses have quite good scientific and social programs and our web journal is a reality, with improving quality of the submitted papers, as well as an increased number of entries, there is a strong perception that we need to expand our activities, focusing on new educational projects that involve surgeons and colorectal societies from the five continents.
The third point is related to our financial health and capability, which has to be improved in order to start new educational activities. The fourth and last point is related to our directory structure, that we understand has to be revised.
Dear members, not too much can be done without your commitment, and I ask for your time and skills to help our society improve its role in the international scenario. Please forward your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raul Cutait, MD, PhD
ISUCRS Director General