- 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.
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
The Society is off to a fine start in 2013. Dr. Phil Caushaj is the new ISUCRS’ Director General, appointments have been made for Board members and Regional Vice Presidents, we’re expanding our global reach to support new and practicing surgeons in the field, and strengthening the Society’s image in meetings abroad.
When the Board and Regional VP appointments were made, we outlined their responsibilities and asked that each new appointee commit to serving and being active in the society. So far, acceptances have been enthusiastic and promising. We value the input of our member leadership and look forward to a bright and prosperous year working with them to realize the goals of the Society.
Our goals extend beyond just our current members though. We are actively devising ways to grow our education and training services. To that effect, we will be helping to coordinate fellowship opportunities around the world in the hopes that more young colon and rectal surgeons will join the Society in the new year.
Our presence will be especially noted in between our biennial meetings. ISUCRS will have a booth at the ACDS meeting in February 2013. The 24th Jagelman/34th Trunbull International Colorectal Disease Symposium is a meeting in conjunction with ISUCRS’s own Dr. Steve Wexner. We’ll also have our name included in a meeting in Lithuania. The ISUCRS Interim Meeting: World Colorectal Conference in Vilnius will highlight the scientific advances made by the colorectal community May 31 – June 1, 2013. For more information, please visit www.kolproktologai.lt.
Thank you for your support in the months to come. We welcome your participation and look forward to your presence.
Fidel Ruiz-Healy, MD
Director General's Message
As the new Director General, I’d like to thank the outgoing Director General, Dr. Indru Khubchandani for his many years of service leading the Society. I am honored to be elected to this position and I look forward to receiving input and suggestions on how to improve the health of the Society from its members.
We all owe a special thank you to the organizers of the XXV ISUCRS Biennial Congress, and especially to Dr. Bruno Cola who hosted us last June in Bologna, Italy. The meeting proved to be a successful one and convened an excited group of colon and rectal surgeons from around the world. Attendees were pleased with the scientific and social aspects of the meeting and are already looking forward to the next biennial congress.
This kind of enthusiastic member involvement is very important to the sustainability of the Society and ISUCRS leadership has enacted a plan to re-invigorate committee participation by encouraging people to volunteer for positions within the organization. Specifically, we need new energy and vitality in the World Journal of Colorectal Surgery (WJCS), and a bigger commitment from our regional vice presidents, with a more intensive reporting structure that enables more current information to flow to members.
We encourage each of you to make strides in effecting the direction of success of ISUCRS as an elite organization focused on a simple mission: contributing to the progress of colon and anorectal surgery and holding congresses and meetings throughout the world in order to interchange scientific knowledge. Our next meeting is set for September 5-8, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa and we hope you will submit an abstract and attend. More information is available at www.isucrs.org/futuremeetings.php. Please commit to joining us today!
Philip F. Caushaj, MD, PhD
ISUCRS Director General