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OUR MISSION

 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. 

  • The International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeon Founded in November 1962 by Drs. Harry Bacon, Stuart Ross, and Fidel Ruiz-Moreno, proposed that members of the Society would contribute to the field of Colon and Anorectal Surgery by holding international meetings in order to share their scientific knowledge.

 

  • Has been an international society since its inception and continues to be represented in 80 countries.

 

  • Bestows prestigious honor to members of the Society consisting of a worldwide network of colon and rectal surgeons and professors with an academic interest, and general surgeons with an emphasis on colon and rectal surgery who are affiliated with a university.

 

  • Is cognizant of the varying income levels around the world and wants all members to have the opportunity to attend our meetings by keeping registration fees low.

 

  • Now offers free access to the World Journal of Colorectal Surgery, the ISUCRS official on-line, open access journal to all Society members.

 

  • Welcomes any member of the society to host a future meeting site by completing an application form.

Why join us?
 

  • Networking with world renowned colon and rectal colleagues from over 80 countries with a society founded since 1962.

  • Free access to the World Journal of Colon and Rectal Surgery, ISUCRS’ official on-line, open access journal

  • Reduced registration fees for ISUCRS’ biennial congress

  • Obtain a membership certificate

  • Have an opportunity to be regional vice president and participate on the ISUCRS executive board and/or participate in a number of ISUCRS committees.

  • Receive 1/2 yearly newsletter with updates about the society and colon and rectal surgery activities.

  • Have an opportunity to host ISUCRS’s Biennial Congress in his/her country by completing an application form

  • Organize an educational event in association with ISUCRS.

  • Have your contact details on ISUCRS’s website including private practice details/website. 

  • Obtain member-only access to a new enhanced ISUCRS website with free educational information e.g. lecture slides, practice guidelines, live streaming videos (coming in 2019)

  • Access to the ISUCRS Membership listing (coming in 2019)

 
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Upcoming ISUCRS Related Events

  • 31st Biennial ISUCRS Congress - Istanbul, Turkey
    Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Ho
    Oct 27, 2022, 8:00 AM – Oct 29, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina Ho, Fenerbahçe, Fener Kalamış Cd. No 38, 34726 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
 

ISUCRS RECTAL CANCER WEBINAR 2021 

 

“SPHINCTER SAVING STRATEGIES IN RECTAL CANCER TREATMENT”

 

Sunday 28th February  2020

12:30 - 14:30 GMT

In collaboration with Lithuanian Society of Coloproctologist

FREE SIGN-UP HERE TO RECEIVE WEBINAR SITE INFORMATION & PASSWORD

Moderators: Prof. Narimantas Evaldas Samalavicius, Prof. Ricardo Escalante, Assoc. Prof. Audrius Dulskas

Program

 

12.30-12.35 Welcome speech. Prof. Narimantas Evaldas Samalavicius President of ISUCRS (Klaipeda, Lithuania)

 

12:35-13.55 Session I

 

  • Watch and wait strategy.  Prof Nasser Al Sanea, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

Prof Nasser is a Professor of Colon & Rectal Surgeon, Alfaisal University. Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center-Riyadh. Editor-in-Chief, World Journal of Colorectal Surgery

Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Saudi Medicine

 

  • Local excision after chemoradiotherapy for residual rectal cancer.  Prof Rodrigo Perez, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Prof Rodrigo Perez is a colorectal surgeon from the Angelita & Joaquim Gama institute and Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz in São Paulo Brazil with an interest in rectal cancer and organ preservation strategies.

 

  • Intersphincteric resection - a way to preserve normal defecation route in surgery for low rectal cancer. Prof Mustafa Oncel, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Prof Oncel is the chair and a board-certified colorectal surgeon at General Surgery Department of Istanbul Medipol University with an interest in rectal cancer and minimally invasive surgery.

 

  • Robotic rectal cancer surgery: an evaluation of its place in sphincter preservation. Francis Seow-Choen, Singapore

Mr Francis Seow-Choen is a colorectal surgeon in full-time private practice currently. He was previously head of the Department of Colorectal Surgery and head  of The Endoscopy Centre, Singapore General Hospital as well as Head Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore.  He has been president of several International Colorectal societies as well as serving on the Editorial Boards of many International Surgical and colorectal journals.

 

  • TaTME a surgical option for a reduction in permanent colostomy in low rectal cancer? Jean-Jacques Tuech . Rouen, France.

Prof Jean-Jacques TUECH  is the head of the department of digestive and oncological surgery of Rouen University hospital-France. He is the president-elect of GRECCAR until May 2020.His areas of interest are rectal cancer from minimally invasive management and organ preservation to the management of locally advanced or recurrent cases and carcinomatosis.

 

  • Consultant Corner Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, London UK

 

Mr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah is a consultant laparoscopic colorectal surgeon at King’ College Hospital and Cleveland Clinic London with an interest in rectal cancer surgery and inflammatory bowel disease.

He is the future President Elect of ISUCRS

 

13:55 - 14:30 Panel Discussion

 

14.10 - 14:15 Closing remarks Prof. Ricardo Escalante, Associate Treasurer, ISUCRS, Caracas, Venezuela

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Following the success of our 30th ISUCRS Biennial 2020 Congress from the 11-14th November 2020 in Yokohama, Japan, ISUCRS invites you to our 31st meeting in Istanbul, Turkey in 2022.

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Executive Board Members

2020-2022

Dursun Bugra

 

Vice President

 

Turkey

Joseph Nunoo-Mensah

President  Elect

UK

Narimantas Samalavicius

 

President Elect

 

Lithuania

Woo Yong Lee​

 

Secretary General

 

South Korea

Richard Fortunato​

 

Treasurer

 

USA

Kotaro Maeda

 

Counselor to the President

Japan

Philip F. Caushaj

Chair of the Council of Past Presidents

 

USA

Suk-Hwan Lee

 

Member at Large

 

South Korea

Anders Mellgren

 

Member at Large

 

USA

Keji Koda

 

Member at Large

 

Japan

Chuan-Gang Fu

 

Member at Large

 

China

Feza Remzi

Director of Int’l Advisory Committee

 

USA

Audrius Dulskas

Associate Secretary General

Lithuania

Ricardo Escalante

 

Associate Treasurer

 

Venezuela

Joaquim Costa Pereira

 

Associate Director of Int’l Advisory Committee

Portugal

Nasser Al-Sanea

 

Editor in Chief WJCR

 

Saudi Arabia

Ho-Kyung Chun

 

Past President 2018-2020)

 

South Korea

Niranjan Agarwal

 

Member at Large

India

Mustafa Oncel

 

Member at Large

 

Turkey

Enio Oliveira

 

Member at Large

 

Brazil

Khaled Madbouly

Member at Large

 

Egypt

 
 

As a member of ISUCRS you join an active network of coloproctology professionals and can take advantage of numerous benefits (see below).

  • Networking with world renowned colon and rectal colleagues from over 80 countries with a society founded since 1962.

  • Free access to the World Journal of Colon and Rectal Surgery, ISUCRS’ official on-line, open access journal. The unique format allows rapid publication of articles of any length, with color pictures and even video clips. The journal will enable members to keep abreast of all pertinent topics with a just a click of a button.

  • Obtain member-only access to a new enhanced ISUCRS website with free educational information e.g. lecture slides, practice guidelines, live streaming videos (coming in 2019)

  • Reduced registration fees for ISUCRS’ biennial congress.

  • Have an opportunity to be regional vice president and participate on the ISUCRS executive board and/or participate in a number of ISUCRS committees.

  • Have an opportunity to host ISUCRS’s Biennial Congress in his/her country by completing an application form

  • Organize an educational event in association with ISUCRS. ISUCRS will be willing to advise on how to make for a successful event, advertise your meeting on its website and an emailed advert campaign.

  • Receive quarterly newsletter with updates about the society and colon and rectal surgery activities.

  • Obtain a membership certificate

  • Have your contact details on ISUCRS’s website including private practice details/website. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWSHIP IN THE SOCIETY:

  • Be a doctor of medicine.

  • Be a surgeon practicing highly creditable major colon and rectal surgery.

  • Have affiliation with a medical school or have academic interest.

  • Be certified by the General Surgery or Colon and Rectal Surgery Board of the country in which the candidate resides. If such a Board does not exist, the candidate should have training in surgery that would qualify him/her to take such Boards.

  • Be a member of the candidate’s national College of Surgeons or its equivalent as determined by the Executive Board of this Society.

 

APPLICANT REVIEW CYCLE DATES:

Applications are reviewed twice a year in January and July.

Deadline for complete applications for January review period is December 31st.

Deadline for complete applications for July review period is June 30th.


MEMBERSHIP DUES STRUCTURE

The dues structure is a two-tier system based on the per capita income of each country.
To find the tier group for your country, please click here to view the list.

  • Active 1 Members pay annual dues of $150 USD per year.

  • Active 2 Members pay annual dues of $100 USD per year.

  • Fellows, Residents & Retired Surgeons pay annual dues of $75 USD per year.

 

Annual dues invoices are on the calendar year and payable in January of each year.

 

THREE EASY STEPS FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

  • APPLICATION FORM: You have two options for completing the application form. The easiest and more preferable option is to complete the online application form below. 

  • CIRRICULUM VITAE: Submit one (1) copy of your most current CV.

  • APPLICATION FEE: Include $50 application fee (Suspended until 1st March 2019). Payment can be made at time of application or will be included in your 1st year dues if your application is accepted. Checks (USD only) made payable to ISUCRS may be mailed.

 

Mailing Address: 

 

ISUCRS

109 Partin Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

USA

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MEMBERSHIP PLEASE CONTACT:

Tolu Salako

ISUCRS Membership Director

Email address - membership@isucrs.org

 

Dear Colleague

Thank for visiting this NEW ISUCRS members only site which will be live from January 2019

 

To gain access to the rest of these members only pages you must be an active member of ISUCRS during the year commencing January.

Click HERE to obtain membership information.

From January 2019 this NEW ISUCRS members site will have information on:

  • Access to the ISUCRS Membership listing (coming in 2019) including contacts email etc.

  • Every 1/4 we aim to provide free educational information e.g. lectures (videos - See sample below), webinar conference, live streaming videos etc..

  • Journal club with recommended readings from selected articles from leading coloproctology over the last 1/4

  • Provide an application for ISUCRS to support an educational event hosted by yourself/, colleagues, hospital or colorectal society

  • Blog site

  • Young colorectal surgeon's group

  • Access to having up to 10 free pictures from the 2018 ISUCRS London 2018 Biennial congress

  • and lots more...

Kind regards

Ho-Kyung Chun

ISUCRS President

SAMPLE LECTURE VIDEOS

 
 

To gain access to NEW ISUCRS members section you must be a member of ISUCRS with your membership dues up to date.

 

  1. To gain access to the members only area you must register your email address by first sign up below 

  2. Please register with the email address you use for correspondence with ISUCRS and that which you used to make your application to become a member of ISUCRS

  3. After signing up you request will be approved the ISUCRS Executive director before you gain access to the members only site

 

This site is currently under construction so you may view preliminary educational material. A full array of educational resources is expected from 2021.

 
 

 Organize an educational event in association/supported by ISUCRS

 

Any member of the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons is welcome to invite the Society to support an educational event hosted by yourself/, colleagues, hospital, or colorectal society.

 

ISUCRS will be very happy to provide assistance in advertising your event with an e-flyer and placing your event on our home page.

To apply for ISUCRS support for your event please complete the form below.

 

Future Biennial Congress of ISUCRS - Meeting Application

Any member of the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons is welcome to invite the Society to have a future meeting hosted by her/him. Before submitting an application the following are some of the more important considerations that should forgo the application.

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  2. 1. Place - The meeting should be held in a large Metropolis accessible for international transportation. There should be facilities in the hotel or congress center to accommodate at least fifteen hundred registrants including accompanying persons. If the proposed meeting is to be held at the hotel, there should be appropriate facilities available for all ancillary functions. The place should be attractive from a scientific - and preferably also have a touristic - point of view.

  3. 2. Program Chairman - The host must have sufficient support services to