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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
 

TBC

 

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

 

If you are not an active member of ISUCRS you can still access educational materials such as recorded lectures, how i do to video etc.

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

The current video below can be rented for $10 for 72 hours.

 
 

 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.

  1.  

  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 help organize a complex international meeting. The resources should include but not be limited to the availability of junior surgical staff, computer services, and university back-up.

  4. 3. Finances - The Society does not offer any up-front or later supplementary funds to organize a meeting. The sponsor must be able to independently support the budget for the conference without resorting to very high registration fees. Support from the governmental agencies, the pharmaceutical industry, and advertisers should be explored before making the bid for having the meeting.

  5. 4. The person extending the invitation should officially convey a written proposal to the Chairman of the Future Meetings Committee and to the Director-General at least two years, but preferably four years, in advance. He should be prepared to make a personal presentation at the Council Meeting, with all available background.

  6. 5. The recommendations should be made by the Future Meetings Committee to the Council for at least two projected meetings in the future. The places and dates should be finalized and should be adhered to, except for unavoidable circumstances. Any leftover money following the meeting should be forwarded to the Treasurer General of the Society.


As said in paragraph 4, the proposal should officially be convened in writing to the President and using the application form provided. Any further information is welcome.

 
 
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Free Access to the ISUCRS Japan platform to view the recording of the meeting should be available from the 1st Dec using your own username access and password which was emailed to all ISUCRS members.

On-demand streaming period is December 1st - 20th, 2020.

If you would like to view the meeting session videos but are not a member of ISUCRS please complete an ISUCRS membership application form. 

 
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New Editor-in-Chief:


Prof. Nasser Al-Sanea, M.D., King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Co-Editor:
Dr. Richard A. Fortunato, M.D., Surgical Associates of Fredericksburg,USA
Reza Rahbar M.D. - University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, USA

 

Editors Emeritus:

Dr. Marc Brozovich, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
Philip Caushaj, M.D., Hartford Hospital, USA

Anthony Senagore, M.D., UTMB Surgery, Galveston, Texas, USA

 

World Journal of Colorectal Surgery is the official journal of the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons. The Journal publishes original and educational manuscripts about colorectal and anal diseases from all specialties in academic and community settings.

 

The World Journal of Colorectal Surgery is now accepting articles for submission. To submit and article for review please click on "submit article" and follow the instructions.

 

To go to the World Journal of Colorectal Surgery, ISUCRS official on-line journal

 

ISUCRS PROJECTS

Audit 1 - QUALITY AND OUTCOMES IN GLOBAL CANCER SURGERY: A PROSPECTIVE, INTERNATIONAL COHORT STUDY EVALUATING LOW ANTERIOR RESECTION SYNDROME (LARS). - Click HERE for more information

 

ISUCRS is delighted to support a number of short  and long terms fellowships and postgraduate courses internationally

  • International Clinical Colorectal Fellow - King's College Hospital, London, UK (6-12 months) - To be able to perform an active clinical fellowship, applicants will have to obtain GMC registration in the UK. As the position is not salaried nor does it receive any external funding, applicants will have to be able to support their existence in teh UK during the fellowship. For more information contact Joseph Nunoo-Mensah at joseph.nunoo-mensah@nhs.net.

  • International Clinical Observer - King's College Hospital, London, UK (4-12 weeks) - To be able to participate as a clinical observer, registration with the GMC is not required. However, the applicant will not be able to perform interactive procedures because of non-registration with the GMC. For more information contact Joseph Nunoo-Mensah at joseph.nunoo-mensah@nhs.net.

 

Dear Donor

Thank you very much for considering a donation to the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Funds donated to ISUCRS will be specifically used to enhance the education and training of colon and rectal surgeons worldwide such as sponsoring traveling surgical fellowships etc.

If you would like to donate to help our course please feel free to do so below.

Yours truly,

Ho-Kyung Chun MD

President, International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Our Supporter Promise

  • We will always respect your privacy and protect your data.

  • We will not sell your personal details or swap them with any other organization.

  • We have a supporter care team that is dedicated to you.

  • We will share stories of how your support is helping.

  • We will be honest with you. If we face challenges we will let you know.

  • We are accountable to the people we reach through your support.

  • We will send you a receipt for the amount donated to ISUCRS

 

 To purchase your ISUCRS Merchandise please complete the form HERE.

Only a maximum of 3 units per item may be purchased.

A postal delivery fee of $30 will be included with each order. Any unused amount will be returned by refund to your debit/credit card. Any additional postage fee will be collected by separate invoices from ISUCRS before the postage of items purchased.

 

ISUCRS

​109 Partin Street

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

USA

 

E-mail: admin@isucrs.org

For membership inquires - membership@isucrs.org