The 117th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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The 117th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) took place during May 19–23, 2018, in “Music City” Nashville, Tennessee. Of interest, the name “Music City” is derived from a comment by Queen Victoria in April 1873 after a performance of ‘Negro Spirituals’ by the Fisk University Jubilee Singers in a 1-year tour of Europe that raised $50,000 for building construction at this historically black US college located in Nashville. Queen Victoria commented that the group must be from a ‘music city’ and hence the nickname became attached to the city . The 1936 physician registrants were the second largest in a non-Tripartite year in the history of the ASCRS and included 432 international physician attendees.
The meeting included workshops on advanced robotic surgery, transanal total mesorectal excision, advanced methods of rectal prolapse repair, advanced endoscopy and high-resolution anoscopy for anal intraepithelial neoplasia. Symposia...
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