Come visit us at ASCRS 2018 at booth #623
May 19- 23, 2018 Music City Center, Nashville, TN
Join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting at:

Music City Center
Omni Nashville Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee
May 19 – 23, 2018
The Annual Meeting features new, innovative technology, up-to-date research, topic-specific symposia, expert panels, hands-on workshops, oral and e-poster presentations and much more.
The Preliminary Program provides all important meeting information, including course descriptions, speakers, details about each symposia, social events information, list of exhibitors and more!


The meeting will be held at the Music City Center and Omni Nashville Hotel. The Music City Center and meeting hotels are approximately 20 minutes from the Nashville International Airport. Visit the Accommodations page for more information. Reserve your room early! A limited number of rooms are available.

Welcome Reception

  • Sunday May 20, 2018
    7:00 – 10:00 pm
    Country Music Hall of Fame

To celebrate Nashville’s rich music history, the 2018 Welcome Reception will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame, one of the most popular attractions in Nashville.
The museum explores the origins and traditions of country music with artifacts, photographs and videos. Bring out your inner cowgirl or cowboy! Wear your cowboy hat, boots and jeans and join your colleagues for a captivating evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment. The reception is complimentary to registered attendees.

Music City Gala

  • Tuesday, May 22
    7:30 – 10:30 pm
    Omni Nashville Hotel

The country western theme of Nashville continues with the ASCRS Music City Gala! The gala is a wonderful opportunity to relax, socialize and enjoy an evening of delicious food and dancing. A complimentary ticket is included in each ASCRS member’s meeting registration. Nonmember or spouse/companion tickets may be purchased at the registration desk for $150 per ticket. Attire is business casual.

Complimentary Headshot Photos for ASCRS Members

Stop by the Cherished Memories booth in the exhibit hall and have your complimentary headshot taken. White lab coats will be provided. The Society will use these photos on the ASCRS website, including to enhance member listings on the “Find a Surgeon” page. As a member, you will receive an electronic copy of your photos for your own use. These photos will be perfect for posting on your Facebook, LinkedIn and website pages.
Headshot photo hours are:
· Sunday, May 20: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.
· Monday, May 21: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.
· Tuesday, May 22: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.


The ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting is the leading event in the field of colon and rectal surgery, with more than 2,000 colorectal specialists expected to attend. For exhibitor information, please visit the Exhibitors page.


The abstract submission process is now closed for the 2018 ASCRS Annual Meeting, scheduled for May 19 – 23, 2018 in Nashville, TN. ASCRS would like to thank those who participated in this process.


The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. ASCRS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.