Every year the Video-Based Education Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) receives approximately 70-80 high quality videos from national and international experts for consideration for presentation at the ASCRS annual meeting. Our committee is composed of a well-balanced group of experts in different aspects of colorectal surgery.
Videos are evaluated through a rigorous, anonymous and unbiased peer review process. The best eight are selected for podium presentation at the video session. One of these eight is selected by the Awards Committee to receive the Barton Hoexter, MD, Best Video Award. An additional 40 videos are selected for presentation in the video room during the meeting.
Five of the videos selected for podium presentation are submitted to Diseases of the Colon & Rectum to provide members of the society, trainees, and journal subscribers access to the “best of the best” of the annual meeting video session.
Alessandro Fichera and Ali Mahmood