The Colon & Rectal Clinic of Ft. Lauderdale

Colon Disease & Treatments

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2009 5th Annual Colon and Rectal Symposium

A final hoorah it was...

On September 12th, 2009, the Westside Regional Medical Center and the Colon and Rectal Clinic of Ft. Lauderdale hosted the Fifth and Final Annual Colon and Rectal Symposium. 

This final symposium was packed with speakers & top-notch surgeons from all over the country.  Various awards like the prestigious Sergio Larach Award and Humanitarian Award were handed out to the country's finest.

Key speakers kept the audience focused while communication program objectives regarding colon & rectal surgery and beyond.

Sergio Larach Award Recipients

Dr. Ralph Doerr - Chief of Surgery, Rochester General Hospital, NY

Dr. Herand Abcarian - Professor of Surgery & Past President of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons from the University of Illinois

Dr. Steven Wexner - Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, FL

Larach Award: Dr. Doerr, Dr. Abcarian, Dr. Wexner Dr. Lago & Dr. Abcarian

In images, left to right: Dr. Doerr, Dr. Wexner, Marylynn Swartz CEO of Westside Memorial Center, Dr. Lago, Dr. Abcarian.  Dr. Lago, Dr. Abcarian.

Humanitarian Award Recipient

Debra Zelman-Guttman - Crohn's & Colitis Foundation & "Debbie's Dream" for Gastric Cancer

Special thanks to Program & Faculty, to Westside Regional Medical Center, all attendees, staff and conference coordinators.

Due to the emails and phone calls we have received about our Annual Symposium, the Colon & Rectal Clinic Symposium may return next year.