ISLCRS Membership

The philosophy of the ISLCRS is to provide an international group of surgeons and scientists interested in the advancement of laparoscopic colorectal surgical techniques, which will work collaboratively with currently existing national and regional societies supporting laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

The specific purposes for which the ISLCRS is organized are to:

  1. Improve the quality of care of patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
  2. Educate and train surgeons interested in using laparoscopic colorectal techniques.
  3. Help provide international standardization of guidelines for training and accreditation for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
  4. Help internationally standardize and optimize the techniques used to perform and teach laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
  5. Serve as a resource for institutions and surgeons commencing laparoscopic colorectal programs.
  6. Provide a forum for the presentation of data, discussion of controversial areas and new techniques, and to facilitate collaborative studies.
  7. Improve efficiency of care provided using laparoscopic colorectal techniques.

Become A Member Of The ISLCRS

To become a member of the ISLCRS, complete an application online and upload your required documents electronically:


OR download a Membership Application and mail it with copies of the required documents to the address listed below.

Instructions For Submission Of ISLCRS Membership Application

Documents required for submission with completed application for Board Certified Surgeons:

  • Your certificate from the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery, or the American College of Surgeons.
  • Two letters of recommendation from two separate individuals.
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

Documents required for submission with completed application for Surgeons who reside in a country other than the USA, Canada or Puerto Rico, or surgeons practicing in the USA who are not Board certified:

  • Your surgical certificate or other official document which allows you to practice surgery in your country.
  • Two letters of recommendation from separate individuals.
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

* For surgeons who originally trained and were certified internationally, but are now practicing in the US, please provide the surgical certificate/official documents from the country in which you trained.

Membership Dues

Current ISLCRS dues are $150(US). Membership dues are invoiced after acceptance into membership.

There are two ways to renew an existing ISLCRS membership:

  1. Renew online
  2. Download and mail in invoice and payment

All Documents Should Be Mailed To

Attn: ISLCRS Membership Department
14005 Nicklaus Drive
Overland Park, KS 66223 USA

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