Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, It is a great pleasure to invite you to join the International Colorectal Research Summit (ICRS) 2023 in Grand Walkerhill Seoul, Korea.

The Summit is being hosted by the Korean Society of Coloproctology, which was established in 1967 and has more than 2,500 lifetime members. Since 2014, the Summit has been held annually to serve as a hub for academic and social communication in the field of coloproctology. Over the past years, more than 2,000 international delegates from over 20 countries have participated in the Summit.

Under the theme of 쏥ather Again to Improve the World, the most influential figures from all over the world, including over 30 international speakers and 150 distinguished Korean speakers, have been invited to share their knowledge and experience. The scientific program covers contemporary subjects in coloproctology, right from benign to malignant diseases, and the most recent surgical techniques and technologies.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting international Colorectal Research Summit (iCRS) 2023 and to meeting all of you in person in September 2023 in Seoul, Korea.


Seo-Gue YOON, M.D., Ph.D.
The Korean Society of Coloproctology
Sung-Bum KANG, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Board of Directors
The Korean Society of Coloproctology
Soon Sup CHUNG, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Scientific Programs Committee
The Korean Society of Coloproctology