Bruce J. Leavitt, MD
The sun is setting a bit earlier in the evening now and the nights are cooler. The air conditioner in the bedroom window has been turned off and the window opened bringing in fresh, cooler air. That means that fall is approaching as well as our 98th Annual Meeting. Summer in New England is short and I hope that everyone made the most of the beautiful weather in our exceptional part of the world.
Our upcoming meeting will occur at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel, September 8-10, 2017. As we all know the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel is a classic New England Surgical Society meeting place. This year's meeting will have numerous excellent scientific papers from across New England. We will have our specialty group breakfasts which will include sessions on MOC and on surgical resident autonomy. The panel discussion Saturday morning will be on surgeon wellness, moderated by our NESS meeting program director, Dr. Dougald MacGillivray.
The speaker at the annual Saturday evening President's Reception and Dinner will be Dr. Ajai Malhotra, who will relate his experience at Mount Everest Base Camp when an earthquake occurred. Sunday morning we are excited to have Dr. John Meara give the 33rd Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecturer, speaking about Global Surgery in the future.
It has been an incredible privilege to be the President of this wonderful Society. It is been a labor of love that I have truly enjoyed. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for being a member of our Society. I look forward to seeing you in September.
Bruce J. Leavitt MD, FACS