New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Late Summer 2017 Newsletter

Late Summer 2017 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner: Sisyphus Has Nothing on Us!
» 2017 Annual Meeting & Preliminary Program
» NESS Member Needs Assessment Survey
» Recorder's Message
» A Message from the Committee on GME & Candidate Membership
» New Members Elected in 2017
» NESS Job Board
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant

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Recorder's Message
Walter E. Longo, MD, Recorder NESS
Walter E. Longo, MD

Dear NESS Membership:

Back to Bretton Woods, always a membership favorite. This year the program committee has received a tremendous number of quality abstracts, of which those accepted will be considered for publication. The competition continues to be keen for those that ultimately will go into print. As an organization, one of our goals is to improve on the 27% publication rate of manuscripts received by the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, which was reported in our recent Winter Newsletter. Those authors who will be submitting manuscripts are encouraged to work with the Publications Committee member who has been specifically assigned to review your manuscript to best optimize its chance of acceptance by the Journal. The final deadline for submission to the Journal of American College of Surgeons following the annual meeting is October 10th.

I would like once again to thank all members of the Publication Committee for their unending work in reviewing submitted manuscripts. Those Committee members who have completed their three-year appointments will rotate off and those new members to serve as their replacements to the committee will be solicited by their State Representative. This year, The Paper of the Year Award will again be presented at the annual meeting. Please continue to be aware of the passing of NESS members within your individual state and to report any known deaths to your state representative so his/her necrology may appear in the annual meeting book.


Walter E. Longo, MD
NESS Recorder