New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Late Winter 2017 Newsletter

Late Winter 2017 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editorís Corner: Are There Safe Spaces in Surgery?
» Recordersí Message
» Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting and Call for Abstracts
» Notice of 2017 Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant
» NESS Job Board
» 2017 Dues Renewal
» Photo Highlights from 2016 Annual Meeting
» 2016 Annual Meeting Presentation Awards
» Summary of the 2016 Annual Business Meeting

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Recordersí Message
Walter E. Longo, MD, Recorder NESS
Walter E. Longo, MD

Dear NESS Membership,

I would like to thank those who came to our Centennial Celebration and those who submitted to the Annual Meeting. It was a great meeting in Boston and we are looking forward to our next meeting in Bretton Woods.

A total of 38 papers were submitted to the Journal American College of Surgeons (JACS) from the 2016 Annual Meeting. There were 21 Podium, 6 Brief Report, and 11 Posters manuscripts submitted. Nine have been accepted of which 6 were podium and 3 were posters. One paper remains in the revision/under review process. The accepted papers are slated for the June special NESS issue of JACS. Our acceptance rate this year is in the order of 24%, which is a little lower than the 2015 meeting; however, we will continue to make efforts to communicate with JACS to improve this.

I would like to thank the members of the Publication Committee who reviewed podium papers and offered their opinions and criticisms of their content. The publication committee members will have three-year appointments and new members of the committee will be appointed as past members rotate off.

The Paper of the Year Award continues to be a staple of our Annual Meeting and the Program Committee will continue its process of selecting the recipient.

Please continue to be aware of the passing of NESS members within your individual State and report any known deaths to your state representative so his/her necrology can appear in the annual meeting book.


Walter E. Longo, MD
NESS Recorder