New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Late Summer 2018 Newsletter

Late Summer 2018 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner: Stumbling into Wellness?
» 2018 Annual Meeting & Preliminary Program
» Recorder's Message
» A Message from the Program Committee
» New Members Elected in 2018
» NESS Job Board
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant Awardee

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

Dear NESS Membership,

A total of 41 papers were submitted to the Journal American College of Surgeons (JACS) from the 2017 Annual Meeting in Bretton Woods. There were 26 Podium, 7 Brief Reports and 8 Posters manuscripts submitted. 17 have been accepted of which 11 were podium, 4 Brief Reports, and 2 were posters. Our acceptance rate this year is in the order of 42%, which is improved since the 2016 meeting.

I would personally like to thank Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D., Editor in Chief of JACS for his thoughtful insights as to improving our publication rate. We will continue to make efforts to communicate with JACS to continue this trend.

I would like to thank the members of the Publication Committee who reviewed podium and poster papers and offered their opinions and criticisms of their content. The Publication Committee members will continue to 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 booklet.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Portland, Maine, for the 2018 meeting, which, from the preliminary program, promises to be exciting.


Walter E. Longo, MD
NESS Recorder