New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner:
» Secretary's Message
» Recorder's Message
» Program Chair's Message
» Notice of 2019 Annual Meeting
» Notice of 2019 Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant
» NESS Job Board
» 2019 Dues Renewal
» 2018 Annual Meeting Presentation Awards
» Summary of the 2018 Annual Business Meeting

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Program Chair's Message
Matthew A. Conway, MD
Matthew A. Conway, MD

Program Chair’s Message

Winter is fading and with the Spring comes the promise of renewal and growth. Usually by this point the crocuses are pushing through the snow and the water is beginning to flow fast and furious in our creeks and rivers. Here in Vermont, this year, we have had an ‘old fashioned’ winter. For us, that has meant more and consistent snow coverage and cold. Having said that, the days are getting longer and the sun has been shining stronger and brighter. The coming of Spring for me means preparation for what has become a yearly surgical mission to Central America. As I consider what to bring and what equipment I might need, I am comforted in the knowledge that I’ll be working with a team I have worked with yearly and who understands our mission and our goals. Simply put, that goal is to provide as much care in the time we have with what resources we have brought. In many ways, this represents a rather simple reduction of the same goals we strive for in our daily work.

As Program Chair, this year and a member of the Program Committee the past 6 years, I have been impressed with how much our yearly meeting accomplishes. It is a testament to the commitment of our members and the quality of their work. As your Program Committee, we strive to ensure that this year will not be an exception to that expectation. We encourage submission of your work and look forward to learning of the work of our members. As always we will host a Resident’s Day presentation on May 7th. A great opportunity for residents to present their work amongst their peers, it yearly highlights the high quality of research performed in our New England training programs.

This year’s Fall meeting, interestingly, will be held outside New England. While seemingly a rather an unusual choice for a ‘New England’ surgical society meeting, Montreal is a location in which we have held meetings in the past and have been well received. As a northern neighbor for those of us in Vermont, it is an easy and fun place to escape to the ‘big’ city with much to see and do. I look forward to seeing you the weekend of September 13th to the 15th to continue our tradition of fellowship and scholarship.


Matthew A. Conway, MD
NESS Program Chair