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2004 Annual Meeting

Highlights from The NESS 2004 Annual Meeting In Montréal, Québec, Canada


  • The NESS indoctrinates the 26 new members elected to its rolls in 2003

New Executive Officers

  • The NESS introduces A. Benedict Cosimi, M.D. as the new President
  • The NESS elects Dr. Robert M. Quinlan, M.D. as the new President-Elect
  • The NESS elects Dr. Robert J. Touloukian, M.D. as the new Vice President
  • The NESS elects Dr. Neil S. Yeston, M.D. as the new Recorder


  • The NESS awards Susan Briggs, M.D., of Boston, Massachusetts, with the Nathan Smith, M.D., Distinguished Service Award

    The NESS awards George Perdrizet with the New Member Prize, for his paper entitled, "Reduction of Hyperglycemia and Nosocomial Infections in a General-Surgical Intensive-Care Unit"

    The NESS awards Hong Hua with the First Place Resident Prize, for his paper entitled, "Poly ADP-Ribose Polymerase (PARP) Inhibition Modulates Skeletal Muscle Injury Following Ischemia Reperfusion"; Desarom Teso with the Second Place Resident Prize, for his paper entitled, "Carotid Endarterectomy in 1,650 patients under 60 years old: Implications for Screening"; and Nicole Piscatelli with the Third Place Resident Prize, for her paper entitled, "Localizing Colorectal Cancer by Colonoscopy: Are We Missing the Boat?"

Article 2, Section J, of the Bylaws

  • The NESS solicits member feedback regarding the following By-Law: "Any active member who is absent from three consecutive annual meetings with out excuse deemed valid by the Executive Committee and who during the same period presents no contribution to the proceedings of the Society shall be automatically dropped from membership." Given the changing times and the increasing complexity of commitments since the By-Laws were written, is the automatic removal of a member from the Society rolls still valid? Perhaps the paying of dues is enough of a "contribution to the proceedings of the Society" to avoid forfeiture of membership, or perhaps attendance at Resident Research Day could substitute for attendance at the Annual Meeting. Please send your comments and/or opinions to your respective State Representative or reply directly to NESS staff.

NESS Neckwear

  • The NESS offers neckties and scarves for a $100 donation to the New England Surgical Society Foundation. Please contact us today to make your donation and receive your neckwear.

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