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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President's Message
Bruce J. Leavitt, MD, President NESS
Bruce J. Leavitt, MD

The sun is setting a bit earlier in the evening now and the nights are cooler. The air conditioner in the bedroom window has been turned off and the window opened bringing in fresh, cooler air. That means that fall is approaching as well as our 98th Annual Meeting. Summer in New England is short and I hope that everyone made the most of the beautiful weather in our exceptional part of the world... More...

Editor's Corner: Sisyphus Has Nothing on Us!
Thomas J. Miner, MD, Editor NESS
Thomas J. Miner, MD

In Greek mythology Sisyphus was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, repeating this action for eternity. Albert Camus used the myth of Sisyphus as an example of the absurd hero and suggested that the gods had “thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.” The central concern of The Myth of Sisyphus is what Camus calls “the absurd.” Camus claims that there is a fundamental conflict between what we want from the universe (meaning, order, or reason) and what we find in the universe (chaos) and concludes that life is meaningless. If life has no meaning, does that mean life is not worth living? Recently, I've noticed more references to Sisyphus during conversations regarding our profession and more specifically on surgical education... More...

2017 Annual Meeting & Preliminary Program

2017 Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2017 Annual Meeting, September 8-10, at the Omni Mount Washington in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. An exciting program has been assembled... More...

NESS Member Needs Assessment Survey
The New England Surgical Society is conducting a survey of its members to identify and prioritize issues of importance to the Society and profession, and to determine how we can best meet the needs of our members. When you receive your individual link to the survey, please take a few minutes to provide your confidential feedback, as this will lay the groundwork for the future of the Society... More...

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... More...

A Message from the Committee on GME & Candidate Membership
Greetings, from the Committee on Graduate Medical Education and Candidate Membership! We are proud to inform the membership of the Society that we are now into our second year of accepting Candidate Members, who are residents and fellows in the region and have demonstrated commitment to and engagement in NESS! It is our hope that our Candidate Members who become attending surgeons in the region will continue their involvement in the New England Surgical Society and ultimately go on to become full and contributing members. It is through the cultivation of the relationships with these Candidate members that our Society will continue to experience the vitality and scholarly engagement that we all seek in our professional lives, no matter the nature of our practices... More...

New Members Elected in 2017
Thirty-four new Active & Candidate members were elected into the Society since the 2016 Annual Meeting... More...

NESS Job Board
The NESS reminds you to check out its Job Board, where you will find all of the best surgery jobs in New England and beyond, in one place... More...

Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant
The New England Surgical Scholars Foundation continues to actively support the NESS by providing funds for educational and research endeavors. During the past year, Dr. Arlet G. Kurkchubasche has served as President and Dr. Charles Salem as Secretary-Treasurer... More...