New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Early Spring 2018 Newsletter

Early Spring 2018 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner:
» Secretary's Message
» Recorder's Message
» Program Chair's Message
» Notice of 2018 Annual Meeting and Call for Abstracts
» Notice of 2018 Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day
» Member Needs Assessment
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant
» NESS Job Board
» 2018 Dues Renewal
» 2017 Annual Meeting Presentation Awards
» Summary of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting

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President's Message
Robert J. Touloukian, MD, President NESS
Robert J. Touloukian, MD

I have the extraordinary privilege to be your President this year and excited by having our 99th Annual meeting in Portland Maine, at a wonderful venue providing a combination of cultural opportunities, urban activities, and the Gulf of Maine, all in one package. Details for registration are forthcoming. I look forward to a large turnout. Much appreciation to Bruce Leavitt for his leadership last year and conducting the "Member needs Survey". The results are in and you will find several charts from the Survey in our newsletter. Comments are encouraged. Thank you for your participation.. More...

Editor's Corner:
Thomas J. Miner, MD, Editor NESS
Thomas J. Miner, MD

I have been captivated by the triumph of Norwegian skier Simen Hegstag Krueger. Krueger picked himself up from a fall and a broken pole at the chaotic mass start of men's Skiathlon at Pyeonchang 2018. Having recovered from his first-lap tumble, which had left him fully 36 seconds behind the leaders, Krueger made his break for glory with little more than a lap to go. At one point he built a lead of more than 20 seconds on a highly competitive field. "It's an indescribable feeling," said Krueger afterwards. "It is an amazing day but it started in the worst possible way. I was last, so I had to start the race again and switch focus just to catch up with everyone. When I did it I said to myself: Ok take one lap, two laps, three laps and just get into it again and try to do it on the final lap." As surgeons, it is easy to take a story such as this and apply it to what we do every single day. More...

Secretary's Message
David E. Clark, MD
David E. Clark, MD

Greetings from your Portland colleagues, who are eagerly anticipating your visit here in the fall! The only other time when the Annual Meeting took place in Portland was 1931, with clinical sessions at the Maine General Hospital (now the Maine Medical Center) and scientific papers at the Black Point Inn on Prout's Neck. Five states contributed to the program, including a remarkably modern presentation about head trauma from Edward H. Risley of Waterville. Howard M. Clute described the Lahey Clinic experience with 25 repairs of common and hepatic duct injuries (mostly iatrogenic). President Alfred M. Rowley of Hartford spoke at the Friday dinner about "Colonial Physicians of Connecticut". Social festivities on Saturday included a "shore dinner" at Pine Point, an ideal location since the entire country was suffering from a late summer heat wave More...

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

This year forty manuscripts were submitted from the 2017 Annual Meeting in Bretton Woods. This included papers resulting from 25 Podium Presentations, 7 Brief Reports and 8 Posters. Although the final decision on some of the manuscripts has not been determined, it appears that the acceptance rate has improved since last year. This is due to a concerted effort by the Publications Committee and select members of our organization to critically review the manuscripts and provide quality feedback. More...

Program Chair's Message
Kari Rosenkranz, MD
Kari Rosenkranz, MD

I spent last Friday night stranded at Logan Airport during a Nor'easter and returned to Logan 5 days later in the midst of yet another Nor'easter. As I write, the TV meteorologist drones in the background forecasting yet a third Nor'easter in just over 1 weeks' time. The snow, wind and cold bear down just as spring (according to the calendar) peeks around the corner. Such is life in New England; I suspect most of us would not want it any other way. If it were predictable, it would be dull. More...

Notice of 2018 Annual Meeting and Call for Abstracts

The NESS' 2018 Annual Meeting will take place September 21-23 at the Westin Portland Harborview, in Portland, Maine. The abstract submission site is now open; the deadline for submissions is April 2, 2018 More...

Notice of 2018 Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day

The 25th Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day will take place Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods, within the Massachusetts Medical Society Headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The abstract submission deadline is Monday, April 2, 2018. More...

Member Needs Assessment
The NESS conducted a survey of its members to identify and prioritize issues of importance to the Society and profession, and to determine how it can best meet the needs of its members. More...

Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant
The purpose of the New England Surgical Scholars Foundation is to provide educational and research support for the NESS. During the past year, Drs. Christina V. Angeles and Rocco Orlando, III, were appointed as the New Hampshire and Connecticut representatives, respectively, on the Board of Directors, while Drs. Artlet G. Kurkchubasche and Charles H. Salem were re-appointed as President and as Secretary-Treasurer, respectively. 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...

2018 Dues Renewal
Make sure you remain a part of this vibrant Society by renewing your dues online today! The NESS Executive Committee also strongly encourages Senior members to continue to pay their voluntary dues—especially those still in active practice. More...

2017 Annual Meeting Presentation Awards
View the recipients of the Resident, New Member, and Best Poster Presentation Awards from the 2017 Annual Meeting, supported by the NESS Scholars Foundation. More...

Summary of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting
The 2017 Annual Business Meeting was held on Sunday, September 10th in the Grand Ballroom of the Omni Mount Washington in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. More...