New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner
» Secretary's Message
» Recorder's Message
» Program Chair's Message
» Notice of 2019 Annual Meeting
» New Members Elected in 2019
» Proposed Amendments to the NESS By-Laws
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant
» NESS Job Board

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

This Fall's gathering of the New England Surgical Society will be our 100th Annual Meeting. As individuals and a society we use milestones such as "100" to mark the passage of time and recognize those things which have staying power and value to us. The fact that this society has gathered together to share ideas, learn from each other and foster relationships this long supports that notion. The charge for those of us on the Program Committee is to keep our gatherings relevant and interesting.

Our program this year has much the same format as years past with some interesting additions. Our panel session will be much more of a point-counterpoint series of debates on some areas of controversy within surgery. This will include some audience voting participation to see whether the debaters can sway opinions. We will have an interesting presentation by a respected Canadian surgeon on some of the differences in practice between Canada and the US. For residents, we are planning a lunchtime session on financial planning for the future. Our well-received Women in Surgery session this year will be an evening reception. And as always we have endeavored to include speakers, presentations and abstracts from across the spectrum of our various surgical specialties.

The venue for this Fall's meeting is in Montreal, which is a vibrant city with much to do. Amble along the cobblestone in Old Montreal. Take a walk up to beautiful views from the top of Mont-Royal (the city's namesake). Take a boat tour along the St. Lawrence River (the city is an island after all). The beauty of holding the meeting in a city such as Montreal is that there is much to see and do when not otherwise engaged in the meeting.

I hope you all enjoy the warm days of summer. For those of us who live in New England they are precious and often too few in number. Take some time to enjoy it.

I look forward to seeing you in Montreal.


Matthew A. Conway, MD
NESS Program Chair