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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President's Message

Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD, President NESS
Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD

I hope that all members are thoroughly enjoying time with friends and family this summer. Although one can find something charming about every season (even mud season) in New England there is something special about the lakes, mountains and seacoast during the summer. My son Matt, who is working in England, is currently visiting. He has been reminding me all week of the European perspective on work and life: letís make sure that we are "working to live" rather than "living to work".

Resident Research Day in May was an outstanding success, with over 50 resident presentations submitted for consideration. The Executive Committee considered and passed a proposal initiated by Bruce Leavitt and Dave Berger to specify the terms of the State Representatives, Secretary, Treasurer and Recorder to be three years in length. The intent of this change is to encourage active participation and diversity in the composition of the society leadership.

Our Annual Meeting in Montreal is fast approaching. It will have a distinctively Canadian flair. Gerald Fried, Chairman of Surgery at McGill, has graciously accepted our invitation to give a keynote address about what it is like to be an academic surgeon in the Canadian healthcare system. After the dinner Saturday night, Helen Antoniou, the daughter-in-law of Eric Molson, and author of "Back to Beer... and Hockey", will give us some insight into the business behind one of Canada's most treasured beverages. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD