New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Summer 2020 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Editor's Corner
» Secretary's Message
» Recorder's Message
» Program Chair's Message
» The NESS 101st Annual Meeting is Going Virtual!
» New Members Elected in 2020
» Dues Renewal
» Photo Highlights from 2019 Annual Meeting add space
» Committee and Representative Listing
» Foundation News, including Scholars Research Grant
» NESS Job Board

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President's Message

Walter E. Longo, MD
Walter E. Longo, MD

Dear Colleagues,

I first want to thank all of the membership for their patience and their leadership during these challenging times. As many of you are now aware, after much deliberation and keeping in mind our membersí health and our organizationís fiscal responsibility, the NESS will be hosting its 101st Annual Meeting virtually rather than in Newport, RI. The virtual meeting will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 22-24, 2020. It is a robust program, with half-day programming each day. Additional details about the upcoming meeting are included in the Program Chairís Newsletter article and in the Recorderís Report. Although there are currently major health concerns, financial stress, unemployment, social injustice, and emotional unrest happening in our country, we as an organization remain strong, due mostly to the strong values and ethics of our membership. As I said in my previous Newsletter message, it is a critical time when our future leadership will have to continually evaluate both our mission as New England Surgeons and as members of our organization and to be ready to take on and react to what is ahead.

Diversity and Inclusion continues to be an important part of our existence and we need to continue to foster this within our organization for the ensuing years. Ethics and professionalism as it relates to our publications as well as our organizationís perception through social media are paramount, and needs to continually be evaluated. I personally want to extend my sincere thanks to our Executive Committee, our committee leadership and committee members, and especially PRRI for keeping it all together and being proactive and flexible to continue to make our 100+ year organization successful during these challenging times. It has been an unusual Presidential tenure for me, far and beyond what I had ever expected. Nevertheless, it has been an honor and pleasure serving, and please know that my commitment to NESS will always be there for as long as I am able to contribute.


Walter E. Longo, MD

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