New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Summer 2021 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Newsletter Editor's Corner
» Secretary's Message
» Recorder's Message
» Program Chair's Message
» State Representative Updates
» GME & Candidate Membership Chair's Message
» Notice of 2021 Annual Meeting
» New Member Committee Chair's Message
» New Members Elected in 2021
» Task Force on Diversity & Inclusivity
» Dues Renewal
» Committee and Representative Listing
» NESS Job Board

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President's Message
Anne C. Larkin, MD
Anne C. Larkin, MD

Spring and into summer – a time of renewal and rejuvenation. I also try to use this time of year to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the previous academic year and areas for focus in the coming one. This summer, I have been focusing on mentorship. More...

Newsletter Editor's Corner
Jennifer LaFemina, MD, Editor NESS
Jennifer LaFemina, MD

As I write this piece, I reflect back on Dr. Miner’s words in the Summer 2020 Newsletter: in the middle of the first part of the unprecedented COVID surge "we do not know where this journey through such unchartered territory will land us." As we emerge at what will hopefully be--to some extent--the end of what has been a very long and challenging road, some parts of the journey are becoming clearer; other aspects of medicine, surgery, and education remain a bit unknown. More...

Secretary's Message
Thomas J. Miner, MD, Secretary NESS
Thomas J. Miner, MD

As surgeons, we are accustomed to making decisions based on the assessment of risk. More and more, we must deliberately bring these professional skills to daily life. A simple act such as grocery shopping now requires deliberate decisions based on factors to include masking, assessment of personal and community vaccination status, consideration of viral infections rates, duration of interaction, density and behavior of other shoppers. Game Theory is a theoretical framework to conceive social situations among competing players and produce optimal decision-making of independent and competing actors in a strategic setting. More...

Recorder's Message
Kari Rosenkranz, MD
Kari Rosenkranz, MD

I hope that everyone is enjoying a relaxing summer surrounded by friends and family from whom you were separated last year. It is amazing what the warm air, the passing time and an effective vaccine have done to guide us toward normalcy and with that, I am hopeful an increased sense of joy and contentment. More...

Program Chair's Message
Peter S. Yoo, MD
Peter S. Yoo, MD

On behalf of the entire program committee, I would like to invite all of our members to reconvene for this year's Annual Meeting, which will be held IN PERSON at Foxwoods from September 24-26, 2021. More...

State Representative Updates

Rhode Island State Representative Update
As we begin to emerge - albeit very cautiously from coronavirus restrictions - ever respectful of possible threats by viral variants, we find ourselves with full operating room and office hour schedules approaching pre-pandemic levels.

Vermont Representative Update
It is my distinct privilege to assume the positon of Vermont State Representative of the NESS. I am truly appreciative of the opportunity to serve in this role and I would like to thank Dr. Ed Borrazzo, who preceded me in this position for all of his efforts in representing the state of Vermont. More...

GME & Candidate Membership Chair's Message
Donald T. Hess, MD
Donald T. Hess, MD

This spring, the Annual Resident and Surgical Fellow Research Day was held virtually on May 5, 2021 after a year's hiatus due to the pandemic. The event was a successful and audience participation was fantastic. More...

Notice of 2021 Annual Meeting

Notice of 2021 Annual Meeting

The NESS' 2021 Annual Meeting will take place September 24-26, 2021 at Foxwoods, in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Submit your abstract by March 29, 2021. More...

New Member Committee Chair's Message
Marlene Cutitar, MD
Marlene Cutitar, MD

As Chair of the New Members Committee I am delighted to report on the success of our very first virtual New Members Orientation. More...

New Members Elected in 2021

Thirty-five new Active members and 11 Candidate were elected into the Society since the 2020 Annual Meeting. More...

Task Force on Diversity & Inclusivity

We need your help! Please update your membership profile by answering all of the newly added demographic questions to support this critical organizational initiative to strengthen the NESS. More...

Dues Renewal

Make sure you remain a part of this vibrant Society; if you have not already done so, renew your dues online today by logging into the Members Only Area. There you also have the option to print a copy of your invoice and mail or fax it in with payment.

The NESS Executive Committee also strongly encourages Senior members to continue to pay their voluntary dues—especially those still in active practice.

Committee and Representative Listing

View 2020-2021 Committees and Representatives.

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...