New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Spring 2022 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Newsletter Editor's Corner
» Secretary's Message
» Program Chair's Message
» State Representative Updates
» Notice of Proposed Bylaw Changes
» Notice of 2022 Annual Meeting
» Notice of 2022 Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Day
» 2021 Annual Meeting Presentation Awards
» Summary of the 2021 Annual Business Meeting
» Task Force on Diversity & Inclusivity
» Dues Renewal
» Committee and Representative Listing
» NESS Job Board

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

As we have been preparing this edition of the newsletter, I reflect on why I feel fortunate to be part of New England Surgical Society. I have personally reaped the benefits of NESS since I was a General Surgery resident, during which time it provided me opportunities to present my research and opened up doors of mentorship that have been integral in my career development in Surgical Oncology. Jump forward a few years (and many grey hairs) later, the attributes of membership have grown and expanded. As a Program Director, NESS provides our residents with a multitude of professional development experiences, ranging from networking to research presentation at the Annual Meeting and the Annual Resident and Surgical Fellow Research Day and to the opportunity for Candidate Membership and committee involvement. As a faculty member, I have been invigorated by the opportunities to take part in committees, review manuscripts, write commentaries, learn about the future of DEI in surgery in actionable ways that I can bring back to our training program, and learn about the ground-breaking science across all aspects of surgery that we are so fortunate to house here in New England. We hope through this Winter newsletter that you too will see the greatness of this Society for its members through the lens of its leadership with new newsletter additions from the DEI Committee and Candidate Members.

Jennifer LaFemina, MD