Invitation from the President of the UCSF Naffizger Surgical Society
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UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Day

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dear Friends,

I have the honor of serving as President of the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society for 2016-2017. Having spent medical school, residency, and my entire faculty life here at UCSF, I am humbled to have been given the chance to lead our Department of Surgery’s alumni organization.
For the 2017 Naffziger reunion event, we will be doing something a little different than in years past. Instead of the traditional Postgraduate Course in General Surgery accompanied by a Naffziger luncheon and dinner, we will be holding the first ever UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Day on Friday, May 19, 2017. This will be a 1-day, non-CME symposium on the past, present and future of surgical training and practice at UCSF. The symposium will consist of a series of talks and panel discussions by Naffziger members from around the U.S., as well as current UCSF faculty and residents. Topics will include the following: 
  • Modernizing surgical training
  • Mentoring and role models
  • Teams and systems
  • Thriving in practice: academic vs. private vs. multi-specialty organizations
  • New research paths 
Our goal is to bring together multiple generations of UCSF surgeons, from our most distinguished senior alumni to our current faculty and trainees. We hope to generate substantive discussion of the history and future of surgical training and practice, while celebrating our common lineage as graduates of the UCSF Department of Surgery. Naffziger Day will be both an informative and thought-provoking symposium as well as a unique opportunity to catch up with your teachers and your graduating chief resident class.
We are in the process of shaping the program and assembling a diverse panel of speakers from all over the country, representing a broad range of specialties and practice types. The list of those who have already generously agreed to participate is an impressive one, with more to come:

Ed Chen
Bob Crochelt
Karen Deveney
Brent Eastman
Diana Farmer
Nora Jaskowiak
Jackie Saito
William Schecter
Brendan Visser
Lawrence Way

The event will take place on Friday May 19, 2017; we have secured a venue at the new UCSF/Mission Bay campus, with further details to follow. The annual Naffziger Dinner will take place that evening. Please save the date - we look forward to seeing you at our first ever UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Day!

With appreciation,

Wen T. Shen, M.D., M.A.
UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Section of Endocrine Surgery, Division of General Surgery
University of California San Francisco
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