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Upcoming Events
SAVE THE DATES: 2015 Departmental M&M and Faculty Meetings
All meetings are held in P-117 with M&M starting at 6:30-7:15 a.m., and the faculty meeting starting at 7:15-8:15 a.m.

Jan. 14, 2015 >> M&M: Cardiothoracic and OVS
April 8, 2015 >> M&M: General Surgery and Neurosurgery
July 15, 2015 >> M&M: Transplant and OHNS
Oct. 14, 2015 >> M&M: Urology and Vascular Surgery

Location: P-117

Women in Surgery Breakfasts
The Department of Surgery hosts Women in Surgery breakfasts every quarter. Both women attendings and residents are welcome to join.

October 15
8:15-9:15 AM

January 7
8:15-9:15 AM

April 15
8:15-9:15 AM

July 15
8:15-9:15 AM

For questions or more information, please contact Jessica Kandel, MD, chief of pediatric surgery.

Location: O-224
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
8:15 AM
- 9:15 AM
SAVE THE DATES: Research Lunches at the Quad Club
Lunches to improve communication between departmental faculty conduction research will resume. These are primarily for Principal Investigators, but faculty on the RA track who have major roles in their laboratories are also welcome to attend.

All lunches will be held on Wednesdays at Noon. Here are the 2014 and 2015 dates:

12 November
10 December
14 January
11 February
11 March
8 April
13 May

Location: Quadrangle Club
Wed, Nov 12, 2014
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE: Strauss Lecture
42nd Alfred A Strauss Memorial Lecture
Keynote speaker: R. Matthew Walsh, MD
Chairman of General Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic
"Surgical Work Force Diversity & Cultural Competence"

Location: G-217
Tue, Mar 17, 2015
5:00 PM
- 6:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE: Charles B. Huggins Research Symposium
The 22nd Annual Charles B. Huggins Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the DCAM Atrium and the CCD Boardroom and Food Court. Dr. H. Kim Lyerly, professor of surgery, assistant professor in immunology and associate professor of pathology from Duke University School of Medicine will give the keynote address.
Location: DCAM Atrium
Wed, Mar 18, 2015
5:00 PM
- 7:00 PM
Harold Laufman Memorial Lecture Series
3rd Annual Harold Laufman, MD, PhD, Memorial Lecture Series in Vascular Surgery
Ronald M. Fairman, MD, professor of surgery, chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Location: G-217
Wed, Jun 3, 2015
7:15 AM
- 8:15 AM

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Strike Out Pediatric Cancer

This year's 3rd Annual Chicago Strike Out Pediatric Cancer PCF Bowlathon will take place Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lucky Strike Lanes, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago.

The Bowlathon is a fundraising effort from the Pediatric Cancer Foundation that Jessica Kandel, MD, helped bring from New York City to Chicago.

To register for the event or make a donation, visit the PCF website.

Check Your Critical Joint Commission Compliance
The Department of Surgery has begun to report on faculty and staff compliance for critical Joint Commission compliance items. If you know you are non-compliant for any of the items below, please remedy immediately. If you have concerns with your compliance status, please contact Surgery HR.

Fire Safety
Code Pink
Infection Control
TB Testing
Fit Testing

Click HERE to view the FAQ document.

Please RSVP: International Potluck
You are invited to the 2nd annual Department of Surgery international potluck! Bring a dish to share plus the recipe. We will vote on the favorite dish, and the section with the most dishes wins a prize.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Room H103

Click here to RSVP.

Charles B. Huggins Symposium: Call for Abstracts
The 22nd Annual Charles B. Huggins Symposium, hosted by Dr. Maciej Lesniak, will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The abstract winners’ oral presentations and the poster presentations will be held in the DCAM atrium. The keynote address, award presentation and dinner will be held in the CCD Sky Lobby Conference Center. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Herbert K. Lyerly (Duke University School of Medicine, Professor of Surgery, Assistant Professor in Immunology, Associate Professor of Pathology). A detailed program will be sent prior to the event.

Click here to view the call for abstracts. Abstract submissions are due electronically by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. Please note that abstracts must be submitted via the Google Form found at


Jan 20, 2015  Dr. David Chang's Symposium Makes 'Most Viewed'
David Chang, MD, conducted an online symposium for the Lymphatic Education & Research Network, and his video is currently the organization's most viewed symposium.

Click here to view Dr. Chang's Symposium, "Overview of Surgical Treatment for Lymphedema."

Process Improvement Initiative
Submit ideas that provide viable solutions to department challenges - administrative, clinical or research-related. Leadership will judge submissions and pick winners each quarter. Click HERE to submit.

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