2018 Chatham, Cape Cod

October 18-20, 2018
Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham Cape Cod
Hotel Reservations: 800-527-4884
Block is under: Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society

Dear Coller member,
Planning for the 64th annual meeting, October 18-20, is well underway. The Welcoming reception will be outdoors (weather permitting) on a patio overlooking the beach and harbor. Friday night’s President’s dinner will feature a clam/lobster bake on the beach.
Fall on the Cape is beautiful. The crowds are gone. The leaves will be changing. Temperatures range from 60 during the day to 45 at night. There is much to see and do. Chatham is a charming, small New England village. There is a very active fishing fleet based at Chatham harbor whose daily catch provides a fascinating view of the commercial fishery. There is the Coast Guard station where the greatest sea rescue in this branch’s history originated, portrayed in the movie “The Finest Hours”. The Monomoy National Wildlife Preserve and the Cape Cod National Seashore are close at hand. There are seals (thus great whites) and whales to be seen. We are also arranging a tour of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth.
Of course, there is tennis and golf. A walk-on 9 hole course is across the street. Cranberry Valley and Captain’s golf courses are a short drive away.
Chatham is located right in the “elbow” of the Cape. It is a straightforward drive from Boston or Providence which should take about two hours. However, the traffic from Boston to the Cape can be horrific! If you are not out of Boston by 2 pm, you could experience a 6 hour event. You could rent a car in Providence and drop it off in Boston if you are going on to the ACS. You also can fly from Boston to Hyannis on Cape Air.
We are looking forward to another memorable F. A. Coller Surgical Society meeting. Teri and I hope to see you there!
All the Best!
Dan & Teri Walsh