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.

The clinical program will be exceptional this year. We have speakers lined up from Michigan Medicine, Yale, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, University of Florida, University of Missouri, and Saint Joes, Ann Arbor. The content of the program is targeted to physicians, residents, and other healthcare personnel interested in general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and surgical research. The objectives of the Coller Scientific Session are to familiarize participants in such a manner as:

  • Discuss information presented on the research activities of the members of the Society and integrate this information into clinical practice
  • Apply information gained from the meeting into future basic and clinical research activities
  • Utilize result of the research presented to improve patient outcomes

 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and the Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society.

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Daniel.b.walsh@icloud.com