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Schedule of Events

Here is where you will find information about upcoming events in general surgery at Vanderbilt and around the country. Feel free to contact with GSIG leadership with any questions about the following events.

Updated 8/8/2013.

Annual Lecture of the H. William Scott, Jr. Society

Friday March 14, 2014 at 7am

During the Section of Surgical Sciences Grand Rounds

Esteemed Guest Speaker

John L. Cameron, MD

FACS, FRCS(Eng) (hon), FRCSI (hon)
The Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery

Lecture to be followed by a

Rocking Chair Conference and Case Presentations

General Surgery Intern Summer School

Every Friday at 7am-8:55am in LH 208

  • Friday July, 5: "How we roll" Chiefs Lecture, How to Manage a Surgical Problem, Writing Compliant Notes, Handoffs, Post-op Checks, Teaching Med Students
  • Friday July, 12: Computer Tricks, Common Problems: Sepsis/Fever, Respiratory Distress, and Nausea/Vomiting
  • Friday July, 19: Common Problems: Electrolyte Repletion, Low UOP, Altered Mental Status, What is this stuff?, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Chest Pain
  • Friday July, 26: SKILLS DAY
  • Friday Aug, 2: How to Run a Code, Chest and Abdominal Xrays, Common Consults
  • Friday Aug, 9: Radiation Safety, Common Problems: Appropriate Use of Pressors and Swans, Respiratory Adjuncts, "Don't Ask Me How I know This"
  • Friday Aug, 16: Vent Management, Nutrition, Glycemic Conytol, Averting Crisis in the ICU
  • Friday Aug, 23: Summer Olympics!!!!!
  • Friday Aug, 30: 
    • 7:00 - 7:55am - Special Lecture by Dr Nora Volkow (Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse): "The Power of Molecular Imaging In Understanding Addiction"
    • 8:10 - 8:55am - Residents' Teaching Conference: Rocking Chair Conference

Surgery Grand Rounds

Below in the Grand Rounds and Resident Teaching Schedule for September, 2013. Please note that Grand Rounds occur from 7am - 7:55am every Friday morning in 208LH during the academic year. From 8:10-8:55am there is a resident teaching session that all medical students interested in general surgery are welcome to attend.

  • Friday, September 6, 2013
    • 6:30-7:55am: MPCC Quarterly Research Conference, Langford Auditorium
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY1-5 Research Conference, LH 208
  • Friday, September 13, 2013
    • 7-7:55am: "Residency: What it Was, Is, and Should Could Be", Kyle Terhune, MD, 208 LH
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY1-3 - Benign Esophagitis, LH 208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY4-5 - Case Conference Orientation, LH 437,439
  • Friday, September 20, 2013
    • 7-7:55am: "Neuroendocrine Tumors: Modern Diagnostics and Therapy". Eric Liu, MD, 208 LH
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY1-3 - Esophagus, Jonathan Nesbitt, MD, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY4-5 - Breast, LH419 C-D
  • Friday, September 27, 2013
    • 7-7:55am: "Exceptional and Everyday Ethics in Surgery", Keith Meador, MD, ThM, MPH; Larry Churchill, PhD; Joe Fanning, PhD, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55: PGY1-3 - Bariatric Surgery, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55: PGY4-5 - Colon & Small Bowel, LH437-439
  • Friday, October 4, 2013
    • 7-7:55am: "Decisional Capacity", Anji Wall, MD, PhD, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY 1-3 - Anesthesia, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY 4-5 - Endocrine, LH419C,D
  • Friday, October 11, 2013
    • 7-7:55am: "Lung Transplantation: Recent VUMC Experiences", Eric Lambright, MD, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY 1-3 - Gastric Tumors, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY 4-5 - Pancreas, LH419C,D
  • Friday, October 18, 2013 - ANNUAL HOLCOMB LECTURE
    • ​7-7:55am: "Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, the Past 25 Years (or so)", Kevin Lally, MD, Chairman of Pediatric Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Houston, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY 1-5 - Rocking Chair Conference, Location TBA
  • Friday, Oct 25, 2013
    • 7-7:55am: "TBA", J Kelly Wright, MD, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY 1-3 - TBA, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY 4-5 - Breast, LH437,439
  • Friday, Dec 6, 2013
    • 7-7:55am: "Professionalism", Oscar Guillamondegui, M.D., M.P.H., LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY1-3 - Benign Pancreas, William Nealon, MD, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY4-5 - Stomach and Duodenum, Kamran Idrees, MD, and Alexander Parikh, MD, LH504 & PRB206
  • Friday, Dec 13, 2013
    • 7-7:55am: “New Paradigms in Cancer Treatment: From Bedside to Bench and Back Again”, Nipun Merchant, M.D., LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY1-3 - Pancreatic Tumors, William Nealon, MD, LH208
    • 8:10-8:55am: PGY4-5 - Thoracic Case Conference, Eric Grogan, MD, and Jonathan Nesbitt, MD, LH437 & 439
  • Friday, Dec 20, 2013 - Skills Lab: No Grand Rounds (7-8:55am)
    • PGY1: Intestinal Anastamosis Lab, MCN Lab CC-2313
    • PGY2: Thyroid Ultrasound, MCE Conf Room 8450
    • PGY3: Pancreatic Resection, MCN Lab C-1320
    • PGY4-5: Trauma Case Conference, LH 431, 437, & 439
  • Friday, Dec 27, 2013: No Grand Rounds

ACS 2013 Clinical Congress

The American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress will be held this year in Washington, DC from October 6-10, 2013. Information about the meeting can be found here:

The medical student program wil be held October 6-8, 2013. This includes seminars, lectures, workshops, and a medical student research poster session. Information about the medical student program can be found here:

SESC 2014

The Southeastern Surgical Congress is February 22-25, 2014 in Savannah, GA. Information can be found here:

Mock Interviews

The GSIG will be organizing mock interviews for all VMSIV going into General Surgery. More information is to come regarding the details of this process. If you are interested in participating, please contact the GSIG leadership for more information.

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