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The Harwell Wilson Surgical Society 50th Annual Research Day and Symposium is slated for Friday, June 9.

Research Day Sessions, the black-tie awards ceremony and graduation banquet will be held on this day. We are fortunate to have Dr. Julie Freischlag, President of the American College of Surgeons, Chief Executive Officer, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Dean at Wake Forest University College of Medicine as this year’s HWSS Distinguished Visiting Professor. We are looking forward to an outstanding program and celebration of our graduating chief residents. Below is the agenda for the weekend.

Friday, June 9, 2023

HWSS Annual Symposium | Mooney and Nash Buildings | 875 Monroe Avenue | Memphis, TN

7:30 am – Registration & Continental Breakfast [Poster Setup | Nash Building Lobby]

8:00 am – Opening Remarks – Peter Fisher, MD 

8:05 am – Introduction of Alumni Speaker – Paxton Dickson, MD 

Michael Kim, MD 

Invited Alumni Speaker

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

8:45 am – Break & Poster Viewing

9:15 am  – Research Session 1: Clinical/Disparities/Health Services Research | Moderator:  Issac Howley, MD, MPH 

10:15 am – Break 

10:30 am – Research Session 2: Basic/Translational Research | Moderator:  Evan Glazer, MD, PhD, FACS, FSSO 

11:30 am –  Luncheon | Poster Walk 

1 pm –  Welcome & Introduction of Distinguished Visiting Professor 

David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Harwell Wilson Alumni Endowed Chair in Surgery | Professor and Chair  | UTHSC Department of Surgery

Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS FRCSEd (Hon), DFSVS

2023 Harwell Wilson Distinguished Visiting Professor

Chief Executive Officer, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Dean, Wake Forest University College of Medicine

2 pm – Closing Remarks – David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS

2:30 pm – Harwell Wilson Surgical Society Business Meeting (Members only)

6:00 pm –  Reception & Banquet | Peabody Hotel | Venetian Room | 149 Union Avenue

Reserved hotel rooms are available at the Peabody | Reservation Deadline 05/12/23 | Please copy/paste URL into your web

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

8:30 am Annual HWSS Golf Scramble, The Links at Galloway | 3815 Walnut Grove Road

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