NPSA ANNUAL MEETING 2021
OVERVIEW - 2021 MEETING
WooHoo! Dr. Fauci predicts that by mid Fall enough of the population will be vaccinated and we will have herd immunity so that we can gather indoors! This means that the Portland Caucus of the North Pacific Surgical will be able to kick off the return of in person meetings. We are slated to hold our meeting at The Nines Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon on November 12-13, 2021.
We will convene with our top-notch scientific sessions and kick the first night off with a “ murder mystery” dinner. We know you will be intrigued and engaged in figuring out who did it! The Presidents Banquet will host entertainment that should be spectacular, and we’ll get some dancing in (work off those COVID no gym open pounds). We will be one of the first Surgical Associations to be able to host a return to in person meetings. Although we have had amazing virtual educational offering, the opportunity to share camaraderie and to gather is something we are all missing.
To that end, we hope you will come out and support our meeting. It will be one of the first opportunities for you to meet in person with surgeons from all over the Northwest and Canada. There is something to be said for the personal touch. We plan to offer virtual options for those unable to travel but the in-person offerings will be so enticing that we are feeling good about the attendance. One of the hallmarks of our association has been not only the quality of the scientific presentation but the collegiality of the members.
North Pacific Surgical Association is the oldest Surgical Association west of the Mississippi, founded in 1912. We have a membership of over 150 surgeons and more recently candidate resident members. Our caucuses are in Portland, Vancouver, BC, Victoria/Alberta BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane/Idaho. General Surgeons are our primary audience, but we also have a strong showing from trauma, oncology, pediatrics and endocrine surgeons.
Thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you in the Fall 2021!
In addition to abstract presentations, invited speakers for the 2021 meeting include:
The call for abstracts will go out in May with a due date of July 2. Normally, NPSA accepts around 32 abstracts that will be grouped into sessions by subject area (general surgery, oncology, acute care, etc). A limited number of E-posters may also be accepted. For more information and to submit abstracts, click HERE
Registration will open in June, 2021. There are various rates for members, non members, abstract presenters.
All registered attendees will receive links to the Whova App. Attendees will download the app to their phone or tablet or access through Whova's website. Attendees can:
Procedure: Register, download Whova, log in with your email once you have registered, set a password. Find the NPSA meeting, click that, then you're in. You can update your attendee profile and start using Whova!
In addition to the murder mystery dinner and the black tie banquet, the planning committee is arranging some outings for guests, partners and spouses on Saturday. Options include a tour of the Chines Garden, the Japanese Garden, a chocolate factory/tasting, or a cooking class. Stay tuned for more info!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021
6:00 - 8:30 pm, Council Dinner and Executive Session
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021
7:45 - 8:00 am, Welcome – Dr. Nathalie Johnson
8:00 - 10 am, 1st Scientific Session, 8 papers
10:15 - 11:15 am, Founder’s Lecture – Dr. Edward E. Cornell III, Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine
11:15 - 12:00 pm, Life After Surgery Panel. Panelists
12:15 - 1:00 pm, Lunch, Dr. John Harch, author of The Red Blanket
1:00 - 3:00 pm, 2nd Scientific Session, 8 papers
3:15 - 4:00 pm, Presidential Address — Dr. Nathalie Johnson
4:00 - 4:45 pm, NPSA Business Meeting
4: - 4:45 pm, Meet the Professor - Dr. Edward E. Cornell III
6:30 - 9:00 pm, Reception, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, The Nines
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021
8:00 - 10:00 am, 3rd Scientific Session, 8 papers
10:15 - 11:00 am, Historian’s Lecture – Dr. Nis Schmidt
11:00 - 11:45 am, Case Studies and Videos
12:00 - 11:15 pm, Lunch, Visiting Professor’s Lecture: Dr. Edward E. Cornell III, Professor of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine
1:30 - 3:30 pm, 4th Scientific Session, 8 papers
3:30 - 3:35 pm, Concluding remarks, Dr. Nathalie Johnson
6:30 - 10:00 pm, Reception, NPSA President’s Banquet, Entertainment, Dinner, Band, Dancing
Book your room at The Nines Hotel. It is located in downtown Portland next to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Rooms (Superior King) start at $229/ nt plus tax. Rooms must be booked by October 22, 2021 to guarantee availability. Call 888-627-7208 or book online via their Starlinks booking app. Be sure to mention North Pacific Surgical Association.
Below, images of the The Nines Hotel - atrium left, ballroom, right.