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Named Lectures

Clinical Congress will feature 11 Named Lectures, starting with the Martin Memorial Lecture following the Opening Ceremony.

Monday, October 28

Nina Totenberg

Martin Memorial Lecture: The Health of the Supreme Court

NL01 | 9:00–9:30 am
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY
Lecturer: Nina Totenberg, Washington, DC
Don’t miss the meet and greet with Nina Totenberg after this session!


Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC

John H. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture: Innovation: A Surgical Imperative

NL02 | 9:45–10:45 am
Presiding Officer and Introducer: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA
Lecturer: Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC, Dallas, TX


Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FACS

Charles G. Drake History of Surgery Lecture: From Surgical Burnout to Wellness: The Secret to a Balanced Life

NL03 | 2:30–3:30 pm
Presiding Officer and Introducer: William C. Welch, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA
Lecturer: Joseph C. Maroon, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA


Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon)

I.S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences: Response to Injury: The Genomic Storm and Precision Medicine

NL04 | 4:15–5:00 pm
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Amy L. Halverson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Chicago, IL
Lecturer: Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon), Seattle, WA


Tuesday, October 29

Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS

Herand Abcarian Lecture: How to Navigate a Second Career in Surgery

NL05 | 8:00–9:00 am
Presiding Officer and Introducer: David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS, New Orleans, LA
Lecturer: Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS


Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS

Excelsior Surgical Society/Edward D. Churchill Lecture: Blood and the Moving Wheels of History

NL06 | 9:45–10:45 am
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Robert B. Lim, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Honolulu, HI
Lecturer: Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS, Buffalo, NY


M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FAC

Scudder Oration on Trauma: A Perfect Storm

NL07 | 12:45–1:30 pm
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS, Seattle, WA
Lecturer: M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA


Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, FACS

Olga M. Jonasson Lecture: Recapturing the Joy of Surgery

NL08 | 2:30–3:30 pm
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Susan E. Pories, MD, FACS, Cambridge, MA
Lecturer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, FACS, Iowa City, IA


Wednesday, October 30

Emmanuel M. Makasa, BSC.HB, MBCHB, MPH, M.MED (Ortho)

Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery: The Role of Surgical Care in Attaining Universal Health Coverage for Sustainable Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

NL09 | 8:00–9:00 am
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Raymond R. Price, MD, FACS, Murray, UT
Lecturer: Emmanuel M. Makasa, BSC.HB, MBCHB, MPH, M.MED (Ortho), Lusaka, Zambia


Margaret L. Schwarze, MD, FACS

John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture: What We Talk about When We Talk about Surgery

NL10 | 9:45–10:45 am
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL
Lecturer: Margaret L. Schwarze, MD, FACS, Madison, WI


Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS

Commission on Cancer Oncology Lecture: Progress and Prospects

NL11 | 12:45–1:45 pm
Presiding Officer and Introducer: Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, Rochester, MN
Lecturer: Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, Boston, MA