Department of Surgery
UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Phone: (505) 272-6487

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Department of Surgery Fourth Annual Research Symposium

Dear Colleagues,

On Friday, June 22, 2018 the Department of Surgery will sponsor its Fourth Annual Research Symposium.  This year’s Featured Speaker with be Dr. John C. Alverdy, Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago, an international expert on the medical microbiome and its impact on surgical disease and wound healing.  In October he gave the I.S. Ravdin Lecture in Basic and Surgical Sciences at the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons; his topic was “Microbiome Medicine: This Changes Everything”.  Dr. Donald Fry will also be in attendance, to present the Fry Research Competition Awards for the best podium and poster presentations at this year’s symposium.

The Abstract Due date will be March 31, 2018.  Abstracts should be sent to Dr. Arup Das (Vice Chair for Research and Division Chief of Ophthalmology) and Joanne M. Baca de Holguin.  You should indicate on your submission whether you would like your submission considered for a podium presentation, a poster presentation, or for either.  Notification of the selected presentations will sent to the lead authors indicated on the abstract after April 15th.

This event has grown each year, and I hope that this year’s event will be the best yet!  Get cranking on your studies, so you’ll have data to present to your surgical colleagues this Spring!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Das or me.


John Russell

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