NL01 | Martin Memorial Lecture

NIH: The National Institutes of Hope

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA
Lecturer: Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Bethesda, MD
Track(s): GEN, URO

The Martin Memorial Lecture and the American Urological Association Lecture (AUA) have been combined for presentation during the Opening Ceremony of the Clinical Congress. The AUA Lecture has been sponsored by the AUA since 1967 and has featured diverse topics in surgery. The Martin Memorial Lecture was established in 1946 to honor Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, founder of the College and his wife, Isabelle Hollister Martin. The Martin Memorial Lecture is alternately nominated by the Advisory Council for Urology Surgery and the ACS Honors Committee.



NL02 | John H. Gibbon, Jr., Lecture

Early Hospital Mortality: A Misleading Metric for Quality Assurance in the New Era of Hybrid

Presiding Officer and Introducer: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA
Lecturer: Richard A. Jonas, MB, BS, FACS, Washington, DC
Track(s): CTS

Established in 1971 to honor this pioneer in open-heart surgery.



NL04 | I. S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences

Suppressing the Immune System: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Amy L. Halverson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Chicago, IL
Lecturer: John J. Fung, MD, PhD, FACS, FAASLD, Chicago, IL
Track(s): GEN, BTR

Sponsored by the I.S. Ravdin Surgical Society since 1964 to honor Dr. Ravdin by promoting knowledge in basic sciences with application to surgery.



NL05 | Herand Abcarian Lecture

Privilege and Responsibility: A 20-Year Journey

Presiding Officer and Introducer: David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS, New Orleans, LA
Lecturer: Zane Cohen, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Toronto, ON
Track(s): CRS

Established by the Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery in 2006 to honor this colon and rectal surgeon and to address issues of relevance to the surgical community at-large and focus on emerging issues in surgery.


NL06 | Excelsior Surgical Society Edward D. Churchill Lecture

Civilian and Military Trauma: Training to Successfully Intervene and Save Lives

Presiding Officer and Introducer: COL Stacy A. Shackelford, MD,  FACS, USAF, MC, Houston, TX
Lecturer: Demetrios Demetriades, MD, PhD, FACS, Los Angeles, CA
Track(s): GEN, TRA

This lecture is named for the Excelsior Surgical Society, a group of 80 medical officers who met for the first time in 1945 at the Excelsior Hotel, Rome, Italy. This lecture also honors COL Edward C. Churchill, a famous surgeon and consultant to the U.S. Army in the World War II Italian Theatre, who presented the first keynote address at the meeting.



NL08 | Olga M. Jonasson Lecture

A Path Toward Diversity, Inclusion, and Excellence

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Susan E. Pories, MD, FACS, Cambridge, MA
Lecturer: Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, Boston, MA
Track(s): GEN

Established by the Women in Surgery Committee to honor the memory of Olga M. Jonasson, MD, FACS, who died in August 2006. This lectureship is a testimony to leadership and education in surgery and a reflection of the capacity of women to reach academic pinnacles.



NL09 | Distinguished Lecture of the International Society of Surgery

Computer-Assisted Technologies: The Magic Wand of Surgery

Presiding Officer and Introducer: Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS, Chicago, IL
Lecturer: Jacques Marescaux, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), FJSES(Hon), FASA(Hon), Strasbourg, France
Track(s): HUM, INFO, INT

Established in 1990 and endowed by the U.S. Chapter of the International Society of Surgery to recognize the Society’s  worthwhile activities by honoring distinguished international surgeons.



NL11 | Commission on Cancer Oncology Lecture

Microbes and Cancer: A Missing Link

Presiding Officer and Introducer: David P. Winchester, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL
Lecturer: Heidi Nelson, MD, FACS, Rochester, MN
Track(s): ONC

Established in 1988 to explore major developments in oncology and to focus on the surgeon’s role in caring for cancer patients.