We have a number of exciting lectures and events planned for reunion weekend, including the following highlights:
Friday, September 23
Registration | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Griffis Faculty Club
Continental Breakfast | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Griffis Faculty Club
Welcome and Honorary Fellowship Awards | 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. | Uris Auditorium
Spencer H. Kubo, M.D. '80
Stuart B. Mushlin, M.D. '73
Reunion 2016 Chair and Vice President, WCMCAA
An Epidemic of Empathy: How to Spread the Right Values in Health Care | 9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Uris Auditorium
The chaos of modern medicine has created an imperative to organize care around meeting the needs of patients and reducing their suffering. Data demonstrates that the most important factors driving patients' peace of mind are coordination, empathy, and good communication. This lecture will describe tactics that help make compassionate connected care a social norm, rather than the target of financial incentives.
Thomas H. Lee, M.D. ’79
Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey
The Exploding Worldwide Cancer Burden | 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Uris Auditorium
Renowned alumnus Robert C. Young, M.D. ’65, will utilize his expertise in clinical oncology, issues of health policy and health care quality to provide important updates and illuminating insights into the international impact of the rise in cancer diagnosis.
Robert C. Young, M.D. ’65
Former President/CEO Fox Chase Cancer Center
Former President, American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Moderator: Michael Dosik, M.D. ’66
An Interview with Anthony Fauci, M.D. ’66 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Uris Auditorium
In this not-to-be-missed exclusive interview WCM alumnus and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Tony Fauci will reflect on his remarkable career and discuss the significant impact and vital contributions he has made to the discovery and treatment of infectious diseases worldwide.
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. ’66
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Journalist, The New Yorker
WCMCAA Luncheon and Business Meeting | 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Belfer Research Building, 2nd & 3rd Floor Conference Rooms
WCMCAA Board of Directors Election
Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell’s Medical School | 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Belfer Research Building, 2nd & 3rd Floor Conference Rooms
Hear from Dean Emeritus Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., M.D. about his new book, which provides an insightful and nuanced examination of the Medical College’s history in the context of the development of modern medicine and health care.
Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., M.D., D.Phil.
Dean Emeritus, Weill Cornell Medical College
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a special discount of $28 (regular price is $35) at the following locations:
- The Cornell Store: 1300 York Avenue in the Library; opens at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23
- Belfer Research Building: 413 East 69th Street, 2nd & 3rd floors, starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 23
Dean's Address | 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Uris Auditorium
Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D.
Interim Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College
Guided Campus Tours | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Clinical Skills Center, Anatomy Lab, Weill Education Center & Belfer Research Building
Walk through the halls of Weill Cornell and visit the Margaret and Ian Smith Clinical Skills Center, the Anatomy Lab, the Weill Education Center, and the state-of-the-art Belfer Research Building.
Cocktail Reception | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Belfer Research Building, Starr Greenberg Conference Center
Class Dinners | 6:30 p.m. | Various locations to be determined by Class Leaders
Saturday, September 24
Registration | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Uris Auditorium Lobby
Buffet Breakfast | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Griffis Faculty Club
WCMCAA Special Achievement Award Presentations | 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Uris Auditorium
One Degree, Many Paths: Career Choices Made Since Graduation | 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Uris Auditorium
Join members of the 25th anniversary milestone classes as they share experiences from their unique and diverse career paths taken after graduation from Weill Cornell and their current contributions to science and medicine.
Featuring panelists from the Classes of 1990 and 1991
Journey to the M.D.: Students Reflect on their Experience at WCM | 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Uris Auditorium
Catch a glimpse into the life of today’s medical students as they reflect on their time at Weill Cornell: why they came to medical school, what their most impactful experiences have been, and how the remarkable advances made in medical science affects their education.
Moderator: Yoon Kang, M.D.
Assistant Dean of Curriculum
Richard P. Cohen M.D., Associate Professor of Medical Education
Reunion "Picnic" | 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Olin Hall Gym
Dean's Circle Reception with Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D. | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | The Plaza
Open to Dean's Circle members and spouses only
Gala Dinner Dance | 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. | The Plaza