Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Alumni Association

Alumni Weekend

April 27 – 28, 2018
Celebrate in Chicago and connect with friends, old and new.

Explore Alumni Weekend 2018

Click on the tabs below for information about this year’s event. Registration opens on Jan. 3.

Alumni Weekend 2018

Welcome back! Alumni Weekend is the cornerstone event for the Medical Alumni Association. Spend the weekend reconnecting with friends and classmates as you explore campus, participate in lectures and tours and celebrate at class dinners. See you in Chicago.

2018 Weekend Schedule

Meet in Method

Make Method Atrium your first stop on campus to pick up registration materials, then plan to return throughout each day to connect with classmates, enjoy refreshments, access Wi-Fi and more. Consider Method Atrium your Alumni Weekend and Reunion Class Headquarters.

Please note that some events and lectures will overlap, so please plan accordingly. Click here for a timetable of events.

**indicates that this session has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Schedule of Events

Thursday Events

alumni in method atrium

5:30 – 7 p.m. 
Networking Reception
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
(303 E. Superior St.)
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Late Night Morning Report and Dinner
with Lewis Landsberg, MD

Friday Events

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8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Check-in and Registration
Method Atrium
(320 E. Superior St.)

9 – 9:45 a.m.

AW Forum:

Navigating the Medical School Admissions Process: What Makes a Great Candidate in Today’s Environment
with Roopal V. Kundu, ’97, ’01 MD, ’02 GMER

9 – 10 a.m.

Campus Tours:

  • - Northwestern Simulation Center
  • - Anatomy Lab

9 – 10:45 a.m.

AW Forum:

Northwestern on the Forefront: Confronting Disease on a Global Scale **

10 - 10:45 a.m.

AW Forums:

Brain Aging in the Days of Alzheimer’s Disease**
with Marsel Mesulam, MD

New Frontiers in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine**
with Z. Leah Harris, MD

10 – 11:45 a.m.

City Walking Tour 
led by Joseph Gugenheim, 72 MD

Hospital Tours:
must be 18 or older

  • - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
      led by Irwin Benuck, ’79 MD, ’82 GME, PhD

11 - 11:45 a.m.

AW Forums:

Trajectories of Cardiovascular Health from Childhood Through Older Age**
with Norrina Allen, PhD, MPH

Imaging: State of the Art and Future Advances**
with James Carr, MD, ’01 GMEF

That Was Then, This Is Now: Fortnight on Maxwell Street: Experiences at the Chicago Maternity Center
with David Kerns, ’68 MD

12 – 1:30 p.m.

Mentoring Lunch with Feinberg Students and Fellow Alumni

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Conversations with the Dean
with Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean

3:15 – 4 p.m.

AW Forums:

The Road to Cure in Brain Tumors – Promises, Hype and Progress**
with Roger Stupp, MD

Living Longer and Better: New Ways to Prevent Heart Disease**
with Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Women in Medicine Tea at the Historic Drake Hotel   
Space is limited

3:15 – 5 p.m.

Hospital Tours:
must be 18 or older

  • - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

4:15 – 5 p.m.

AW Forums:

Unraveling the Life Course of Cardiovascular Health**
with Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM

Preparing Medical Students to Deliver Care in the 21st Century: Curriculum Trends and What We Are Doing at Feinberg
with Marianne Green, MD

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Celebrate in Chicago
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
(303 E. Superior St.)

Saturday Events

Class of 1968 at 45th reunion dinner

7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

Fun Run/Walk
Lakefront

Yoga
with Northwestern alumna Dr. Suzanne Semanson, ’06 PT, ’06 DPT

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Late Check-in and Registration
Method Atrium
(320 E. Superior St.)

8 – 9 a.m.

Pancakes and Perspectives Breakfast

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Medical Alumni Association Board Annual Spring Meeting

9 – 9:45 a.m.

AW Forum:

High Intensity Physical Activity: The Cure for the Frail Older Adult?**
with Margaret Danilovich,’07 PT, ’07 DPT, PhD

9 – 10:45 a.m.

AW Forum:

Northwestern on the Forefront: Primary Care in the 21st Century**

10 – 10:45 a.m.

AW Forum:

That Was Then, This Is Now: The Evolution of the Medical Campus
with Eric W. Boberg, PhD

10 – 11:45 a.m.

Gold Coast Walking Tour
led by Joseph Gugenheim, 72 MD

11 – 11:45 a.m.

AW Forums:

Worried About Aging? Don't Lose Sleep Over It!**
with Phyllis C. Zee, MD, ’87 GMER, ’89 GMEF, PhD

Innovating for the future and cherishing the past: Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
with Kristi L. Holmes, PhD

12 – 1:30 p.m.

Commitment to Scholarships Luncheon
By invitation. For more information, please call 312-503-0754.

A Taste of Chicago Lunch

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Bus Tour  
Space is limited

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tour  
led by MCA docent

360 Chicago and Tilt
John Hancock Building

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Chicago Architecture Foundation Bus Tour 
Space is limited

5 – 7 p.m.

Nathan Smith Davis Society Reception
By invitation

7 – 9 p.m.

Young Alumni Social 
For alumni from the classes of 2003–2017
and the inaugural PA class of 2012

7 – 9:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinners
Various locations

Sunday Events

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10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Diversity and Inclusion Alumni Brunch
For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion site or call 312-503-4473. 

Travel and Accommodations

Find everything you need to plan your trip. We’re excited to offer free on-campus parking and discounted rates at nearby hotels. 

Click here to see a map of campus and the surrounding area.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel rooms have been arranged at various local hotels at discounted rates. Please mention Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Alumni Weekend when you make your reservation and call early to ensure availability. Rates are guaranteed until March 26, 2018, or until the room blocks sell out. The rates shown below are per night.

Accessibility

All Alumni Weekend events are accessible to those requiring mobility assistance. For special accommodations, please call 312-503-8012 or email medalum@northwestern.edu.

Parking

Complimentary parking for the weekend is available on campus in the garage at 222 E. Huron St., on the corner of East Huron Street and North Saint Clair Street (Huron Superior Parking Lot). You will need to pull a ticket for entry. Then, at registration, please request a parking card that will allow you to exit and enter the structure throughout Alumni Weekend.

Find Your Class Year

Did you graduate with your MD degree in a year ending in a 3 or 8? If so, it’s your MD reunion year. Find class-specific info below to connect with friends, join your reunion class committee and find out more about making your class gift.

Come back. Give back.

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Make a Gift

A gift in honor of your reunion supports need-based scholarships, faculty recruitment, ground-breaking research and unparalleled learning experiences. All gifts made from Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2018, to any area of the medical school count as part of the class gift.

Make your gift today to support the future of medicine.

A Class Legacy

MD reunion alumni are encouraged to support the legacy of their classes by giving to a class scholarship fund. The classes of 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1973 have established endowed class funds at the medical school. For all other classes, one-year expendable scholarships have been created in honor of this year's reunion. These one-year scholarships are a great way to have a tangible impact on the life of a young medical student who is following in your footsteps.

All gifts made to these expendable class funds (also titled “Medical School Scholarship Fund” on the giving page) during reunion year will go to a student who will be named as a class scholar for the following 2018-2019 academic year.

Impact

Each year, roughly half of our medical students receive scholarships. To support one of our top priorities and to secure our place among the nation’s premier institutions, we endeavor to make a Northwestern medical education accessible to the very best students, regardless of their economic background. Your class scholarship will enable more students to reap the benefits of a Northwestern medical education without bearing a significant financial burden. Scholarships also help ensure that our community more accurately reflects the world at large — and that every student benefits from an environment rich with diverse perspectives.

Related Links:

Reunion Giving Honor Roll

Class Representatives

Endowed Class Funds

Contact and FAQ

Feinberg Alumni Members

For general inquiries, please contact:
Medical Alumni Association
medalum@northwestern.edu
312-503-8012

For cancellations and refunds, please email:
medalum-reunion@northwestern.edu

For questions about MD reunions and class funds, please contact:              
Emily McLaughlin
Assistant Director
Emily.mclaughlin@northwestern.edu
312-503-1165




Alumni Weekend Frequently Asked Questions

 Which classes are celebrating their reunions this year?

Classes whose graduation years ended in a 3 or 8. For example, the class of 1968 will be celebrating its 50th.

 My class is not celebrating a major reunion; will there still be things for me to do?

Yes. While we have some special activities and recognition for those classes in a reunion year, this is truly an all-alumni weekend. Any alumnus/a, guests and family members are welcome to register for any scheduled event. Please note that hospital tour attendees must be 18 years or older.

 How can I find out if someone from my class is attending?

Check back in January to see the Attendee List.

 How can I change or add to my registration once it is submitted?

You may add to your registration online by clicking the link at the bottom of your confirmation email. You may add events and/or guests to your original registration at any time before the registration deadline. You will not be able to delete events from your registration. Please email your request to medalum-reunion@northwestern.edu.

 If something comes up, can I cancel and receive a refund?

We understand that sometimes life interferes with our best-laid plans, so we will accept cancellations. Cancellations must be received by Friday, April 20, to be entitled to a refund. You may still cancel after April 20, but a refund cannot be guaranteed for cancellations made after that date. Please email medalum-reunion@northwestern.edu with your request.

 If I don't pre-register, can I still attend?

Yes, you may come to registration at Method Atrium. Keep in mind that activities or meals you are interested in attending may be full to capacity, and your reservations will be made only if space is available.

 Do I need to print and bring my registration email with me?

No, it is not necessary. We will have your printed itinerary available at registration.

 Where is registration located?

In Method Atrium (320 E. Superior St.).

 Where can I pick up my nametag and itinerary if I didn't make it to registration?

If you miss regular registration hours (Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.), we will have your nametag(s) at your first paid event.

 Do I have to bring my nametag to every event?

Yes, please wear your nametag to every event. You will only receive one nametag for the entire weekend.

 Can I get CME credit for attending Alumni Weekend programming?

Yes, we will be offering 11 forums for CME credit. You can find these forums on our Schedule of Events designated with ** following the title. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 How do I take advantage of the complimentary parking?

Parking will be available on the Chicago Campus from 9 a.m. on Friday until 10 a.m. on Monday in the parking structure (Lot A) located between St. Clair Street and Fairbanks Court, just north of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. You may enter the lot on Superior Street or Huron Street. You will need to pull a ticket for entry. Then, at registration, please request a parking card that will allow you to exit and enter the structure throughout Alumni Weekend.

 What is the dress code for the weekend?

Dress throughout the weekend is casual, although some may choose to dress up for the Celebrate in Chicago event and for class dinners.

 Will the bookstore be open?

Yes, the bookstore will be open on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can find the bookstore in Abbott Hall, at the corner of East Superior Street and North Lake Shore Drive, on the first floor.

 Will there be photos taken during Alumni Weekend?

Yes, photographers will be at most of our events. Please note, a class photo will be taken at each of the Class Dinners on Saturday, as well as the Young Alumni Social. The select photographs will be available after Alumni Weekend, and all reunion classes will receive a copy of their class photo.

**This event is being digitally recorded and/or photographed. By attending, you acknowledge and agree to grant Northwestern University the right to digitally record, film, photograph or capture your likeness in any media now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use or otherwise disseminate such media in perpetuity without any further approval from you or any payment to you.**

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