Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Alumni Association

Alumni Weekend 2019

Friday, April 26—Saturday, April 27
Celebrate in Chicago!

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Alumni Weekend 2019

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!

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2019 Weekend Schedule

Meet in Method (320 East Superior Street)

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 plan accordingly.
Click here for a downloadable version of the Alumni Weekend 2019 brochure.
Click here for a timetable of events.

Click here for a campus map.

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

Schedule of Events

Thursday Events

alumni in method atrium

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 
Networking Reception
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
(303 East Superior Street)


5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Late Night Morning Report and Dinner
with Lewis Landsberg, MD
Call 312-908-1892 for details.
"Late Night" registration available online with Alumni Weekend Registration.

Friday Events

aw17 celebrate in chicago event
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Check-in and Registration
Method Atrium
(320 East Superior Street)

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
AW Forums:

Advances in Stroke Care and the Longevity Dividend**
with Farzaneh A. Sorond, MD, PhD

Navigating the Medical School Admissions Process: What Makes a Great Candidate in Today’s Environment

with Roopal V. Kundu ’97, ’01 MD, ’02 GMER

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Campus Tours:

  • - Anatomy Lab
  • - Northwestern Simulation Center

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.
AW Forum:

Global Health Means Everywhere

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
AW Forums:

The Benefits of Achieving Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifetime**
with Norrina Bai Allen, PhD

Planning for the Future: What Will Your Legacy Be?
with Camille Licklider, JD, and William “Jack” Frable, ’59 MD, ’60 GMER, ’64 GMER

Building Tour:

  • - Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
City Walking Tour 
led by Joseph Gugenheim, ’72 MD

Hospital Tours:
must be 18 or older

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

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Building Tour:

  • - Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center

AW Forums:

How Precision Medicine and Artificial Intelligence are Changing the Way Diseases are Diagnosed**
with Daniel J. Brat, MD, PhD

Preventing Heart Disease—It’s Easier Than You Think**
with Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc

That Was Then, This Is Now: Building Community without Abbott Hall—Medical Student Societies and Student Life Today
with Gregory E. Brisson, MD, ’94 GMER

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Mentoring Lunch with Feinberg Students and Fellow Alumni

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Conversations with the Dean
with Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
AW Forums:

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Precision Medicine: Hope or Hype?**
with Sanjiv J. Shah, MD

Prostate Cancer Update 2019**
with Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Women in Medicine Tea at the Historic Drake Hotel  
Space is limited

3:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Hospital Tours:
must be 18 or older

  • - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate in Chicago! All Alumni Reception and Dinner
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
(303 East Superior Street)

8:00 p.m.
Young Alumni After-Party, Classes of 2000–2018
Timothy O’Toole’s
(622 North Fairbanks Court)

Saturday Events

Class of 1968 at 45th reunion dinner
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Late Check-in and Registration
Method Atrium
(320 East Superior Street)

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Fun Run/Walk
Lakefront

Yoga
with Suzanne Semanson, ’06 DPT

Pancakes and Perspectives Breakfast

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Medical Alumni Association Board Annual Spring Meeting
For more information, please call 312-503-8012.

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
AW Forums:

Combating the Opioid Crisis: Safe and Effective Approaches to Prevent Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain**
with Amee L. Seitz, PT, PhD, DPT

Should Low-Risk Pregnant Women be Induced Routinely at 39 Weeks?**
with William Grobman, MD

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
AW Forums:

Control, Alt, Delete: Genomic Therapies for Blood Disorders**
with Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH

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

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Gold Coast Walking Tour
led by Joseph Gugenheim, ’72 MD

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Commitment to Scholarships Luncheon
By invitation. For more information, please call 312-503-0754.

A Taste of Chicago Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Bus Tour
Space is limited

1:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Hidden Truths: Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park Tour
Space is limited

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tour
led by MCA docent

360 Chicago and Tilt
94th Floor of the historic (former) John Hancock Building

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Bus Tour
Space is limited

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Nathan Smith Davis Society Reception
By invitation. For more information, please call 312-503-3459.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Reunion Class and Young Alumni Dinners
Various locations TBA and determined by registration numbers.

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 for 2019

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, 2019, or until the room blocks sell out. The rates shown below are per night.

PLEASE NOTE: Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel workers are currently on strike, as their union is engaged in ongoing contract negotiations. The hotel is open and operating during the strike. Please make reservations at the Cambria at your discretion.

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 4 or 9? If so, it’s your 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 September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019, 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 1959, 1964, 1969 and 1974 have established endowed class funds at the medical school. For all other classes, any gift to anywhere in the medical school will count towards your class gift.

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 changes to your registration, cancellations, or refunds, please email:
medalum-reunion@northwestern.edu

For questions about MD reunions and class funds, please contact:              
Jillian Kurtz Brubaker
Assistant Director, Alumni Communication and Reunions
jillian.brubaker@northwestern.edu 312-503-3926




Alumni Weekend Frequently Asked Questions

 Which classes are celebrating their reunions this year?

Classes whose graduation years ended in a 4 or 9. For example, the class of 1969 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?

Beginning January 2, when registration opens, you'll be able to view 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 19, to be entitled to a refund. You may still cancel after April 19, but a refund cannot be guaranteed for cancellations made after that date. Please email medalum-reunion@northwestern.edu with your request.

 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 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. We will prepare one nametag for the weekend.

 Can I get CME credit for attending Alumni Weekend programming?

Yes, we will be offering 9 forums for CME credit for a total of 4.5 hours. 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?

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.

 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 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 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. 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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