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If you are interested in helping to host or help plan an upcoming online event or regional gathering in your area, please contact us. We are grateful to all our volunteers who help make our events possible and help fellow alumni stay connected with their alma mater. For more information, please email us at

Upcoming Events

Join Us for These Upcoming Events:

Alumni Weekend 2024 | Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, April 18–Saturday, April 20, 2024
We’re Springing Forward—Come Celebrate in Chicago!

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. We are thrilled to welcome back our 2024 reunion classes, as well as all members of our Half Century Club. Not your reunion year? Not a problem! There’s so much to see and do. Plan to spend a spring weekend with us. See you in Chicago!

Advance registration is required. There is no on-site registration for Alumni Weekend.

Northwestern Medical Orchestra Chamber Concert
Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. CDT
The Northwestern Medical Orchestra (NMO) invites you to a special chamber music concert. We welcome you to enjoy this ensemble performance featuring Northwestern medical students, residents, faculty, and staff. This free event kicks off Alumni Weekend 2024 and includes on campus parking, so don’t miss out!

There will be a light dessert reception following the concert, providing you with an opportunity to meet the students and musicians involved in the NMO.

You must register to attend, so do so today! The online registration form includes all available Alumni Weekend activities. Join us for just the concert or sign up for any of our other on campus events—the choice is yours!

The NMO was formed in the spring of 2018 by first-year medical students to provide an instrumental musical experience for members of the Northwestern medical community in downtown Chicago. The group now has 100+ members and holds several concerts every year.

Please note: The concert will end at 8:30 p.m. Please plan to stay and chat with the musicians during our post-event reception.

Space is limited. We expect this event to fill up, so sign up today!

A Night with Northwestern at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. CDT
The Northwestern Alumni Association invites you to a reception and performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero ’92. Selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet will alternate between the original orchestral version performed by the CSO and imaginative jazz arrangements presented by Lincoln Center musicians. Then, the ensembles join forces for Wynton Marsalis’s critically acclaimed Swing Symphony.

Saturday, April 27 | 5:30 p.m. Reception | 7:30 p.m. Performance
Symphony Center | 220 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, Illinois

Please note: Tickets to the event are sold out at this time. There are still reception only tickets available.

There is limited availability, so please reserve your spot today. You may request a disability accommodation via the registration form.

Questions? Email

Feinberg Cardiology Panel | Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | 5:30–7:00 p.m. CDT
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Division of Cardiology invites you to attend this dynamic panel discussion with scholars and researchers, Northwestern’s top early-career physician-scientists who are dramatically changing the landscape of cardiovascular science. Expect a provocative and inspiring exchange of new ideas: data science, aging, augmented intelligence, gene therapy, and metabolism. Learn more about how their research informs patient care and engage with our panelists in a conversation about these breakthroughs.

Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Hughes Auditorium | 303 East Superior Street | Chicago, Illinois 60611

Moderated by Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc

Stanley Aladi, MD
Nour Beydoun, MD
Kelley Chen, MD
Jennifer Maning, DO
Graham Peigh, MD, ’21 MS

For questions about this event, please contact Ayanna Guillen at

Complimentary parking will be available.

Have Coffee and Conversations | Virtual Event
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. CDT
The Half Century Club Committee of the Northwestern University Medical Alumni Association invites you to a virtual event:

Have Coffee and Conversations

Our “Have Coffee and Conversations” series is a unique opportunity for you to reconnect with fellow alumni, share your experiences, and enjoy meaningful conversations in a relaxed setting. This month’s topic will feature a question that is on all of our minds, “Exercise is Medicine: Are You Taking the Right Dose?”

This virtual discussion will feature Margaret Danilovich ’07 PT, DPT, PhD, ’22 MBA, adjunct assistant professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences. Exercise is good for you...but what exactly should you do to age well? We all know we should exercise, but what's the exact "prescription" to age well–our research is helping define that.

RSVP today to receive your special edition NM exercise bands via mail!

The Half Century Club (HCC) recognizes our alumni who graduated 50+ years ago and celebrates your dedication to the betterment of human health.

2024 Minds Matter Gala | Chicago, Illinois
Friday, May 10, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. CDT
The Minds Matter Gala, held this year at the Hilton Chicago, is an annual fundraiser for the Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute (MBTI) of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Net proceeds support brain tumor research and patient care.

Advance registration is required.

31st Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K
Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. CDT
Held on National Cancer Survivors Day, our 31st Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K features a non-competitive walk or chip-timed 5K run along Chicago’s lakefront, T-shirts, refreshments, music and entertainment, activities for the family, and a chance to share a message on the Dedication Wall. It is a day for cancer survivors, wearing purple shirts, to connect and celebrate milestones with the friends, family members, and medical professionals who supported them along the way.

SAVE THE DATE: Northwestern Leadership Symposium
Wednesday, November 13–Friday, November 15, 2024
Join this complimentary symposium for our most engaged alumni volunteer leaders to learn from expert faculty, network with fellow alumni, and enhance your volunteer role with the University. Events begin Wednesday evening before Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

The NAA will share the full schedule, event registration, and hotel accommodations this summer. Visit the Leadership Symposium page for additional resources. Information will be updated frequently.

Feinberg's Breakthroughs Podcast Archives | Claim CME Credit
Available Now

Stay in tune with Feinberg faculty through candid interviews in the Breakthroughs podcast archives. Listen to their insights, explore recent episodes, claim continuing medical education credit, and subscribe to the show so that you can stay up-to-date with the latest discoveries.

Claim CME Credit. At the bottom of every podcast story page, you’ll find the eligible credit amount and a “claim your credit” button, which will take you to Feinberg’s CME website. Just sign in and fill out the form.

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine podcasts are available on: Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Pandora.


View our full offering of Medical Alumni Association events by visiting our events calendar.