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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Reunion

October 11-13, 2018

Thank you to all VUSM alumni who participated in and helped make Reunion 2018 a great success.  We look forward to our next VUSM Reunion in 2020.  

Class photos will be posted on individual class pages in the near future.

Classes Celebrating Special Anniversaries  

5th 10th 15th 20th 25th 30th 35th 40th 45th 50th Quinq Plus

2012

2013

2007

2008

2002

2003

1997

1998

1992

1993

1987

1988

1982

1983

1977

1978

1972

1973

1968

1969

All classes 1967

and earlier

Thursday, October 11, 2018 

  • Golf Outing & Breakfast  Breakfast at 8:30 am  Tee time starts at 9:00 am  Richland Country Club . Golf Chairman: William M. Petrie, M.D. (BA’68, M.D.’72);  Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (Registration required)
  • Welcome Dinner and Vanderbilt University Medical Alumni Association (VMAA) Awards Program  • 
    5:30 pm - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    (registration required) 

Honoring VMAA Distinguished Alumni Award Winners, Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D., FAC ’80-Present and David M. Gershenson, M.D. ‘71 as well as VMAA Distinguished Service Award Winner, Kitty D. Murfree

Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Registration Packets Pick- Up  6:30 am–2:30 pm  • Light Hall North Lobby
  • VMAA hosted Breakfast  6:30 am-8:30 am  Light Hall Student Lounge  
  • Specialty Grand Rounds and Conference 

More information visit the CME Offerings page

  • Plenary Session I  8–11:15 a.m. • Light Hall 208

The President’s Welcome
Thomas W. Nygaard, BA ’74, M.D.’78, President, Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association Board

Keynote Address presented by Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D. (FAC ’80-Present) , 2018 VMAA Distinguished Alumna
Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Topic: “An Update on Immunizations: Successes and Challenges.”

Keynote Address presented by David M. Gershenson, M.D.’71, 2018 VMAA Distinguished Alumnus; Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Topic: “Life Lessons from a Vanderbilt School of Medicine Education and Beyond.”

Update: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Medical Center
Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D.'90, Ph.D. '90, President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Quinq Inductions, Classes of 1968 and 1969  11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. • Light Hall 208

Join us as we honor new Vanderbilt Quinq Medical Society inductees and their spouses. 
Photographs of the new Quinq Classes will be taken immediately following the ceremony.

  • Quinq Medical Society Luncheon   12:15–1:30 p.m. • Langford Lobby     

For Classes of 1969 and earlier and their families (registration required)                                              

  • All-Alumni and Family Luncheon • 12–1:30 p.m. • Light Hall Student Lounge

Graduates, Classes of 1970–present. $15/adult, $8/children 6-12, Free/children 5 and under (registration required).

  • Afternoon Activities

2:15-3:15 pm

Anatomy Lab Tour • Meet in Light Hall, North Lobby. Tour group departs at 2 p.m. 

Pre-Med Conversation   Light Hall Student Lounge.  Come talk with Jennifer Steffen Kimble, Director of Admissions for VUSM, to hear about what makes candidates competitive for medical school.

Interactive Learning Session • Light Hall 214. "Taming the Overwhelm: How to Be More Productive with Less Stress in Your Life as a Physician" presented by Dr. Ryan Bayley (M.D. '04), national speaker, physician coach, and healthcare consultant. For more information, please click here

  • Class Parties  (please see each class page for class party location, registration is required).

Saturday, October 13, 2018

  • Registration Packets Pick-up   8–11 a.m.  • Light Hall North Lobby
  • VMAA Breakfast • 8-9 am • Eskind Biomedical Library, Room 215
  • Plenary Session II: Student Initiative • 2 CME Credit*  9–11 a.m. • Eskind Biomedical Library, Room 238

The Next Generation: Research | Clinical Care | Education                           
Moderator: Joey Barnett, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, Director of the Office of Medical Student Research, Assistant Dean of Physician-Researcher Training, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Student Presenters:

Justin Banerdt, MD/MPH Candidate, (Class of 2020) "Delirium Prevalence and Outcomes Among Patients Presenting to a Resource-Restricted Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia"

Thomas Klink, MD/MPH Candidate, (Class of 2019) "Experiences from an MPH Practicum: Establishing Monitoring and Evaluation Protocols for a Mobile Clinic in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala."

Nicholas Kuhl, MD Candidate, (Class of 2019) "The Economic Impact and Resource Utilization of Surgical Intervention in Obstructive Sleep Apnea."

Katherine Sumarriva, MD Candidate (Class of 2019) "Arginine Metabolism is Dysregulated in Diabetic Retinopathy."

*These sessions have been approved for CME credit.

  • Vanderbilt Homecoming Tailgate  9–11 a.m.

VU Tailgate at Rob Roy Purdy Field (located at 25th Avenue and Children's Way). 

  • Homecoming Football Game VU vs. University of Florida 11 a.m.

Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory!  A limited number of game tickets are available at $64 each (inclusive of all processing fees) and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

To order, visit Ticketmaster: https://bit.ly/2O1UEm7 and enter the promo code Reunion2018 for early purchase access.  To purchase tickets over the phone, please call the Athletic Ticket Office at (615) 322-GOLD (4653).

Alumni have two delivery options for tickets purchased – mail or Ticket Fast (print at home).

Single-game SEC tickets go on sale to the general public September 1. 

This schedule is susceptible to change, please check this website or contact us for more information.