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Monday, October 4, 2021
6pm social hour; dinner 6:30pm
Phila. Academy of Physicians, 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

10/4/21: The John R. Clarke Lectureship


Meeting Announcement * Monday, October 4, 2021, 6:00 pm * College of Physicians

Finding new solutions to old challenges with evidence and courage!

The next meeting of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021.  The program will begin promptly at 6:00 pm starting with a brief “social hour” with a dinner served at 6:30 pm.  We invite you to attend the dinner and we encourage you to invite residents as your guests.

Fellows must make reservations for the dinner for themselves and guests before 12:00 PM, Thursday, September 30, 2021.  For cancellations, please contact us via (Email: by 10:00 AM, Monday, October 4, 2021; otherwise, you will be charged per reservation made.

Please note: It is very important to make advance reservations for dinner.  Please sign the attendance card at the dinner meeting to identify all of your guests.


***COVID Regulations:  We ask that all guests (vaccinated or not) wear a mask throughout the dinner and presentation.  You will need to sign an attestation form prior to the meeting.  We will have reduced seating at each dinner table (<4 guests) and dinner will be plated/served, not buffet style.***


Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, MAMSE, FSSO

Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery Professor, Department of Medicine

Affiliated faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

University of California San Francisco-UCSF

Dr. Sosa will review efforts to move the dial around diversity, equity, and inclusion in American surgery and also around the science of thyroidology, making the point that evidence and courage are both essential for informing durable change.’