Blue and Gold Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2009 is just weeks away! Join your fellow classmates as they journey down memory lane and celebrate the good times with alumni and friends.

College of MedicineReunion Registration, Welcome Reception and Class Dinner
Friday, May 1, 2009; 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Pick up your Reunion gift and nametag and get ready to meet up with old friends and start your journey down memory lane at our meet-and-greet cocktail reception, which takes place in our beautiful botanical atrium. Student Ambassadors will give alumni an insider’s tour of this state-of-the-art medical school.

After reconnecting with your classmates sit together and enjoy an elegant dinner prepared for you by one of the city’s finest caterer, Provence. During the evening, Alumni Association Award recipients will be honored for their accomplishments and the members of the Class of 1984 will receive their Silver Dragon Society Pins. As a special treat our Archivist, Barbara Williams, will entertain everyone with a special program detailing the origins of both WMC and Hahnemann. The legacy and rich history of each institution is beautifully woven together to tell the story of the oldest, largest, private, medical school in the country.

NOTE: Free shuttle service will be provided at all reunion hotels to and from the Friday evening Events, but you must register for this service!

CME Program: Neuropathic Pain
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Take advantage of this CME educational activity that the College of Medicine has designated for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The program is presented by our renowned faculty members on Neuropathic Pain. Lecturers will present the latest information regarding cessation of pain with novel pharmacological interventions, discuss new information regarding the role of inflammatory processes mediated by specific proteins in the pain process and how such information can lead to the development of new therapeutics, and review current data regarding basic mechanisms and clinical treatment of pain.

Dean's LunchDean’s Updates
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Richard Homan, M.D., Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, will discuss the future of the college, its strategic plan and the ongoing collaboration throughout the University. Barbara Schindler, M.D., WMC ’70, Education and Academic Affairs Vice Dean will address the topic of Technology in Medical Education. Suzanne Steele, M.D., Alumni Association President will report on the work of the Alumni Association this past year and outline exciting plans for the future.

College of Medicine ReceptionDean’s Lunch
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 1 to 2 p.m.
Enjoy lunch with the Dean, faculty members, and classmates as you continue to catch up with your classmates and friends and learn of the exiting new programs and initiatives in place at the college today.

The Alumni Directory and inCircle Presentation (Drexel’s Social Networking Tool)
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Learn all about the Alumni Directory and our networking tool, inCircle. Using the Directory you can search for friends, post and view class notes and register for permanent e-mail forwarding. inCircle is our online alumni networking tool that enables you to connect with friends and classmates, network with alumni around the world, post blogs and more! With this tool you can create your own personal network – just like Facebook and LinkedIn. Once you create your network, you are also linked to the networks of all the people you know, exponentially increasing the power of your College of Medicine and Drexel connections.

College of Medicine Pre-Gala Cocktail Reception
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join fellow medical school alumni and classmates at this pre-gala reception. This special College of Medicine reception is held in the same building as the Gala Dinner Dance. Complimentary parking is conveniently located in the “F” lot at 31st & Ludlow Streets.

GalaUniversity Gala
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 7 to 10 p.m.
Get ready to rock ‘n roll at our University Gala dinner-dance!  Join friends, both new and old, for our ‘50s style bash, with a three-course dinner followed by an evening of dancing to the sounds of Midnight Hour.

Dress is cocktail attire.  Attendees must be 21 or older.
Please note: There will not be assigned seating at the Gala, however entire tables of 10 or 12 can be purchased to ensure that a group can sit together.  If you would like to reserve a table, you must provide the names of each guest who will be seated there on your registration form. Should you have any questions, please call 1.888.DU.GRADS.

Curated by the Shenzhen Art Museum and an expert panel of Chinese critics and curators, including Fan Di’an, Director of the National Art Museum of china, INK not INK is the first survey-scale exhibition of contemporary Chinese art ever presented in the Greater Philadelphia region. More than 80 paintings, prints, sculptures and videos by 40 Chinese artists, including renowned figures such as Menda Gu, Wei Qingji, and Lin Tianmpiao, will be presented. The exhibition is open to the public from April 2 to May 9, 2009. For more information, click here.

Click below to register today!
Visit www.drexelmed.edu/alumni for a complete listing of Alumni Weekend events, hotel and parking information, and to see who's already signed up. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at 1-866-373-9366 or medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

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50 Year Reunion Attention WMC & Hahnemann Class of 1959!
Don't Miss Your 50-Year Reunion – May 13 through 15, 2009

The 50 Year Reunion is planned to coincide with the College of Medicine's Commencement. This once-in-a-lifetime celebration is not to be missed! We encourage you to share the memories and join in the fun of celebrating your 50 Year Reunion from medical school. For details and registration contact, Alumni Relations at 1-866-373-9633 or click here.

Details is a monthly publication of the Drexel University Alumni Association
For more information, call 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu

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