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University of Colorado School of Medicine

2017 Alumni Weekend & Reunion


DAY 1:  Thursday, May 25, 2017 

Welcome Back Lunch with Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD & State of the School Update 
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 
Anschutz Medical Campus | Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics
13080 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045

Description: Dean Reilly was appointed Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in April 2015. He will provi​de an update about the latest events at the School of Medicine including the student admissions and enrollment, scholarship support, research endeavors, and other exciting information. 
Cost: $20 per person 
Audience: All Alumni and Class Years 

Connecting the 13th Century to the 21st Century: CU Health Sciences Library, CAPE, and Visible Human 
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
Anschutz Medical Campus | Health Sciences Library
12950 E. Montview Blvd. | Aurora, CO 80045 

DescriptionThe Health Sciences Library has been an essential part of the history and development of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The library is the physical and digital hub of knowledge—coordinating access to information in support of learning, research, clinical care, and service to the community. It is also renowned for its Rare Materials Collection consisting of nearly 5,000 books and serial titles on all aspects of medicine published between 1483 and 2014, most of them from the nineteenth century. Join your classmates, fellow alumni, and friends for a behind the scenes look at library; centuries-old books will also be on display of, including works by Andreas Vesalius, Charles Darwin, Govard Bidloo, and many more. The Center for Human Simulation (CHS) is a synthesis of human anatomy and computed three-dimensional imaging. This synthesis resulted in a three-dimensional, high resolution database of human male and female anatomy (the Visible Human) as derived from direct analysis of anatomical specimens and radiological imaging. The general purpose of this Center is to facilitate the collaboration of anatomists, radiologists, computer scientists, engineers, physicians and educators to promote the application of this and other anatomical data to basic and clinical research, clinical practice and teaching. The goal of this research training program is to educate the anatomist of the 21st century, a new type of anatomist/computer imaging specialist. The Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) is housed in an 18,000-square-foot space at CU Anschutz. This space includes 15 examination rooms, 3 consult rooms, and 4 high fidelity simulation rooms that can function as an OR, Emergency Room, hospital room, ICU, labor and delivery suite and apartment. The CAPE space allows medical students and clinicians to perform small and large scale educational and assessment activities using standardized patients and high fidelity mannequins, and tools for health profession learners across the spectrum of training—setting new, national standards and transforming medical education in the 21st Century. 
Cost: FREE 
Audience: All Reunion Classes Suggested Parking: Henderson Garage or Ignacio Lot 
Suggested Parking: Henderson Garage, Ignacio, or Georgetown Lots 

​​Silver & Gold Alumni Banquet Honoring the Classes of 1967 and 2017 
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm 
1111 14th St. | Denver, CO 80202 
-  5:30 Reception 
-  7:00 Dinner and Program

Description: For more than four decades, the School of Medicine and the Medical Alumni Association host the Silver & Gold Alumni Banquet. The event celebrates the School of Medicine and the role our alumni have played in transforming the art and science of medicine. The 2017 banquet will honor the Class of 1967, celebrate the 2017 graduating class, and will recognize prestigious alumni who have gone on to enjoy monumental careers in medical care and research. 
Cost: $50 per person (No cost for Class of 1967 members; all other guests $50); $15 of every registration fee will be used to provide wine and beer during dinner.
Audience: All Alumni 
Suggested ParkingValet parking is available at the Four Seasons Denver.  Rates start at $20 for up to 4 hours, $28 for 4-8 hours, and $46 for overnight parking.  Parking is also available at the Denver Performing Arts Complex Garage, with entrances off of Arapahoe and 13th Street. The rates are $4 for less than one hour, $6 for 1-2 hours, $9 for 2-5 hours, $15 for 5-12 hours, $20 for 12-24 hours and each additional 12 hour period after the first 24 hours is $10.

Bonnie Camp, MD, PhD - Class of 1965 (Silver & Gold Award)
John Sharp, MD- Class of 1967 (Distinguished Service Award)
William Buchanan, MD - Class of 1959 & John Eliff, MD - Class of 1956 (Distinguished Achievement Award)

DAY 2:  Friday, May 26, 2017 

Continental Breakfast and Hooding For Convocation Ceremony 
8:00 am – 9:00 am 
Anschutz Medical Campus | Education 2 North Building (Room 2301) 
13120 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: The Class of 1966 will gather for breakfast and will then dress in School of Medicine regalia. Following breakfast, the Class of 1966 will lead the graduating class of 2016 for their ceremonial procession into Boettcher Commons for the School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony. 
Cost: Free
Audience: Class of 1967 and Guests Only 
Suggested Parking: Henderson Garage or Ignacio Lot 

CU School of Medicine Oath and Convocation Ceremony
10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Anschutz Medical Campus | Boettcher Commons (Located between Education 1 and Education 2 North) 
13070 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: Join Dean John Reilly, MD, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the Medical Alumni Association as we congratulate graduating medical students for their remarkable academic successes and celebrate the next phase of their medical journey. 
Cost: Free 
Audience: Class of 1967 and Guests; All Alumni Welcome to Attend 
Suggested Parking: Henderson Garage 

1883 Society Luncheon & Lecture: Louis Pasteur, Artist 
11:30 am – 1:30 pm 
Anschutz Medical Campus | Health Sciences Library (3rd Floor Reading Room and Gallery) 
12950 E. Montview Blvd. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: The 1883 Society Luncheon is an annual gathering of classes that have celebrated their 50th anniversary of graduating from medical school. This year the Association will induct the Class of 1967 and welcome Joseph Gal, PhD as our guest lecturer. Joseph Gal, PhD, is professor of medicine and pathology at the CU School of Medicine and is Director of the Toxicology Section of University of Colorado Hospital’s Clinical Laboratories. His scholarly activities focus on the history of science, with specific focus on Louis Pasteur’s work as a chemist and on the history of chemical warfare, including the moral and ethical aspects. Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) is well known for his scientific discoveries. However, it is a little-appreciated fact that he was a talented graphic artist who as a young man produced dozens of fine images, mostly portraits. Although at age 20 he stopped working as an artist, he retained a lifelong interest in the arts and was a patron of the arts and artist. Moreover, his artistic talents likely played a key role in his first major scientific discovery. This presentation will trace the artistic genius of one of the history’s preeminent scientific thinkers.
Cost: $18 per person 
Audience: Classes of 1940-1967; Residents, Interns, and Fellows 1940-1967 also encouraged to attend. Suggested ParkingHenderson Garage, Ignacio, or Georgetown Lots ​

Reunion Reception and Class Dinners
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
1700 E. 1st Ave. | Denver, CO 80218 
-  6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
-  7:00 pm Dinner 

Description: The class dinner has become a fixture of the CU School of Medicine Alumni Weekend and Reunion. Join School of Medicine Alumni for an all alumni cocktail reception and conversation. Dinner will be served in various rooms throughout the country club, where alumni and their guests will dine in the company of their fellow classmates and friends. 
Cost: $75 per person*; $10 of every registration fee will be used to provide wine service during dinner.) Audience: Classes ending in 2 or 7 (1967, 1982, etc.) Only 
Suggested Parking: Free parking will be available in the Denver Country Club parking lot. 

Day 3:  Saturday, May 27, 2017 

Medical School Today: The Student Perspective 
9:00 am – 10:00 am 
Anschutz Medical Campus | Research Complex 2 Building (2nd Floor, Richard D. Krugman, MD Conference Hall) 
12700 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045 
Description: Learn about being a medical student in 2017. Join student panelists as they discuss a variety of topics including education, research opportunities, student groups and activities on campus. Breakfast will be provided. 
Cost: $10 per person 
Audience: All Classes 

CU Around the Globe: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 
11:00 am – 1:30 pm 
Anschutz Medical Campus | Research Complex 2 Building (2nd Floor, Richard D. Krugman, MD Conference Hall) 
12700 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045  

DescriptionLocated in the CU School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine, the Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Program promotes research, clinical best practices, education, and outreach to advance health and wellness in extreme or austere environments.  Jay Lemery, MD, FACEP, FAWM will discuss CU’s work in Antarctica, Greenland, Everest Base Camp, and the program’s educational offerings in the Rocky Mountains, Costa Rica, and elsewhere around the world.  This lecture and conversation with alumni will also discuss our global environmental health and its effects on human health.

Cost: FREE Audience: All Classes 

Ailments in Opera: Alumni Reception and Exclusive Performance of Opera Colorado 
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
321 17th St. | Denver, CO 80202 

Description: From consumption and cholera, to depression and PTSD, characters in opera are frequently dealing with all manner of ailments and afflictions. Join the Opera Colorado’s Young Artists as they perform a concert on “Ailments, Afflictions and Opera,” for the Medical Alumni Association at Denver’s Historic Brown Palace. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with Medical Alumni Association members, current students, and the faculty and staff of the CU School of Medicine, while enjoying one of Denver’s magnificent cultural institutions. 
Cost: $50 per person *$10 of your registration fee will be used to provide wine during the reception. Audience: All Alumni 
Suggested ParkingValet parking available for all guests.  On street, metered parking also be available.  Surface lots are available throughout Downtown Denver and a free shuttle is available along the 16th Street Mall and the drop-off location is just one block away from the hotel. 


Mile High CU-ltural Experience The Medical Alumni Association has partnered with Visit Denver to provide alumni and their guests with the Mile High Culture Pass. For the remainder of the weekend, you and your classmates can enjoy a self-guided, cultural experience throughout The Mile High City. Each pass grants access to any three of the participating attractions. Other restrictions may apply. 
Cost: $25 per person
Audience: All Reunion Classes 
Time: Check each attraction for hours of operation 
Participating Institutions: Clyfford Still Museum; Denver Art Museum; Denver Botanic Gardens; Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Denver Zoo; History Colorado Center 


​Special rates have been arranged during the reunion weekend. Call the hotel directly and mention the University of Colorado School of Medicine Reunion to obtain the special discounted rate. We suggest booking your hotel accommodations early, as there are a limited number of rooms available at each hotel. Reservations must be made by April 20, 2017 to guarantee a room and discounts​. 

1201 Broadway Denver, CO 80203
$199-$289 per night (Reference University of Colorado Rate when booking reservation) 

4550 North Central Park Blvd. Denver, CO 80238 
P: 303-373-1983 
$159 per night 

13400 E. Colfax Ave. Aurora, CO 80011 
P: 720-859-1100
$144 per night 

13200 E 14th Pl. Aurora, CO 80011 
P: 303-365-1234​
$144 per night