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University of Colorado School of Medicine

2018 Alumni Celebration and Reunion




DAY 1:  Thursday, May 24, 2018 
1883 Society Breakfast & Lecture: 
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
CU Anschutz Medical Campus | CU Medicine Building (Lilly Marks Board Room | First Floor)
13199 E. Montview Blvd. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: The 1883 Society Breakfast 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 1968 and host a presentation.
Audience: Classes of 1940-1968

Connecting the 13th Century to the 21st Century: CU Health Sciences Library, CAPE, Visible Human and Bar Lab
11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
CU 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 19th century. Join your classmates, fellow alumni, and friends for a behind the scenes look at the library; centuries-old books will also be on display, 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 imaging. This 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. The goal of this research training program is to educate the anatomist of the 21st Century. 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, ER, 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: Complimentary
Audience: All Reunion Classes
Suggested Parking: Henderson Garage or Ignacio Lot​

​​Silver & Gold Alumni Banquet Honoring the Classes of 1968 and 2018 
5:30 – 8 p.m. 
Pinnacle Club by Grand Hyatt Denver
555 17th St, 38th Floor | Denver, CO 80202 
-  5:30 Reception 
-  6:30 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 2018 banquet will honor the Class of 1968, celebrate the 2018 graduating class, and will recognize prestigious alumni who have gone on to enjoy monumental careers in medical care and research. 
Audience: All Alumni, Class of 2018 
Suggested ParkingDiscounted event valet parking at $17/car, overnight valet parking is $46/car. Parking is also available in the self parking garage attached to Grand Hyatt with an entrance off Glenarm St between 17th & 18th. Self parking rates are $3 every half hour with a maximum of $18/ car up to 7 p.m. and $8/car after 7 p.m. for an overnight 12 hour period.

Linda Williams, MD - Class of 1984 (Silver & Gold Award)
Wag Schorr, MD - Class of 1963 (Distinguished Service Award)
George Lopez, MD - Class of 1973 (Distinguished Achievement Award)
Robert Yakely, MD - CU Residency 1969-1973 (Humanitarian Award)

DAY 2:  Friday, May 25, 2018 

Continental Breakfast and Hooding for Convocation Ceremony 
8 – 9 a.m. 
CU Anschutz Medical Campus | Education 2 North Building (Room 2301) 
13120 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: The Class of 1968 will gather for breakfast and then dress in School of Medicine regalia. Following breakfast, the Class of 1967 will lead the graduating class of 2017 for their ceremonial procession into Boettcher Commons for the School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony. 
Cost: Complimentary 
Audience: Class of 1968 and Guests Only 
Suggested Parking: Henderson Garage or Ignacio Lot 

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

Description: Join Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, the 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: Complimentary 
Audience: Class of 1968 and Guests; All Alumni Welcome to Attend 
Suggested Parking: Henderson Garage 

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

Description: The class dinner has become a highlight of the CU School of Medicine Alumni Weekend and Reunion. Join alumni for an all alumni 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*; $15 of every registration fee will be used to provide wine service during dinner.) Audience: Classes ending in 3 or 8 (1968, 1983, etc.) ONLY 
Suggested Parking: Free parking will be available in the Denver Country Club parking lot. 


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. Visit: Mile High Culture Pass to purchase your tickets. 
Cost: $30 per person
Audience: All Alumni 
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 celebration. 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 21, 2018 to guarantee a room and discounts​. 

1201 Broadway Denver, CO 80203
$229.99 per night (Reference University of Colorado Rate when booking reservation) 

4550 North Central Park Blvd. Denver, CO 80238 
P: 303-373-1983 
$129.99 per night
Group Number: 2294757

13400 E. Colfax Ave. Aurora, CO 80011 
P: 720-859-1100
$147 per night 

13200 E 14th Pl. Aurora, CO 80011 
P: 303-365-1234​
$149 per night 
Group Code: 102588
​*Please visit the website and enter the group code for the discounted rate.