YearMeeting Dates & LocationPresidentPresidential Address Title
YearMeeting Dates & LocationPresidentPresidential Address Title
2016November 4 - 5
The American Club, Kohler
Michael J. Garren, Madison
2015November 13 - 14
The American Club, Kohler
Michael J. Garren, MadisonThe MJG Mentorship Challenge
2014November 14 – 15
The American Club, Kohler
Shanu Kothari, La Crosse
2013November 8 - 9
The American Club, Kohler
Shanu Kothari, La CrosseA Life of Surgery – No Regrets
2012November 2 – 3
The American Club, Kohler
Dean E. Klinger, MilwaukeeDoctors Say the Darndest Things
2011November 4 – 5
The American Club, Kohler
Rodney Malinowski, RacineThoughts on Leadership
2010November 5 – 6
The American Club, Kohler
Marilu Bintz, Prairie du ChienA Profile of a Rural Surgeon
2009November 6 – 7
The American Club, Kohler
Steven K. Kappes, MilwaukeeA Story of Surgical Education in Wisconsin
2008November 7 – 8
The American Club, Kohler
Terry L. Gueldner, ManitowocThe Final Frontier
2007October 19 - 20
The American Club, Kohler
Mary F. Otterson, Milwaukee
2006October 20 – 21
The American Club, Kohler
Ronald D. Wenger, MadisonConfessions of a General Surgeon
2005October 28 – 29
The American Club, Kohler
Edward Quebbeman, Milwaukee
2004October 29 – 30
The American Club, Kohler
Thomas H. Cogbill, La Crosse
2003October 31 – November 1
Wyndham Hotel, Milwaukee
Layton Rikkers, Madison
2002October 25 – 26
Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake
Louis Suarez, Appleton
2001October 19 – 20
Monona Terrace, Madison
James A. Avery, Fond du LacFirst and Last
2000September 15 – 16
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
Mark B. Adams, MilwaukeeSpeed in Surgery: Strategy and Tactics
1999November 5 – 6
The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee
William J. Schulte, Milwaukee
1998October 2 – 3
Lakewood Resort, Cable
Eberhard A. Mack, Madison
1997October 24 – 25**
Monona Terrace, Madison
Louis C. Bernhardt, MadisonThe Culture of Medicine
1996April 19
Milwaukee

September 27 – 28
The American Club, Kohler
Barry J. Seidel, Minocqua
1995April 8
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva

September 15 – 16
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva
John R. Pellett, Madison
1994April 15 – 16
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Wauwatosa

September 16 – 17
Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor
John R. Pellett, Madison
1993April 16 – 17
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse

September 24 - 25
Holiday Acres, Rhinelander
William O. Myers, Marshfield
1992April 24 – 25
Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 25 – 26
Pioneer Inn, Oshkosh
J. David Lewis, West Bend
1991April 19 – 20
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee

November 8 – 9
The Concourse Hotel, Madison
Jonathan B. Towne, MilwaukeeWho is the Patient’s Advocate?
1990April 27 – 28
Embassy Suites and Bellin Hospital, Green Bay

September 14 - 15
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield
Sigurd B. Gundersen, Jr., La Crosse
1989April 14 – 15
St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 15 – 16
The American Club, Kohler
George M. Kroncke, Madison
1988April 30
Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee

September 16 – 17
The Americana, Lake Geneva
Stuart D. Wilson, Milwaukee
1987March 28
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Wauwatosa

September 18 - 19
Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff
George F. Pratt, Milwaukee
1986April 19
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee

September 19 – 20
St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison
Gale L. Mendeloff, Milwaukee
1985April 27
St. Francis Medical Center, La Crosse

September 13 – 14
Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton
Folkert O. Belzer, MadisonOrgan Transplantations: Past, Present and Future
1984March 30
St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 14 - 15
The American Club, Kohler
Robert E. Condon, MilwaukeeThe Malpractice Problem
1983March 26
VA Hospital, Milwaukee

September 9 – 10
Pioneer Inn, Oshkosh
Richard B. Windsor, SheboyganWho Shall Belong?
1982May 15
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 10 – 11
La Crosse Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse
Thomas J. Beno, Green BayChanging Trends in Surgery
1981March 28
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

September 11 – 12
Eagle River, WI
Henry F. Twelmeyer, Wauwatosa
1980March 29
Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee

September 13
Lake Geneva
Charles E. Yale, MadisonSurgery for Morbid Obesity: A Personal Perspective
1979May 12
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee

September 14 – 15
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Walter D. Thomas, MilwaukeeLengthened Shadows
1978April 15
St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 15 – 16
Holiday Inn, Wausau
Edward A. Bachhuber, Mayville
1977April 16
Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 9 – 10
Pioneer Inn, Oshkosh
P. Richard Sholl, Janesville
1976March 30
St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison

September 10 – 11
Scotsland Princess Resort, Oconomowoc
Victor S. Falk, Edgerton
1975April 8
VA Hospital and the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

September 12 – 13
Telemark Lodge, Cable
Leonard W. Worman, Milwaukee
1974May 26
Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee

September 13 – 14
Dell View Hotel, Lake Delton
Louis D. Graber, OshkoshPancreatitis Associated with Peripheral Fat Necrosis
1973May 27
Milwaukee County General Hospital, Milwaukee

September 15 – 16
Gateway Hotel, Land O’Lakes
Wilson Weisel, MilwaukeeThe Problems of Surgeons: The Problem Surgeon
1972May 11
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 15 – 16
Maxwelton Brae’s, Baileys Harbor
Wayne J. Boulanger, Milwaukee
1971May 12
Sheraton-Schroeder Hotel, Milwaukee

September 17 -19
Abbey on Lake Geneva, Fontana
Ben R. Lawton, Marshfield
1970May 14
Milwaukee Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee

September 19
Mercy Hospital, Oshkosh
* C. Sherrill Rife, Milwaukee
1969May 15
Milwaukee County General Hospital, Milwaukee

September 18 – 24
University of Innsbruck Medical School Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria
Kenneth Carter, BeloitTis a Changing World
1968May 16
VA Hospital, Milwaukee

September 2
St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison
John T. Mendenhall, MadisonDoctors Afield
1967May 11
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 15 – 16
Gateway Hotel, Land O’Lakes
Albert G. Martin, MilwaukeeThe Surgeon and Society
1966May 12
La Crosse Lutheran and St. Francis Hospitals, La Crosse

September 10
Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison
Russell P. Sinaike, MadisonThe Wisconsin Surgical Society – 20 Years of Progress
1965May 6
Milwaukee County General Hospital, Milwaukee

September 10 – 11
Maxwelton Brae’s, Baileys Harbor
* Irwin Schulz, MilwaukeeChanging Truths
1964May 13
Mount Sinai Hospital, Milwaukee

September 12
Madison General Hospital, Madison
Norman O. Becker, Fond du LacA Comparative Study of Current Methods of Treatment of Carcinoma of the Breast
1963May 9
St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 13 – 14
Manitowish Waters
C. Morrison Schroeder, MilwaukeePrognosis of the Wisconsin Surgical Society
1962May 10
Wood VA Hospital, Milwaukee

September 15
Madison University and VA Hospitals, Madison
* Anthony R. Curreri, Madison
1961May 4
Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 16
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, Wausau
Jack A. Killins, Green BayThe Dilemmas of Clinical Surgery
1960May 5
Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee

September 16 - 17
Wagon Wheel Lodge, Rockton, IL
(combined meeting with the WI Society of Internal Medicine)
* Peter A. H. Midelfort, Eau Claire
1959May 7
Milwaukee Hospital, Milwaukee

September 19
Mercy Hospital, Oshkosh
* James M. Sullivan, MilwaukeeAppendicitis is Still with Us
1958May 8
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 18 – 19
Gateway, Land O’Lakes
* Kenneth E. Lemmer, MadisonResponsibility in Authorship
1957May 8
Milwaukee County General Hospital, Milwaukee

September 21
Madison General Hospital, Madison
* Joseph M. King, MilwaukeeHistorical Backgrounds of Wisconsin Surgery
1956May 2
Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee

September 14 – 16
King’s Gateway, Land O’Lakes
* Thomas J. Snodgrass, JanesvilleCocktails, Canapes and Colic
1955April 16
St. Mary’s Hospital, Racine

September 10
Milwaukee County General Hospital, Milwaukee
* Sigurd Gundersen, La CrosseRemarks on Medicine in Norway
1954May 1
VA Hospital, Madison

September 17 - 18
Northernaire, Three Lakes
* Frank D. Weeks, AshlandAn Unusual Case of Breast Carcinoma
1953May 9
Madison

September 12
Milwaukee Hospital, Milwaukee
* Forrester Raine, Milwaukee
1952April 26
Methodist Hospital, Madison

September 13
Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee
* Joseph W. Gale, MadisonTwenty-five Years’ Experience in the Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis
1951April 21
Madison General Hospital, Madison

September 22
Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee
* Arnold S. Jackson, MilwaukeeWisconsin’s Place in Surgery
1950April 29
Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison

September 16
Milwaukee Veterans Hospital, Milwaukee
* Warner S. Bump, Rhinelander
1949May 7
St. Mary’s, Racine

September 17
Milwaukee County Hospital, Milwaukee
* Carl W. Eberbach, MilwaukeeSurgery – the Past and Present
1948February 14
Milwaukee Veterans, Milwaukee General and Milwaukee Children’s Hospitals, Milwaukee

May 15
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield

September 18
Methodist and Wisconsin General Hospitals, Madison
* Edwin R. Schmidt, MadisonThe Changing Horizon in Surgery
1947May 15
Wisconsin General and Methodist Hospitals, Madison
* Russell M. Kurten, Racine
1946November 15
Milwaukee Children’s Hospital, Milwaukee
* F. Gregory Connell, Oshkosh

* Indicates Founding Member

** First joint meeting of The Wisconsin Surgical Society and the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Surgeons