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Alumni Weekend 2011 is just weeks away! Join your fellow classmates as they journey down memory lane and celebrate the good times with alumni and friends.

Class DinnerWelcome Reception and Class Dinner
5:30 to 10 p.m., Atrium and Student Activity Center, Queen Lane Campus
This signature event has grown in popularity over the last few years. On this special night, alumni from all over the country return to reconnect with classmates and friends to enjoy an evening of fine food and great conversation. The cocktail reception is held in our beautiful botanical atrium where you can meet your classmates and renew old friendships.

Our elegant class dinner is prepared for you by one of the city’s finest caterers and served to alumni seated at their class tables in the Student Activity Center. During the evening, the Alumni Association will honor this year’s award recipients for their achievements and accomplishments, and pay special homage to the members of the class of 1986 who will receive their 25-Year Silver Dragon Pins. Our very special program on the history and origins of both Woman’s Medical College and Hahnemann will also be presented.

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: Using Simulation to Improve Patient Safety
8:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Independence Blue Cross Medical Simulation Center, Queen Lane Campus
Take advantage of this CME educational activity that the College of Medicine has designated for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.The program is presented by faculty members from the departments of Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery and Medicine in our new state of the art Medical Simulation Center. Participants will work with high-fidelity patient simulators which are computer-driven robotic mannequins that exhibit life-like vital signs, including heartbeats, blood pressures, and body and eye movements. They can be programmed to display a variety of normal and abnormal conditions, and to respond realistically to interventions such as intubation, drug injection or cardiac defibrillation. They can even be programmed to speak or cry out in pain. Participants will learn about common types of medical errors, different ways simulation can be used to decrease these common errors, and experience assessing a scenario and evaluating types of errors demonstrated.

Campus Tours
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tours begin in the lobby of the new K Wing of the Queen Lane Campus
Tours will include the new Independence Blue Cross Medical Simulation Center, the Legacy Center Archives and Special Collections, laboratories, classrooms, and Student Activity Center.

President's Lunch
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Student Activity Center, Queen Lane Campus
Don’t miss the opportunity to have lunch with the President and Annenberg Dean of the College of Medicine, Richard V. Homan, MD, and meet faculty members and staff.

State of the Medical School
1:30 to 3 p.m., Student Activity Center, Queen Lane Campus
Dr. Richard Homan, President and Annenberg Dean, will discuss the vision and future of the college, its strategic plan and the ongoing collaboration throughout the University. Dr. Barbara Schindler, Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs, will give an overview of the curriculum, a panel of students will give you a glimpse into their academic lives and the technology they use daily, and Dr. Joseph Capo, MCP ’82, Alumni Association President will report on the work of the Alumni Association this past year and outline exciting plans for the future.

Pre-gala Cocktail Reception
5:30 to 6:30 p.m., University Club, MacAlister Hall, 6th Floor, University City Campus, 33rd and Chestnut Streets
Join fellow medical school alumni and classmates at this private College of Medicine Pre-gala Reception before heading to the University Gala dinner dance. This special reception is held in the same building as the Gala. Complimentary parking is conveniently located in the “F” lot at 31st & Ludlow Streets.

University GalaUniversity Gala
7 to 10 p.m., Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center, 32nd and Chestnut Streets
"Come One, Come All" to our University Gala dinner dance! Join friends, both new and old, for this fun-filled evening. Our specially selected three-course dinner is followed by an evening of lively dancing to the sounds of Midnight Hour. Dress is cocktail attire and attendees must be 21 or older. Space is limited, so register today!

Please note: There will not be assigned seating at the Gala, however tables of 10 or 12 can be purchased to ensure that a group can sit together. If you would like to purchase 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 contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS or alumni@drexel.edu.

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Visit www.drexelmed.edu/AlumniWeekend for a complete listing of Alumni Weekend events, hotel and parking information. For additional information, contact the College of Medicine Alumni Office at 1-866-373-9366 or medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

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College of Medicine 50-Year Reunion
Please note that College of Medicine 50-year reunion events will be celebrated separately from May 18 to 20, 2011. For more information on the College of Medicine reunion, visit www.drexelmed.edu/50yearreunion.

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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