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    • August 16, 2022
    • 7:30 AM

    Learn more about the monkeypox outbreak by registering for Monkeypox: An Evolving Story on August 16th at 7:30 am.  
    Register today

    William Valenti, MD, chair of the MSSNY Infectious Diseases Committee, and Erick Eiting, MD, MPH co-chair of MSSNY Health Equity Committee, will serve as faculty for this webinar. 

    Educational Objectives:

    • Identify monkeypox epidemiology and its presentation
    • Outline testing, treatment, and vaccine options for monkeypox
    • Discuss New York State and New York City guidelines

    Contact Melissa Hoffman at for additional information or assistance with registration.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • August 16, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Protecting your hard-earned assets is a priority for all of us. It can encompass both legal and financial strategies. There are many circumstances in which your assets can be vulnerable, including being sued in a civil lawsuit, bankruptcy, or divorce.  

    Join us on August 16th to learn how best to protect your assets. 

    Webinar Topics:

    • Civil lawsuit
    • Bankruptcy
    • Divorce


    Ekta Patel, CFP®, MBA, Director, Advisor
    Jesse Frehling, AIF®, Director of Client Services

    Have questions you'd like addressed during this webinar?

    Email them to with the subject line, "Protect My Assets”

    Altfest is proud to have preferred wealth management relationships with associations for their members including the New York Chapter - American College of Surgeons. The firm does not sell insurance or financial products, and, as a fiduciary, it is committed to putting clients' best interests first – always.

    Learn more at, and schedule your complimentary financial consultation at this link.

    • September 08, 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Thursday, September 8, 2022

    You're invited to participate in this one hour webinar focused on professional development and mentorship.

    Presented by Minerva Romero Arenas, MD, MPH, FACS

    • Describe the role and responsibilities of a mentor
    • Describe the role and responsibilities of a sponsor
    • Identify strategies for inclusive mentorship/sponsorship

    About Dr. Arenas

    Dr. Minerva A. Romero Arenas is an Endocrine & General Surgeon at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Romero Arenas completed a fellowship in Oncologic Surgical Endocrinology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She earned her Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health degrees from The University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Zuckerman College of Public Health. She studied Cell Biology and French at Arizona State University as an undergraduate.

    Her interests include benign and oncologic endocrine neoplasms, hereditary syndromes, health disparities, quality improvement, global health, and genomics. A native of Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Romero Arenas is passionate about recruiting the next generation of surgeons and is involved in mentoring through various organizations, such as the Association of Women Surgeons, Tour for Diversity in Medicine, Latino Medical Student Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, and Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians. She is a Founding Member of the Latino Surgical Society. She enjoys fine arts, films, gastronomy, and sports. She enjoys jogging, swimming, and kickboxing. Most importantly, Dr. Romero Arenas treasures spending time with her family and loved ones.

Past events

June 09, 2022 Reducing Perioperative Narcotic Use: Best Practices and Future Direction
April 26, 2022 Amplifying Surgery's Voice - 2022 Virtual Advocacy Day
April 07, 2022 Social Media and Healthcare: The Power to Influence
February 23, 2022 le Tax Reduction Strategies for Physicians: Maximize Your Tax Benefits
February 01, 2022 Federal No Surprises Act – One month in. What have we learned? What questions remain?
November 17, 2021 NY Chapter ACS | Manhattan Council Annual Dinner Meeting
October 26, 2021 Clinical Congress - New York Meet and Greet
June 09, 2021 Managing Microaggressions: What to Do When It Gets Personal Webinar Series
May 20, 2021 Amplifying Surgery's Voice - 2021 Advocacy Day
May 15, 2021 ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit
April 27, 2021 2021 ACS Cancer Programs Conference VIRTUAL: Quality Cancer Care in Motion
March 24, 2021 Surgeon's Guide to Retirement Planning
February 24, 2021 Surgeon's Guide to Approaching 2020 Taxes
January 27, 2021 Surgeon's Guide to Smart Investing
November 30, 2020 Maximizing the Potential of Your Mentorship Relationship
November 18, 2020 2020 NY Chapter Annual Meeting and Educational Event
October 21, 2020 The Surgeon's Guide to Tax Reduction
September 30, 2020 The Surgeon's Guide to Taking Control of Student Debt
June 04, 2020 Operating Your Medical Practice in the COVID-19 Era
April 27, 2020 Safely Resuming Elective Procedures
April 22, 2020 Financial Opportunities for Surgeons: What You Need to Know During the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 25, 2020 COVID-19 Billing for Telemedicine Services and Q&A Session
March 24, 2020 Webinar: Exitng and Entering Contracts in the Age of Coronavirus
March 19, 2020 Implementing and Expanding Telehealth to Address COVID-19 Webinar on 3/19 Provided by Garfunkel Wild
March 03, 2020 Optimizing Your Surgical Practice Dinner Program
January 06, 2020 Choosing a Specialty: Colorectral Surgery
December 11, 2019 Annual Clinic Day
November 12, 2019 2019 NY Chapter Annual Meeting and Educational Event
September 27, 2019 The Second Annual Félicien Steichen Symposium on Innovation in Surgery
September 26, 2019 5th Annual University of Rochester Surgical Symposium
April 30, 2019 Amplifying Surgery's Voice - 2019 Advocacy Day
March 05, 2019 Optimizing Your Surgical Practice
November 07, 2018 Optimizing Your Surgical Practice
October 22, 2018 Annual Meeting
October 17, 2018 Sexual Harrassment: The Impact on the Healthcare System and the Medical Profession
June 04, 2018 Amplifying Surgery's Voice - 2018 Advocacy Day
December 08, 2017 Networking / Town Hall Event

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