Annual Meeting History

The Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons has a long history of bringing plastic surgeons and specialists together for an annual meeting. From continuing education to networking, our annual meeting is designed to provide surgeons with a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and share through direct access with their peers in the region.

Our annual meeting has a rich and varied history, starting in 1952 with the Pacific Northwest Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Below, we’ve compiled information about all of our meeting locations and presidents since then.

The Pacific Northwest Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Meeting History

Date Location President
March 1952 Heathman Hotel in Portland, OR Adelbert G. Bettman
April 1952 University of Oregon Medical School Adelbert G. Bettman
March 1953 Shaunessy Hospital in Vancouver, BC Adelbert G. Bettman
1954 Herbert E. Coe
May 1955 Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA Robert G. Langston
April 1956 Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC Charles M. Mackenzie
April 1957 Benson Hotel in Portland, OR Charles E. Gurney
May 1958 Winthrop Hotel in Tacoma, WA Ernest E. Banfield
May 1959 Harrison Hot Springs Hotel in Harrison Hot Springs, BC Carl E. Chism
May 1960 The Sands of Gearhart in Gearhart, OR Verner V. Lindgren
1961 The Pacific Northwest Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is Dissolved
1962 The Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons is founded
May 1962 Empress Hotel, Victoria BC, Victoria, BC Willard D. Rowland
May 1963 Benjamin Franklin Hotel, Seattle, WA Robert J. Cowan
May 1964 Bayshore Inn, Vancouver, BC Carl E. Chism
May 1965 Benjamin Franklin Hotel, Seattle, WA Carl E. Chism
May 1966 Alderbrook Inn, Hood Canal, WA David E. Sullivan
May 1967 Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach, OR David E. Sullivan
May 1968 Capri Motor Hotel, Kelowna, BC G.C. Pow
May 1969 Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR Mathew Piling
March 1970 Sun Valley Lodge, Ketchum, ID James V. Meyer
May-71 Bayshore Inn, Vancouver, BC Joseph J. Badre
April 1972 WA Plaza Hotel, Seattle, WA Gilbert E. Eade
April 1973 Maui Surf Hotel, Kaanapali Beach, HI Verner V. Lindgren
May 1974 Empress Hotel, Victoria BC J. T. B. Quayle
September 1975 The Admiralty, Port Ludlow, WA John R. Alger
September 1976 The Harrison Hotel, Harrison Hot Springs, BC Theodore F. Wilkie
May 1977 Sunriver, Bend, OR Linton G. Weed
August 1978 Elkhorn, Ketchum, ID Eugene R. Perrin
August 1979 Trail Regional Hospital, Trail, BC John G. Colbert
April 1980 Sheraton Maui, Kaanapali, HI James R. Stilwell
September 1981 Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC Ivar Barwell-Clarke
September 1982 Four Seasons Olympic, Seattle, WA Robert V. DeVito
September 1983 Marriot Hotel, Portland, OR Fred W. Bieker
August 1984 Cape Fox Sheffield Hotel, Juneau, AK Gary E. Carlson
September 1985 Kona Surf Resort, Kailua-Kona, HI Sherwood P. Smith
September 1986 Four Seasons Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta Erwyn W. Bissell
September 1987 Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach, OR Ralph G. Cutler
September 1988 Couer d’Alene Resort on the Lake, Couer d’Alene, ID Gerald W. Olmstead
September 1989 Four Seasons Olympic, Seattle, WA Carl F. Berner
September 1990 Stouffer Waiohai Hotel, Poipu, HI Victor Hay-Roe
September 1991 Empress Hotel, Victoria BC Alastair Baird
August 1992 Sunriver, Bend, OR Earl Parrish
August 1993 Couer d’Alene Resort, Couer d’Alene, ID Frank Walchak
January 1995 Manele Bay Hotel, Lanai’i, HI Michael Leff
January 1996 Chateau Whistler Resort, Whistler, BC Kimit Rai
February 1997 Royal Waikoloan Hotel, Kona, HI Fred Leist
February 1998 Sun Valley Lodge, Ketchum, ID Louis H. McCraw
January 1999 Kea Lani Resort, Wailea, Hawaii Larry Schlesinger
February 2000 Chateau Whistler Resort, Whistler, BC Dan Downey
February 2001 Princeville Resort, Princeville, HI Richard Warren
February 2002 Sun Valley Lodge, Ketchum, ID Charles Layman
February 2003 Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Big Island, HI Joseph Welch
February 2004 Lake Louise Resort, Lake Louise, Alberta Lorne Brown
February 2005 Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, HI Richard Baxter
February 2006 Chateau Whistler Resort, Whistler, BC Patricia Clugston
February 2007 Manele Bay Hotel, Lanai’i, HI Nicholas Vedder
February 2008 Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, HI Peter Lennox
February 2009 Silver Star, Vernon, BC Brian Peterson
February 2010 Grand Hyatt, Poipu, Kauai, HI Drew Welk
February 2011 Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID Lisa Lynn Sowder
February 2012 JW Marriott Ihilani, Ko’Olina, Oahu, HI Aysel K. Sanderson
February 2013 Waldorf Hotel, the Grand Wailea, Maui, HI Richard Hopper
February 2014 Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada J. Scott Williamson
February 2015 Sheraton Kona, Big Island, Hawaii Geoff Yule