2018 J. Albert Key Orthopedic Alumni Society Meeting


Group photo from the 2016 J. Albert Key Alumni Society Meeting


To Washington University Orthopedic Alumni and Faculty:

It is time to make plans to attend the J. Albert Key Washington University Alumni Society Meeting, which will be held April 12-15, 2018. We are returning to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, but this year’s meeting will be held at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. The resort has much to offer with an Adventure Water Park that includes a lazy river, a 110 foot long waterslide and the Kierland FlowRider. There is also an adult pool, tennis courts, an excellent spa, and the Westin Kierland Golf Club is rated one of the Top 10 Public Courses in Phoenix/Scottsdale.

As a reminder, plans are for scientific sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings. Afternoons will be free for golf, sightseeing, spa treatments, hiking, tennis, and/or swimming. Spouses and/or families are encouraged to attend. The resort also features the “OK Corral” with daily family fun activities. The social side of the program includes a Welcome Reception on Thursday evening, Family Breakfast on Friday morning and a Closing Banquet on Saturday evening. We are also planning other family-friendly activity options—more details will be forthcoming.

Hopefully, you have been in contact with other alumni to encourage them to attend. If not, now is a great time to do so. Please keep in mind this is a “no ties allowed” meeting! Jackets for gentlemen for Saturday evening’s banquet are appropriate, but otherwise, casual resort wear for the meeting and social events is fine.

As a reminder all members (even if you are unable to attend the meeting) should submit their 2018 annual dues of $200. We are now accepting electronic payments or you can submit your dues by mail.

Residents at the 2016 Key Society MeetingAs those that attended the 2016 meeting know, the PGY-5 and PGY-2 residents will attend all future meetings (adjacent photo pictures residents and their guests at the 2016 meeting). This will ensure that every resident will have the opportunity to attend a meeting during their 5 years at Washington University. We believe it will add energy to our meeting and also strengthen the bonds for future participation in the Key Society. 

Many of you expressed interest in donating to the Key Society to help defray the costs of bringing the residents. In consultation with local alumni, we have developed the following opportunity to make a charitable contribution for resident travel. All donors will be recognized in the program and with name tag ribbons. Any donation amount is a welcome contribution to this endeavor. Those that donate $500-$999 will be recognized as Silver level donors with additional recognition, as will Gold level donors ($1000 or greater). Resident classes that have 100% donor participation will also be recognized. We are a nonprofit so all donations will be recognized as charitable donations for tax purposes.

We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix.

Donation Instructions

To make an online donation to the J. Albert Key Orthopaedic Alumni Society Resident Education Fund, visit click here and follow these steps:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Make an Online Gift”
  2. In the first drop down box, select “School of Medicine".
  3. In the second drop down box, scroll down to the bottom and select “Other-Medicine” from the drop down menu.
  4. In the "*Other" box, type in “Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Education Fund”.
  5. In the box located to the right of the "School of Medicine" field, enter the amount of your donation.
  6. Fill out the remainder of the page, then click "Continue". Enter your credit card information on the second page, then click the "Submit My Gift" button.

Confirmation of your donation will be sent by US Mail. Donations of $1,000 or more qualify the donor for Washington University Eliot Society membership.

If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make check payable to “J. Albert Key Orthopedic Society” (EIN 26-3633141) and mail to:

J. Albert Key Orthopedic Society
c/o Sheryl Wunderlich
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8233
St. Louis, MO  63110

For additional information regarding the event or donations, please contact Sheryl Wunderlich at 314-747-8414 or wunderlichs@wudosis.wustl.edu.

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