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The annual Sir James Saunders Society luncheon has grown to become a highlight of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, attended by dermatologists and friends. There are both social and educational aspects of the luncheon. It provides an opportunity for admirers of the great detective to gather and discuss his stories and toast Holmes, Watson, and villains, as well as other heroes from the stories. Examinations are given each year over assigned reading material, and appropriate awards are made. In addition, scientific papers based upon the Holmesian Canon are presented.

past luncheons: (click on year for more information)

2007 Washington DC

2008 San Antonio

2009 San Francisco (reorganization meeting: no luncheon)


upcoming luncheon:

35th Anniversary Meeting of the SJSS

at the 2010 American Academy of Dermatology, Miami

Monday, 8 March 2010, 12 noon

The Van Dyke Cafe is only a couple of blocks (an easy walk) from the Convention Center. Guests are welcome students, residents, colleagues, spouses, friends, Sherlockians and young people of all ages.

Luncheon is $35 for salad/appetizer, a choice of entrees, a dessert, and a choice of coffee or tea. Wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. please RSVP with the number in your party.

Payment will be due February 19, or you can send your check now ($35/person) to Robert Thomsen, MD, 495 Camino Cereza, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (rjthomsen@cybermesa.com)


For more information about the Sir James Saunders Society, please contact Robert J. Thomsen, MD

work: 505-662-4351

home: 505-662-4409


or Marilynne McKay, MD



2010 - Miami, FL  March 5-9
2011 - New Orleans, LA February 4-8
2012 - San Diego, CA  March 16-20
2013 - Miami, FL March 1-5
2014 - Denver, CO March 21-25
2015 - San Francisco, CA  March 20-24


2010 Chicago August 4 -8
2011 New York August 3 - 7

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