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In response to COVID-19

Effective June 1, 2021, Duke schools, departments and units may host events, activities and performances on and off campus, including meetings of faculty, staff, students and invited guests, without prior approval as long as they observe current Centers for Disease Control and State of North Carolina guidelines for capacity.  Food and drink will be permitted subject to state and local regulations. Updated guidelines can be found at

This guidance only applies to Duke-hosted activities. Outside organizations cannot hold events on the Duke campus without prior approval from the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations.

Sponsors of events or gatherings on campus should strongly encourage all attendees to be vaccinated, and as previously announced, masks are required inside on-campus buildings. Access to all campus buildings will continue to be limited to those with active DukeCards. Daily symptom monitoring is still required by members of the Duke community to activate their DukeCard for building access.

See the full message sent to the Duke faculty and staff on May 10 here:

Duke Center of Surgical Education and Innovation


Bariatric Surgery

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  • 15th Annual Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery - October 6-8, 2022 - Waldorf Astoria, Orlando, FL 
  • Advanced Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Workshop - Postponed to 2022 - Duke University, Durham, NC

Continuing Medical Education by Discipline


Abdominal Transplant Surgery

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On-Demand, Enduring CME

General Surgery

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  • Sea Pines CME: General Surgery Course - Postponed to 2022 - Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC

Plastic Surgery

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For Questions and Sponsorship Opportunities:

Duke Surgery Office of Continuing Medical Education

Phone: 919-681-6370