90th Anniversary Celebration

UW Ob-Gyn 90th Anniversary Celebration


It’s my pleasure to invite you to the UW Department of Ob-Gyn’s 90th anniversary. The year was 1929 — when the UW’s School of Medicine began training the first residents in obstetrics and gynecology.

Today, the department is among the nation’s best — and UW-trained physicians and researchers are improving women’s health the world over. That calls for a celebration!

Join us September 27-28, 2019, for a packed weekend of fun activities and events with colleagues and friends. I can’t wait to see you — and I hope you’ll bring the family!

Laurel W. Rice, MD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Friday, September 27

Lunch with the Chair

The Madison Club
5 E. Wilson Street
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
FREE to attend

Enjoy an intimate gathering with fellow ob-gyn resident alumni, friends, and faculty, and hear the latest department updates from chair Laurel W. Rice, MD.

UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital Tours

202 S. Park Street
2–4 p.m.
FREE to attend

Join current residents for a tour of the gynecology clinic, birthing wing, NICU, and resident simulation lab. Parking is available at your expense in the hospital ramp on Brooks Street. Otherwise, check to see if your hotel offers shuttle service.

Terrace Time!

Memorial Union Terrace
800 Langdon Street
4–6 p.m.
FREE to attend

Look for tables with red balloons among the sunburst chairs, and then settle in for a spirited social.

Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
330 N. Orchard Street
6:30–9 p.m.
$75 per person

Schedule of Events:
6:30 Reception
7:30 Welcome remarks and dinner
8:30 Program

Saturday, September 28

Anniversary Tailgate

Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street
FREE to attend

Keep the anniversary festivities going with food, fun, and loads of UW spirit!

Wisconsin vs Northwestern Football Game

Camp Randall Stadium
Kickoff at 11:00am!
$85 per ticket*

Root for the Badgers in this Big Ten battle against the Wildcats.

*Limit four tickets per person; tickets should be picked up at the tailgate.

Register Now!

Questions about registration?

Contact Lily Johnson at (608) 354-4918 or


Hotel rooms are being held under UW Ob-Gyn at the Fluno Center (608-441-7117) and Edgewater Hotel (608-535-8200).

Obstetrics and Gynecology Society

In honor of the department’s 90th anniversary, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Obstetrics and Gynecology Society has been established to commemorate the department’s legacy and support its future. Join us at the Anniversary Celebration to learn more about becoming a founding member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, or click here to join today!

Make a Donation

Learn how you can support women’s health through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology