Announcements

  • COVID-19 Resources for SSO Members

    Join the COVID-19 Community to discuss issues you face with your patients and institutions. Disease-specific resources are available for download in the community library. 

    During this unprecedented time, the need to access reliable information is paramount. SSO has compiled a set of resources from multiple references. It will be updated frequently as information about COVID-19 evolves. Please check www.surgonc.org/resources/covid-19-resources/ often for updates.

  • Deadline Extended - Vail Workshop Applications

    The deadline to apply for the Vail Workshop and the SSO Vail Workshop Award has been extended to Tuesday, March 31. The 2020 AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop (also known as the Vail Workshop) is an intensive workshop in the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology. This meeting takes place in Vail, Colorado annually. The 2020 meeting will be held July 25-31 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

    Beyond teaching trial design and the challenges related to clinical trials, the course seeks to inspire participants to devote all or a portion of their future careers to some aspect of clinical research. Application to the Vail Workshop is a competitive process and is open to clinical fellows and junior faculty in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology.

    Additional information can be found on the Vail Workshop website.

  • SSO 2020 Postponed to August 2020

    As a result of the proliferation of COVID-19 and recognizing the responsibility to protect the health and safety of #SSO2020 attendees, their patients and their families, the SSO Executive Council has decided to postpone SSO 2020 to August 17 – 20, 2020, in Boston. With your help, we plan to transform this setback and hold the best SSO meeting ever. Summertime is beautiful in Boston, and we encourage you to bring your family to experience all that this region has to offer – from 400 years of history to the beauty and serenity of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. We hope that you will join us in Boston this summer to experience outstanding education, the highly anticipated SSO HUB and the collegial gathering of the global surgical oncology community! Learn more at surgonc.org.
  • Apply for the SSO Vail Workshop Award

    The 2020 AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop (also known as the Vail Workshop) is an intensive workshop in the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology. The 2020 meeting will be held July 25-31 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

    SSO recommends Complex General Surgical Oncology and Breast Oncology Fellows to apply for a position at the course in order to be eligible for the prestigious SSO Vail Workshop Award. The award will sponsor the cost of airfare and attendance.

    Selection of the Vail Workshop Award will be based on active candidate membership in the SSO, merit of the clinical trial proposed, and demonstration of commitment to research in surgical oncology. Complete details will be available once the Vail Workshop applications are open.

  • Register for SSO 2020 today!

    Gather with a worldwide community of surgical cancer care leaders at  in Boston, MA, March 25-28. Challenge your thinking through leading-edge research, debate and important dialogue with peers.

    For a view into the experience you can expect at SSO 2020, take a moment to . And then, let's Push Progress Further. Together.
  • Apply Now for Research Funding

    The SSO is accepting proposals for the 2020-2022 Clinical Investigator Award (CIA) and the 2020 Young Investigator Award (YIA) through Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The purpose of these awards is to promote patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science. Interested researchers are invited to apply for the award. Applications are reviewed and selected by members of the SSO Research Committee.

    The SSO is accepting proposals for the 2020-2022 Clinical Investigator Award (CIA) and the 2020 Young Investigator Award (YIA) through Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The purpose of these awards is to promote patient-oriented research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science. Interested researchers are invited to apply for the award. Applications are reviewed and selected by members of the SSO Research Committee.

    Submit your CIA application or YIA application on or before January 7, 2020 for consideration. Please contact Jeanette Ruby via email with any questions.

  • Volunteer for an SSO Committee Position

    The 2020 Application for Engagement is now open - there are 74 positions available to SSO members. Apply today to serve on one of the Committees, Subcommittees or Work Groups that perform important work in many areas of the Society. Those who are accepted for a position during the Application for Engagement will be invited to serve two or three-year terms starting April 1, 2020. Committee members are expected to actively participate in any conference call or face-to-face meeting that is arranged. The Application for Engagement is open now through Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

  • Register for Advanced Cancer Therapies Meeting

    Registration and housing for Advanced Cancer Therapies (ACT) formerly, the International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies is open. Advanced Cancer Therapies, formerly known as the International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies, is SSO’s surgical oncology event that focuses on regional therapies including HIPEC, regional limb infusions and perfusions for sarcomas melanomas and other diseases. This surgical oncology event will be held in Orlando, FL, February 15 – 17, 2020. To register for Advanced Cancer Therapies click here.

  • Less than one month to submit an abstract for SSO 2020

    Registration is open for Advanced Cancer Therapies (ACT)and the abstract deadline is Wednesday, October 16, 2019. ACT is SSO’s surgical oncology event that focuses on regional therapies including HIPEC, regional limb infusions and perfusions for sarcomas, melanomas and other diseases.

    Through the generosity of ACPMP (Appendix Cancer/Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation), SSO is offering up to 10 travel awards of $1,000 to high scoring abstracts. Please review full information on the Call for Abstracts form and ensure you check the corresponding question in your submission to be considered for this travel award opportunity.


    Advanced Cancer Therapies will take place February 15 – 17, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Find more information about registration and housing here.
  • Partners for World Health Medical Mission Opportunity

    Partners for World Health is looking for volunteers to the 3rd Annual Conference on Care of the Cancer Patient at the National Institute of Cancer and Research Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Specifically: 1 GYN ONC, 1 Breast Cancer Surgeon, 1 GI Surgeon and 1 Head and Neck Surgeon, 1-2 Medical Oncologists and 1 Palliative Care Specialist.

    This 6-day conference is planned to provide education and training to physicians and nurses on non-communicable diseases, care of the cancer patient, medication administration, wound care education and infection control. In addition, surgical intervention with consultation (both in-patient and out-patient) will be provided. Outreach to provide education to Bangladesh women about breast self-exam and breast cancer will be provided at the community level.  Surgeons will have 4 surgical days at the NICRH and Dhaka Medical College in addition to the expectation of delivering educational PowerPoint presentations to clinical audiences.
  • Apply for SSO 2020 International Career Development Exchange Program

    SSO Active International members are being offered an opportunity by the Society of Surgical Oncology to apply for the SSO 2020 International Career Development Exchange (ICDE) program.

    The two selected recipients will attend SSO 2020, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on March 25-28, 2020. Following SSO 2020, the recipients will visit one U.S. cancer institution to observe procedures, clinics and conferences for one week. The successful candidates will receive complimentary SSO 2020 registration and a stipend of $3,000 USD to assist with travel and accommodation costs. 

    To learn more about this opportunity and submit an application, please visit the ICDE page on the SSO website. The deadline to submit an application & all supporting documentation is Friday, October 4, 2019.

    Notifications will be sent out to all applicants by mid-November 2018.

    For any additional questions, please contact Ana Olivares, Manager, Global Programs at anaolivares@surgonc.org.

  • Call for Abstracts - SSO 2020

    The Scientific Program Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) invites you to submit your abstract for the 2020 International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care (formerly known as the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium). SSO 2020 will take place March 25-28 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Abstracts may be submitted in nine different solid-tumor categories, as well as categories for Quality Improvement/Clinical Outcomes, Team Science, Disparities in Surgical Oncologic Care and video.

    The Call for Abstracts will close on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:59 ET. Abstract notifications will be sent by mid-November, 2019.
  • Call for Abstracts - Advanced Cancer Therapies

    SSO is excited to announce that Advanced Cancer Therapies, formerly the International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies, is now accepting abstracts through Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Please note that abstracts submitted to SSO 2020 will be allowed for presentation at this meeting. Advanced Cancer Therapies will take place February 15-17, 2020 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, FL.

    Advanced Cancer Therapies serves as a comprehensive forum to promote research, development and application of treatments for regional cancer therapies. This event promotes education and the exchange of information among professionals regarding advanced cancer therapies.

    If you have any questions regarding the Call for Abstracts or this event, please contact the SSO Education department at 847-427-1400 or email advancedtherapies@surgonc.org.

  • Apply to the Visiting Observership Program

    SSO members are being offered an outstanding opportunity by the European Society of Surgical Oncology to apply for a visiting observership in Europe. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 26, 2019.

    The selected recipient will attend ESSO 39 held in Rotterdam, Netherlands on October 9-11, 2019. Following the meeting, the selected observership candidate will visit two-to-three preeminent European surgical oncology institutions to observe procedures.

    The successful candidate will receive complimentary registration and an honorarium of $3,000 USD to assist with travel and accommodation costs during the duration of the exchange, which should last up to two weeks.

  • Speaking of SurgOnc Podcast

    SSO and the Annals of Surgical Oncology are proud to announce the release of the first episode of Speaking of SurgOnc a podcast that expands on ideas from articles published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Once a month, ASO Deputy Editor Dr. Frederick L. (Rick) Greene will interview authors and leading experts in surgical oncology. In the inaugural episode, Dr. Greene and Dr. David R. Byrd discuss the 8th edition of the TNM staging system, which through its advances supports the concept of a team approach to cancer staging by clinical oncologists including cancer registrars, pathologists, and radiologists. Listen at Surgonc.org, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you subscribe to great podcasts.
  • Complete the Learner Profile Survey

    The SSO Education Council needs your help! In order to better understand the educational needs and preferred learning styles of SSO’s members, the Council is requesting your completion of a Learner Profile Survey. The survey includes a total of ten (10) questions and takes a total of 4 minutes to complete.

    SSO is offering one (1) complimentary SSO 2020 registration to an individual, chosen at random, that completes the survey.
  • The International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies Has a New Name!

    SSO is excited to announce that Advanced Cancer Therapies, formerly the International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies, will take place February 15-17, 2020 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, FL.

    Advanced Cancer Therapies serves as a comprehensive forum to promote research, development and application of treatments for regional cancer therapies. This event promotes education and the exchange of information among professionals regarding advanced cancer therapies.
  • Display Your SSO 2019 Abstract Data in China

    SSO members who had an abstract accepted at SSO 2019 are invited to apply for an extraordinary opportunity to present the same SSO 2019 data in poster form at the Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology in Xiamen, China from September 18-22, 2019. 

    The Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) is offering up to 15 poster presenters from SSO 2019 a travel stipend of $1,000 USD, accommodations for four nights during the CSCO Annual Meeting and complimentary registration for the meeting.
  • Apply for an SSO Scholarship

    The SSO is pleased to offer a scholarship to the Society of University Surgeons (SUS) Leadership Agility Program. This program is designed for aspiring surgical leaders, division chiefs, center leaders, and hospital and medical school leaders. It will take place September 22-25, 2019 at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The scholarship is being sponsored by the SSO in partnership with the SUS.

    Applications are due May 28, 2019. Visit the SSO website for complete details.