ExpertEd@SSO - Online Expert Education

ExpertEd@SSO is your source for premier continuing education with programs developed and facilitated by preeminent surgical oncology leaders from around the world. Focused on the needs of cancer surgeons in all types of multidisciplinary environments, ExpertEd@SSO provides easy access to education on solid-tumor topics.

Visit ExpertEd@SSO and view the course catalog for a complete listing of available educational opportunities. View the video tutorial for log-in instructions. Specific programs are highlighted below.

Upcoming Programs

Robotic Approaches for Gastrointestinal Malignancies Video Forum Series

This series of five topics will cover minimally invasive approaches utilizing robotics for a variety of gastrointestinal procedures with video recordings and a live webcam Q&A and discussion with the faculty.

  • Gastric Robotic Surgery, September 6, 2018 at 1 pm ET
  • Esophageal Robotic Surgery, September 13, 2018, 4 pm ET
  • Robotic Pancreas Surgery, September 27, 2018, 4 pm ET
  • Robotic Liver Surgery, October 18, 2018, 2:15 pm ET

All webinars will be archived within 24 hours of live program. Visit ExpertED@SSO now to view Training in Robotic Surgery. You may find information about this series in the Gastrointestinal Disease Site section of the catalog. This series of activities is partially supported by Ethicon.

Molecular Testing of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules

Mark your calendar for November 7, 2018 at 11:00 am EST for the new webinar, “Molecular Testing of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules,” by Tracy S. Wang, MD, PhD. As management of indeterminate thyroid nodules evolves, the need for greater knowledge of testing options and cytological reporting increases. Participants in this webinar will be better able to discuss the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytology and not only identify molecular testing options, but also be able to determine optimal utilization of them.

Current Controversies in Neoadjuvant Therapy for Borderline Resectable and Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Register now for the new webinar, “Current Controversies in Neoadjuvant Therapy for Borderline Resectable and Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer,” on November 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm EST. Faculty for this program are: Clifford Cho, MD, Theodore S. Hong, MD, Christina R. Ferrone, MD and Robert A. Wolff, MD. Despite expert consensus that patients with localized but not clearly resettable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) should receive some form of neoadjuvant therapy, this intervention is not uniformly practiced. This webinar will identify the benefits of neoadjuvant therapy in patients with PDAC, compare options for neoadjuvant therapy and have a better understanding of how to assess current practices.

Current Management of the Axilla in Breast Cancer

Join us on December 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm EST for the new webinar, “Current Management of the Axilla in Breast Cancer.” Faculty for this program are: Monica Morrow, MD, Armando Giuliano, MD and Melissa Pilewski, MD. Prospective trials have established new options for managing the axillary nodes in patients with breast cancer, but appropriate options vary based on clinical presentation, planned surgical procedure and timing of surgery and chemotherapy. Surgeons need to understand when axillary dissection is indicated for nodal metastases and when sentinel node biopsy alone is appropriate as well as to identify patients most likely to avoid axillary dissection through the use of neoadjuvant therapy.    

Adjuvant Therapy in High Risk Melanoma

Plan to attend the webinar, “Adjuvant Therapy in High Risk Melanoma,” on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST with faculty Richard White, Jr., MD, Genevieve Boland, MD, PhD, Mary Sue Brady, MD and Jeffrey Sosman, MD. The staging of melanoma has changed and has impact on care decisions, which have evolved across disease stages. Participants in this program will be better able to identify changes in the staging system and understand adjuvant treatment options and proper indications related to BRAF negative patients.

Featured Archived Programs

SLN Biopsy and Management of Regional Lymph Nodes in Melanoma Webinar

Faculty: Sandra L. Wong, MD, Keith Delman, MD, Jonathan Zager, MD and Charlotte Ariyan, MD

Role of IRE in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer – Treatment Debate

Faculty: Matthew Weiss, MD, Flavio Rocha, MD and Moderator Alexander Parikh, MD, PhD

Understanding and Managing Risk of non-BRCA Genetic Mutations – Tumor Board Webinar

Faculty: Jean Bao, MD, Funmi Olopade, MD and Sarah Nielsen, MS, CGC

Robotic Approaches for Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Five-webinar series that includes liver, pancreas, esophageal and gastric disease sites

SOSAP 2.0: Case-based Surgical Oncology Self-Assessment Program

SOSAP 2.0 delivers education for any career stage. Prepare for the ABS Certification Exam in Complex General Surgical Oncology, fulfill MOC Part 2 requirements and earn 60 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

SSO 2018 Virtual Meeting

If you missed a session you specifically wanted to see at SSO 2018 or were unable to attend a session in person, SSO members may access the virtual meeting for free via ExpertED@SSO. Non-members who did not attend the meeting now have the opportunity to purchase individual sessions or the entire program. Convenient mobile viewing is available on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. After login to ExpertED@SSO find it in the catalog under “Virtual Meetings.”

Annals of Surgical Oncology – CME/MOC Articles

Meet MOC requirements and earn CME credit by reading select articles from SSO’s Annals of Surgical Oncology. Articles are available on a variety of topics and are complementary to SSO members. Questions about completing a journal activity in ExpertED@SSO? Review these step-by-step instructions.