Global Outreach

SSO Global Outreach Program

The components included in the SSO Global Outreach Program are: 

International Organization Relations Program 

Through its partnership with other international surgical oncology societies, SSO has opened the channels for collaboration among the organizations in an effort to increase scientific and clinical knowledge sharing. The societies are working together by sharing content from conferences and through leader participation in other organizations' annual meetings. The mutually beneficial relationship leverages the collective expertise among the societies and their surgical oncologist members to have a greater impact on improving and enhancing cancer care. 

Best of SSO 

The Best of SSO program delivers the top SSO Annual Cancer Symposium scientific presentations to other surgical oncology meetings across the globe. The expanded program now enables partnering societies to choose sessions from a selection of the top 50 abstract presentations at the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium (as determined by SSO's Scientific Program Committee) for presentation at their own meeting. 

Journal Collaborations 

SSO can work with its partner societies and its official journal, the Annals of Surgical Oncology, to provide supplements that publish the highest-rated abstracts and articles from the respective society's annual meeting. SSO has already collaborated with the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery to provide a supplement for U.S. and Japan members. 

International Career Development Exchange 

In 2014, SSO started its International Career Development Exchange Program in collaboration with selected partner organizations. This reciprocal program provides a travel and housing grant to an up-and-coming surgical oncologist with high potential for leadership in the field. 

In addition to the grant, recipients receive a complimentary registration to attend the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium. Upon selection, SSO partners the recipient with 1-3 host institutions in the U.S. to experience the procedures/specialties of interest for visits lasting up to two weeks. Following the visit, the representative provides SSO a report on the experience. 

SSO Member Benefits 

Experience the value of SSO's global reach. Join SSO today and become part of a worldwide community of surgeons and scientists dedicated to advancing surgical oncology and cancer care. Every surgeon with an interest in cancer care should be an SSO member. Enjoy these benefits and much more:

SSO Annual Cancer Symposium 

Each year, more than 1,500 of the leading surgical oncology professionals from around the world come together to explore the latest advancements in the treatment of surgical patients with solid tumors. The Symposium delivers an education program that is unique in its ability to cover a broad range of important, timely and in-depth topics in one setting. 

For questions regarding the International Programs, please contact Ana Olivares, Manager, Global Outreach and Special Programs at