International Career Development Exchange Call for Applications

The International Career Development Exchange (ICDE) program provides support for up-and-coming international surgical oncologists, with leadership potential, to attend the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium and visit a U.S. based institution following the meeting. The SSO is currently offering two opportunities to participate in this program.

The two 2019 ICDE recipients will receive:

1. Complimentary registration to the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium
2. A stipend of $3,000 USD to assist with travel arrangements. (Stipend will be provided onsite at the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium via check.)
3. The opportunity to be matched with one SSO member “mentor”, based on shared professional or scientific interests
4. The opportunity to visit your mentor’s institution for one week following the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium
5. An opportunity to present an abstract poster in the Global Posters section at SSO 2019 (if desired)

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to submit an application.

1. Applicants must be an SSO Active International member.
2. Applicants cannot have previously received the SSO ICDE grant.
3. Applicants cannot have previously attended more than one SSO Annual Cancer Symposium in the past three (3) years
4. Applicants should be 45 years old or younger
5. Applicants must be fluent in English (both writing and speaking).
6. Applicants must be able to travel to the United States in March 2019. It is preferred that applicant already have a current passport.

The SSO reserves the right to evaluate and determine eligibility based on the information and justifications included in the requested materials.

Click on the link below to download the application.
2019 ICDE Application

For any additional questions or to apply for this opportunity, please submit your application and all requested supporting documents to Ana Olivares at by Monday, October 15, 2018. Notifications will be sent out to all applicants by mid-November 2018.