International Career Development Exchange​​

The International Career Development Exchange (ICDE) program provides support for up-and-coming surgical oncologists, with leadership potential, who are members of an SSO Partner Society. The program pairs ICDE Recipients with leading SSO member “Mentors,” and enables recipients to attend the SSO Annual Meeting, participate in a post-meeting visit to their Mentor’s institution(s), and develop long-term relationships to improve cancer care in their countries.

The SSO Partner Society is responsible for selecting this candidate who will receive the following from the SSO for 2017:

• A stipend to cover international airfare, lodging and airfare within the US for the Annual Meeting and for the duration of the exchange.
• SSO Member(s) as Mentor(s), who are matched based on shared professional and scientific interests, and who will help the ICDE Recipient navigate the SSO Annual Meeting, hosts him/her at their institution, and serves as a professional contact when the ICDE Recipient returns home.
• Complimentary registration for SSO 2017, including an invitation to the International Reception
• An opportunity to display and present an Abstract Poster in the Global Posters Section in the Exhibit Hall
• One (1) year of complimentary membership with SSO (subject to approval), which includes a subscription to the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

The ICDE Recipient will be required to meet eligibility criteria, provide specific documentation and agree to outlined terms and conditions. 

For any questions regarding this program or any other international program, please contact Ana Olivares, Manager, Global Outreach and Special Programs, at