ESSO Call for Applications!

SSO members are being offered an opportunity by the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) to apply for a visiting observership in Europe. This observership will take place in October 2018.

This opportunity includes:

  • A stipend of 5,000€ (approximately $5,800 USD) to assist with travel and accommodations expenses for the duration of the exchange
  • An opportunity to attend ESSO 38 in Budapest, Hungary from October 10-12, 2018
  • An opportunity to visit 2 to 3 pre-eminent European Surgical Oncology Institutions and observe procedures within a period of 2 weeks

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must:

  • Be an SSO Active or Active International member, in good standing
  • Be an up-and-coming young surgical oncologist, under the age of 40
  • Be able to travel to Europe in October 2018
  • Submit a full curriculum vitae
  • Submit a final report within 60 days of completing the program

To learn more about this opportunity, or to submit a completed application, please contact Ana Olivares, Manager, Global Outreach and Special Programs at or (847) 427-1400 ext. 109.

Criteria utilized when reviewing applicants include, but is not limited to:

  • Engagement in publications (first author)
  • Engagement in scientific research
  • Level of academic growth
  • Level of commitment to this experience, including desire to disseminate new knowledge – inferred from written rationale

The deadline to submit an application & your CV is Monday, June 25, 2018. Notifications will be sent out to all applicants by the end of July 2018.

Download the application here.