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2018 Fellows Institute will be held November 12 - 14 in Houston, Texas at Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE)

SSO’s eighth annual Fellows Institute, cosponsored by the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrs), will take place November 12-14 in Houston, Texas. This important event consists of both didactic sessions and a hands-on laboratory component. There will also be evening social events.

The Fellows Institute again includes three specialty-specific tracks. Here is an overview:

Breast oncology: Led by Barbara L. Smith, MD, PhD, Richard J. Bleicher, MD, and Brigid Killelea, MD, MPH, this track’s topics will include ultrasound & biopsy, live model scanning, stereotactic, oncoplastic techniques and other innovative techniques.

HPB:  Led by Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA, this session covers surgery on the liver and pancreas, focusing in tumors and minimally invasive techniques. Hands-on laboratory time will be combined with the surgical oncology track for a comprehensive and collaborative experience.

Surgical oncology:  Michael I. D’Angelica, MD, and Jeffrey Farma, MD oversee this track that includes case-based technical didactics and practical hands-on laboratory skills covering open and minimally invasive colorectal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and adrenal surgery (including robotic surgery), liver ultrasound, isolated limb perfusion and infusion for regional melanoma, sarcoma surgery, and cytoreductive surgery with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal malignancies.

Please Note: Participation in this program is reserved for those fellows in either: SSO-approved breast fellowship programs; ACGME or RCPSC-accredited surgical oncology programs; or Fellowship Council-accredited HPB fellowship programs.

Fellows Institution Registration was open September 4-21 and is now closed 

Please Note:  This program is open only to pre-approved Breast and 2nd year Surgical Oncology/HPB fellows.  Please contact fellowsinstitute@surgonc.org as soon as possible with any questions regarding your eligibility.


Thank you to all of the 2018 Fellows Institute sponsors and partners whose support makes this experience possible.

SSO gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for their sponsorship commitments:

Faxitron_A Hologic Company

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Cianna Logo

Ethicon logo

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Genomic Health


This activity is supported, in part, by independent educational grants. The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and The SSO Foundation gratefully acknowledge the following organization for their contribution:

Amgen, Inc.
Applied Medical
ETHICON
Hologic, Inc.
Medtronic
Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc.


SSO and The SSO Foundation gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for their in-kind support of equipment for Fellows Institute:

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Applied Medical BK Ultrasound
Cianna Medical ConMed Advanced Surgical
ETHICON Faxitron Bioptics LLC, A Hologic Company
Focal Therapeutics, A Hologic Company FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
Hitachi Healthcare Hologic, Inc.
Medtronic ThermaSolutions Inc. (Genesis Medical Group, LLC)

* As of November 5, 2018


Questions? Please contact the SSO Education Team at fellowsinstitute@surgonc.org.

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