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2017 Fellows Institute will be held November 13-15 in Houston, Texas at Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE)

SSO’s seventh annual Fellows Institute, cosponsored by the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrs), will take place November 13-15 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 Susan K. Boolbol, MD, and Barbara L. Smith, MD, PhD, 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 Carl R. Schmidt, 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.

Registration will open in mid-August. Please check back often for updates.

Questions? Please contact Becky Williams, SSO Assistant Director, Education & Meetings, and JJ Usedom, SSO Education Coordinator at fellowsinstitute@surgonc.org.

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