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The Society of Surgical Oncology Opens New Headquarters in Rosemont

Author: Stephanie Brown
Oct 22, 2012

Rosemont, Ill.—October 22, 2012— Given significant growth and advancement in the profession of surgical oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) has moved to a self-managed association model and has opened a new headquarters location in Rosemont, Ill.

As part of the transition, SSO is adding resources to accommodate expansion. New offices, website enhancements and technology upgrades as well as additions to personnel will swiftly mark the beginning of the Society’s evolution into the new management model.

M. Eileen Widmer, CAE, CFRM, SSO Executive Director, explains, “The Society’s leadership felt that the time had arrived in terms of the SSO’s growth and the overall development of the specialty for the organization to have its own headquarters location. With the approval of the certificate of subspecialty in Complex General Surgical Oncology, the opportunities in front of us make this the best time to become independently staffed and managed.”

“The goal of the transition is to ensure that the changes appear seamless to our members in all but the services and benefits,” Widmer continues. “We will have the capacity to add programming and capabilities in a fluid and flexible manner that will benefit not only our members but the patients they serve.”

In 2011, The American Board of Surgery (ABS) received approval to offer a new subspecialty certificate in Complex General Surgical Oncology. This effort was led by the SSO in concert with the ABS' Surgical Oncology Advisory Council.

The new SSO offices are located at: 9525 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 870, Rosemont, IL 60018 and can be reached by phone at 847-427-1400.

About the Society of Surgical Oncology
Founded in 1940 as the James Ewing Society, the Society of Surgical Oncology® is the premier organization for surgeons and health care providers dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and treatment of cancer worldwide. The 2,800-member Society's focus on all solid-tumor disease sites is reflected in its Annual Cancer Symposium, monthly scientific journal (Annals of Surgical Oncology), educational initiatives, and committee structure.