Fellows Institute

Fellows Institute 2019

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SSO’s ninth annual Fellows Institute, cosponsored by the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), will take place November 18 – 20, 2019 in Houston, Texas. This important event consists of both didactic sessions and a hands-on laboratory component.

The Fellows Institute 2019 includes three specialty-specific tracks. Here is an overview:

Breast Surgical Oncology:  Led by Barbara L. Smith, MD, PhD, Richard J. Bleicher, MD and Kathie-Ann Joseph, MD, this track’s topics include ultrasound & biopsy, live model scanning, oncoplastic techniques, RFID, lesion localization and other innovative techniques.  New this year, there will be a session on the management of the axilla. This program will take place November 18-19.

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. This program will take place November 19-20.

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB): Led by Brendan C. Visser, MD, 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. This program will take place November 19-20.

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 for the 2019 Fellows Institute was open until September 27 and is now closed. Please contact fellowsinstitute@surgonc.org with any questions.

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