Fellows Institute 2020

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SSO’s Fellows Institute is an annual educational program cosponsored by the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). Fellows Institute promotes professional collegial relationships with peers and medical society members. It reinforces that learning is a life-long professional responsibility to be maintained through Continuous Certification and continuing education.

SSO’s tenth annual Fellows Institute will take place virtually this December and will include three specialty-specific tracks.

Breast Surgical Oncology: Friday, December 4, 2020
from 10 am-6 pm ET

Led by Richard J. Bleicher, MD, Jacqueline S. Jeruss, MD, PhD, and Kristalyn Gallagher, DO, this track’s topics include management of the axilla, ultrasound & biopsy, oncoplastic techniques, and other innovative techniques. In addition, discussions around how to get the most out of your fellowship, job selection and contracts will be included in the engaging online format.

Surgical Oncology and HPB: Wednesday from 6-9 pm ET, December 2, 9 and 16

Jeffrey Farma, MD and Elizabeth G. Grubbs, MD oversee the Surgical Oncology track and the HPB track is led by Brendan C. Visser, MD. Each of the three sessions will have a narrowed focus, with 4-5 interactive lectures, discussions and cases. In addition, each evening will include a 30-minute career panel discussion focusing on a different practice setting each week. One evening will be focused on HPB topics. Another evening will focus on melanoma, sarcoma and endocrine, and a third evening will cover colorectal, HIPEC and GI topics.

The full program is now live! View all session and faculty details here. Additional details to be added throughout the fall.

Please Note: Participation in this program is reserved for those fellows in SSO-approved Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs, ACGME or RCPSC-accredited Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs, and Fellowship Council-accredited HPB fellowship programs.

Registration for 2020 Fellows Institute is now open!

  • Registration will be open through Friday, November 20 and no extensions will be made.
  • Please refer to the full registration instructions sent to all fellows the week of October 19 from for access information.
  • All registrants are invited to participate in all sessions, and all recordings will be available to registrants on-demand after each session.
  • Participation links will be sent to all registrants in late-November.
  • Registration Cancellation Policy: Please note that all requests for registration refunds must be sent via email to by Monday, November 30 for review. All refunds are subject to a $25 non-refundable processing fee. No refunds will be issued after November 30, 2020.

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