2020 Vail Workshop Award

The 2020 AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop (also known as the Vail Workshop) is an intensive workshop in the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of cancer for clinical fellow and junior faculty clinical researchers in all oncology subspecialties, including radiation and surgical oncology and radiology. The meeting will take place July 25-31, 2020 in Vail, Colorado. SSO recommends Complex General Surgical Oncology and Breast Oncology Fellows to apply for a position at the course in order to be eligible for the prestigious SSO Vail Workshop Award. The award will sponsor the cost of attendance. Learn more about the workshop here.

Events for Fellows

Building Skills and Readiness for Success

SSO Fellows Institute logoTo support the training of CGSO and Breast Oncology Fellows outside of their fellowship programs, SSO offers Fellows Institute and a CGSO Board Exam Review Course.

SSO’s ninth annual Fellows Institute, cosponsored by the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), was held November 18 – 20, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Originally developed to complement the education and training received as part of SSO-approved fellowship programs, the program has evolved over the years to include didactic sessions and hands-on laboratory sessions to provide skills-based content that enhance overall training.  Learn more.

SSO CGSO Board Exam logoSuccessful completion of the CGSO Board Exam is a landmark milestone in the career of a surgical oncologist. SSO wants to help ensure that CGSO fellows pass the exam and take the next step in their surgical career. SSO was pleased to offer the popular CGSO Board Exam Review Course in Chicago on January 25, 2020, is designed to be a comprehensive review of the most relevant information. Learn more.

Fellowship Programs

CGSO and Breast Oncology Programs

For nearly 25 years, SSO has managed the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program and relies on the SSO Training Committee to help ensure that requirements and curriculum are keeping pace with changes in the field. Beginning August 1, 2019, breast surgical oncology fellows have new program requirements. SSO also plays an integral role in the Complex Surgical Oncology (CGSO) Fellowship program by overseeing CGSO Program Directors and providing guidance through representation on the American Board of Surgery and their CGSO Board. 

Each year the Society of Surgical Oncology conducts a Matching Program to match qualified candidates with positions in these SSO-approved training programs. Find more information on the current Breast Fellowship match program here.

The Society of Surgical Oncology is pleased to report that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors has approved the program requirements for Complex General Surgical Oncology. For more information on the Complex Genergal Surigcal Oncology program click here


Breast Fellows Webinars

The SSO Breast Fellows webinars are on-demand programs that provide content on a specific topic and consist of at least two case presentations that are presented by breast oncology fellows. A wide array of topics are covered including breast cancer during pregnancy, breast cancer in the Elderly, high-risk lesions and more.

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