2020 International Career Development Exchange Call for Applications

The International Career Development Exchange (ICDE) program provides support for up-and-coming international surgical oncologists, with leadership potential, to attend the SSO Annual Cancer Symposium and visit a U.S. based institution following the meeting. The SSO is currently offering two opportunities to participate in this program. Learn more about submitting an application here.

2019 ESSO Observership

Jeffrey M. Farma, MDSSO members were offered the opportunity by the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) to apply for a visiting observership in Europe. Many excellent and competitive applications were received and Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was selected as the recipient of the observership.

To learn more about the ESSO Observership click here.

The Lancet Oncology Commission Taps Chandrakanth Are, MD to Lead Development of Global Cancer Surgery (TLO-CGCS) Part II Report

In September 2015, The Lancet Oncology Commission published “Global Cancer Surgery: Delivering Safe, Affordable and Timely Cancer Surgery,” a review of the inequities in global cancer care. As a follow-up to the first report, Chandrakanth Are, MD, surgical oncologist and global advocate on elevating standards for international surgical cancer care, has been appointed by the Lancet Oncology Commission to lead the development of The Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery- Part II Report. Through his leadership as the Chair of the Society of Surgical Oncology’s (SSO) International Committee and Director of the Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons (GFCS), he is well-equipped to take on the issues that vary dramatically from country to country. Learn more about this upcoming publication.

Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons Third Manuscript

The Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons has released their third manuscript, “Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons: Perspectives on Barriers to Surgical Care for Cancer Patients and Potential Solutions.” The manuscript identifies the barriers to surgical care for cancer patients in different countries/regions.

To learn more about the Global Forum of Cancer Surgeons and read their manuscripts click here.

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International Career Development Exchange (ICDE)

Global Outreach2019 International Career Development Exchange (ICDE) Recipients

Several SSO partner societies offer observership opportunities to SSO members. Observerships typically include registration to the sponsoring society’s annual meeting and visits to medical centers. Currently there are no open opportunities.

View past recipients.

Global Curriculum

Addressing the rising burden of global cancer care requires appropriately trained surgical oncologists. The SSO and the European Society of Surgical Oncology came together to develop a global curriculum to address variations and inadequacies in training.

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Featured Partners

As one of SSO’s first international partners, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery (JSGS) has worked with SSO on several different initiatives. The JSGS has offered Observership programs since 2015 and has participated in the International Career Development Exchange programs since 2014. SSO leaders frequently serve as guest Faculty and will present data at an upcoming JSGS/SSO Joint Symposium during 74th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery.

Learn more about JSGS.