Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery

2020 Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery Observership

Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery logoSSO members are being offered an opportunity by the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery (JSGS) to apply for a visiting observership in Japan. This observership will take place in July 2020.

This opportunity includes:

  • A stipend of $3,000 USD to assist with travel and accommodations expenses
  • Complimentary registration to the 75th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, held in Wakayama.
  • Complimentary accommodations for 4 nights for the duration of the meeting
  • An opportunity to visit a specialized Japanese medical center and be matched with a mentor with shared specialized interests

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must:

  • Be an SSO Active or Active International member, in good standing (2020 dues must be paid)
  • Be an up-and-coming young surgical oncologist, 45 years old or younger
  • Specialize in gastrointestinal cancer
  • Be able to travel to Japan in July 2020
  • Cannot have participated in an SSO observership in the past 5 years
  • Submit a completed application
  • Submit a CV (maximum 3 pages plus additional pages for publications & grants)

Candidates will be evaluated based on:

  • Engagement in scientific research
  • Extent of practice that involves GI cancers
  • The written rationale included in the application

The deadline to apply for the JSGS Observership  is Thursday, February 27, 2020.

To learn more about this opportunity, or to submit a completed application, please contact Ana Olivares, Manager, Global Programs at anaolivares@surgonc.org.

Click here to download application.

The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery (JSGS) was founded in April 1968 and has been a Partner society with the SSO since 2014. As part of that partnership, the JSGS offers an observership opportunity to a member of the SSO every year.  The mission of the JSGS is to promote advances in gastroenterological surgery and encourage more physicians to provide care in the field, thereby helping to foster academic achievements in medical care and the well-being and medical treatment of the Japanese people. The JSGS also encourages advances in the research and training of healthcare employees and society members so that they can improve the medical care they provide. The first volume of the JSGS international journal, Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery, was published in 2017. Today, more than 20,000 members are participating in JSGS. 

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