The Korean Society of Surgical Oncology (KSSO) was initially founded as the Korean Society of Clinical Oncology in May of 2005. In 2014, the organization’s name was changed to the Korean Society of Surgical Oncology in order to advance the societies stated goals and attain national recognition by the Korean Medical Association and other national medical associations. The mission of the Korean Society of Surgical Oncology is to enhance the quality of life of patients by focusing on the treatment of solid-tumor disease sites. The focus on all solid-tumor disease sites is reflected in its Annual Symposium (SISSO, Seoul International Symposium of Surgical Oncology), biannually scientific journal (The Korean Journal of Clinical Oncology), education initiatives, and committee structure.
The KSSO has been a Partner society with the SSO since 2016. The SSO offers observership/poster presentation opportunities to KSSO members and participates in the SSO International Career Development Exchange program. Through the Observship program, KSSO provides the opportunity for SSO young surgeons to attend SISSO and visit medical institutions to observe surgical procedures.
2020 Korean Society of Surgical Oncology Observership
SSO members were offered the opportunity by the Korean Society of Surgical Oncology (KSSO) to apply for a visiting observership. Many excellent and competitive applications were received and Anthony D. Yang, MD, MS, FACS, Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Medical Director, Surgical Quality, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was selected as the recipient of the observership.
Dr. Yang has the opportunity to attend the Korean Society of Surgical Oncology annual meeting. Dr. Yang will also be paired with a KSSO mentor and visit a renowned Korean medical institution to observe procedures.
The KSSO is providing Dr. Yang with a stipend to assist with travel costs during the duration of the observership.
The SSO congratulates Dr. Yang!