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to the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)!

ESSO was founded in 1981 to advance the art, science and practice of surgery for the treatment of cancer. Central to achieving this objective is ESSO’s willingness to collaborate, interact and foster an open exchange with a range of other specialities.

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Educational Courses

Advanced Course on the Management of Colorectal Liver Metastases

22 - 24 September 2014, Bordeaux, France
Enjoy live transmission of liver procedures & video discussions with leading experts. Click to know more and to apply.

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Membership: join an international network of more than 20.000 professionals

Membership: join an international network of more than 20.000 professionals !

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EJSO – the Journal of Cancer Surgery

12 issues a year - impact factor 2.499

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Training and research fellowships, Flims fellowships, travel grants

Congress Travel grants: Aimed at young researchers (doctors and basic scientists) from countries with limited resources to attend the ESSO 34.
Application deadline: 25 April

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ESSO 34 – BASO 2014


Quality Outcome, Global Perspective.

Registration now open!
Abstract submission opens:
25th February 2014

Early rate deadline:
9th June 2014

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ESSO 34-BASO 2014: Abstract submission deadline 25 April
Don’t miss the chance to be part of the Congress and bring your contribution to the debate on the very latest in the management of patients with solid tumours.
Gain unique insight into cutting-edge technology and the latest healthcare solutions and services.
Read more …

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ESSO 34-BASO 2014
Theme: 'Quality Outcome, Global Perspective'
6 tracks: Breast, Colorectal, Upper GI, Oesophago-gastric, Nursing and miscellaneous (Head & Neck, Sarcoma/Melanoma, Pelvic Cancer)
Advance Programme now available!
Further information available here

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ESSO 34 - BASO 2014: Fellowships: Deadline 25 April
ESSO will offer up to 10 fellowships of 500 EUR each to young ESSO members from emerging countries to attend the ESSO 34-BASO 2014 congress. Do not miss this opportunity to participate in the largest European Surgical Oncology congress!

Read more about the eligible criteria and application procedure.

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The policy statement on multidisciplinary cancer care, which has been endorsed by ESSO, is the result of the work done within the framework of the WP7 Health care of EPAAC-European Partnership for Action Against Cancer. Please access the related document here.

Education News

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The ESSO Advanced Course on Oncoplastic Breast Surgery will explore in depth the novel oncoplastic approach to breast cancer surgery where plastic surgical techniques are used to improve the oncological and esthetic outcomes of breast cancer surgery. The course takes place on 12 - 14 June 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. For more information please click here.

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The ESSO Advanced Course on the Management of Colorectal Liver Metastases aims to provide answers to questions such as: How do I manage the patient's preoperative assessment?, How do neoadjuvant or induction chemotherapy impact on our approach to CRMs? and How do I use and optimise ultrasound guided CRM surgery? The course takes place on 22 - 24 September 2014 in Bordeaux, France. For more information and the application process please click here.

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The ESO -ESSO Masterclass in Breast Cancer Surgery will offer participants a qualified, comprehensive training to improve their knowledge and skills in the management, treatment and care of breast cancer. The programme will offer plenary lectures regarding state-of-the-art clinical evaluation, treatments with reference to clinical guidelines which will conclude in take-home here. The Masterclass will take place on 4 - 7 October 2014, Lake Constance, Switzerland. For further information please click here

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The BASO -ESSO Multidisciplinary Team Course will showcase the development of an optimal MDT operational policy and of novel MDT networks in order to effectively and efficiently manage  a modern cancer service. The Course will take place on 1 November 2014, Liverpool, UK. For further details please click here


ESSO Endorsed and Recommended events
ESSO also supports or recommends scientific events organised by other medical societies, hospitals or institutions that are deemed relevant and of particular interest for the surgical oncology community. All events listed on the ESSO website have been reviewed and approved by the ESSO Website & Editorial Committee. Click here to access the list of endorsed and recommended events.



ESSO is supported through unrestricted educational grants from Genomic Health and Nutricia.
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