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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

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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

ESSO offers a number of training fellowships to give young surgeons support to visit a specialist centre, expand their experience and learn new techniques.

Application deadline:
10th November 2014.

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ESSO 34 – BASO 2014


Quality Outcome, Global Perspective.

Registration now open!

Regular rate registration deadline:
8th September 2014

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Are you ready for ESSO 34 – BASO 2014 Congress? Get a flavour of the topics presented:

Graeme Poston: Colorectal Cancer Tack
Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno: Peritoneal Surface Oncology Track
Anita Margulies / Erik van Muilekom: Nursing in surgical oncology

Read further information in the latest ESSO 34 - BASO 2014 newsletter.

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ESSO Training Fellowships
The ESSO training fellowships provide a unique research and educational opportunity to young surgical oncologistists around the world in the host institute of their choice. There are short-term, medium-term or long-term educational visits ranging from 1 to 12 months, during which fellows can learn new surgical techniques and develop their skills and experience in specific clinical projects.
Application deadline: 10th November 2014
Find out more and apply here

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Designed to promote the highest standards of surgical care in the management of cancer patients with solid tumours, the general theme for the 2014 Congress is Quality Outcome, Global Perspective.
The new Congress format includes six tracks: Breast, Colorectal, Oesophago-Gastric, HPB, Nursing and Miscellaneous (head & neck, sarcoma/melanoma, pelvic cancer).
Don't miss the opportunity to register at the regluar rate: deadline 8th September 2014!
Further information available here   

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SSO/ESSO International Career Development Exchange Program
Through its partnership with ESSO, the American Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) will provide a grant to an up-and-coming ESSO recognised surgical oncologist to attend the SSO 2015 Annual Symposium (25-28 March, Houston, TX) and then visit various pre-eminent Surgical Oncology institutions within the USA.
Click here to find out more and how to apply.

Education News

Picture advert  flyer Liver Metes Bordeaux - web 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.

Lake constance 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

Photo MDT Liverpool 091014 The BASO -ESSO Multidisciplinary Team Course will showcase the development of an optimal MDT operational policy. Furthermore it will illustrate 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 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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