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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 Breast Cancer Surgery

8-10 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
Interactive workshop which includes "meet the expert" type sessions
Register now!

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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 2.892

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Training and research fellowships, Flims fellowships, travel grants

Training and research fellowships, Flims fellowships and travel grants.
For further information and how to apply for these opportunities please visit this page.

More... ESSO 35 - ECC 2015    

ESSO 35 - ECC 2015


Regular rate registration deadline:
4th August 2015.

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ESSO 36 - Call for Topics

Want to play your part in developing the premier surgical oncology meeting in Europe?
For the first time, here is your opportunity to provide direct input about what you would like to hear at the Congress.
Submit your suggestions by 25th May 2015 here.


ESSO 35 - ECC 2015 - Regular Rate Registration deadline: 4th August 2015!

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the major multidisciplinary cancer congress in Europe, featuring an extensive surgical oncology track.

For more information and to register please visit here.

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ESSO's participation in the German Surgical Society Congress

ESSO had the pleasure to participate in the 132rd Congress of the German Surgical Society which took place in Munich from 28th April to 1st May 2015. With leading experts in attendance ESSO discussed future opportunities for collaboration and informed attendees of ESSO’s goal and mission. We hope that our visibility at the congress will increase ESSO member numbers from Germany to enhance our ever growing network.

Education News

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Liver Surgery: from basics to advanced care. 

This ESSO course will introduce attendees to the diagnosis, the indication, the access, the procedure and the perioperative care of liver and bile duct tumours. Chaired by Prof. Thomas Gruenberger the course will take place in Vienna, Austria on the 7th and 8th of September 2015. Find out further information and complete the course application here.

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ESSO Course on Peritoneal Surface Malignancy

Taking place in Manchester, UK on the 8th and 9th of October 2015 this course will address current treatments for specific tumour groups and future challenges for developping services in different health care settings. It will focus on delivering evidence-based clinical practice and achieving quality assured outcomes for patients undergoing abdominal and pelvic cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy. To apply and for further information please visit here.

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Apply for the 2015 editions of the EBSQ Examinations

The Surgical Onoclogy EBSQ examination will take place in Naples (IT) on the 12th of September 2015

The Breast Surgery EBSQ examination will take place in Lisbon (PT) on the 10-11th of October 2015

For further information and to apply please view here.

ESPSO web logo 2 The European School of Peritoneal Surface Oncology is a joint venture of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group (PSOGI). We aim to providing adequate and structured training in the management of peritoneal neoplasms and certifying proficient knowledge in the scientific basis and clinical practice of Peritoneal Surface Oncology (PSO), specially multidiciplinary decision-making and surgical management (European Certification in Peritoneal Surface Oncology). To find out more and to apply for the training programme please click here

ESSO Endorsed and Recommended events

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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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