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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.

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ESSO 35 - ECC 2015


Early bird registration deadline:
9 April

Abstract submission deadline:
28 April

Fellowships application deadline:
28 April

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ESSO 35 - ECC 2015 Abstract submission deadline: 28th April 2015!

Present your work at the largest platform for practice-changing data in Europe.
Join our efforts to advance cancer treatment and care by ensuring surgical oncology is well-represented and your messages are delivered to the largest multidisciplinary audience in Europe.
For further information please click here.


ESSO 35 - ECC 2015 Fellowship grants application deadline: 5th May 2015!

Through the generosity of ECC2015 sponsors, a number of travel fellowships will be offered. These grants include free registration to the congress, free accommodation in one of the selected hotels and 500 EUR travel grant. In addition to the above fellowships open to all, ESSO will offer 3 additional bursaries of 500 EUR each to young surgical oncologists willing to attend the Congress.
For more information and to apply please click here.

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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.

Education News

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ESSO Advanced Course on Breast Cancer Surgery

Taking place in Lisbon (PT) on the 8th -10th October 2015 this highly interactive workshop is at the cutting edge of current concepts of surgical treatment of breast cancer. It will focus on the evidence-based clinical practice and technical aspects of breast cancer surgery, within multidisciplinary approach. The programme includes state-of-the-art lectures, "meet the expert"-type workshops and case discussions aiming at facilitating the interaction between participants and teachers. For further details and to apply 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.

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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.

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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