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Young Surgeons and Alumni Club Webpage


The ESSO Young Surgeons and Alumni Club (EYSAC) was created during the 2010 ESSO Congress in Bordeaux, on September 17th.

EYSAC has been created with the aim to help junior surgeons play an active role in the future of surgical oncology. The Club has multiple missions, including:

  • To facilitate networking between young surgeons interested in surgical oncology;
  • To assist junior surgeons in dealing with (academic) surgical oncology;
  • To improve surgical oncology training throughout Europe;
  • To facilitiate active transfer of knowledge and young surgeons between institutes;
  • To provide feedback from educational events;
  • To develop new avenues for surgical oncology.

EYAC-Diagram01 Id 0081 This diagram illustrates the areas of which EYSAC is involved in and members can benefit from:

1) The ESSO Core Curriculum is intended to act as a guide for the requisite level of knowledge both for the practice of surgical oncology but also for the European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ exams) in surgical oncology.

2) There are specifically designed courses for surgeons in training and junior surgeons as part of the ESSO educational portfolio.

3) Clinical and research fellowship grant opportunities to broaden your experience in surgical oncology. Also available are congress travel grants to participate in the ESSO Congress.

4) ESSO has created a registry of possible host Hospitals / Institutes / Cancer Centres for fellowship opportunities. Please note the listed opportunities are not guaranteed but are to provide possible assistance in finding training fellowship opportunities.

5) Tailored sessions for young surgical oncologists during the ESSO Congress

6) The networking opportunites of EYSAC include the dedicated LinkedIn group and the ESSO membership directory (ESSO Community) EYSAC also has links with the young chapters of other European and national cancer organisations who we jointly orgaise social events with.

7) ESSO has been investing generously in many educational events, and would like to see EYSAC involved in subsequent evaluation. Education evaluation will include publication of fellowship reports, pre and post course evaluation, and participation to the EYSAC Annual Survey concerning quality of life and education expectation among surgical oncology residents and fellows.

EYSAC Steering Committee -
click here to get to know the members.

EYSAC Membership

Every member of ESSO can join EYSAC, no membership fee is required to join the Club, but ESSO membership is mandatory. Members are invited to actively use this friendly networking opportunity, to provide feedback from educational events, to participate to dedicated events, and to suggest new avenues.

To be come a member of EYSAC please complete the application form  and/or request to join the LinkedIn group.

For further information about EYSAC please contact the ESSO Secretariat.


Opening an account does not give access to the ESSO Member's area but enables you to fill out the online forms of the website.

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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