My ESSO

Forgotten Password Create Account

Opening an account enables you to complete forms on the ESSO website. To access the ESSO members area please proceed with the membership application.

Objectives and Activities

Rationale for establishing the ESSO Clinical Research Committee (CRC)

  • Quality improvement in surgery goes hand in hand with improvement in research
  • Collaboration is needed to overcome the hurdles of surgical research
  • New ideas for prospective clinical research must be generated
  • Education on clinical research methodology must be integrated in surgical training
  • Expanding the role of ESSO on research is the way to move forward

The Vision for Surgical Clinical Research

Goals of the Clinical Research Committee

  • Involve ESSO in a new mission: to generate research ideas that are prospective, high-quality but feasible
  • Expand the network of surgeon researchers
  • Collaborate with established groups to initiate and drive surgical research (EURECCA, EORTC, JCOG, etc.)
  • Facilitate education of young surgeons on clinical research methodology

Clinical Research Activities

Initiation phase

  • Run a feasibility survey: to further develop and assess the needs for Pan-European surgical research platform
  • Define the Charter of the committee
  • Define the network of surgeons willing to engage in collaborative research
  • Collaboration with EORTC through the SURCARE initiative “High Quality Standards for Prospective Surgical Clinical Research”

Implementation phase

  • Defining quality parameters of a surgical trial
  • Addressing the obstacles to surgical research
  • Using the website to be a capacity building tool to develop surgical research
  • Develop the first pilot research project of the CRC
  • Conduct a surgical clinical research course for young trainees
  • Facilitate and international observership, mentorship or exchange programs for young surgeons interested in clinical research
  • Evaluation of the impact of first year projects

Survey results

ESSO Clinical Research Committee Survey on Challenges of Conducting Surgical Trials Results


New deal for Clinical Research in Surgical Oncology - interview with Professor Serge Evrard

ESSO Industry Partners