ESSO Honorary members
Outstanding figures within the oncology world are awarded the prestigious position of ESSO Honorary members on the occasion of the ESSO congresses.
Honorary Membership is awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the achievement of the goals of the Society particularly in the field of interdisciplinary or international co-operation:
- Promotion of surgical oncology as part of the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer
- Building bridges between one’s discipline and surgical oncology and stimulation of multidisciplinary co-operation
- Integration of new knowledge from one’s discipline in surgical oncology, thus stimulating the development of the speciality
In 2018, on the occasion of ESSO 38, honorary membership has been conferred to Professor Gabor Cserni (HU) for his continuous support in promoting the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer among the surgical oncology community.
In previous years honorary membership has been granted to Professor Armando Giuliano (USA), Professor Luigi Cataliotti (IT), Professor Charles Balch (USA), Professor Philip Poortmans (BE), Professor Theo Wiggers (NL), Professor Niall O'Higgins (IRL), Professor Lars Pahlman (SE), Professor Vincenzo Valentini (IT), Professor Irving Taylor (UK).