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Membership Committee

In ESSO’s continuing efforts to provide outstanding services to our members these committees exsist to facilitate two-way communication between the ESSO Board and the ESSO members.

The Membership Executive Committee is composed of the Treasurer, the Secretary, a representative from the ETC, the Chief Operating Officer, and up to 2 representatives of the Membership Advisory Committee.

The Membership Advisory Committee is composed of a representative from each affiliated society and up to 3 representatives from the individual membership. The Membership Advisory Committee advises the Membership Executive Committee.

Chair: Mr Hassan Malik
Treasurer: Prof. Domenico D'Ugo
Secretary: Prof. Marjut Leidenius
ETC Representative: Prof. Jos van der Hage
Chief Operating Officer: Carine Lecoq


  • Dr. Anton Barchuk, Department of Development and Public Affairs, Petrov Research Insititute of Oncoloft, Russia
  • Dr. Pedro Bretcha-Boix, Vice-President, Spanish Society of Surgical Oncology, Spain
  • Dr. Ho-Kyung Chun, President, Korean Society of Surgical Oncology, Korea
  • Prof. Jean-Marc Classe, President, French Society of Surgical Oncology, France
  • Dr. Paolo Delrio, President Elect, Italian Society of Surgical Oncology, Italy
  • Prof. Radan Džodić, President, Serbian Society of Surgical Oncology, Serbia
  • Prof. Waheed Gareer, The Egyptian Society of Surgical Oncology, Egypt
  • Dr. Levan Gogichaishvili, Georgian Society for Visceral Surgery, Georgia
  • Prof. Haim Gutman, President, Israeli Society of Surgical Oncology, Israel
  • Dr. Konstantinos G. Lasithiotakis, Hellenic Society of Surgical Oncolgy, Greece
  • Prof. Dr. György Lázár, President, Hungarian Surgical Society, Hungary
  • Mr. Hassan Malik, Secretary, British Association of Surgical Oncology, UK
  • Dr. Per J. Nilsson, Executive, European Society of Coloprotology
  • Prof. Pompiliu Piso, Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie, Hospital Barmherzige Brueder, Germany
  • Prof. Claudio Quadros, President, Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology, Brazil
  • Prof. Sebastian F. Schoppmann, President Elect, Austrian Society of Surgical Oncology, Austria
  • Dr. Kurt Van der Speeten, Board member, Belgian Society of Surgical Oncology, Belgium
  • Prof. C Verheof, President, Dutch Society of Surgical Oncology, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Wojciech Wysocki, President, Polish Society of Surgical Oncology, Poland
  • Prof. Janez Zgajnar, Slovenian Society of Surgical Oncology, Slovenia
  • Dr. Mykola Zubaryev, Vice President, Ukrainian Society of Surgical Oncology, Ukraine


The Role and Responsibilities of the Membership Advisory Committe: Inform, Share & Engage

  • Facilitate the two-way communication between the ESSO Board and the membership
  • Communicate and advise on members’ needs and expectations, potential new or increased benefits for members
  • National representatives to ensure appropriate communication and added value of ESSO within their society
  • Identify how and where affiliated member societies could be more involved in ESSO activities (incl. oncopolicy)
  • Contribute to the development of the membership section of the ESSO website
  • Foster communication on ESSO oncopolicy activities at national level through the national affiliated societies




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