European Society of Surgical Oncology

BASO ~ ACS members are automatically given affiliate membership to The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO).

European Society of Surgical Oncology

The European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) was founded in 1981 to advance the art, science and practice of surgery for the treatment of cancer.

Representing over 20.000 members (individual and corporate) worldwide, ESSO has a leading position in the dissemination of knowledge and expertise to ensure the highest standards of surgical care for patients with solid tumours. Further, the society aims to optimise the clinical management of cancer patients through multidisciplinary collaboration.

Leading Education, Exchange and Debate

By providing the European Surgical Oncology community with a wide range of educational opportunities and initiatives, ESSO contributes to the advancement of knowledge and expertise in oncology surgery and the clinical management of cancer patients:

  • ESSO Congresses provide oncology surgeons with the most expansive and inter-connective educational platform in Europe;
  • The Training Fellowship Programme offered by ESSO gives young surgeons the opportunity to visit a specialist centre, expand experience, and acquire new insight;
  • ESSO organises its own surgical-focused courses on specific tumours as well as multidisciplinary projects and courses in partnership with other leading organisations;
  • ESSO offers Travel Fellowships to attend ESSO Congresses and the ECCO/AACR/EORTC/ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research;
  • ESSO furthers education through the European Board of Surgery examination and Core Curriculum in Surgical Oncology;
  • ESSO provides surgical expertise and support for surgical track of the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, of which ESSO is co-organiser
  • ESSO is actively involved in the promotion of quality assurance trough the EURECCA (European Registration of Cancer Care) initiative.

All ESSO members, and consequently all BASO members, enjoy privileged access to the above activities, including special registration rates for the ESSO congress, the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress and other events organised by or in partnership with ESSO.

To discover more about the ESSO community, activities, educational opportunities and membership visit the ESSO website. You can also contact the ESSO Secretariat

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